Hotpants is a 10 X 14 led array display device for the Nylon system. It is capable of rendering graphics commands sent to it by the Nylon base unit. Hotpants is powered by a PIC microcontroller, making it capable of considerable onboard processing.
The Nylon language contains several commands for drawing to graphics devices like Hotpants.
Hotpants is the first in what will be a series of devices that interface to the Nylon system. All plans, diagrams, and parts will be made public so that Nylon can become an open platform for integrating I/O devices. We will make an effort to avoid surface mount components wherever possible to make our designs buildable by hobbyists with limited technical resources.
The Hotpants board is 2.5" X 2.5". It contains one PIC microncontroller, four 8-bit shift registers, and two current drivers.