Shared Project: Octoscroller

Download / Order: Octoscroller v1.3

Trammell Hudson created the Octoscroller cape to connect the BeagleBone Black to the Adafruit 16×32 RGB LED matrix to create the dazzling Octoscroller display at NYC Resistor hackerspace:


“Hexascroller has been a central fixture at NYCR for the past few years, with a few ups and downs. It’s replacement, Octoscroller, improves on our classic message alert polygon by having two more sides and two more colors of LEDs.”

Trammell has more awesome projects that use the Octoscroller cape and LEDscape:


“interactive art piece built for the NYC Resistor 2014 Interactive Show. It is built with the Octoscroller / LEDscape control board and sixty-four of the 32×16 RGB LED matrices. It has both interactive and non-interactive modes and has been exhibited at many art festivals.”


“Cubescroller is a six-sided hanging cubical art piece. It uses the LEDscape code and maps it onto a cube of six 32×32 RGB matrices with roughly 24-bit color.”

MTA Countdown Clock

“Pixel-for-pixel replica of the NYC subway countdown clocks. These tell when the next train will be arriving; my plan is to hook it into the MTA’s real-time data feed so that we can display authentic times for our office and hackerspace.”

Shared Project: Octoscroller

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