There are two primary types of Firmware compatible with different computer software that interfaces with them, the software is used to create a multitude of custom patterns and settings and upload them to the controller for it to run by itself without a computer connection.
Choose From: For RGB LED Control, Chromation Systems ColorMotion Software or for control of Single Color LEDs(regular) Chromation Systems MonoMotion Software can be used.
Using the full version of either MonoMotion or ColorMotion firmware or the either type Demo firmware allows live control of the device over USB via emulated COM(serial) port. Live data can be streamed to the device extremely fast, over 100 frames per second. Sample Processing code for Live Mode Control can be found on the RGB Demo Software Page.
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For most of the information please view/download The Datasheet
Step 1: Parts and Tools
Parts: Purchase a Complete Kit, all the parts for the controller are included. RGB LEDs are ext
- Printed Circuit Board, Buy One
- 4x 28-pin sockets
- 1x 18F2550, comes programmed with ColorMotion Firmware or custom firmware. Buy One
- 3x TLC5940, DIP package
- 2x 22pF disc capacitor C1 & C2
- 1x 220nF disc capacitor, C3
- 2x 0.1uF disc capacitors, C4, & C5
- 2x 1uF Electrolytic Capacitors, C6 & C7
- 3x Iref Resistors, R1, R3, R4, Value Varies on Required Current, TLC590 Iref Web Calculator
- 2.2kohm 1/6w USB Sense resistor, R11
- 2x 100kohm 1/6w resistor, R12 & R13
- 5x 10kohm 1/6w resistors, R2, R7, R8, R9, R10
- 20mhz oscillator, OSC
- 5-pin ICSP Header, optional
- Terminal Blocks or Header/Housings/Crimps or None, Option Selected When Purchasing
- 3x Momentary push buttons
- Perforated board for mounting the push buttons/switches
- 10" 4 strand ribbon cable, for the switches
- 8" dual-strand, red & black wire for power input
LEDs: (Not included with the Kit, but can be included with a kit at a discount)
- 16, 32, 48 or 64 5mm Diffused Common Anode RGB LEDs - Include them with a kit for as low as $0.30 each
- 48, 96, 144 5mm Single Color LEDs, Diffused - Include them with a kit for as low as $0.10 each
- Soldering Iron and accessories
- Diagonal Cutters
- Hot Glue Gun, optional but helpful