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  • Regax commented on sybrandtd's instructable RGB Beer Pong Pods5 months ago
    RGB Beer Pong Pods

    No Prob! I've had a portable version sitting on the shelf for over a while now (got up to making an enclosure and stopped) :-/ haha Saved myself some wiring by making the whole thing a PCB. Not near as cool as yours though seeing as you can control each LED individually, whereas mine is just each pod of 6 LEDs wit no casing. However, you have inspired me to finish it up!Let me know if that resistor trick helps! Cheers.

    Cool stuff! Great work on the project and the Instructable write-up. This project has my votes for the contests that you're entered in! :)I noticed that you said that your are having some trouble with the sensors. I would recommend changing the resistor on the TCRT5000 emitter side from 40k down to about 18k. The original table I built a few years ago used 33k (I think?) resistors but then ambient light (especially from incandescent bulbs) would cause issues and the sensors were much too sensitive. I think I fixed that by reducing the resistor value and resting the acrylic right on top of the IR sensors (or as close as possible). So feel free to give that a shot if they are still giving you trouble.Either way, it looks like you've got it all figured out and I wish you the best in the co...see more »Cool stuff! Great work on the project and the Instructable write-up. This project has my votes for the contests that you're entered in! :)I noticed that you said that your are having some trouble with the sensors. I would recommend changing the resistor on the TCRT5000 emitter side from 40k down to about 18k. The original table I built a few years ago used 33k (I think?) resistors but then ambient light (especially from incandescent bulbs) would cause issues and the sensors were much too sensitive. I think I fixed that by reducing the resistor value and resting the acrylic right on top of the IR sensors (or as close as possible). So feel free to give that a shot if they are still giving you trouble.Either way, it looks like you've got it all figured out and I wish you the best in the contests!

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