- Apr 2, 2009
sorry but I have never worked with arduino... but making LUMIA that REALLY 'goes with the music exactly...' may be not do-able. (or worth the effort) we need opinion of MGould.. as fast changes are like a fast motor- it does not go well...w/ most lumia.imo:beer:I haven't been here for quite some time and I come back to find this thread now...so after a couple of hours of reading and watching and clicking related links from YT...what are the latest updates for some of these projects ?
... well some good & S L O W motors have been found-some NOT cheap-IMHO anything faster than 1/6th RPM is too fast
I've purchased a couple sets of 3 "cheapy" laser pointers as low power sources to make a couple of lumia projectors.
Although its only $3 each ..you may kill a few if you do not rest or add 14 mm heat sinks or both-- at $145 the 320mW RGB 'sled' w/ ttl and long run time is the way to go.. VERY tiny-- at AixiZ Laser- and while powering one with a good grade adj. wall wart I found as I up the VDC- first the red lases-- then the green and around 9 vdc the blue kicks in-- BUT the wires for TTL are included and work fine when you use a nice 12 vdc PS about $9 at greedbay.
After reading all here I know now that I need to add the arduino TTL ramping as well as probably slowing down the glass speed.
But I haven't seen the final output of that battery powered model and I don't know anything about arduinos yet. How about some pics of the hardware so I can judge the size of the electronics ?
I'm trying to figure out how to fit some of these into my truck in hidden places so nobody will know its there untill I turn it on at night.
Could the arduino control also be used to tap into audio signals for adding another level of sync. Thinking of color organ history where low freq. peaks would trigger speed variation for red, mid freq.s for green, high freq.s for blue kind of thing. So the color fades in & out become dependent on the beat of your source audio.
-Lets see if I can make it back here in the next few days to check for a reply...