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RGBW LED Controller
January 21, 2012
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Control your blinky!!!

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Meet the RGBW LED Controller. It is a LED controller that features an embedded ATmega328 with an Arduino bootloader for easy programming, 4 channel LED control with dimming, 5 or 12 volt output, IR receiver, XBee header, RS-232 or TTL serial I/O, 2 push buttons, 12 pin extensions for all unused pins (6 analog and 6 digital), power and channel LED indicators, and dual power input options. You can control 5 or 12 volt LED’s via serial with adjustments to the level of any channel with ramping to the desired level, rate of ramping, color cycle start and stop, rate of color cycle, length of stay on each color during cycle. Fans and motors can also be driven with ease. Be sure and also visit the complete assembly tutorialPower suppliesRGB and white LED strips, and XBee’s and XBee adapters are available at Adafruit!

Pick one up in the store!

I now have FTDI Adapters in the store!

** Now shipping ver 2.2! Updates include an additional power input option, more pin options, thicker traces for more power handling, and some slight fixes/adjustments. **

I now have an updated downloadable PDF manual with pictures and linked index! :)

Remember, this is not a shield, it works standalone, without an Arduino!

There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.

June 17, 2012
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Jeremy,

 

Great Kit!! Laugh I have built all 3 of them, each works perfectly and contained all the parts I needed. The installation instructions are good!

 

I am however left with questions, as I want to start integrating these into my XNP network at home (and thus want to make use of the XBee port). Do you have the pin-assignments for the IR and XBee RX/TX ports? And the I2C ports?

 

Also, can we access the sketch used to program it? Or should we treat it more like an appliance that we can interface with using the Serial or I2C ports?

 

Cheers!!

Kris

February 19, 2013
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I just ordered the RGBW LED Controller kit and have read the information.
However the video shows me the possibility to control the chip with Android.
I like to do this with bluetooth. Is there any information or sourcecode or apps for this?

Many Thanks.

May 20, 2013
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Hi

I'm investigating DIY LED controllers and these seem to be the best design I've come across but they are missing one feature I would like to have which is DMX, how hard would it be do mod this to add in a DMX receiver, i.e. with an RS-485 transceiver and a bit of code to do the rest.
It would be nice as I use DMX stuff all the time in one of my Jobs and this would allow me to build my own LED fixtures.

July 9, 2013
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I got my board assembled and everything is working great including the RS-232 interface. Now I would like to try my hand at writing a more complex sketch. Since this is my first foray into Arduino programming though, I wanted to have the existing sketch as a fallback.

In using the current iteration of the board though (3.0) it appears that the running code is newer than the sketch file you have made available. Would it be possible to get a copy of the most current version of the sketch file - just in case? ;-)

-- Dave

July 22, 2013
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Jeremy,

Great Kit!! The video shows the opportunity to control the KIT with Android. The description does not point out Bluetooth or WIFI. Do you plan to sell a "BT of WIFI" edition to control the KIT with a Smartphone.

Cheers
Gregor

July 30, 2013
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Jeremy,
I have a Arduino operating a single RGB LED using PWM pins 9-10-11
I need to expand from a single LED to a RGB light strip
I want to know will your RGBW controller drive 5 meters of this RGB light strip?
http://www.superbrightleds.com.....-rgb/1468/

Basically is your RGBW controller terminal labeled "RED" "GRN" "BLU" the same as PWM pins 9-10-11?
and
can I upload my own .pde file?

August 1, 2013
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Hi Tim, this will easily handle 5 meters of LED strip, red is pin 9, green is pin 10, blue is pin 11, and white is pin 3. You can absolutely upload your own sketch! :)

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August 25, 2013
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Jeremy I was wondering if you could answer a couple of questions for me - before i purchase?

What is the maximum input voltage, maximum amp output & is there anyway to increase the output voltage to 18v dc?
Also what is the maximum time period for ramping - like - can you do 8 hour's and slowly ramp intensity throughout the 8 hour's per channel? I'm using 1 watt led's

August 28, 2013
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Hi Jeremy - thanks for the V3 controllers. They are driving an amazing number of LEDs in our planetarium. But I am wondering if you have the sketch for the V3 boards posted somewhere. It's a little different from the V2.2.

Also, I am having trouble loading a new sketch on the boards. I saw that there had been some issue with the bootloader on the square inch board. Do you think that might be the case on the V3 RGBW board?

I have ordered new 328s with bootloader just in case, but it would be useful to have your current V3 sketch to reload if I decide to. Thanks!

September 15, 2013
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Hello Jeremy.
After much searching, this is the controller I want to use to complete my kitchen lighting project. HOWEVER, it's out of stock! Any idea on a lead time?
Thanks,
Hankitup

October 7, 2013
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I too would like to purchase these controller,
i am desperately in need of at least 4 units.
please respond

rushmore1305@gmail.com

October 21, 2013
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I would like to purchase this controller and would also like the updated Eagle files for the pcb. Are you no longer selling?

November 17, 2013
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chris120590 said

I would like to purchase this controller and would also like the updated Eagle files for the pcb. Are you no longer selling?

Hi Jeremy
I would really love to purchase this controller but they're still out of stock! i have been checking almost every week, are you no longer selling them? Cry

November 18, 2013
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Still selling, new design, boards are in, kits are together, just finishing up the firmware and it will go public. Soon! :)

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November 23, 2013
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Jeremy said

Still selling, new design, boards are in, kits are together, just finishing up the firmware and it will go public. Soon! :)

Great will the boards be ready for shipping for the holidays? i need a few for christmas Coolprojects

November 25, 2013
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I too am looking to build a custom DMX controlled fixture - any suggestions on translators to render DMX numeric commands into your adjective syntax?

Also, if I could run a 1M LED strip with your controller on a battery - that would be GREAT! if anyone has any ideas on a 1hour run time I would be excited to hear from you. Thx.

November 25, 2013
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I too want one. I think that is extremely cool that you have build this. Please let me know when they are ready for ship!

Just out of curiosity. How many of these do you have to sell? And are the Adafruit Strips the ones that you can use with this?

December 7, 2013
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Hey Jeremy,

Do you think this controller will be ready before xmas? Just curious, thanks!

January 15, 2014
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Hello Jeremy
I have recently purchased RGBW LED Ctrl 3.1 got it put together and it works great. I also added the Fast Voltage Switching FTDI Adapter so I can down load my own sketches for custom applications. What I was wondering is where do I find the sketch that is currently running on the AT328. If I make changes I would like to be able to get back to where it currently is operating.

Thanks
Duane

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