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Any progress sofar? I'd like to see the moving mushrooms. Im about to start my fourth set. These will have programmable LED's (WS2812b).
Hi Emily! You can calculate how long the batteries would last. Read the capacity from the batteries (in mAh). If you follow the instruction exactly, you would have 3 AA batteries to get a voltage of 4.5V. Thus, the capacity of the batteries cannot be added up. Each LED will use 50 ma current. Then you can divide the capacity by the used current of 8 LED's; Amount hours = (capacity of one battery in mAh / (50 * 8). With capacity 2000 mAh, this should be around 5 hours or so?
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This time, i made a version with cold & warm white LED's and with bracket fungi!
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Great to read how big of a project this hasbecome for you! Im looking forward to some pictures, and maybe a nice video on YouTube?For the past weeks, I have been struggling with 2 arduinos toanimate some mushrooms as well, by using self-written animations controlled byan IR remote. I have almost finished understanding all coding. Once I do, Iwill start wiring the LEDs. If it works out ill upload some pictures as well.
Just learned with Mushroom MK2 that wiring LEDs in parallel is not good since current will not divide well. 2 shrooms are very bright, rest is almost off. I was lucky that it worked out alright in MK1 though!
Those LEDs require 6 leads right? Im afraid that 6 wires in a stem will be quite difficult. You can connect the LEDs as informed in the datasheet of the manufacturer.
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Made these a few weeks ago. Accidentally ordered smaller (3528 smd) leds. So I ended up making a special construction that supports 2 leds in series. Also, I preferred to connect all mushrooms in parallel, to a resistor that is connected to power supply in series. In that way I only used one resistor in the wooden base. :)This project was a lot of work, but im happy with the result. So im currently working on a 2nd set. This time with the leds connected parallel with a smaller structure. The 3rd set will be RGB with Arduino.
I did some homework and found integrated different types of RGB leds (the one with the least pins has 4 pins: WS2812B, others have 6 pins). If i would use the 4-pin type, the steel wire could be used to ground the led. But I would need 3 leads in the stem. Voltage in, Data in, and Data out. I will also need Arduino. Is that similar to how you made your RGB mushrooms?
Thanks again Steve! I am choosing between those two options now. I probably will go for arduino. It'll be a step up for me, but i like a challenge now and then. Greetz from the Netherlands =)
After making red mushrooms with red leds, I also became interested in making RGB ones. How do you wire 1 led module from the strip to a RGB controller? Are you putting all 4 wires in the stem?
Ah okay! Thanks for your very quick reply!
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