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Hi Wannes!Thanks! Indeed, each led draws 60mA when all the three colors (red, green blue) are switched on to form the color white. If the power supply does not deliver the required current, the leds will light up in a non-white color (yellowish) and the brightness will decrease gradually along the led strip.I am using a 3A power supply, which delivers sufficient current for the normal operation of the clock. Only when I want all the leds to light up simultaneously in a white color, the current is not sufficient. Good luck!Bas
Hi, I just added the Arduino file. Good luck!
Hi! Thanks for your interest in my project! I did not write the Arduino file myself (since my Arduino programming skills are very limited), luckily, a friend did that for me. Since the file is his work, I cannot share it without asking him. I will ask him soon, please remind me to post his answer over here! Thanks and happy new year, Bas.
Hi!Since the major part of the .ino file is written by my brother in law, I have to ask him if I can share the file. What is exactly the part that you are stuck with?
Thanks! Good luck!
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Hi,I just want to control my Neopixel LED-strip using bluetooth.So, I do not want to use a temperature sensor or rotarty encoder.I tried to use your code, but it does not seem to work..Do you have any recommendations?Thanks!
What do you mean by hardware setup? In several intructables, a wiring scheme is given. However, I would advise you to try to figure it out yourself! That's what a project is about right?
I printed the black 'surrounding' of the text on transparent film indeed. However, if your LEDs are bright enough, you can use regular white paper too. I used an Arduino (started with Mega, later used the Uno and I am now using the Nano, since I work with LED strips that are accesable with one input only).Good luck!
Hi Rik,In the mean time, I made already eight Dutch word clocks!I usually make my stencil using Adobe Illustrator, but it works in Microsoft Word too. In Word, you have to use a 'mono-spaced' font, take a black background and white letters.Good luck!Bas
Thanks for your great Instructable!I already made five Word-clocks, starting from a very simple one (similar mess of wires as your first clock) to a more sophisticated one. Since I am still improving my design, I am very curious how you made the stencil (step 7). Did you print your design on transparent film? I did this too, but the ink did not block the light completely, so I had to use three stencils on top of each other, which caused aligning problems..Thanks for your reply!
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