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by stryker
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Powering DMD from 12v battery
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Powering DMD from 12v battery

On an old project we used multiple 12V-5V power supplies for an array of DMD powered from 12V car batteries in parallel. I sourced these PSUs from eBay but can't see a similar listing as I searched just now. They were metal-cased, potted and waterproof. What I do see are these, which look like they'...
by stryker
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Connecting two Displays
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Connecting two Displays

No, 5V for these ones
by stryker
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Power for 6 displays
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Power for 6 displays

Hi If you're planning to make this semi-permanent and trapping your Eleven in the project the neatest path I think would be to solder your power wires direct to the 5V and GND pads on the underside. You might also be tempted to make up a micro-USB cable that only provides the 5V and GND wires. If it...
by stryker
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Power for 6 displays
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Power for 6 displays

Hi,
I've always used a single power supply. For selecting the PSU we use 5A per panel as the rule of thumb and so far that's worked out well.
Cheers, Geoff
by stryker
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: DMD2 4x4 display
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: DMD2 4x4 display

Hi Ahmed

Because I've found it unstable with ATmega328 based Arduino above 6, I've kept my designs to 6 or fewer. Others on this forum have stated they've had success with more.

Cheers, Geoff
by stryker
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Need help undestanding code
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Need help undestanding code

I see it now. You'd have to work through it with the font file open as well to see what all those offsets and indices add up to.
by stryker
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Need help undestanding code
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Need help undestanding code

Where is this code?
by stryker
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Help with scrolling Text
Replies: 19
Views: 9853

Re: Help with scrolling Text

Hi Roman You've not told us how many DMDs you are using in your display nor the size of your font, but you could get an approximation of the message ending in the middle by moving the left side and width of "box1" in the declaration. eg let's pretend it's just one, it might look something like SoftD...
by stryker
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Random Chit-Chat
Topic: Death of our forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Re: Death of our forum?

Crickets in reply to this. What a shame.

I'm up for a working bee to fix it up too. I'm presuming the forum has tools tools for mods to delete members and all their posts?

Really bizarre these peanuts think posting here gains them any eyeballs. Or is it only targeted because bots find it easy?
by stryker
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Dot Matrix Display
Topic: Including a new font
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: Including a new font

Did you see that all the font references in this file are called that still? When you #include this font, the file name is not relevant to the compiler but the content is...these lines will mean you're defining a font called Arial_Black_16 regardless what your filename is therefore. #ifndef ARIAL_BL...