I enjoy writing libraries for the Arduino that other people can use to make their life easier. A few thousand downloads of the Parola library means that I get a lot of feedback on LED matrices. What is really interesting is being shown how ‘my baby’ is being used around the world!
Here is a varied collection of some of the hardware and software applications that I know about.
Here is a Russian entry. Not really sure what they are saying, but they clearly liked my choice of music and the code definitely follows one of my library examples!
From Vancouver, an enterprising Canadian MakerSpace member created a sign from multiple LED matrix modules and the Parola library. Apparently people thought this was a commercial product rather than ‘Maker’ made 🙂
Same person made a number of full-feature clocks with build details. Clocks are controlled via Bluetooth connection.
A commercial enterprise (ElectroDragon.com) makes well-priced modules that are compatible with the original hardware design.
Thanks to all – you make this fun!
Update 26 September 2015
A double height display. This is a great example of a library being an enabler for others to build on. Double height display is something that is often requested on the forum!
A Polish entry showing off hardware running the Parola software.