I recently bought a flipdot display on ebay. I’m going to attach a microcontroller and put it on a wall at home.
One of the first things I need to do is make a mount and enclosure for it. No idea how yet. The flip dots are quite delicate and without some sort of protection it’ll be far too tempting to the kids to stick their fingers/toys/food in.
I got it connected to my computer last night and got some test code running on (half) of it. It was super cool to see it running, I think this is going to be lots of fun to play around with:
The board has two controllers but I only had one of these connectors so I could only power one half at a time.
First job is to get another one of those connectors, then I need to start thinking about a good way to mount / enclose this. Any suggestions or inspiration much appreciated!