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This is a guest post by the EasyEDA team. I would like to thank EasyEDA for providing this tutorial for everyone to enjoy. All information within this post was provided by EasyEDA.
Arduino Libraries and IDE
No libraries are required for this project. The Arduino IDE can be downloaded from the Arduino website. Here is the download link.
Preparing the LED strips
Designing the Control Board
I have made a custom control board that incorporates an Arduino Nano. The control board is used to boost the incoming signal from Arduino and lights up the corresponding LED strips.
Control Board Circuit diagram
SchematicYou can access the actual EasyEDA schematic by clicking on the image below:
PCB Board Design
Here is the PCB board design for this project.
You can access the actual EasyEDA design by clicking on the image below.
After completing the PCB design, you can click on the Fabrication icon.
You will then have access to the PCB order page which will allow you to download your PCB Gerber files that can be sent to any manufacturer. However it is a lot easier (and cheaper) to order it directly from EasyEDA.
Here you can select:
- the number of PCBs you want to order
- the number of copper layers you need
- the PCB thickness
- copper weight
- and even the PCB color
PCB final product
When I received the PCBs, I am quite impressed with the quality, they are pretty nice.
PCB Build of Materials
Hope you like this RGB light effects project, do try it out and post your feedback below.
This is a guest blog post by the EasyEDA team. All information within this post was provided by EasyEDA.