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Forum: DIY 08-29-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 234
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Posted By O2surplus
Hey AH- When you have the time can you...

Hey AH-

When you have the time can you describe any prerequisites required to loading the image files to the SD card. I've managed to load the main iAqua sketch to the Mega and it boots up showing...
Forum: DIY 08-28-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,540
Posted By O2surplus
No worries- I downloaded it from the Internet and...

No worries- I downloaded it from the Internet and put it in my Arduino library folder. Now your Code compiles for me perfectly! All I have left to do is- figure out how to load the image files to the...
Forum: DIY 08-28-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,540
Posted By O2surplus
You're the man! Posting those libraries just made...

You're the man! Posting those libraries just made my day! Thank you!

Edit: I tried to compile the sketch and got an error. It looks like the tinyFAT.h library was left out and need to be included.
Forum: DIY 08-28-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,540
Posted By O2surplus
Hey AH Any chance that you could attach a...

Hey AH

Any chance that you could attach a copy of the various libraries used in your code? I see you've that you've got everything else needed for this project in the file folder already. Copies...
Forum: Lighting 08-26-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- There's no way you need that much power. My...

LOL- There's no way you need that much power. My 225 measures 72"L X 30"W X 24"T and I get crazy PAR and even coverage at the substrate with less than 300 watts. You could get similar results with...
Forum: DIY 08-24-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,540
Posted By O2surplus
Just finished downloading and installing Fritzing...

Just finished downloading and installing Fritzing on my PC. Now I can see your drawings easier. I'm gonna convert them over to an EAGLE schematic and then design a shield that integrates everything...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By O2surplus
I've never noticed an "X-ray effect" with my...

I've never noticed an "X-ray effect" with my lighting system, but I do have a black back on my tank, so that may be why? I don't think you'll need more than 1 length of heat sink over your tank. Two...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By O2surplus
Is the Makers heat sink available in Sweden?...

Is the Makers heat sink available in Sweden? They're available here in various lengths, so ordering one in a 60" length could be an option. They normally come equipped with 1 fan for every foot, so...
Forum: DIY 08-21-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,540
Posted By O2surplus
Would it be feasible to put some TIMER ONE code...

Would it be feasible to put some TIMER ONE code in your software to create a 10 bit PWM signal? Then you'd have 1024 steps of resolution instead of 255?
Forum: DIY 08-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,540
Posted By O2surplus
Talking LOL- as soon as I have some spare time, I'm gonna...

LOL- as soon as I have some spare time, I'm gonna design a custom PcB for this project, and build one of these for myself. Thanks for all the hard work you put into this project.
Forum: DIY 07-17-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,515
Posted By O2surplus
What are the dimensions of your PcB? If it's...

What are the dimensions of your PcB? If it's 10cm x10cm or smaller you can get 10 of them from Seeedstudio or Iteadstudio for about $25 plus shipping. That's only $2.50 per board.

ITEAD Studio -...
Forum: Lighting 07-15-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By O2surplus
They retail for $400 each. What a deal! - LOL

They retail for $400 each. What a deal! - LOL
Forum: DIY 07-11-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,540
Posted By O2surplus
Nice controller, I like it. Have you considered...

Nice controller, I like it. Have you considered consolidating all of the peripheral components onto a "shield" for the Mega? Plug-N-Play components rather than breadboards & wiring would make the...
Forum: Lighting 07-10-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,330
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- Yes- I build "ILD's" (Improvised Lighting...

LOL- Yes- I build "ILD's" (Improvised Lighting Devices) not "IED's". My stuff only goes "BOOOOM"- if I've done something wrong.:eek5:
Forum: Lighting 07-10-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,330
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- You aint seen nothing! Try building your own...

LOL- You aint seen nothing! Try building your own drivers and controllers for a few years and then talk to me about how much stuff you have laying around. I've made so many Mouser & Digikey purchases...
Forum: DIY 07-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,548
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- 29's would have been complete overkill. So...

LOL- 29's would have been complete overkill. So you're only pushing 1000ma into the 5600K's? Is that with LDD-1000H's or are you simply PWMing the heck out of the 1600ma drivers that I sent you?;)
Forum: Lighting 07-10-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,330
Posted By O2surplus
In my opinion- most DIY Led builders aren't...

In my opinion- most DIY Led builders aren't concerned with saving money. For most it's about control and the innate satisfaction that comes from building exactly what you want vs. just buying what...
Forum: Lighting 07-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,330
Posted By O2surplus
:eek: Du-oh! How'd you manage to do that? I can...

:eek:
Du-oh! How'd you manage to do that? I can see smoking an LDD, that's easy, but 2 leds too? Were they a couple of your new violets?
Forum: Lighting 07-08-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,330
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- I'd been thinking that I'd screwed up by...

LOL- I'd been thinking that I'd screwed up by purchasing the 5000K 70CRI Vero 18's. Now with what you're saying- I got it right? I guess I'll hold off on those 90 CRI 5600K units for now.:wink:
Forum: Lighting 07-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,330
Posted By O2surplus
Ah I see- colored lights = your particular OCD....

Ah I see- colored lights = your particular OCD. Overly complicated & feature packed drivers= My OCD. I guess we all benefit from each others quirks.:wink:
Forum: Lighting 07-08-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,330
Posted By O2surplus
Amen to that- Well said! LOL- Some of us just...

Amen to that- Well said! LOL- Some of us just suffer from a little more OCD than others. :wink:
Forum: Lighting 07-08-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,330
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- I honestly don't care or lose sleep over any...

LOL- I honestly don't care or lose sleep over any gaps in my lighting spectrum. All I do care about is- whether or not the lighting appears beautiful to my eyes. It does... and all of my plants...
Forum: Lighting 07-08-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,330
Posted By O2surplus
The Term "Full Spectrum" that's being thrown...

The Term "Full Spectrum" that's being thrown around is subjective in and of itself. I.E. Light from the Sun contains plenty of wavelengths that would never be included included in artificial light...
Forum: Lighting 07-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,330
Posted By O2surplus
I almost fell for the "Full Spectrum" craze with...

I almost fell for the "Full Spectrum" craze with my latest DIY build, but luckily for me I found the BridgeLux Vero's before pulling the trigger. I settled on running only 2 different color temps of...
Forum: Lighting 07-03-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 957
Posted By O2surplus
72" x 24" x 24"? That's nothing 4 -6 BridgeLux...

72" x 24" x 24"? That's nothing 4 -6 BridgeLux Vero 5600K 18's couldn't light easily. Food for thought-BXRC-56G4000-F-04 Bridgelux | 976-1198-ND | DigiKey...
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