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Offline holland lights

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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2012, »
or it mayne a 8x8 matrix cube. The way you are putting it together.

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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2012, »
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ok, i have a couple built, and I'm going to try to get pics up..

i used square acrylic tubing from us plastic
i used bare metal floral wire from Michaels
i used a large amount of LED's that i bought from China
i soldered the positive side of the LED's to the steel wire and the negatives of each LED, i used wire wrapping wire.
i placed the LED's about an inch apart on the steel wire.
then, i fit the whole thing into a piece of square tubing.
running cat5 cable from the conductors (including the steel wire) back to the Freestyle.
the 7 LED tub takes 2 ports on the dreestyle, the 15 LED Tube takes 4 ports.
the nice thing about this version of meteor tubes, is that each LED is directly controllable by the sequencing software.

this was just for when i stopped to try to make meteor tubes
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2012, »
well would you hurry up and solder all the connections already lol.

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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2012, »
resistors and wiring now...
and figuring out a support  : )
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2012, »
with all of those connections;you should probally use pvc or some other plastic structure.

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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2012, »
Try to post up what you are doing before bedtime.
 I wouldn't want this keeping me up all night.  ::)
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2012, »
as i mentioned in a another thread, my freestyle project in a 8x8x8 led cube, powered by 4 freestyles
512 blue leds fully dimmable.

coming soon!
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2012, »
61 of the 64 stems
have to remake 3, as i started to make meteor lights with them.
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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2012, »
all stems are built, about 15% done installing the stems...
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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012, »
Hopefully soon we will be able to see what you have been creating.  Just remember to show it in the light as well as the dark so that we can see what is creating the display we will be looking at.
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Hopefully soon we will be able to see what you have been creating.  Just remember to show it in the light as well as the dark so that we can see what is creating the display we will be looking at.

you'll see what i show you!   >:D
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« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2012, »
LOL!
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2012, »
Have you got it done yet, i could of had that fully assembled already, and where did you get the wire  that you are soldering the leds to in the cube. The wire that is ike what is on resisters and such.

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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2012, »
I've added gardening, and modding a supercharged Grand Prix to my hobbies. as well as working on my refit of my display to rgbled. I've been pretty maxed out.

metal floral wire is providing the structure of the device. and using awg30 wire wrapping wire from the led's on the stem down thorough the base to the resistors underneath. I don't know the resistor value off hand, but it's based off of a blue LED and 5v supply. i took the value and went a little higher than the normal value from the calculations as i wanted to limit the current even further.

my current stage of the rgb led refiting is involved with 910 rgb leds that i've been soldering to resistors and wire to use wire my wireframes, and mini trees.

on top of all of this, I've been writing a program for another project of mine that has more than 30,000  lines of Visual Basic code so far, and is about 30% completed.

this pretty much why you guys haven't heard from me for days at a time.
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2012, »
I bet your sleeping 6 hours a night too.... If you just cut that out of your schedule you would have an extra 6 hours to work on your freestyle project!  ???
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