Introduction: Maker Marquee
I teach a Maker course at a Middle School so I thought it would be fun to create a sign above my classroom door that advertises the course. The sign is 3D printed and mounted on a piece of wood. Inside the letters are a series of NeoPixels that shine through the plastic letter covers. The NeoPixels can be programmed via an Arduino Pro Trinket. This sign shows students how to combine Art with the technologies of 3D printing and Coding. This project can be made without the electronics if you only want the 3D printed sign. The Maker sign also has a 3D printed version of "Makey" (the mascot from Maker Faire). He can be left out to create an even simpler design as well.
Skill Level: Moderate-Advanced
Prior Knowledge: This Instructable assumes you are already familiar with using an Arduino UNO/Adafruit Pro-Trinket as well as a 3D printer.
Supplies for Just the Sign:
- Tube of silicone
Supplies for the Electronics:
- Thin, stranded hookup wire with insulation
Step 1: Print All the 3D Parts
Each letter is made up of 4 different parts. All the parts are printed in PLA. Here is a description of each part using the letter "M" as an example:
- M_Pixel_Holder : this is a support structure that the NeoPixels get plugged into upside down. It holds all of the NeoPixels in place so you can solder them together before attaching them to the LED frame. This part gets thrown out in the end (printed at 0.15 resolution).
Filament Colors :
- NeoPixel Holder - any color will do
The letter and LED frames both have mounting holes that will allow you to screw them onto the board.
After printing the chest symbols for Makey, glue them onto the the front of the Makey Insert. Also, I used a black sharpie pen to color around the plastic eye coverings on the back of the Makey Insert so NeoPixels 0 and 1 only show up in the eye sockets for Makey when they turn on (see photos).
Step 2: prepare the board.
I mounted the letters to a piece of wood that measures 34" x 7.25".
- Once the board is ready, screw on just the Frame parts.
Step 3: Prepare the Electronics for Each LED Part
Makey is more complicated than the rest of the parts so I would start with the letter "M". Once all the letters are completed, finish off Makey last.
- Lay the letter M_Pixel_Holder down on a flat surface and plug in the NeoPixels into each slot.
- It is important to place each NeoPixel in the correct orientation. The NeoPixels I used have arrows on them to show you the direction the signal will travel. All of the + and - pads can be soldered together but a separate wire must be used to go from the "Dout" on one Pixel to the "Din" on the next Pixel. Also, when you go around a corner you may have to place the Pixel sideways in order to make the wiring easier (see the photos). Sometimes, you may have to use an insulated wire in tight spots in order to get to the next Pixel without shorting across pre-existing wires. See the "A" Photo for clarification. It may seem strange to start on the right and move to the left but the whole unit will be flipped upside down before it is mounted on the LED holder.
- Each NeoPixel is numbered (LED Numbering and Neopixel Locations diagram). In the programming world, the first NeoPixel will be #0 so If you are using "Makey" then the letter M will be made up with NeoPixels numbered from 16-30. If you are not using "Makey" then the letter M will be made up of Neopixels 0-14. It is important to know the numbers of each NeoPIxel in order to program them correctly. "Makey's" numbering system may look weird at first but I started numbering the eyes as numbers 0 and 1 so they would be at the beginning of my programming setup (they will turn on and blink a few times before the rest of the program kicks in).
- The way I attached the first NeoPixel to the Pro-Trinket is with an old Stereo plug because I needed 3 wires (+,-, and signal). I wired this to 3 small jumper wires which plug into an old servo connector on the LED Holder side. This way I can plug it in and unplug it if I have to. After passing the 3 wire conductor through the board, I tied a knot in it so it couldn't be pulled out from the back. The stereo plug end will eventually plug into a 3D printed enclosure.
- The first NeoPixel in each section should have a 1/2" leader section so that wires from the last set can be soldered to it. Also, the very first NeoPixel in the in the entire length should have a 470 ohm resistor attached to the Din pad (this is on the first eye in "Makey" in the photo). The last NeoPixel in each set should have at least a 6 inch length of insulated wire attached to it in order to go through the board and re-attach to the next set in the series.
Step 4: Test the LEDs
Before assembling the LED holders into the Frames, it would be a good idea to test each one to make sure they work properly.
Before continuing, you should take some time to become familiar with how to use NeoPixels so I have attached the Adafruit-NeoPixel-Uberguide here. Even though we are not using the traditional "strings" of NeoPixels our "custom strings" will be wired the same way. Pay close attention to pages 35-41 in this guide specifically.
- If everything works well, move on to the next set until you have tested each one.
Step 5: Attach the NeoPixels to the LED Holders
Once all of the testing has been completed you can now attach each set to the LED Holders.
- Once the silicone is dry the sections are ready to be mounted.
Step 6: Mount the LED Sets
Once the LED sets have been tested it is time to mount them onto the wood.
- Once all of the letters have been attached, try testing the whole thing out using the "Test Pixels" sketch. Remember to change the NeoPixel count to 82 on line 19. Testing more than one set at a time will draw too much power from the Arduino so you will have to wire in the 5v-5 amp AC adaptor (see the wiring diagram in the next step).
After running this sketch, all of the NeoPixels will should turn on in sequence. If this is working correctly, move on to the next step.
Step 7: Assemble the Pro-Trinket Case and Electronics
The control system can either be the Arduino Uno you have been using or the Adafruit Pro-Trinket. I used the Trinket to keep the size of the control unit as small as possible. The case you use can be anything you have laying around but I have created a case that can be 3D printed if you want to use it. Best practice for NeoPixels (according to the Uberguide) says to turn on power to the NeoPixels before adding power to the Pro-Trinket (shutting off the unit should go in the reverse order) so I have included 2 switches to do that. The switch closest to the DC jack (SW1) turns on power to the NeoPixels and the next switch (SW2) turns on power to the Trinket. I have added a 5 second delay into the sketch so the Pixels don't start up right away.
Step 8: Add the Marquee Sketch
If you are using the Pro-Trinket there are a few changes to make in the Arduino IDE.
- Under "Tools" change the board to "Pro-Trinket 5v/16MHz". You may have to install this board. If you don't know how to do that, this website will show you:
- This website will tell you everything you need to know about the Pro-Trinket
- Upload the code called "Marquee Sketch"
If all goes well your Marquee will come to life!!
Step 9: Add the Cover Plates
If the Marquee is working correctly you can go ahead and add the Inserts to each section. You should be able to push them in with some slight pressure. If the board you are using isn't quite flat you may have to persuade the Inserts to go in better by giving them a slight twist. If you need to remove one your best bet is to attach some masking tape to it and pull them up or gently pry them with a tiny flat head screwdriver..
Step 10: Mount the Maker Marquee
The way I mounted my Marquee is by screwing it to the wall with 4 large screws that were 2 inches long each. Instead of having the screw heads showing, I 3D printed washers and caps that look like the ends of bolts that can be hot glued to the top of the screw head as seen in the photo.
Congratulations. Your are finished!! Remember you can use these ideas to create your own original sign in the future :)
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Size : 31.4 MB
Our rating : 7/10
ThunderSoft Free Slideshow Maker is an excellently simple-to-use software package that allows you to create slideshow from your videos and pictures. You can include transition effects, play music, apply captions, use clip art, and so much more.
Create HTML5 videos
Export directly to YouTube right from the app
More than 70 different templates
Export as ready-to-use HTML code
Wide range of ready-made templates
3. Free Bolide Slideshow Creator
Licensing : free
Size : 8.6 MB
Our rating : 6/10
This one of the best slideshow makers with music provides different customization features that include effects, tunes, and transitions. The good thing about this software is that you can easily drag images on the timeline at the bottom of the page. You can also customize the preferred way by clicking on the “effects,” “transitions,” and “audio files” tab on top.
HD resolution support
Only basic features
Size : 466 MB
This famous photo slideshow maker with music from Apple has been around for quite a long time, and it has focused only on its one philosophy: ease of use in an elegant and clean interface. It’s a perfect place to begin if you prefer to learn to edit videos. That’s because the basic workflow of the software is the same as that of more sophisticated software.
Plenty of built-in effects
Green screen effects
Available for mobile devices
Not available for Windows
5. NCH PhotoStage
Licensing : free version, paid home and pro versions
Size : 5.5 MB
The optimal slideshow software is NCH PhotoStage, for its easy operations and strong functionality. It has a very user-friendly interface that allows you to grasp the employing tricks within a few glances even if you are not computer savvy. What’s more, you can easily personalize your slideshow by including background music, transitions, as well as a time interval between each picture.
Wide range of export features
Embedded photo editing tools
Computer library of built-in effects
Video formats support
Audio editing features
6. Focusky Presentation Maker
Licensing : free version, paid subscription or lifetime version
Size : 273.54 MB
Our rating : 8/10
On the other hand, Focusky is a fully-featured best free slideshow maker with music made to help you make captivating offline and online documents for work or study. These files can be shared through Windows, Mac, or online. Therefore, the software allows you to make dynamic presentations that can be distributed to a vast number of users. That’s true irrespective of the operating system they use.
Built-in media library
Excellent web work environment
The full version may seem a little bit expensive
7. Freemake Video Converter
Licensing : free version, paid pro version
Size : 50 MB
Freemake Video Converter is another software that enables businesses and individuals to make broadcast-quality videos and professional logos. You see, it’s a rather simple video creator that helps you create beautiful and powerful videos swiftly and effortlessly.
Sharing to social media right from the program
Ready-to-use HTML code for websites and blogs
Mobile screen support
Watermark in the free version
8. DaVinci Resolve
OS : macOS, Windows, Linux
Size : 1.6 GB
Our rating : 9/10
You can make videos for different uses within a few minutes, ranging from commercials, infographics, slideshows, and a lot more. With this platform, your imagination is only the limit. DaVinci Resolve has a vast video template catalog too, where you can pick your desired preset and begin your work from there.
Color correction tools
Sound editing station
Blackmagic RAW and MP4 format support
High-quality visual effects
Professional video editor
9. Microsoft PowerPoint
Licensing : free trial, paid home and business licenses
Size : 700 MB
In case you didn’t know yet, PowerPoint functions by automating the process of making presentations by just automating the slideshow making procedure. If you are a user, all you need to do is upload images and choose a template of your choice, and the software does the rest.
Plenty of ready-made templates
Slides with animated transitions
Ease of use
Animation and transitions
3D object support
No video export
10. Icecream Slideshow Maker
Size : 20.8 MB
Icecream’s slideshow maker with music is another software where you can make a slideshow with any choice of music. It’s a flexible platform that enables you to create, collaborate, share, and present presentations and documents. Along with editing and drag-and-drop features, this photo slideshow maker is undoubtedly a responsive and flexible video creator.
4K format support
Various export formats
High-quality video processing
Best free online slideshow makers
Free online slideshow makers do not fundamentally differ from each other and many desktop applications. Anyway, we'll point out some general information and their features.
Licensing : free version, subscription to the premium version
Fastreel is a simple online editor from Movavi. With its help, you can edit and cut videos and slideshows right in your browser. Registration is not required. The website has two options: online editing tools and ready-made templates.
Online video editing tools
Merge and cut videos
Free-to-use with unlimited functionality
No previous experience needed
Wide range of video editing options
Licensing : free version, subscription plans
Renderforest offers pretty good online tools to create high-quality videos, logos, mockups, and websites with minimal investment of time and effort. Use easily customizable scenes to create engaging videos in just minutes.
24/7 live support
2D and 3D animation
Inability to create square videos
13. PixTeller Slideshow Maker
Licensing : free version, premium subscription plans
PixTeller is incredibly simple and straightforward to use. There are no ads; it starts quickly and works with no freezes. There is no limit for photos to upload. You can add beautiful transitions between photos, as well as music.
Custom title fonts
Download as PNG, JPG, or PDF
No official tutorials are available
14. Adobe® Spark®
Licensing : free version, paid subscription
Adobe ® Spark ® is an integrated suite of multimedia content creation applications for mobile and web applications developed by Adobe ® . It consists of three separate design apps: Spark Page, Spark Post, and Spark Video.
Lots of templates
Absolutely free version
Share on social media
Easily adaptable layouts
Lack of available customizations
InVideo aims at the business and any other people who make presentations for professional purposes. It offers all the basic features you need to create an amazing video, from small intros to a full-fledged promotion video.
Supportive staff 24/7
Updates and improvements based on user feedback
Control over all aspects
16. Kizoa Slideshow Maker
Licensing : free and paid versions
This online software offers a solution for the biggest challenges for photography experts, which is storing and managing RAW files. The business version gives you unlimited storage space for RAW files, regardless of file type.
Ability to create your own GIFs
Cloud storage space
Rich export options
Full HD video processing
Pay once, no annual/monthly payments
Limited functionality in basic and starter packs
Kapwing offers many tools for online video editing – and they are outstanding. One of the best features is Subtitler, which allows you to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. And this is really useful!
AI auto-generated subtitles
Free version available
No music library
No social sharing
Promo is a web-based visual content creation platform. This powerful web slideshow creator is a perfect choice if you don’t have much free time. What is more, it has a trial version, but you can also purchase a premium version.
Working online without any downloading needed
Great for making promo videos and ads for various social media
Easy sharing of slideshows
Large collection of templates
No ability to download created videos in the free version
Certain features can be a little tricky to use
Smilebox offers an easy way to create animated slideshows and offers a variety of templates for doing so. Although Smilebox has a free version, many features require a subscription. Apart from the web version, Smilebox offers separate installers for Windows and Mac.
Categories for templates
Includes templates for greeting cards, photo albums, and scrapbooks
Storage space for created slideshows
Wide range of templates
Easy to save and share slideshows
The interface can be confusing sometimes
Most of the features and templates require a subscription
Best free slideshow creators – for Android
20. movavi clips.
Licensing : free version and paid versions
Size : 74 MB
Movavi Clips is an easy-to-use picture slideshow maker available for both Android and iOS. With this app, you can quickly turn your pictures into a slideshow video: upload your photographs to the app, add filters and effects, add transitions and music. You can also share the results with your friends on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
Free to use slideshow software
Size : 10 MB
Our rating : 5/10
With Pixgram, you can create a slideshow in three simple steps. It has all the same features as any online slideshow maker: mix pictures and videos into a collage, add music and video filters, and others. Developers claim that you can export the resulting video in HD quality.
Instant sharing to social media
Adjustable exports settings
Restrictions in the free version
Size : 100 MB
Developed by Picadelic, this online alternative to the best free slideshow-making apps is a good choice if you plan to post your slideshow on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. The app has a variety of different cinematic effects for your slideshow. Note that if you’re using a free version of this app, you can save videos up to 30 seconds long.
More than 40 different styles
Reliability of work
Limited functionality in the free version
Poor export video quality
Best free slideshow maker apps – for iOS [iPhone & iPad]
Licensing : free with in-app purchases
Size : 205.2 MB
SlideLab offers many useful features – you can touch up pictures using filters, add transitions and background soundtrack, and many more. Save a slideshow on your phone or easily share it on social media.
Add your choice of music
Edit and crop
Use different themes
Pretty good design
Main features behind a paywall
24. Slide Maker
Size : 54.9 MB
With Slide Maker, you can enhance your photographs with filters, add free built-in or your own soundtracks to a slideshow, crop, and rotate pictures. This free slideshow-making app also adjusts the length of your slideshow for Instagram.
Create photo slideshows
Add stylish transitions
Pretty good video edits
A free-to-use app
Strict limitations unless you pay
No import from iCloud
Size : 147.6 MB
Videoshop is a powerful video editor that you can also use as a picture slideshow maker. It has a wide range of features: add music and sound effects, trim and rotate, apply filters and stickers. Additionally, the app provides advanced options, such as tilt-shift, distort effect, and screen capturing.
Enables video-editing options
Screen capture capability
Music and sounds processing
There are many so-called best slideshow makers for different devices with different capabilities. But if you’re seeking not a really reliable solution for your PC instead of any mobile or online slideshow makers – we recommend you to opt for Movavi’s video slideshow maker. It’s the best value for money mixed with a sleek design, fast performance, and a wide range of functionality. Check all the benefits you can get from this app right now!
Comparison of the best slideshow makers
Movavi Slideshow Maker
free 7-day trial, paid subscription or lifetime version
ThunderSoft Free Slideshow Maker
free version, paid extended version
Free Bolide Slideshow Creator
free version, paid home and pro versions
Focusky Presentation Maker
free version, paid subscription or lifetime version
Freemake Video Converter
free version, paid pro version
macOS, Windows, Linux
free trial, paid home and business licenses
Icecream Slideshow Maker
free version, subscription to the premium version
free version, subscription plans
PixTeller Slideshow Maker
free version, premium subscription plans
free version, paid subscription
Kizoa Slideshow Maker
free and paid versions
free version and paid versions
free with in-app purchases
Frequently asked questions
What is the easiest slideshow maker.
Here are some of the easiest slideshow makers:
How do I make a slideshow with music for free?
You can use any slideshow maker that supports adding music to the slideshow. Check out the list below for possible options:
What is the best slideshow maker for Windows 10?
It depends on the tools and functions you are looking for. You can choose yourself which program from the list below is the best slideshow maker:
What common file types are used for slideshow makers?
Slideshow makers usually support popular video, audio, and image formats.
Video : MP4, MKV, AVI, MPEG, MOV, WebM, and others
Audio : MP3, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV, and others
Image : JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and others
How do I make an amazing slideshow?
To create a well-made slideshow follow the tips below:
Think about the purpose of your slideshow beforehand and choose photos and music accordingly
Use only high-quality photos and music
Keep the slideshow short to engage the audience
Add text, animation, video clips, and transitions to spice up the slideshow
Choose a user-friendly slideshow maker
How to choose a slideshow-making program?
There are several features that you should look for in a slideshow maker:
Usability – the program shouldn’t be too hard to use.
Available tools – choose software that has a sufficient number of editing tools and special effects.
Licensing – if you don’t create slideshows for commercial purposes, there’s no need to buy an expensive program, you can use free tools. Conversely, you might want to use expensive sophisticated software for creating ads or promo videos.
Support – check out what support is available – for example live chat, online, or email support.
What is the easiest way to make a photo slideshow?
To find out what's the easiest way to make a slideshow, check out the video below.
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Make a striking slideshow with video clips.
Slideshow videos can be powerful storytelling tools. These expert tips and best practices will help you create a professional-looking slideshow that engages your audience.
Keep slideshow videos short.
Whether you’re creating a slideshow video to share with friends or a slideshow ad for Facebook or Instagram, a slideshow should contain short video clips. Short and concise video clips are best for keeping your audience’s attention, particularly if there’s a lot of other content to accompany your slideshow, such as an oral presentation or other written content. For a longer slideshow that contains a mix of photos and video clips, aim to keep each video clip at 20 seconds or less and screen each photo for three to five seconds. Create a storyboard to plan your slideshow video.
To make a slideshow with video clips, your images, clips, and other content should all work together to tell a compelling story. If you’re making a video slideshow with music, you’ll also want to ensure that your video clips and still photos match the beat and underlying feeling of the music.
When you’re working with multiple images and video clips, however, it’s not always easy to visualize how well it all flows together. A storyboard can be a helpful tool to plan your video and choose the right elements.
Create a storyboard or outline to plan out your content and develop a logical order for presenting each video clip, photo, and text. Then, use Vimeo’s slideshow editor to add all your video clips, images, and other elements, add text, customize colors and fonts, and fine-tune your project to create a professional slideshow that flows seamlessly and tells a compelling story. You can share your slideshow online to your preferred social media channels with our built-in distribution tools or save it to share or embed it on the platform of your choice.
Add text to videos and images to convey your message clearly.
Use a slideshow video maker with text features (like Vimeo Create) to enhance your images and videos with captions and other text to highlight important points or reinforce your key messages. If you’re creating an animated slideshow for social media, keep in mind that many users browse social media with their sound off, so they won’t hear your voiceovers, music, or other audio unless they turn their sound on. To motivate them to hit the unmute button, you need to really capture their attention and spark their interest within the first few seconds, so make your slideshow introduction count with a captivating hook that they just can’t resist.
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Slideshow video frequently asked questions.
- Vimeo’s free video slideshow maker makes it easy to create a slideshow online with guided templates that help you create unique and engaging video clips quickly by answering a few simple questions. You can adjust the ratio and orientation, add text captions and subtitles, customize the look and feel of your video clips, and more. Wrap up your slideshow with a compelling call-to-action or a poignant outro.
- The number of photos, graphics, and video clips you need to make a video slideshow depends on how long you want your slideshow to be. For example, a five-minute slideshow could contain 48 to 60 still images and three video clips up to 20 seconds in length with three to five seconds between each transition for your still slides.
- Making a slideshow with video clips and still images is easy with Vimeo’s free slideshow editor. Start with a professionally designed template and customize it by uploading your own photos and video clips or choosing from our extensive stock library. With intuitive editing tools, Vimeo’s video slideshow maker allows anyone to make their own simple slideshow or create a professional slideshow in minutes — no professional design experience required.
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