LoL Shield Projects

by Jimmie on August 12, 2010

LoL Shield Clock

I’ve recently received a few awesome LoL Shield projects in my inbox, and I thought I should share. The first one was Pete’s awesome white block clock. He painted the inside of a plastic box white, so that the LEDs would have to shine through. It looks amazing, and you should check out the post. He’s unfortunately not ready to release the code just yet, but I’ll make sure to update this post once he does.

The second thing I got was Matt Mett’s sprite converter. Above you can see a neat animation, that was generated from a python script converting this simple 9×14 pixle animation. That will make frame by frame animation a good bit easier.

Update: Matt also put up a really cool processing sketch to send serial data to the LoL Shield, which he has been using to scroll “The Time is Now [time]”. Matt has been traveling with Mitch and I on this trip, and has been a great help with the LoL Shield library releases.

This third thing I got was Eric’s phygame graphic library, that can send live graphics to the LoL Shield. The possibilities here are endless, and it’s a great way to get graphics quickly to the LoL Shield through the serial cable.

At the moment I’ve got my LoL Shield inventory with me in the mid-west hackerspace tour, but I’ve added two new colors. You can now get the LoL Shield in Blue or White. The only way to get them from me at the moment is in person at one of the hackerspaces. After this tour they will be online. If you are fine with green or red, you can get them from Make, Sparkfun, Oomlout, and now Adafruit!

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1 Chris B. Behrens August 21, 2010 at 14:11

I’m in the process of putting together a set Charlieplexed circuits for an R2D2 build.

I just bought the LOL Shield, and it looks like it will be helpful. Any chance I could get the schematic to it?



2 ikkei January 9, 2011 at 20:44

The tetris of the LoLShield occur error with arduino-0022.
Do you know?

3 Antonio August 31, 2011 at 15:03

oh man, i wonder if Pete has posted his code somewhere for his clock.

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