Monthly Archives: December 2013

Return of the SloBot – Versatran Series F

The robot project has been neglected for a long time now, time to change that over the Xmas holidays. I bought a new 10Ah USB battery pack for the pulse monitor but it was a bit too bulky (and overkill) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

G35 Lights: Bands of Colour

Just a simple sketch that splits each string into a number of bands and cycles through some colours. I’m using 7 x 7 with my string of 49 bulbs and have set normal 50 bulb strings to 5 groups of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

G35 Simple Red-Green Ping-Pong

From another idea by Chris – just bounce red and green from one end to the other. As usual, it’s been uploaded to GitHub. The code is just: That’s all there is to it. For two sets of lights, this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

NeoMatrix Brightness

Here’s an idea of the brightness of these panels. The numbers show the brightness settings from 0 to 255 and there’s an orange shape to fill out some pixels. My screen is in the background for some contrast and the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

NeoMatrix: 40×8 RGB Display

Ok, once it was all working, it was time to build a reasonably sized display. By “all working”, I mean it was when I tested it but one of the replacement pixels has stopped illuminating. It’s still passing the signal … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Success!

I picked up the WS2812 5050 RGB LED chips earlier – here’s a pack of them with the boards ready for repair: So I cleaned off the old solder, tinned a pad on one corner and carefully positioned the replacement … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Red-Green Slide

From another idea by Chris… We start at the ends of each string and push in red from the left and green from the right (so adding one bulb at each step). We go from all off to having the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment