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Electronics RGB LED control

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Vequalsir, 1 Sep 2005.

  1. Vequalsir

    Vequalsir What's a Dremel?

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    I've been searching around for some sort of guide on using rgb leds. I'm not looking for anything too complex. I think it would be cool to have a group of them randomly fading from color to color.
     
  2. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Over at Metku they have a good guide... they use multiple leds, but you can just use multicolor and connect the legs accordingly
     
  3. DarkInferno

    DarkInferno Minimodder

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    or over at bit-tech, they have a better guide and they use RGB LED's :hehe:
     
  4. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Now that you say it... :) But I tought that he would have searched that ;)

    BTW, the one at Metku only uses 2 leds (so it seems), so no RGB led :)
     
  5. Vito

    Vito What's a Dremel?

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    If you are looking for just rgb fading leds, look at my answer in Rainbow LED . No components are needed. Only the led and, of course, the resistor. You can get these kind of leds in eBay.
     
  6. Vequalsir

    Vequalsir What's a Dremel?

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    thanks dark inferno. I'm not sure why i didn't see it in the seach, but thanks for pointing it out.
     
  7. CollinstheClown

    CollinstheClown Hi

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    One~Zero What's a Dremel?

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    What would be some suitable transistor replacements if I had an RGB with a 1 watt output? Could the same basic circuit still be used?
     
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    g0th What's a Dremel?

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    rgb led project controlling some RGB leds via the USB using PIC microcontroller.
     
  11. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    I've been playing with BlinkM rgb LEDs for PrometheusCU and I'm really impressed, you can use Arduino (they supply a simple arduino project to program them) to save colour sequences directly to the LED. The BlinkM's with then automatically cycle though the colours once you apply power.

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    An Arduino control board will be needed.
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    Here is the BlinkM homepage.
     

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