I have gathered the information from the HL1606 Digital Light Wand Blog and brought it all over to this new page so that there would be a page dedicated to the LPD8806 Digital Light Wand created by IS0-MICK.
Mick took my original design and turned it into a very easy to use and versatile tool for long sessions of light painting away from the tethers of a computer by incorporating an SD Card and LCD Display into the mix to make the wand independent of the Code Generation! Simply load BMP Images to the SD Card, select the image on the LCD display and GO!
Thanks Mick for your support of the Digital Light Wand AND this blog! See the updates below.
First off, if you are not sure what a Digital Light Wand is, then go back to this page for a brief description along with a description of how the Digital Light Wand has evolved.
So… not to delay any longer, here is the info on how to make your own LPD8806 Digital Light Wand! All it takes is some basic soldering skills and dealing with downloading and installing a little bit of software and you will be up and running with it!
1) Here is a wiring diagram for wiring all the components together for a single strip (Arduino MEGA).
And here is the wiring diagram for a dual strip using the Arduino MEGA setup.
And here is the wiring diagram for a dual strip using the Arduino DUE setup.
2) Here is a brief picture tutorial including a parts list and basic instructions for assembly.
3) Here are links to the different versions of the Arduino Code:
Here a link to iso-mick’s Arduino code.
Here is a link to the Dual Strip/Interlacing version of the code. MRR v1.2 (Arduino MEGA)
Here is a link to the Dual Strip/Interlacing version of the code. MRR v2.0 (Arduino DUE)
Here is a link to the Dual Strip/Interlacing version of the code. MRR v2.0 (Arduino MEGA)
) Here is the Arduino Library files to drive the LPD8806 Light Strip
4) A note about the image files that you store on your SD Card.
5) Detailed instructions on how to create the BMP image files for use with the DLW using Photoshop CS4.
Here is a video of the LPD8806 Digital Light wand in action!
For more detail: LPD8806 SD/LCD Digital Light Wand! (Last Update – 20 September 2014)