Business Card Sized RGB LED Controller!

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Introduction: Business Card Sized RGB LED Controller!

About: I like all projects involving LED's, from the basic kitchen lighting to creating something never seen before. Bring on the diodes!

showing how an LED business card works and looks. Checking out the circuit board and the strip lighting/power that goes with it.

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    16 Discussions

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    etman76
    etman76

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry for noob question.

    May I know what is the principle of controlling RGB LED strips?
    What kind of signal does the 4 wires receive from the controller?
    Digital? Analogue? Square Wave?
    How is the colour and intensity varied?
    Is the LED strip itself a smart device or passive?

    Can this controller work with all types of 12V RGB LED strips?
    Can any controller with any type of 12V RGB strip?

    Thanks!

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    n00b001
    n00b001

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry for noob question.
    -Ok

    May I know what is the principle of controlling RGB LED strips?
    -For Fun(???)
    What kind of signal does the 4 wires receive from the controller?
    Digital? Analogue? Square Wave?
    -Digital, as it is all digital tech.
    How is the colour and intensity varied?
    -Voltage I assume, it could just be a different bit battern being tansfered via the cables.
    Is the LED strip itself a smart device or passive?
    -I image it is passive, it is just a few LEDs, resistors (maybe) and wires.

    Can this controller work with all types of 12V RGB LED strips?
    Can any controller with any type of 12V RGB strip?

    Thanks!
    -anytime

    An even smaller version of this controller is now available: http://www.elementalled.com/ElementalLED-Store/Full-Color-LED-Products/Mini-RGB-LED-Controller-486/product.html

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    mattyjled
    mattyjled

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    12V works as a 4 channel RGB controller for LED lighting. The strips are from ElmentalLED.com

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    Ward_Nox
    Ward_Nox

    10 years ago on Introduction

    the weird light glitch is kinda cool not what i thought LED bussness card ment though

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    mattyjled
    mattyjled

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Open to a name change for the video, Suggestions?

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    Ward_Nox
    Ward_Nox

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    business cared SIZED LED control circuit board demo

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    mattyjled
    mattyjled

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    What is a good name, I want it to make sense and people to have an idea what it will be about. I am open to suggestions to change the name. Thanks

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    Weissensteinburg
    Weissensteinburg

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Maybe something along the lines of: Business Card Sized LED (RGB) Controller - RGB being optional.