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Forum: DIY   Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By O2surplus
Hi Gus- The answer is - "sort of ?" I've...

Hi Gus-

The answer is - "sort of ?" I've already designed and built a board like the one you've described, but it uses 8 of the Wemos Mini's I/O pins directly... not the PCA9685. Being that the...
Forum: DIY   02-22-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
I use Seeedstudios for aluminum pcb's. So far, I...

I use Seeedstudios for aluminum pcb's. So far, I haven't been disappointed with either the quality of the boards or the price. They're very affordable. http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/login.html...
Forum: Lighting   02-14-2017, 03:33 AM
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Posted By O2surplus
Try this code. It features super smooth 10 bit...

Try this code. It features super smooth 10 bit dimming and uses much of the same hardware you have now. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=147328
Forum: DIY   02-08-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
No scratch at all. The software that I'm using...

No scratch at all. The software that I'm using has been around for awhile now. It was produced by a Russian fellow that frequents Reef Central's Russian language website. It was a bit of a Pita to...
Forum: DIY   02-08-2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
It's either one or the other. The WEMOS D1 Mini...

It's either one or the other. The WEMOS D1 Mini controls a pca9685 chip with 16 independent LED channels. Think of it as a StormX controller with built in WiFi connectivity. It's soooo we'll...
Forum: DIY   02-07-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
I'm making progress. I've got the aluminum Pcb's,...

I'm making progress. I've got the aluminum Pcb's, and all the driver parts. Now it's just a matter of scrounging up enough cash to buy the leds. Hopefully, I'll be able to sneak a few bucks in the...
Forum: DIY   01-10-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
Thanks for the offer. I'll reserve a couple for...

Thanks for the offer. I'll reserve a couple for you. Unless you already own an SMD reflow oven, I'd recommend letting me do the soldering. The Luxeon C leds are extremely small (2mm x 2mm) and...
Forum: DIY   01-09-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
Not yet.... still trying to locate and source all...

Not yet.... still trying to locate and source all the needed components at the best prices. I'm aiming to buy enough leds to build out at least 10 arrays, but the $600 price tag is a bit rich for my...
Forum: DIY   01-07-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
Thanks! I'm a little exited too. I've got 10...

Thanks! I'm a little exited too. I've got 10 copies of the PlantLEDengine, PlantLEDarray, and the BlueFishMini/WemosD1Mini controller PcB plus stainless steel solder stencils for each on the way. ...
Forum: DIY   01-06-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
I've completed the controller for the 8 channel...

I've completed the controller for the 8 channel array. This PcB will support the BlueFish Mini or the WEMOS D1 Mini. The Bluefish Mini will connect directly to a 2 X 7 header that provides 12V power...
Forum: Lighting   01-03-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,239
Posted By O2surplus
Don't worry too much about the choices you make...

Don't worry too much about the choices you make today. Build your light the way you want it now. Then spend the next six months swearing to yourself that "this light is perfect, I wouldn't change a...
Forum: DIY   01-01-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 14,988
Posted By O2surplus
That's awesome news! I can't wait to try it out.

That's awesome news! I can't wait to try it out.
Forum: DIY   12-31-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,942
Posted By O2surplus
I'm betting that you'll find two LEDs shorted to...

I'm betting that you'll find two LEDs shorted to the heat sink. The first short is on or near the last lighted "upstream" led. The current leaves the string here, travels through the heat sink, and...
Forum: DIY   12-29-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
"Web server thingy"? Does it work with an ESP...

"Web server thingy"? Does it work with an ESP directly? Or only with Arduino/WiFi shields?
Forum: DIY   12-29-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
Yeah, it's essentially a microcontroller with...

Yeah, it's essentially a microcontroller with built in WiFi connectivity. The microcontroller has a ton of memory when compared to Arduino's and it's compatible with the Arduino IDE. I'm currently...
Forum: DIY   12-28-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
Actually....It will be both. I'm designing it to...

Actually....It will be both. I'm designing it to support the BlueFish Mini and the Wemos D1mini.
Being that the led array only has 3 LEDs per channel, the drivers should work fine with only 12V...
Forum: DIY   12-28-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
Oh right. I have a PCA9685 sitting right next to...

Oh right. I have a PCA9685 sitting right next to me. So what did you add in the new design?[/QUOTE]

The first design that I posted a few days back was just 8 channel LED array. This one has 8...
Forum: DIY   12-28-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
Don't be silly.....of course there's pots.... 1...

Don't be silly.....of course there's pots.... 1 for each channel.
Forum: DIY   12-28-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
No worries... The PCA9685 chip has 16 12 bit PWM...

No worries... The PCA9685 chip has 16 12 bit PWM pins. Pair it with an ESP8266 and you've got yourself a really nice WiFi Enabled LED controller.
Forum: DIY   12-28-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
What's that old saying about "idle hands" ? Mine...

What's that old saying about "idle hands" ? Mine just created an 8 channel LED light engine.

Check it out-
http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab172/kovawa/PlantLEDengine_zpsnyhsmy3l.png...
Forum: DIY   12-26-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
I designed this led array to comply with the...

I designed this led array to comply with the mechanical dimensions of the BridgeLux VERO 29. As such, the ring of Luxeon C leds fit inside the same diameter of the original COB array. Any reflector...
Forum: DIY   12-26-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
Sort of... they're 0 ohm resistors. They can be...

Sort of... they're 0 ohm resistors. They can be easily un-soldered to take the board from 4 to 5,6,7, or 8 channels.

I like Jeff's offering! Any heat sink designed for use with the BridgeLux...
Forum: DIY   12-26-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,247
Posted By O2surplus
We're off to China for production..... The...

We're off to China for production.....

The design grew a little bit. It's 88mm in diameter now. I added solder pads for some really nice quick release wire connectors around the original 49mm...
Forum: DIY   12-22-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,942
Posted By O2surplus
If you're in the market for a turn key solution,...

If you're in the market for a turn key solution, look no further than NanoBox Reef Nano Box Home (http://nanoboxreef.com/) These lights are built by hand, right here in the good old USA. They...
Forum: DIY   12-21-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By O2surplus
I say go for it! Just be careful with your...

I say go for it! Just be careful with your measurements for constructing the smaller channel boxes, and try to build in the ability to adjust their installed height ect...
Worst case if they don't...
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