of raspberry pi is a popular go-to tool in the maker community for driving displays, especially matrix panels.
But the maker’s team decided it was time to change things up a bit with a custom pharmacy sign experience consisting of a matrix panel in the shape of a plus sign.Together, they collaborated on the development of demo video TRSAC 2022 — A demo party that took the initials of “The Real Scene After Christmas” held in Denmark this year.
The coding team consists of Gasman, Nico, and the maker known as Superogue. Gasman also took care of the hardware side, wiring the Pi to signs and adding much-needed audio support. RacoonViolet designed the graphics seen on the pharmacy signage, Stormcaller helped develop the visuals, and TôBach handled the music.
The demo shows a giant pharmacy signature matrix. Once powered up, it will start displaying a series of animations all running on the Raspberry Pi. Utilizing the shape of the signboard, it is programmed to synchronize with music in real time.
The team was kind enough to share a breakdown of the hardware used in the project, which is powered by a Raspberry Pi 3 connected to five 64 x 64 pixel matrix panels. These panels are controlled by Electrodragon Panel Drive Boards and receive power from a 300 Watt power supply.
This project is completely open source and the source code is available at: Github so that anyone can view it. Many Pi projects are programmed using Python, but other languages are often used as well. In this case, the pharmacy sign demo was programmed using C.
If you want to reproduce this raspberry pi project If you make your own, or just something similar, check out the original thread. twitter Here you can find videos in action and resource links detailing how the system works together. Follow the development team for more cool demo projects and future updates on this project.