Building Arduino-driven Smart Maps
We're really inspired by this huge smart map constructed by Jason Wolin, who has made a map of Idaho from precisely CNC-machined wood and plastic.
The map is divided into counties (shires) which can each be individually illuminated via individual addressable RGB LEDs and an Arduino.
Thus you can then light up each county at will, with your preferred color. This would be ideal for displaying data, such as weather status - for each area. You can see a colorful demonstration in the video below:
Certainly something different and possibly useful. To learn more about this map, please visit the project Instructable page.
And if you're interested in doing this yourself, PMD Way has a you covered with a wide range of parts, such as:
- Arduino Uno-compatible boards
- addressable WS2812B "NeoPixel" RGB LED strings
- AC to 5V DC power supplies
- jumper wires
- and much more...