This is a side project for our Universal Matrix Controller Boards. To test these boards we build a 32x16 LED matrix with four controllers. The pitch of the LEDs is 3 cm and we used standard 5 mm diffuse RGB LEDs with common anode. Well, as you can see in the video below they perfectly do their job. But not only the boards are new also the diffusion with plexi glass (true led) is something we tried the first time. We adjusted the distance (LED - Plexi) such that you cannot distinguish an individual pixel if a plain color is displayed. Unfortunately, the quality of the video is not really great. The camera (we tried several) had a really hard job to do. In reality the matrix look quite impressive - once again: Eyecandy!
Update: We recently changed the frame of the matrix and gave it a mosaic-like appearance. See text, pics and clip in the bottom.
But that not all folks. We wrote some software to communicate with the controller boards from a computer. See one of our software projects - Glediator.
In a qick&dirty weekend project we just gave our true color matrix a new "face". We put a new wooden frame around the matrix and in between the LEDs and the plexi glass window we put some checker-board-like mosaic structure. It is just a small adjustment but a great effect! But see the following pics and the youtube clip and judge yourself.