Hello friends! Im make RGB pov using Arduino, How to control 6 RGB Led using 3 transistors? please helpme arduino code
Question by AzamA9 | last reply
Hi, sorry if this is annoying, but I really need these. I have a school project where I'm using RGB LED's (I'm also going to publish on instructables the steps), but when I ordered from SparkFun, I forgot 8 of them. Is there anyone that has 8 RGB LEDs that would mail them to me in a standard letter envelope soon so I can get them in time. Otherwise, I wouldn't get them until next next Monday. I can pay you with PayPal, and I'm getting a ton of AVR 20- and 8-pin microcontrollers, so I'll gladly send you some, I'll even pre-program them if you can't! (The 20-pin one is used in that new Make kit!) I'm really thankful :D
Topic by zachninme | last reply
I am interested in building Dan's RGB led system except where he used sliding potentiometers i want to use 3 light sensors with red green and blue filters. similar to Phillips Ambilight but in addition to behind the tv all over the room.any suggestions?i have limited knowledge of electronics and i do not know how to wire light sensors.a combination of the photos provided.
Topic by Robb
Sorry! I am looking on how to make a RGB Led matrix. I have found a lot of them but any of them was a RGB, so the idea is this I need to make a 6x9 RGB Led matrix and make the dots flash in different colors. I know the principle of the led matrix but not of a RGB one. So can you lend me a hand? or a sketch as possible? Thanks for reading. P.S.: Sorry for the bad english I speak spanish lol
Topic by Positive07 | last reply
Hi all. I am wanting to get into using led lighting for long exposure photos (for the purpose of thermal imaging) and I am looking at RGB LEDs for providing the colour. My question being, should I try finding LEDs that have similar light output in mcd or stick with RGB LEDs? The reason I am asking is when I am looking at specs, the green seems to be 2 to 4 times as bright. Is this an issue? Also, the RGB LEDs seem to have a much wider viewing/ lighting angle. I am not sure where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you all very much for the time. Professorred
Topic by professorred | last reply
So i picked up an RGB led at radioshack and when i got home, instead of having 2 pins like normal leds, or 4 like some RGB leds, it had 3 pins, and im not sure what to do. I mixed and matched the pins with ground and positive wires until it lit up, but it just ran through a cycle of changing colors then stopped and doesnt light up again unless i disconnect the led and connect it again. And as far as i know, the one pin not used in this cycle doesnt do anything. So is this all the led does or is there more? P.S. i wasnt using a potentiometer or anything, just connecting it to power.
Question by texpert | last reply
Hey guys and girls, I've got a question! I've got 3 voltage regulators set up in parallel, wired to output 3.27V @ an amperage that I don't know (for some reason I can't get a reading on my e-meter) Anyway, The outputs from those 3 regulators are going to 3 pots, which in turn go to a set of 3 LEDs, 9 in total (3R 3G and 3B). My problem is that those pots have a max resistance of 2k ohms, and that the LEDs aren't shutting off when the resistance is maxed out. Can you guys find a way to make the LEDs shut off, yet still go on at full blast when the Pots are open? Thanks, -Josh
Topic by T3h_Muffinator | last reply
Hello, I am trying to control a few 4 pin common anode RGB LEDS. All I want to do is be able to switch between colors. I purchased a 5v LED RF strip controller to see if I could get that to do it but it just cycles constantly between all colors and wont work properly. I am looking for the most basic way to control these LEDS. Everything I have seen on these uses Arduino to control them. And I have no experience with Arduino or how it works for the moment. Radioshack sells the perfect example of what I am looking for. The 5mm "7 color blinking LED" they sell changes colors when the power is cut to it with a momentary switch. I am using 0603 RGB LEDs but would like this same effect or something very similar. The LEDS they sell must have some sort of built in controller in order for it to change when the power is cut? If so what would that kind of LED be called? Thanks
Topic by Zebrah | last reply
So, I'm working on this thing, its just an idea right now so I won't delve into it too deep, but I want to use a single RGB LED behind a frosted plexi screen as a Sun and another as a Moon, that will move on a clock motor. Could I get a white with a yellow tinge and a white with a blue tinge with a RGB and a few fixed resistors? I'm just wondering if that would be possible. Would I just set the red and green components to 70% and the blue to 100% for the moon and the red and green at 100% and blue at 70% for the sun? Thanks for the help. I don't have any RGBs so I'm just trying to theorize right now.
Topic by mattthegamer463 | last reply
I want to build a RGB LED Ring Light for my Photography sessions. I'm going to order 20 RGB LED's and i want to make it as simple as possible. 3 Potentiometers to control RED / GREEN / BLUE Values. What would be the best way to power 20 RGB LED's? Still wondering if Im going to use a Microcontroller or just directly feed power thru the the potentiometers and to the LED's. Thank yoU!
Question by SgtOneill | last reply
Hello, I followed a great instructable here to make rgb led bars. It uses the ledwiz controller. I wanted to shift it over to an arduino controlling the thing. My main problem is that the leds I have is that they have one power lead, and 3 grounds to control the color. how would I get that to work with an arduino? Thanks ~penguins
Topic by penguins | last reply
I need to drive 5 3W RGB LEDs in series using an arduino. The maximum current required is 350mA each for R G and B dyes. and minimum current requirement is 2.4V, 2.4V and 3.5V respectively. What should I use to interface the LEDs with my arduino as the output current of each arduino pin is 50mA maximum Thanks in advance
Topic by pratham123 | last reply
Does there exist an IC, which can flash RGB LEDs? I really like auto-flash LEDs, but I would like to have several LEDs flash (and change colour) in sync. But auto-flash LEDs, have different flash rates. Is there an IC, which can flash several manual control 4-pin RGB LEDs???
Question by R0B0_Ninja | last reply
Hi, I'm want to build a lamp from 63 RGB LEDs. I want to be able to change the intensity of each color. Is there something in my schematics that should be changed, for example do I even need the resistors after LEDs since I have the potentiometers. I think the values might need to be changed. The switches before resistors are to eliminate that color if the potentiometers won't do it. There should be also a main switch after the power supply.. Do I need anything else, so that it will work and to it will be safe? A bit offtopic, but if I would only use one color LEDs, would it be better to connect them to parallel or series?
Topic by goljat | last reply
Can I use connected RGB L.E.D. strips in rows to make a animate-able matrix? And what program do I use to animate it? I'm working on making a deadmau5 mask that lights up, so it has to be a portable unit as I would like to wear it to shows. Thanks :)?
Question by downhillwondrboy13 | last reply
This is probably too big of a project for a first timer.I do not own a Arduino but plan to get one in the next few weeks or so or whenever Make releases the Getting started with Arduino KIT Again. I'm planing my project so that I can work on it with the fewest problems. I had the idea from 5volts fire extinguisher striking clock. My question is that is there a way that I can use RGB LEDs? I just wanted to use RGB LEDs instead of 7 segment displays but use the same layout and have a nice color fade with the time.http://www.5volt.eu/archives/16 Look for his schematic and code.The schematic shows a easy way to hook up a 7 segment display to an Arduino. I'm just not sure how to control another color. I was thinking maybe 3 BU2090's going from pins 12 an 13 and using the Arduino to control the power going to them. 5volt suggested triple multiplexing but I'm not too sure on how to do that. Also I'm not sure on common anode or common cathode LEDs?(I don't want to use 54 of each color.)As for clock face I was thinking like in the picture. 2 LEDs per segment, 8 for the colon. That is a 24"x12" box using 10mm LEDs. Center to center LED height is 7.125"Any help would be appreciated I have hit a snag trying to figure this out.
Topic by Rob K
Hi, I am pretty knew into the Arduino world. My problem is trying to make multiple RGB leds (https://www.banggood.com/10pcs-5mm-RGB-LED-Common-Cathode-4-Pin-Tri-Color-Emitting-Diodes-F5-p-937475.html?p=DQ30066511122014069J&utm_campaign=educ8stv&utm_content=huangwenjie) work with the Arduino. Although it would be be easy enough to use a single RGB led, I want to use multiple RGB leds. My RGB led uses 3 digital pins with pwm but since i am using an arduino pro micro with 5 pwm pins, I can only use 1 led. I have found that the max current per pin is 40ma but shouldn't exceed 20ma so therefore you couldn't put 2 leds. So my question is, how would i power more than 1 RGB led? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
Topic by Isaac Emery | last reply
You know how you can buy RGB LEDs that fade between colors? I'm looking for something along those lines, but with other colors. I'd found a site once that had some, but I lost the link. I think it had like purple/yellow/orange and other crazy colors, and I'm desperate to find these types of lights again.
Topic by aliasjanedoe | last reply
Hi, I need to buy some nice looking RGB leds. What I want is a led that can be turned pink, yellow, green, cyan, magenta... whatever. What I have received are leds that project three different beams, one red, one red, one blue, making three different colored spot, but do not look like one homogenly colored led. So my question is : -How to now from the spec if the led will look nice or will look like the one I already have ? -Where to buy 25-50 nive rgb leds for a fair price ? Regards, tReg.
Topic by treg | last reply
Hi, for the past couple of months, I have been searching for a RGB LED mood light controller, but so far, all of them require a PIC(Programmable Integrated Circuit). The problem with this is that The PIC, the PIC Programmer, and the IDE for some reason wont work together(even though they are all from the same company). So recently, I thought that it would be easier to just make a color mixer, that controls each of the RGB channels individually with a potentiometer assigned to each. But, I can't find a simple one. So I made my own, but I would like to ask the Instructables community if they think it will work. Thanks ahead of time :) Here is the schematic:
Topic by metrogdor22
Hi everybody, I saw a tutorial on how to make led light-bulb , https://www.instructables.com/id/21-W-Led-Bulb-1450-Lumens/ , this one. I have a led strip which i can use, the only problem , the strip is RGB , and i want it to give of white light. i don't have a controller for them, and i don't really want to use one. So my question is : can i wire them in some way to give of white light ? Thanks.
Topic by maniak.loop | last reply
I wonder if anyone could advise me as a newbie (blush)!I have just bought a self contained RGB controller with PWM'd outputs:http://www.dotlight.de/shop/product_info.php/cPath/263_266/products_id/828?osCsid=c99bcde36c901d8ae197dcf038b315d3What I want is to use this for the lighting in a vehicle (12 - 14.6V). The LEDs I have looked at and bought one for testing are:http://cgi.ebay.com/High-brightness-1-pcs-3W-RGB-full-color-LED_W0QQitemZ230093694925QQihZ013QQcategoryZ66954QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemNow - the vehicle has a removable rear cabin leaving only the front cabin LEDs connected at times. I will need say 6 - 7 LEDs for the rear cabin and 2 - 4 for the front cabin depending on eventual light output.Should I drive these LEDs with constant current drivers for each colour? Will they work with the PWM output of the controller?I understand switched regulator type circuits won't work with the PWM output?I guess I would need several contant current regulators to power the array but am struggling on how many and how best to connect them?!?Thanks in advance!Chris.
Topic by machineage
Hi i am trying to fine some one who can help me i am trying to make a video panel from tri color matrix tiles i need it to work with a composite video feed i have a processes to do the matrix of the wall i just need to make 1m x 1m panel and then i am away if you have any ideals i would love to hear them thanks for your time justin
Topic by vidscreen123 | last reply
I have been trying to contemplate how to make a rgb random oscillation, with the option of pressing button 1 for red button 2 for blue button 3 green. with no micro controllers, unfortunately I cant seem to do it most of my concepts run in to problems. any advice would be appreciated. preferably in the more helpful verity. bare bolts and brass tax is the point of this, i will be making a instructable for it if i can figure it out. the led's are common anode.
Topic by CD_tatro
I have a project that uses a programable RGB Led flex light strip in a tube , I have been able to install that with no problem. What I need is at the end of the tube I would like to have the light project outward from the end , the problem is the flex strip can not be bent to go around the inside diameter of the tube which is about 2 1/2 inches. I was thinking if I could find a circular PCB that I could install RGB Leds into and then fit that into the end , this would fix my problem. Any other suggestion would be helpful. Thank You! David Ciciotti
Question by artful instruments | last reply
Hi All, Im currently looking into RGB Addressable LED strips for my computer and the only option I can find is the NZXT Hue+ which is riddled with issues. Does anyone have information on how I would possibly control these via USB from inside my computer, or if that makes life complicated, over WiFi but powered from a SATA power cable?
Topic by K20Evo | last reply
Hey I got an analog rgb led strip and I want to control it with arduino as the music on my pc. I see in internet that some people do it with possessing and some use the audio cable. Please any one help me with circuit and code (I am noob at codeing!) to make a music control rgb led strip.
Question by Soumojit | last reply
I have been looking around for what kind of transistor, mosfet, what have you, that could take in the power from the power supply of 12V 3A, and take in the PWM signal from an arduino to adjust the brightness for RGB led lighting I have in my room. I know there are a few ways, but I would like to know what the basic parts I would need, transistors, resistors, capacitors, to get this going. Any and all input would be awesome. Thanks!
Question by AzurusNova | last reply
Hi everybody! I've developed a a CSS3 inspired, keyframe based color animation library for controlling RGB leds with Arduino. It basically allows you to program custom RGB light patterns by specifying a duration and what color to display in a specific percentage of that duration, without caring about transitions between the colors. I've put a small demo video here https://vimeo.com/79962595 and the library comes with quite a lot of examples. I'd love to hear any suggestion and comments about it! Didn't actually do it for christmas... but I guess it can come in handy these days :) It's here on github https://github.com/fabricacode/arduinoLightAnimation Cheers!
Topic by amicoleo
I officially feel inept. As I am more of a wordsmith than electrician, this should come as no surprise to me. Anyway, I have 6 RGB LEDs that I am embedding into a DIY background for my aquarium. I bought RGB, LED strip lights which came with a controller/driver which I have installed in my canopy. I thought it would be cool to place 5mm RGB lights encased in siliconed capsules in the caves and recesses of my background. I have already wired and tested the LEDs underwater and all works as planned...individually. To my question: I have enough know how to complete the simple circuit with a cell battery, but I want to control the LED's, inexpensively, with some type of knob control (potentiometer??? I have many from an old classroom) so that I can "color-mix." My research seemed to indicate arduino as my only option. I'm not really interested in that. So? Any thoughts? A schematic even a dummy like me can follow with six RGB LEDs?? Thanks for the help. I will be posting the background build once I am through. Sincerely, Eric
Question by mretuck | last reply
Hi all, I've had quite a modest installation of RGB LED tape (45 meters ish, split into more manageable circuits) around the perimeter of my decking. This uses the commonly available 5050 RGB LED Strip light, the type with the epoxy covering the tape and also an outer sheath to protect it from water ingress. I had heat shrinked the ends and also applied multiple layers of liquid electrical tape where a connection to a 4-core cable was needed. This has held up well for some time. After about 2 years, I noticed that some of my RGB LED tape runs were sort of 'corrupting' where a small amount of moisture had got in, and shorted the RGB channels so that no matter what I feed into the tape, it always output white (or some other combinations or colours). Still, I ignored this, as it didn;t bother me too much. These ran back to a central controller, which did the DMX control and amplification of the 12v single. Anyway, to cut a long story short: Yesterday I smelt smoke. I was walking around the garden and I noticed that one of the strips had caught fire, at a single point in the middle, and was burning a hole through my decking! Again, long story cut short, I put this fire out and looked closer. The strip was so badly burnt that I can't determine what went wrong here. I'm thinking maybe a resistor burnt out and caught fire? The tape has been running 'on' for quite some time (weeks) so this is a possibility. Another possibility is that there could have been a short between 12v and ground, which caused heat. Now, there aren't any fuses on the 12v rail (fuse and circuit breaker protecting the 240v side) but I wouldn't have thought that this would protect me from a fire anyway! I'm interested whether anyone else has had a similar experience or has any suggestions as to why this has happened. I love these RGB LED strips, use them a lot in my house, but after seeing this, I'm not a little more dubious to keep using them. I'm an electrical engineer (in the making, at University) and this has stumped me! Thanks Joe
Topic by joearkay | last reply
Hello to all my genious frndzz...as m new here but from past few months i really wanted to do some with rgb led's.....i am having 100 rgb led's, i want to control them so that i can get diffrent colour according to mood.....it would be more fun for me if i would b able to control it with tv ir remote.......plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me nd giv me all the design or details so that i can make all of it at home....on a simple pcb....i live in india, nd near my home there is no pcb designing shopwould thankful to u,ur help would definately make my dream of " my ambient light room" come true.thank u guys, nd plz dnt mind for silly questions if any i askd.
Question by japanjot | last reply
Hi everyone! I recently came across the arduino board and I've been playing around with using Python to control the board. I would like to use my new toy to create an Ambilight like setup for my computer monitor. The python script I have created for this does quite a good job and runs at about 15-10 fps! I want to use 10 RGB groups of 3 leds each (3 top/bottom, 2 sides). Since the Arduino only has 6 PWM ports and that leaves me with 5 Digital out ports, I have to multiplex the system. Since I want to use all colors and not just the 7 combinations normal rgb controlled by on off gives me I designed a circuit that would make this possible. The refresh times on the PWM ports have me worries.. (changing to a new voltage) The PWM resistor-capacitor circuit is an option to fix this (I think), it would replace the resistor after the PWM in the diagram. My knowledge on the subject is a little rusty so I was wondering if someone here would like to look at my circuit design and comment on it. I'm using MOSFETS, NPN transistors, resistors and capacitors. My LED strips use 12 Volts (hence the mosfets). In a single setup the mosfets work like a charm! 12V goes to the anode of the led group and the mosfet drain goes to the cathode, which is labeled as LED in my diagram. Tnx Guys/(Girls?)!
Topic by AIex | last reply
I want to make a solar powered rgb led strip. My thought is something like christmas light. I would like the lights to have effects like fading, blinking, and chasing. What equipment do I need and what steps do I have to take? I was recommended to use arduino and have started looking at that and would like to use that as it seems easy to use. The led would be RGB led so that I can change colors and stuff like that. I was thinking of having 2-3 independent "lines" which would make up one strip. For example, one line would be red and the other would look green. it would look like this: r-g-r-g-r-g-r-g with r meaning read and g meaning green. I dont know if it would be best to run each line in serial or parallel. Then I would like to provide power for the whole strip with a small solar panel. Sort of like the ones used on solar lawn decorations or solar motion sensing security light. Hopefully I wont need a big solar panel and a small one would be enough to power all the leds that I want. I'm thinking of having about 100 led per strip so 50 led per line. After this is done I might want to do a strip of 200 led. And finally, I would like for the light to turn on and off automatically at dawn and dusk. Is anyone willing to help me out with this project? I am a newbie and need lots of help.
Topic by erickarlop
First off, let me just say this website and all the great instructables have inspired me to get into electronics. I recently ordered the Arduino Projects Pack from make and have been creating simple led projects for myself. I'd really like to step it up for christmas and have an idea that currently I do not have all the knowledge to complete. My parents kitchen was recently renovated and a brand new cabinet with frosted glass panes was installed. I would like to install 12 RGB led's controllable by on/off, speed of colour change, and by colour itself. If anyone has the time a basic start to finish guideline would be extremely helpful to wrap my head around the whole process, and if I had any questions we could go into more detail. Is the Arduino Duemilanove the right device to be using? Programming is very new to me and any sites that help with that would be great. Thanks so much for your help in advance!!!!
Topic by metabolism! | last reply
Hi, I had an idea to build a mood light colum of 10 rgb leds. I have established that each rgb led needs 3 digital pins on the arduino. one program I would like it to do would be to respond to sounds around it. I have this one covered programming wise but i am struggling to work out how to program the mood light settign where each led scrolls through the colour spectrum. Any ideas? thanks, Joe, 16, England
Question by joearkay | last reply
Im trying to make an rgb led light up in different colors to based on the analog input, for instance a "potentiometer" or equivelent like the lm324 controlling the input causes the input to go higher the red turns on then green and then blue progressively, i have some code worked up but am willing to work from scratch again, im working with the lm324 op-amp and an arduino w/328
Question by redd.the.cat | last reply
I will be doing my first high power RGB Led project soon based on these leds: http://www.ebay.com/itm/380364867527?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_2814wt_1163 I will be using it in my boat utilizing this RGB controller: https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Rainbow-RGB-LED-PWM-Controller-Construction-/ I will be using the project in my boat and thus tied to 12v dc battery power bus. The RGB specs call for: DC Forward Voltage (VF):Red 7.5V;Green 10V ~ 12V;Blue 10V ~ 12V @ 350ma per channel. My question is 'What is the best way to get the voltage down to the 7.5v required for Red'? As I am in a boat with a single 12v battery, I would like to be as efficient as possible. I plan to use 4-6 of these leds. Since each requires 12vish on the highest channel, I am planning to put them in parallel. Thanks in advance!
Question by BigSicilian | last reply
Hi everyone, I have started working with my new Lilypad Arduino and some RGB leds. I have been loading code and testing 4 RGB leds (common anode) which I have set up in parallel across pins 11, 10, and 9. While powering the lilypad by usb the leds cycle through all colours (which is what I programmed it to do). Unfortunately, I have a problem when powering the lilypad by this power supply. When powered by the power supply the only colour that lights up is red (pin 11). Can anyone suggest anything?
Topic by Br3ntg33k
Hey all I am working with common anode RGB LED. I hooked each leg (red, green, blue) to pins 2-4 of my Arduino UNO. I then hooked the anode to 5v via a 22 ohm resistor. The code I wrote was very simple; turn pins 2 through 4 low, delay 500, turn pins 2-4 high. The problem I found was that instead of the color turning white it stayed red. I tried mixing red with green and red with blue, each time same thing it stayed red. Does this sound right?
Topic by Mpc1055 | last reply
Hello all. I'm new to the community and I'm working on a project where I need an LED strip to change from a static color (red) to another color (white) for a second or two and back to its static color (red) and be repeatable everytime the switch is pressed. What is the best course of action? I'm super trash at writing code for arduino, but would that be a good solution?
Question by ewolsitruc | last reply
I'm absolutely stumped by this. I have my gf playing my old gameboy color but the screen cover is pretty scratched up and I don't feel like peeling it off until I find something to buff the scratches out. I've nearly googled it to death and all I come up with is random websites selling gameboy advanced tv out adapters. I know this HAS to be possible as www.hackaday.com/2008/11/29/gameboy-color-on-an-led-matrix/ The guy says in his comments on the youtube page that he does IN fact have a real live gameboy color hooked up to the LED matrix. Yet he does not explain how he hooked it up, obviously he did it somehow. Does ANYONE have any bloody clue as to how this is done? I'm not afraid to do some soldering as I know that'll probably be required but really how hard can it be.
Topic by Punkguyta | last reply