LED Ticker with his own hands: a guide for the production of

If you look around a lot of different colorful mobile advertising.Set it on buildings, billboards, windows, offices and cafes, and some of it is fixed directly on the windows of cars.All this depends on the orientation of advertising.Its size is also significantly different from each other.But underlying all of them is running LED string.

Thanks movable letters, constantly moving one after another, the consumer can convey a lot of information, or to bring in one or another institution.

Making LED running lines attributed to residents and masters of China, but it turned out to make it at home can practically everyone.The main thing - to have all the necessary and irresistible urge to create.

to get it

If put together devices listed below, you get LED running line.The hands do not execute it so difficult.The main thing - carefully follow the assembly instructions.What do we need?

  • motherboard, or, in other words, the controller.
  • LED modules for the running lines.
  • Several power supplies.
  • wires and cables power.
  • magnets.
  • aluminum profiles.
  • Aluminum corner.
  • wires 2-1,5 mm.
  • screws, screws and sealant.

From tools should be at hand:

  • Saw Edged.
  • electric drill.
  • screwdriver.

What that meant

  • LED modules for running lines - directly carry information.There are several species in different colors: white, red, blue, green and multi-color.There are also moves them between the pixels.And the sight of security: moisture and interior.
  • Power Supply - designed to convert voltage from 220 to 5 volts.
  • Wires - Need for a connection between a power supply and modules.
  • Flex are designed to transmit a signal from the motherboard (controller) to the LEDs.
  • wires 2-1,5 mm designed to transmit electric power converted from block to module and from module to module.
  • magnets are required for different assembly lines running.
  • aluminum profiles and corners after the assembly and connections are the body of the LED display.

Size matters

Given what is LED ticker, important size.It depends on the aluminum profile of which is formed the housing.Sometimes it is of three kinds:

  • narrow aluminum profiles - optimized for automotive advertising.
  • average aluminum profile - designed for assembling boards up to 6 meters.
  • wide aluminum profile - for buildings of more than 6 meters, their size can last indefinitely.

Step assembly line

  1. on a flat surface (table) to put the modules in a horizontal position, strictly from left to right - as indicated on the modules.
  2. After putting some of the required number of modules is necessary to connect the power wires and loops together.To do this, the module has the necessary sockets for wires and cables (obligatory red stripe up).Then connect the module guides.They can be single-row, two, three and four-row.Apply guides on the modules in accordance with the holes for the screws on the back of the LED and tighten the bolts.
  3. Connect the power supply to the controller wires 2-1,5 mm.It also has a hole for attaching the loop and wires.With loop to connect the module to the motherboard.One power unit with a capacity of 40 amps is enough for 7-8 units, but in order to avoid overheating and damage, it is best to take one block of 6 units.
  4. If several power supply units, they need to relate to each other in series.
  5. Next, you need to carefully seal all.To this end, using a sealant to lubricate all the joints modules.This should be done carefully enough.The result should be sealed mosaic of LED modules, interconnected by wires, power supplies and guides.
  6. Now you can start assembling the hull.Due to the profile of different sizes, you can collect almost any body shape, and you have it your ticker LED.The hands and the efforts you ensure that it will find your desired design and size.It all depends on its purpose.For this aluminum profile according to the given cut size, but to reduce the length of 2-3 mm.With parts to assemble the frame.
  7. Insert the prepared mosaic of light-emitting diodes in the frame of aluminum profiles.In one of the sides of the frame to drill a hole for the output power wires and USB-output.
  8. of thin sheets of metal cut out of any suitable rear wall.And by means of screws and screwdriver attached to the main body.And with the sealant to cover all joints.
  9. final step is programming of the finished board.The program for LED ticker can be of varying complexity.This operation can be carried out using any software running lines.

If you have followed all instructions and requirements, you should get a working LED tickers.The hands it to collect, as it turns out, is not so difficult!

Forms software and the purpose of the appointment

With the ability to program the move, it can carry almost any information.

  • buses and bus stops to show the route, time of arrival and departure.
  • In cafes and restaurants advertise menu or dish of the day.
  • in banks and exchange kiosks on display stand currencies.
  • in all public areas gently and unobtrusively advertise various things and services.
  • Also they are suitable to indicate the current time and the ambient temperature.But for this it is necessary to build an electronic clock and thermometer (temperature sensor).

programs can also vary the playback speed of a given text, means the appearance of letters and many others.When programming the LED display can be used 30 types of various effects.

In conclusion

As someone said of the great: "The concept is simple!ยป

A of the above material and equipment make excellent LED tickers.His hands did not create it so difficult to cope with this task almost any.The main thing is to follow the instructions and do not hurry.

And the fact that it is made by yourself, there are a number of its advantages and benefits:

- you can choose the color;

- podobodrat optimally suitable size;

- program at his discretion;

- and prove to myself that anything is possible.