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Animated Marquee Picture Frame by adamlhumphreys Animated Marquee Picture Frame by adamlhumphreys
Scrolling marquee using real light bulbs! :iconrarityjoyplz:
Use as a picture fame or advertisement. :D

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You can even make adjustments!
  • 9 Patterns (including steady on and binary counting)
  • 4 Speeds
  • 4 Brightness levels (bright, medium, dim, and steady fade in and out)
  • 4 Directions (clockwise, counter-clockwise, side center to other side center, and the reverse)


Because the bulbs are under-powered, they should last far beyond what they would on their rated voltage. At full steady on, they use less than 10 watts!


Approximate dimensions: 8" x 5.5" x 1.875" (210 mm x 140 mm x 50 mm)
Photo template included: 5-5/8" x ~2-5/8" (143 mm x ~66 mm)
AC adapter included: +5.0V DC @ 2A.

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If you would like a custom made item similar to this, feel free to contact me!
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Adam, I'm thinking about getting some replacement parts for that laptop on eBay. I wonder if there's any other parts other than the fan that may have some issues? Is the Windows product key sticker on the bottom usable? I think the fan is OK because I noticed that something was stuck in it and I took it out and it seems to work good. :) (Smile) I hope to get it up and running soon. I might put a solid state hard drive in it! :D (Big Grin) Thank you for that laptop and I had a good time seeing y'all. Hug 
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
I figured there was probably just some buildup of junk that slowed the fan down, so that's good to hear! :D I don't think anything else was wrong with it as it seemed to work otherwise. And yes, I think the Windows product key is usable, but only if you can actually make out the letters. I wrote in red my attempt to make it out, but it's just speculation.
No probs. :aww: Have a Happy New Year! :hug:
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Adam I wonder what kinds of liquids do they put in lava lamps/glitter lamps?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
As far as I've ever understood, it's just been water.
Also, I don't know where my glitter nightlight is. I couldn't seem to think of anyplace it could be. I might try one more place.
See you tomorrow! :D

(Also, I found this cute but powerful FET that I thought was neat: www.digikey.com/product-detail… It's only 1mm long! :XD: But it could drive a 6V 2.1W light bulb without much problem, as long as it wasn't turned on more than once every 15 milliseconds.)
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Adam, I wonder if you plan on building some bigger or higher resolution graphical dot matrix bulb displays like that 5x7 bulb display?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hopefully! :eager:
I'll call you! ^^
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if I could buy that 5x7 bulb screen for $64 (8 hours of labor for $8 an hour)?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well, I don't particularly think I want to want to sell it just yet. :hmm: I hope to do something with it, unless I make that 3 digit clock with the 3x5 matrices. But that 8 hours in particular was for assembly and soldering. It would probably take me 2-3 hours for the drilling, and the parts alone cost $22, (Mainly the sockets www.ebay.com/itm/20-BA9S-257-3… , and bulbs www.1000bulbs.com/product/5863… ).
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That'll be fine. It will be fun to see what you will build with it. :)
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IBAIPshow Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Professional Artist
:)
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
^^
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Autumn-Dreamscape Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Super impressed that you can makes something like that yourself 0o0 and it looks so neat and professional, especially in the video - the way you've programmed the lights!

best of luck selling these :heart: 
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well, in the video I could've used a tripod, but it would've been difficult to arrange in the space and was in my shop, so I kinda flew by the seat of my pants there. :XD: But yes, the programming always takes the longest. :O
Thank you! :iconapplejackishappyplz:
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