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1 July, 2017 19:45:33

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Perhaps 16x16 pixel screen, one where you can insert a memory bank into that plays an animation?

I've seen the music play, it's pretty awesome, but I was wondering if the same could be done but with a video player.
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1 July, 2017 21:48:20

In a word, yes. It's possible but very complex. I started a world like that but it's a scrolling display rather than a fixed one. You know, the kind you see outside stores that scroll messages across it. So I'm sure your idea CAN be done...

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2 July, 2017 01:44:38

My new music world has a 5x5 four LED (10x10 pixels) display that is going to act as a dance floor. It's essentially the same thing except it's going to be filled with simple looping effects for each row in a memory bank.

But yes, it's quite possible. It just takes a lot of space to access the memory banks and run them to each LED as well as time to configure them.

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2 July, 2017 03:31:08

Let me add this...

Imagine the music how all those banks and wires are required to properly utilize just one sound generator. But for music, the sound generator are placed far apart.

It's exactly the same for animation screens, except they are on display right next to each other on all sides. In order to do it properly you need a system of organizing the electrics so they run into each LED in a screen without interacting with the other LEDs that make up the screen. This ramps up the difficulty quite a bit as you can imagine.

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2 July, 2017 11:18:15

So, that's mean that this things can be done but its so hard? I just thought about it again, if all electrics experts unite to do this, i'm sure this can be done well.

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2 July, 2017 14:47:00

No one needs to unite to make a 16x16 pixel screen. It's not THAT big of a build. It's just time consuming. If you figure out how to layer your memory banks properly so you can access both inputs easily, it will build itself as you add on to it.

I'll make a quick world in the next day or two showing my method.

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3 July, 2017 07:21:58

Here's a quick demo world showing my technique for screens.

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/7ozcwibrhrwldrp/screen%20demo.scworld?dl=1

As you can see, it's fairly large for a 4x4 screen but not too big that it isn't feasible for a build. You can scale it to any size just by repeating the pattern of electrics. An 8x8 screen would essentially be twice as long running out from the back of the screen. The blue wire connecting the memory banks represents each column of 4 way LEDs on the screen while the memory banks that are on the same plane running right to left represent each row.

It takes some getting used to but this is the most efficient method I've found to make screens that need individual memory bank access for each LED. The time consuming part is programming each memory bank really. This little demo took me about 40 minutes and there wasn't anything too complicated I put in there.

Your idea of using one memory bank to create an animation isn't really plausable however.

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16 July, 2017 21:53:25

Thanks mgblitz! I know it's been a while, but now that I'm back I guess it's time to start making that video player. I want to make an animation of some sort, maybe publish it here or somewhere else.

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