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29 Aug 2011: Peggy2 Text Scroller

For my Birthday my wife bought me a Peggy 2 kit, and I finally got around to adding the 625 10mm green LEDs. Some of the example programs are pretty neat but I wanted to make a side scroller with a nice font ready for halloween.

I decided on the Liberation Sans Narrow font, drew up a string of characters in The Gimp, converted it to have only 4 levels, then used a quick perl script to convert the image into program data for the scroller. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The scroller, image, and script are available here.

Created: 29 Aug 2011
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Hi! I'm Mark Cox. This blog gives my thoughts and opinions on my security work, open source, fedora, home automation, and other topics.