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  • iDexe commented on iDexe's instructable DIY portable Video Light2 years ago
    DIY portable Video Light

    Hmm, theoretically this should work. I was careful structuring the code. I made a class that builds the menu and handles the screen. Maybe its just enough to change the used screen identifier (i use u8glib). It specifies the resolution the communication (I2C or SPI) and the behavior of the reset pin (if existent). See the u8glib documentation for al the identifiers. If the outcome won't look nice take a look at the menu class and see if you can change some parameters to fit your screen.What could be a problem is using a much larger font, because the atmega328 has only 32Kb of memory and its pretty much full. Then you might have to comprise in some way or use an other micro-controller. Also you can get rid of the Arduino boot loader to save some space.

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  • iDexe commented on iDexe's instructable DIY portable Video Light2 years ago
    DIY portable Video Light

    Hey, cool congratulations. They are indeed not at full brightness. It's so that you can change the color with constant brightness. However the special insane mode should provide you with maximized brightness and color control. (By now the color control in this mode is not properly implemented. But if i find some time later this year i will fix this.) Also if you are finished it would be very cool to see your finished build here under "i made it". Im looking forward to see how you made it!

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  • iDexe commented on iDexe's instructable DIY portable Video Light2 years ago
  • iDexe commented on iDexe's instructable DIY portable Video Light2 years ago
    DIY portable Video Light

    No, if I understand your question right. The batteries should not be connected with the output of the BMS again. On my BMS there are 5 wires for the batteries. Just connect them in series and attach the balancing leads in between the individual batteries. Then the BMS has 2 Contacts +, - wich are for charging/ discharging at the same time. They will just output the current battery voltage. So around 12-17V. You can use this to power your electronics. Don't attach your load directly to the batteries because you won't have short circuit protection and other nice things. For charging, just hook an external power supply that can deliver 18V or more to the + and - terminals. The BMS will automatically recognize it and switch to charging mode. Imagine having a Battery pack system that is enti...

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    No, if I understand your question right. The batteries should not be connected with the output of the BMS again. On my BMS there are 5 wires for the batteries. Just connect them in series and attach the balancing leads in between the individual batteries. Then the BMS has 2 Contacts +, - wich are for charging/ discharging at the same time. They will just output the current battery voltage. So around 12-17V. You can use this to power your electronics. Don't attach your load directly to the batteries because you won't have short circuit protection and other nice things. For charging, just hook an external power supply that can deliver 18V or more to the + and - terminals. The BMS will automatically recognize it and switch to charging mode. Imagine having a Battery pack system that is entirely closed. It has only 2 leads coming out of it. Like these old NiMh packs for RC cars.

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  • iDexe commented on iDexe's instructable DIY portable Video Light2 years ago
    DIY portable Video Light

    I added the hex files for the atmega328 as a binary release at Githubhttps://github.com/iDexe/videolight/releases

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  • iDexe commented on iDexe's instructable DIY portable Video Light2 years ago
    DIY portable Video Light

    Oh i think i made a mistake. I used 3000K and 4000K. I originally bought the LED strips for general illumination so this is what i had. It semms i messed with the numbers in my code. 4000K is still a little bit warmer than sunlight. If you want something that can really match sunlight i would recommend using 6000K.

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  • iDexe commented on iDexe's instructable DIY portable Video Light2 years ago
    DIY portable Video Light

    Wow that ambient light sensor is a nice feature to have! But that kind of sensor is probably hard to get.

    Hey, yes you are right. I have added the missing resistor values and the instructions on how to program the atmega328 with Arduino IDE. Have fun building!

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