Pixel drift

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Multiple LEDs with different colors and positions produce colored shadows. With red green and blue LEDs this results in a nice visual effect. For best effects use bright "Superflux" LEDs with a wide beam angle. The pixel drift was first built in workshops during the MFRU festival 2016 in Maribor.


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  • Superflux LEDs 5mm] red, green, blue
  • Resistors for LED
  • Battery & connector

Resistor values

Depending on supply voltage, e.g. with 9V:

  • 330 Ohm for red LED -> 22.7 mA current through the LED
  • 270 Ohm for green LED -> 22.7 mA current through the LED
  • 270 Ohm for blue LED -> 22.9 mA current through the LED


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File:Pixel drift 6x.pdf

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rC3 Edition

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Board for 5mm Superflux LED

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You can also use standard LED without a PCB making the connections with the parts:

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some experiments with pixel drift:

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Built devices

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