Led signs are frequently used in product and place promotions. Led signs have different models used indoors and outdoors. If you want, you can easily buy a led sign. But instead of buying the led sign, you can make it yourself. You can easily find the materials needed for this in electronic supply stores.
According to my experience, the person who wants to make a led sign should first answer the following questions:
- Will you use the led sign indoors or outdoors?
- Which color led will you use. Among your options, there are monochrome LEDs such as white, blue, red, green, as well as RGB LEDs.
- Do you plan to use ready-made led panels? If you are going to use a ready-made panel, what size will it be? P5, P10 etc.
Your answer to these questions will change which type of led sign you will make.
How to make a led sign panel with ready-made panels?
A standard and ready-made led sign has the following materials:
- (P2.5, P3, P5, P6, P10….) Outdoor or Indoor led matrix display module pixel Panel (32×16 for P10)
2. LED sign control card
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The control circuit you will use should be suitable for the panel and the number of panels you will use. For example;
W60-75 specifications: Single and double color control card, equipped withe HUB75 port, support full color modules, animated, 3D text, multiple text display special effects, low-gray picture display and other functions.
Actually you can do this job with arduino control board. You can find many arduino led sign projects on internet.
3. Power Supply
Usually 12V Power Supply is used with led signs. But it can change according to led panel or controller.
Simple Connection Diagram:
How To Make A Led Sign Board With Led Strip
If you do not want to use ready-made led panels, you can also make led panels from strip leds. For this, you can use either single color led or RGB led. The biggest advantage of this method is that you can make bendable signs. Maybe you can have some advantage in terms of price. However, I think that ready-made panels are much better in terms of durability. Especially for outdoor use.
Best 10 Open Source Led Sign Project on Internet
I think that’s enough preliminary information. We have prepared our list below to help you decide how to make a led sign project. It explains how to do all the projects in the list. We did not include non-open source projects in our list.
320×32 Wi-Fi Controlled P10 Led Display Project
Led Controller: Zh-Wn
Mobile App: ZH Mobile
2. P3 High Resolution Low Budget DIY LED Screen Indoor
If you want to do a high resolution led sign then you look at this project. This project isn’t fully open source. But used materials on this projects can find anywhere. This video shows what is high resolution led sign and how can do it.
Part list here.
3. WIFI/Audio Controlled Led Strip
You can use flexible led panels for many interesting project. This is not open source project. But there are all informations about materials.
4. LED Wall
This project is great. This is one of best led sign projects certainly. ESP32 used for controller in this led project. Dimention: 2 m x 1.5 m.
5. Snake game on led panel
6. Circular LED Display
7.Giant scrolling LED text display
8. Smartphone Control RGB Scrolling Text Display LED Matrix
9. Flexible LED Strip Light Video Wall P16
10. Big LOVE Sign
In this article, I shared the best 10 led sign projects. I tried to share different types of projects as much as I could. If you have projects that you suggest, you can add them in the comment section.