Posts with «stripduino» label
There's an outlet in there, but a simple solution won't do: I have more circuitry and time on my hands than I can handle, and the least I can do is make an over-complicated pantry light.
Parts lying around to use:
- AC-DC converter blocks with screw-terminals outputting 12V at 2A. I have a bunch of these-- came with the LED strips.
- A length of white LED strip.
- Lots of TIP-120-style MOSFETs, intended for a second light suit. It's fun to have a lot of high power switches around.
- Spare Arduino-compatible boards, including the "StripDuino" by "Tinkeract.com," here I quote the names since links go nowhere.
This design solves the problem uniquely with:
- Very large switch surface,
- Variable brightness by holding the switch,
- Indirect lighting from compact, dense LED strip tucked out of view.
- Capacitive touch sensing works between pins D5 and D6 with a 1M resistor
- Touch surface works: aluminum foil with soldered wire plus a layer of hot glue and tape.
- PWM works with the MOSFET to control the LED strip nicely, with the board's 3.3V logic.
- Capture the working circuit in an Eagle schematic.
- Build a looping sketch with the tap/hold fading behavior.
- A bunch of boards by Fundamental Logic which apparently stopped accepting orders in May of 2010. That makes me sad since they offered some interesting boards, but thankfully the designs are still online for reference. My favorites: iDuino, StickDuino, MPGuino.
- Modified Pico was a very compact, breadboard-friendly Duemilanove-compatible board. Thankfully details (including design files) are still available.
- Rampage Robot Base V4 was an Arduino-powered robot platform with headers for a shield. Looks like its creator has moved on to more complex microcontrollers.
- Zuccherino by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories was to be "a low-cost, scalable, and extremely versatile open-source motion control platform," but the project has not had an update in a while. I look forward to more from this project.
- "Flexi" was an inexpensive breadboard-friendly clone, not sure what happened but the domain now hosts a useless/spammy link page.
- I just added a "By" column for designer, author or manufacturer. I'd like it to be simply "Author," but some companies [cough] mostly sell other peoples' designs, so I'm not sure whom to credit.
- I'd like to add more information about when boards were edited or checked, but wading through the revision history in Google Docs is a pain. A few people have suggested this and I like the idea, but I can't figure out how to track down the details.
- I updated a bunch of boards' links, prices, and chip; a few use ATmega328s but used to be ATmega168s.