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  • Charliecube -- Charlieplexed 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube

    I thank you sir. I have learned an very old lessen all over again for the first time. LOL FORGET WHAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW when attempting a new project never accomplished by yourself. That what you know is a safe bet WRONG... I continued to read all of your instructables about charlie cubes and learn where my ignorance was at. See my thought was how could it light up with the common lead intermixing with the other leads but I learned it's not what you already know forget that stuff within reason and start from scratch when attempting to build anything for the first time lol. My apologies sir. By the way very nice work on the Instructables you should be very proud of them.

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  • Charliecube -- Charlieplexed 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube

    74HC595 Shift Registers (unlimited Pins) if you use them any arduino can make any size cube you can possably imagine.

    How can this build possibly work for common cathode rgb led's? Unless you implement shift registers I do not see how it could work the nano just does not have enough pins to use.

    If you like this cube then Challenge yourself to make a 16x16x16 rgb cube using 74HC595 Shift Registers (unlimited Pins). I currently am working on a cube now. Maybe in a year I will have it completed to post back here.

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  • Mousepotato01 commented on icky_unicorn's instructable 5x5 LED Cube (Arduino Uno)5 days ago
    5x5 LED Cube (Arduino Uno)

    Did any of you get to download the final code???

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  • EL Wire Hat: Sequenced and Sound Activated With Remote Control - Powered by Arduino and Sparkfun

    How can I make the wire stay on longer between the cycles on the video in instructables where is cycles top to bottom and back up I need it to stay on for at least 5 minutes or longer between cycles please. I am very new to code so new I am teaching myself through LYNDA.COM and CODE ACADEMY and other online sources. I feel asamed now that I am such a beginner asking about this very complicated code sequence.

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  • The Ultimate Wire Soldering Guide for Beginners

    you did stranded wire but what about solid core wire or hook up wire as it may be called as well. Is there such a thing as a NASA solder joint where the wire is twisted in a bi directional twist at mid point??? I have seen many instructables and became curious of this question as it stated it was the most secure joint preventing any breakage from vibrations as in normal solder joints??? The pages were redirected as so many links do and I was taken to a different link when I seen this tip calling it NASA approved solder joint.

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  • Portable Arduino Uno Temperature and Humidity Sensor With LCD Screen

    when I try to verify then upload I get this message please help I am very new to this stuff.( C:\Users\Dans\Desktop\ARDUINO STARTERKITS\code\DHT11_interface_with_arduino_and_lcd\DHT11_interface_with_arduino_and_lcd.ino:46:19: fatal error: DHT11.h: No such file or directory #include <DHT11.h> ^compilation terminated.exit status 1Error compiling for board Arduino/Genuino Uno.)

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  • Computer Controlled Musical Christmas Lights

    Hello please may I have the program High tech christmas to use with the arduino set up.

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  • Arduino EL Wire Controller (sound Activated)

    Can you please give a detailed discription of how you soldered it all together in a drawing or detailed schematic with instructions. I am working on a huge diorama with el wire hidden in silicone sculptures and need to make it dance to music I already have the arduino boards and sound sensores and 12 v invertors that come with el wire i need to knowq how to put this all together please help me.

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  • Mousepotato01 commented on chr's instructable LED Cube 8x8x82 months ago
    LED Cube 8x8x8

    I will build this kit 1st (Gikfun 3D LightSquared 4x4x4 LED Cube White LED Blue Ray DIY Kit EK2144) Gikfun 3D LightSquared 4x4x4 LED Cube White LED Blue Ray DIY Kit EK2144. Then after I am familiar with this product I will build this larger kit. I know the posts are much different then this but still show the complicated work I do. I have a few other posts with some of my work in progress with PROJECT ALICE:RED QUEEN for alice in wonderland with silicone mushrooms and sculptures. Here is one of the instructables I left comments on concerning my artwork I use instructable often to learn what I do not know this is a very special and awesome website. I wish more people would subscribe to support it with the wealth of knowledge that is shared in its pages. (https://www.instructables.com/id/...

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    I will build this kit 1st (Gikfun 3D LightSquared 4x4x4 LED Cube White LED Blue Ray DIY Kit EK2144) Gikfun 3D LightSquared 4x4x4 LED Cube White LED Blue Ray DIY Kit EK2144. Then after I am familiar with this product I will build this larger kit. I know the posts are much different then this but still show the complicated work I do. I have a few other posts with some of my work in progress with PROJECT ALICE:RED QUEEN for alice in wonderland with silicone mushrooms and sculptures. Here is one of the instructables I left comments on concerning my artwork I use instructable often to learn what I do not know this is a very special and awesome website. I wish more people would subscribe to support it with the wealth of knowledge that is shared in its pages. (https://www.instructables.com/id/Enchanted-Forest-Mushroom-Lights/)

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  • Christmas Greeting Wreath Arduino and MP3

    May I please have the instructable and code you used for the sonic sensor please.

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  • Mousepotato01 completed the lesson EL Wire in the class LEDs and Lighting Class4 months ago
  • Mousepotato01 made the instructable Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights5 months ago
    Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights

    I HAVE AN URGENT WARNING FOR ALL OF YOU ABOUT THE USE OF CERTAIN SILICONE PRODUCTS PLEASE HEED MY WARNINGS..... THIS MAY CAUSE A FIRE IF CERTAIN CRITERIA IS MET USING GE SILICONE AND POSSIBLY OTHER BRANDS I DO NOT KNOW I ONLY USED GE AND RED DEVIL RTV SILICONE. Well sadly all the work I have done to make ALL the colored silicone items is worthless. The SILICONE that was used has some form of acidic properties to it. The mixture of silicone has severely degraded the electronics and now I must start from scratch to remake ever silicone item again. DO NOT USE GE SILICONE TO MAKE ANY OF THIS STUFF YOU FIND ONLINE THAT APPEALS TO YOU. The RGB LEDs lens was turned into a jelly like matter and caused the leds to short out as I went to test for the last time before assembly. If this had not hap...

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    I HAVE AN URGENT WARNING FOR ALL OF YOU ABOUT THE USE OF CERTAIN SILICONE PRODUCTS PLEASE HEED MY WARNINGS..... THIS MAY CAUSE A FIRE IF CERTAIN CRITERIA IS MET USING GE SILICONE AND POSSIBLY OTHER BRANDS I DO NOT KNOW I ONLY USED GE AND RED DEVIL RTV SILICONE. Well sadly all the work I have done to make ALL the colored silicone items is worthless. The SILICONE that was used has some form of acidic properties to it. The mixture of silicone has severely degraded the electronics and now I must start from scratch to remake ever silicone item again. DO NOT USE GE SILICONE TO MAKE ANY OF THIS STUFF YOU FIND ONLINE THAT APPEALS TO YOU. The RGB LEDs lens was turned into a jelly like matter and caused the leds to short out as I went to test for the last time before assembly. If this had not happened I fear this may have caused a electrical short that may have caused a fire. Thank the gods I noticed this before assembly. What made me do a final test was noticing a discoloration to the silicone around the stems of the mushrooms. The blue stem had turned green so I tested it and the led acted really funny and died. I disassemble a few of them and found the issue so now every item I used GE Silicone on to create them must be tossed and remade using RED DEVIL RTV SILICONE or any RTV silicone type. The RTV stands for ROOM TEMPERATURE VULCANISING and that means the silicone has a chemical reaction at room temperature to turn into rubber like tires are made only this is at room temperature not high temperature baking as tires undergo. The green hue the silicone had turned to was a reaction with the GE SILICONE and THE WIRE USED IN THEM. It had caused the copper to degrade like you see when it rots when left outside for long periods of time it actually degraded the insulation on the wire eating right down to the core causing a chemical reaction that retinted the silicon green from the core of the wire reacting with the acidity from the silicone turning it green. I am 100 percent confident the RTV silicone is safe I deconstructed a number of items made with it and all were perfectly formed sealed and protected like silicone is supposed to do. I wrote the makers of GE SILICONE and told them of my findings in hopes they change the warnings on the packages to protect consumers from using this product with any type of electrical use. This is the GE SILICONE product not to use. The other product is the Red Devil that is safe to use if you do this type of work and do not use the highly expensive silicone that comes in 2 parts for mold making and prosthetic sculpting, molding and casting techniques to create advanced cosmetic effects.Smooth-On ECOFLEX 00-20 SuperSoft Silicone - 2 Pint Kit - Simulates Look and Feel of Human Flesh. The clear mushrooms are made with the RTV Red Devil silicone El-Wire and RGB LEDs. The led is shown in hopes that you can see how the lens was turn to a jelly like substance. I did not think to take pictures of the wires how the insulation degraded and caused the wire to degrade turning green from decay. The colored mushrooms where created in January and February of 2017 and the silicone was mixed with glycerine as instructed along with acrylic paint to tint the silicone and this was the only chemicals added to the 2 silicone types GE and Red Devil. The mushrooms discoloration was noticed on April 1st of all days. I hope this helps all of you who attempt making this very beautiful art work. This all was intended for my project I call Alice: Red Queen my alice in wonderland diorama I have been working on for well over 400 man hours now with this set back. PLEASE ALL OF YOU STAY SAFE AND TEST YOUR WORK BEFORE USEING IT.

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  • Building Your Own Ambient Color Lighting Bars

    May I have a link for shadlight please the links provided in Instructable and form do not work.

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  • Mousepotato01 commented on DIYPerks's instructable Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights5 months ago
    Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights

    I have had my own issues with nano Atmega328 boards myself. I have tried to upload the uno bootloader to them to make tremendous amounts of room in the mem but it keep failing to sync and recognise pins. I hope I did not damage them during assembly. I do not think that is the case other codes and ATMega328 program works fine and is recognised in the program itself when I plug them in so it must be so simple it is stupidly overlooked as a mistake lol. I am very new to the code world myself with this type of use but maybe we can work out the issues together if you want to give it a try. I look forward to posting the how2 instructables it is just so much work I have recorded I work on this 5 to 6 nights a week from 7 AM until I fall asleep it is very large board 48 inches by 28 inches to i...

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    I have had my own issues with nano Atmega328 boards myself. I have tried to upload the uno bootloader to them to make tremendous amounts of room in the mem but it keep failing to sync and recognise pins. I hope I did not damage them during assembly. I do not think that is the case other codes and ATMega328 program works fine and is recognised in the program itself when I plug them in so it must be so simple it is stupidly overlooked as a mistake lol. I am very new to the code world myself with this type of use but maybe we can work out the issues together if you want to give it a try. I look forward to posting the how2 instructables it is just so much work I have recorded I work on this 5 to 6 nights a week from 7 AM until I fall asleep it is very large board 48 inches by 28 inches to install all the silicone and leds with servo's to bring them to life and working out all the bugs is mind numbing to put it nicely lol. I have over 150 RGB leds installed in mushrooms attached to fine cables through small tubes at various locations embedded in silicone to make them move as the servos turn to wind and release the cable I used and all the uv leds and EL-Wire incorporated in the mushrooms to get all of it to work nicely together is just too much to handle on certain days lol. I have issues with timing and voltages for colors on the leds to obtain 16 million colors with the rgb's. I decided to use the TLC5904NTG4 to run the rgb's and UV leds. good luck with your project by the way. I will be posting mine soon I hope after the editing is completed I must complete it by April 27th it is a gift.

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  • How to Control Stunning RGB LED Strip Using Arduino Nano

    how long did this last with the prediction of failure please. I need to know I have over 150 RGB SMD LEDs to control on a project I cal ALICE: RED QUEEN. It is a piece of art using silicone mushrooms and other sculptures of silicone tinted and clear using UV reactive colors, glow in the dark colors and neon colors with animatronics to shimmer the silicone items to bring it to life. It is a recreation of Alice in Wonderland Through the looking Glass mixed with earlier versions for talking foliages. Also if you found and errors in the code please inform me to correct them before I implement this in my work. I have posted some comments on this art in this guide (https://www.instructables.com/id/Enchanted-Forest-Mushroom-Lights/) if you care to read up on it but this clearly is the way to g...

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    how long did this last with the prediction of failure please. I need to know I have over 150 RGB SMD LEDs to control on a project I cal ALICE: RED QUEEN. It is a piece of art using silicone mushrooms and other sculptures of silicone tinted and clear using UV reactive colors, glow in the dark colors and neon colors with animatronics to shimmer the silicone items to bring it to life. It is a recreation of Alice in Wonderland Through the looking Glass mixed with earlier versions for talking foliages. Also if you found and errors in the code please inform me to correct them before I implement this in my work. I have posted some comments on this art in this guide (https://www.instructables.com/id/Enchanted-Forest-Mushroom-Lights/) if you care to read up on it but this clearly is the way to go. SIR YOU ARE A GENIUS and GOD amongst mice and coders. I plan on using the USB Nano V3.0 ATmega328 CH340G 5V 16MHz with piggybacking the power supply chip to handle the load to increase the power to 24v to accommodate the load of 150 leds. I may use a Stepup-BUCK in place not sure yet.CH340G REPLACE FT232RLOperating Voltage(logic level):5V8 analog inputs ports:A0 ~ A714 Digital input / output ports:TX,RX,D2 ~ D136 PWM ports:D3, D5, D6, D9, D10, D111 pairs of TTL level serial transceiver ports RX / TXUsing Atmel Atmega328P-AU MCUSupport USB download and PowerSupport for external 5V ~ 12V DC power supply. In conjunction with the TLC5904NTG4 DIP28 (http://www.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/pdf/146156/TI/TLC5940.html) in my project integrating your ideas if this lasted.

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  • Mousepotato01 commented on permie's instructable Remote-controlled Arduino Mood Lighting6 months ago
    Remote-controlled Arduino Mood Lighting

    Please add a code link for download that is just far to much to try to correctly input by hand PLEASE.... Copy past does not work for some reason when I tried it after downloading in pdf format. Thank you kindly.

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  • Mousepotato01 commented on makendo's instructable Laser-powered Light Saber6 months ago
    Laser-powered Light Saber

    Use thin fiber oprtics type acrylic rod with a mirror at the end to stop the beam or some form of impenatrable material to make them stop at 1 point even if the acrylic rod was the focal point to stop them.

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  • Mousepotato01 commented on interraweekend's instructable Smart Gardening 6 months ago
    Smart Gardening

    No Arduino Uno codes please provide

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  • Digital Wall Calendar and Home Information Center

    I can not seem to download some of the links I get forbidden access errors. This is just 1 of them (https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FK2/ATH6/I...Please help how do I get the downloads if I can not get them through this Instructable.

    So Sorry I should have posted this with my other comment. Can all this be done with Arduino? if so can you give me the items to buy if it is the tiny ot the unoR3

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  • Mousepotato01 commented on dmainmon's instructable ArduCAM Mini ESP8266 Web Camera7 months ago
    ArduCAM Mini ESP8266 Web Camera

    Does it need to be the ESP8266-12E module or can it be any arduino with IDE now that there is so many?

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  • RGB LED Tutorial (using an Arduino) (RGBL)

    Greating I am trying to dive head first into this codeing ok. I am an artist I make dioramas and signs with blacklight colors and glow in the dark colors along with silicon molds and sculptures and need this code for this board please I am sorry I am so green to programing still I only started this in January of 2017 and got this far to know what I need and what to get I tried my own but failed at modifing others codes to work with this board please help me out if you can. (#include <RGB.h> ^compilation terminated.exit status 1Error compiling for board Arduino/Genuino Uno.)

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  • Mousepotato01 commented on DIYPerks's instructable Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights7 months ago
    Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights

    can I use RGB LED 5050 SMD SMT Light Emitting Diode LED Chip in the mushrooms if so please tell me how to wire them for all colors

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