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solder individual LEDs to form an X for a visor [on hold]

I'm looking to find a way to make an LED display to form two X's. This display is to be implemented into a tinted visor (similar to a daft punk visor), so I was looking to connect the LEDs ...
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8x8 switched diode matrix not behaving

I'm trying to read a matrix of switches. Attached is the circuit I've designed, the pertinent section being on the right driven by the 4041s. I'm using 1N4148 diodes. What I've found is that if I ...
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Name for operations performed on Jacobian matrix to optimize calculation

When conducting Load-flow analysis, using the Newton-Raphson iterative method, one of the key steps is generating a Jacobian matrix (based on the active and reactive powers of the elements and regard ...
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Studying the PCB of a 70s calculator. What were they thinking?

I've been studying the PCB from an ELSI 8002 calculator from 1974. I'm thinking of repurposing the case for a project, though now that I've fixed it (by re soldering the battery connectors) I don't ...
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Creating a DC resistor network matrix

I have the following resistor network and I need to make a 7x7 matrix which would be the solution . I know the resistor values, but not the v1, v2, v3 or any of the current. I'm supposed to combine ...
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Certain property of a bus admittance matrix

I have got a simple network for my assignment: I know bus admittance matrix have certain properties that let us form the matrix without writing so many lines of ...
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Simple Matlab Problem [closed]

I just started working with Matlab last week, so I'm very new. After searching for a while, I realized that I don't know how to fix a Matlab script that I'm working with. The problem is given below. <...
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state-space model of non-linear system?

This is the equation for which I have to make a state-space model. $$m\ddot y(t)+b\dot y(t)+k_1y(t)+k_2y(t)^3=u(t)$$ For my A matrix I have $$\begin{bmatrix} 0 & 1 \\ ? & \frac{-b}{m}\\ \...
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Interfacing thousands of RGB LEDs in a matrix

So I have 3072 RGB LEDs I need to connect in a matrix. I have decided to split the project into smaller matrices and all LEDs are common Anode. Datasheet for LEDs is here: http://docs-europe....
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Making an electronic chess board

I want to make a wooden chess board that you can play on with regular pieces (i.e., not modified pieces that make use of RFID codes, magnets, …), but that is connected to a software that takes notice ...
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col not declared issue{Verilog}

I am having a problem here can't make this code compile. It is a 4x4 keypad scanner with a 20ms debouncer. It gives error "Error: 'col' has not been declared" Any suggestion? ...
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4x4 keyboard matrix not generating unique keycodes

I have a 4x4 keybord matrix fsm scanner but it generates only high keycode setting all last 4 bits to 1 and second and fourth digits to high. Is there anything wrong in my code here? ...
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How to write a counter in verilog for debouncing an input?

I am trying to write a module counter to debounce a input coming from mechanical buttons. The module should be controlled by the 4x4 matrix button module when to start or stop debonce. This is my ...
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Why does my Verilog code for 4x4 button matrix not scanning?

I have a problem with a module in Verilog where I need to scan a 4x4 button matrix. I don't get to scan each row 1 by one but the thing stick with the first row. Can you help me debug it? To me it ...
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Mesh Current method for solving a variable resistor?

I have a circuit with a variable resistor R which I need to find the value of. I am told that the power dissipated in the resistor is 250W. The circuit: I used the mesh current method naming the ...
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Illuminated SPST Switch

I am building a HID device (for flight/space simulators) with an Arduino Micro that will have a 7 column and 4 row matrix plus 4 axes. I have the matrix working fine with normal buttons and switches ...
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Physical significance of singular matrix in two port network

In class we've been introduced to two port networks, and I was wondering: Is there a physical significance to a singular matrix in a two port network, or is it simply where the mathematical model ...
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Keypad Scanner Verilog code problem with state machine and column input

I am developing a Keypad both in hardware and Verilog using a DE2 Cyclone II board. I made a keypad using buttons (switches) that follows this schematic: The scanner works by setting the Column ...
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how to calculate Hermitian Toeplitz system of equations on fpga in vhdl

I'm trying to write vhdl code to solve the Hermitian Toeplitz system of equations (solving for the A's). ...
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How to calculate power requirements of LED matrix, per row or per LED?

I have built an LED matrix (9x9) and want to run it with Arduino. I am using technique of scanning, lighting up 1 LED at 1 time. The more I am reading about power requirements of a matrix the more I ...
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switch matrix with ring counter

Hello I am creating a little device, which has a total number of 30 tactile switches arranged in a matrix with 3 rows and 10 columns. My problem is, that I have only left 5 IO pins on my AVR micro-...
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Matrix switch module for electronics testing - what uses?

I'm doing a presentation about NI PXI and such test equipment for school. And I am explaining what the multiplexer and matrix modules can be used for. The multiplexer is simple: Connect, for example,...
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Custom built 16x32 (40) LED Matrix controlled by Arduino

I am planning to build a clock / thermometer / info display. I have ordered 10 pieces of 8x8 LED matrixes from ebay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331064583297). As this is not a pre-built one I have got ...
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Raspberry Pi + Microcontroller for commuting audio input and output (audio matrix switch) [closed]

I am new in electronics and I'm working on a personal project with Raspberry Pi that I need help. I want to make a board that allows to commute 4 audio inputs (TV, MP3, DVD, FM web) in 4 audio ...
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Shift Register turning on Transistor for LED Cluster

I have a question concerning using 74HC595 with two transistors to power a LED matrix. My goal is to make an 48 x 8 LED matrix using a cluster of 5 LEDS per unit (as opposed to only using one led as ...
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LED matrix dimming: How to control the current in a 12V LED lamp for video lighting?

I'm trying to dim a 12V LED lamp (LEDs specification here however schematics have the real values...) I've build for a video lighting application. My initial thought was to use a potentiometer but it ...
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Reading to PIC32MX's memory in C and XORing big sets of data

I have a project in which I have 102 8-bit PISO shift-registers in daisy chain configuration and they are outputting to a common SDI line connected to a PIC32MX controller. There is a total of 816 ...
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Why there is a factor 2/3 added to Clarke Transform matrix?

Apparently, the matrix to transform the 3 vectors \$ U_a , U_b, U_c \$ into \$ U_\alpha, U_\beta \$ is: $$ \begin{bmatrix} U_{\alpha} \\ U_{\beta} \\ U_{0} \\ \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix} 1 &...
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Brightness issues driving 10*11 SMD 5050 LEDs matrix

I'm working on driving a 10*11 LEDs matrix by a µC since a while, and I decided to come to you because I'm a bit surprised/annoyed by my results. So, I first started with simple 5mm white LEDs ...
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Why aren't SRAM modules laid out in a matrix?

I'm currently reading about RAM modules. Bigger DRAM module are laid out in a matrix. When retrieving data you first retrieve the row and then the column. One of the benefits of the matrix lay-out is ...
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Need help setting up 7X6 Piranha LED Matrix with Arduino

I need help correctly getting my parts list for a 7X6 matrix that will be part of a electronic outdoor scoreboard. Here is my parts list so far but I am stump whether the arduino is powerful enough ...
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How to drive 32-by-32 (or more) LED matrix? [duplicate]

I have a matrix of 32-by-32 LEDs that I need to control using a driver. The largest driver that I found was a 16-by-16 driver by Linear Technology, and there is no driver that goes higher than 16-by-...
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LED Multiplex Anode-Row Driver

I'm helping build this art installation that amounts to a large 16 x 16 pixel display. I settled on using 16 TI TLC5926 constant current driver chips chained together to give me direct drive to each ...
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Connecting a N.O. grounded switch to a scanning switch matrix

I am working on a project that includes a scanning switch matrix. It also includes a joystick with an integrated push button. I am out of IO pins on the micro, but there are gaps in my switch matrix, ...
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How does the ZX80 keyboard avoid ghosting and masking?

I believe that a keyboard matrix needs a diode on each key to avoid ghosting and masking. http://pcbheaven.com/wikipages/How_Key_Matrices_Works/ The ZX80 (and probably ZX81) has only a diode for ...
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How to Create an RGB LED Display for Raspberry Pi?

I'm relatively new to hardware. I have some basic concepts down and I've only done some basic circuitry, but I really want to jump into the deep end - it's how I learn best. I'm not sure how simple ...
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How Can I Program an LED Matrix

I got this really cool idea the other day. Sitting in my Computer-Sci Lab at school I saw the binary clock on the wall. As a "watch guy", I immediately wanted a watch like it. I've always had a DIY ...
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Using a TLC5940 to control LEDs with different forward voltages

I am trying to build an LED matrix (64x32) of RGB LEDs using a TLC5940 current sink LED driver. The forward voltages of the LED components for each RGB LED are: R: 1.8V G: 2.8V B: 2.8V The driver ...
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How does an LED matrix work?

I've wired up a 3x3 matrix as in the attached image. My understanding is that if I apply 3.3 volts to row C and connect column 1 to ground, the electricity should flow through the bottom-left LED (as ...
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20x20 RGB LED Matrix controller project

I've been wanting to start a project with the following requirements: Be able to display a static image, composed of 19x19 RGB pixels (though I expect to have to use a 20x20 matrix). Be small (in ...
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How to hook up circuit to drive 5x7 1 Watt White LED

I am not a electronics guy but want to design a display using 5x7 Ultra Bright 1.2 W, 350 mA OSRAM DRAGON-X Plus LED. I want to have a simple circuit so as to be able to control (Switch ON/OFF) ...
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Routing Current to Many Individual Channels [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to implement an isolated connection matrix I need to put current on up to 30 lines; one at a time. What kind of electronics solutions are there to this kind of problem....
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How do I control several hundred individual leds with Arduino(s)?

I am working on an electronics project which involves hundreds of LEDs. (Talking upwards of six to seven hundred LEDs...a lot, I know.) Is there any way to control this many LEDs with one or a couple ...
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Led Matrix using PIC

For a project I am working on, I want to build a 9x9 monocolor LED matrix also with 9 push buttons to control the LEDs using the PIC. So far I have gathered that I think I will be needing shift ...
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How to control and power 25 x 25 nichrome wire matrix

I would like to control and power a 40x40mm size array of 25 x 25 small heating elements which should function just like a visual display of LEDs, but switching heating elements on/off instead. I am ...
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Driving a common cathode 8x8 RGB LED Matrix with PWM

I've got this nice RGB LED Matrix. My goal is to use several of them to create a 16x16 color display. Unfortunately, the display is common cathode. From experiments driving a single LED with 8-bit ...
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How can I matrix switch multiple lines, including power?

I have devices with several similar boards, all of which are basic computers (with CPU, RAM and ROMs etc.). They all interface to the I/O unit via a standard connector, although the connectors aren't ...
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Rotating a gyroscope's output values into an earth-relative reference frame

For whatever reason, I seem to have gotten myself twisted into quite a confusion on how to process data from my 3 axis gyro and 3 axis accelerometer to get gyro rotation values related to the earth's ...
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Arduino Row Column Scanning not working

I tried to follow this tutorial but the whole matrix is always lit and only one row and one column does not light. I am pretty sure I did the wiring correct; I only have slightly edited the code ...
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Huge led matrix - using mm5451

Hi I'm using the MM5451 led driver chip to source current for my led matrix. Am told that the chip has open drain outputs. To source current from the chip do I just connect the anode of my led to the ...