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The TAB Book of Arduino Projects: 36 Things to Make with Shields and Proto Shields by Simon Monk

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CHAPTER 26

Larson Scanner

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Fans of both the original and remake of the TV series Battlestar Galactica will be familiar with the enemy of humankind, the Cylons. These robots came in various guises, some of which had a sinister red scanning light display. The famous TV series Knight Rider featured a car called KIT that had a similar light display on the front. These types of LED display are called Larson scanners after Glen A. Larson, the producer of both the original Battlestar Galactica and Knight Rider.

This project replicates those displays using large 10-mm LEDs for maximum impact (Figure 26-1). The project is too wide to fit on a shield, so ...

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