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DIY RGB LED Matrix Help!

Hello, I've got a heap of RGB SMDs and I'd like to make a pair of sunglasses with LED animation. The pair of sunglasses in question can be seen in the attachment. The general battleplan is to have a 19x5 matrix of LEDs (less than 95 since some will be excluded due to the position of the nose rest). I'd like to have some simple animations, ie color fade, rainbows, etc. I'd be using an Arduino for this project, though if it's at all possible with using the much more portable Picaxe I may be inclined to learn how to use that instead.

Servo Standards?

Hey all,

Just graduated from college and started a new job. I finally have time to pursue projects I've always wanted to do.

ANYWHO. I bought a cheap aluminum hexapod frame from the internet that recommended I use Tower Pro MG995 servos. Unfortunately I just found out through online reviews that these servos and their improved models are not so hot, to put it extremely lightly.

I noticed however that a Futuba S3003 I had lying around seems to have a casing with mounting holes that fit flush with the holes in the frame as well.

Baby's First Hexapod

Hey party people, how goes?
I'm a recent engineering college grad and I finally have enough money and time to work on a few projects I've put off for the past few years.

The first project I want to pursue is a hexapod development platform to learn some programming and locomotion basics and then build upon that.