Posts Tagged ‘RGB LEDs’


Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

A SNAFU box project by Bertho of Vagrearg: SNAFU Box consists of 24 LED strips (12V passive type) of varying size, which are controlled by a set of 74HC595 shift-registers and a transistor driver for each strip and RGB channel. The LED strips are used to backlight the lettering of the...

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A connected lamp to wake me up

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Limpkin writes, "I've always wanted to play with these 10W RGB LEDs! So for some reason I bought 2 IKEA lamps at a flea market. As IKEA furniture has a long history of being hacker-friendly, I figured they shouldn't be an exception to the rule. My plan? Fit a few...

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Cool room lights

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Dmitry Grinberg writes, "Lighting a room is always a complicated task. This is especially true if you're an engineer. You see, we all love blinking lights, RGB LEDs, really any combination of those things. When it came time to figure out the ligting situation for my room, I immediately knew...

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Fake TV security light

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Marcus Jenkins writes, "I made this gadget which steps up the game from leaving a light on at home when you're out. Place in near a window to make it look like somebody's at home watching TV. " Project details at Marcus Jenkins' site. Via the contact form.

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LED strip testing with Bus Pirate

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Drew tested out some addressable RGB LEDs he bought during Hacker Camp, using a Bus Pirate.    Via Shenzhen_hacker_hole WeChat group. The LDP6803 uses SPI for communication. A power supply and a Bus Pirate and I was able to change colors without code. The chip uses a 7bit encoding of colors...

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Build a 16 million color WiFi-controlled LED lamp

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Tom Van den Bon and Sebastian Schocke of Binary Space, a makerspace in the Vaal Triangle, have put together this build challenge for their members. For December at Binary Space we wanted to do something a cheerful and colourful. We got together to design and build a low power LED...

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New member of the WS2812 family

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

cpldcpu writes: What’s pretty cool about these LEDs is that they are diffuse – no more blinding unidirectional light. This might be very useful for indicator lights. Furthermore, you can easily wire them freeform without a pcb. I see a lot of RGB LED cubes coming up… The LEDs come...

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Theater light show project

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

[embed][/embed] Here is a light show project from North Street Labs built for the Hippodrome. They built 7 large LED panels that are controlled trough an RS-485 link. Each panel has 86 RGB LEDs and an Arduio controlling them. The build is well documented if you want to try this...

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Processing + Arduino + touchOSC

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Adrianmb from Make-a-tronik has written a tutorial on how to how to communicate between your mobile device (Android / iOS device) or a PC and Arduino through a protocol known as OSC (Open Sound Control). The project uses Processing, Arduino, and an LED RGB device. TouchOSC must be installed on...

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Lightpack – USB content-driving ambient lighting system

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Atarity writes to inform us of a project being developed in Russia known as the Lightpack 5.5, with an English language wiki page available. The software analyzes the image on your monitor and transfers its data by USB to the Lightpack board. This board lights the surface behind a monitor,...

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RGB LED flower

Monday, January 10th, 2011

This LED flower is controlled by AVR with software USB stack. It contains 6 RGB LEDs which are at the end of twisted enamelled copper wires. Project is well documented with extensive tutorial. Via

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Free PCB Sunday: USB RGB color changer

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

We go through a lot of prototype PCBs, and end up with lots of extras that we’ll never use. Every Sunday we give away a few professionally-made PCBs from one of our past or future projects, or a related prototype. This is a USB controlled RGB color changing light. Someone...

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Recent Comments

  • readybrek: Anyone got a any recommendations for a budget-priced hot air station?
  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!
  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...