4th February 2018

A beating heart for my Valentine

February is here already, that means Valentine’s day is just around the corner.

If you’re looking for a project that says “I Love You” to that special someone, I think I have something for you.

This project uses an Arduino Nano and a Max7219 8×8 led matrix package.

The wood is American Oak, which I’ve sealed with a couple of coats of Teak Oil.

The program for this display is based on a post on Yet Another Arduino Blog. I’ve tinkered with it a little and that code is available on Github. Feel free to modify it yourself, suggestions for improvements are always welcome.

If you want to build one yourself, here are the parts I used

Parts
Arduino Nano Microcontroller board http://tnkr.uk/nano
Max7219 8×8 Matrix display http://tnkr.uk/max7219
Lipstick sized Powerbank http://tnkr.uk/pwrbk