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Old 01-21-2009, 07:48 PM #1
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Default 3W RGB DIY moodlight FINISHED with pics & vid!

well I said I was building this so without further ado here is my work in progress DIY.

I will clean it up of course for my MKII but the rough circuit is here:



UPDATE 22/1/09
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I am now installing into a host- will be done by tomorrow!








It has 4 modes: cycle through, speed up, jump (no fade between colours), generate random colour.

This is my first build with a PIC board and I will be improving it soon....

stay posted- any tips please make them heard!!

video: http://s657.photobucket.com/albums/u...t=MOV04082.flv


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Default Re: 3W RGB DIY (in progress) with lit pics!

I thought this was going to be some awesome laser scanner ;D

Still looks pretty awesome !
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I thought this was going to be some awesome laser scanner *;D

Still looks pretty awesome !

sorry- title wasnt clear will edit it in a mo

glad you still liked it though..... its still work in progress....
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Finished- added a tutorial... video:

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Nice.. i'm planning on building some RGB led based lights for my living room - i think i'll add an IR receiver though, seems more practical to be able to adjust the lights to your needs instead of having them cycle
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Nice.. i'm planning on building some RGB led based lights for my living room - i think i'll add an IR receiver though, seems more practical to be able to adjust the lights to your needs instead of having them cycle
the PICs mode allows it to jump between 5 pre-set colours if you wish... but you can use your method if you prefer :-D
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True, the electronics are the trivial part of building something like this.

I'm not sure yet on the construction of the actual lights. One idea is to fit RGB led strips in translucent ('milky') plastic tubes, sort of like giant TL's, and put those on floor stands (as used in uplights).

The end result would be something that looks like what you built, but evenly lit over the entire length. Perhaps i could get them as large as floor to ceiling, which would make it an unique setup.

Problem is that i'm not a mechanics wonder, and the whole thing might get a serious price tag. It's probably best to find a short piece of tube and led strips for testing first - suitable tubing being the main problem.
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That looks cool! I wish I knew how to do things like this.
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if anybody's interested.

I can provide u with a computer controlled rgb controller
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Nice guide!

More specificity speaking I wish I knew how to design circuits and programming.
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