Simulated LED Sand Physics!

These LEDs interact with motion and looks like they’re affect by gravity. An Adafruit LED matrix displays the LEDs as little grains of sand which are driven by sampling an accelerometer with Raspberry Pi Zero!

The 3D Printed handles make it easy to hold the 64x64 LED Matrix and the two buttons make it easy to switch modes or reset simulations!

The code, written by Phillip Burgess, simulates physics by calculating collisions and terminal velocity.

Prerequisite Guides


I suggest walking through the following guides to get a better understanding of the electronics.



14 x M2.5x5mm Screws
M2.5x5mm Screws
4 x M3x5mm Screws
M3x5mm Screws

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Last updated on 2018-02-28 at 12.00.06 AM Published on 2018-02-28 at 12.00.03 AM