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moodlite Software / Re: Turn off the display
« on: February 24, 2019, 07:40:07 PM »
Also interested in this as well as...  Would be nice to be able to adjust the brightness throughout the day. 

moonlite Builds / Re: ShFaxx Build Log
« on: February 18, 2019, 01:59:51 PM »
Finished my 1st one....   Well I may make one more panel for the end so it's not so symmetrical. 

This is using the v2.0 base and my slightly taller top panel (posted somewhere in this thread).

Running 90 LEDs, 10 Panels with (3 per corner, 9 per panel).  I'm not having any issues with power drop, etc. I can crank it up to max brightness, etc.  (Using this power adapter:

I attached each panel to the wall with two command strips, they have been holding the 1st five panels since I started with no issues.  I also love that I can pop them off the wall if needed and don't leave any marks.  (

moodlite Design / Re: Alternative LED placement
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:34:03 AM »
I toyed with the idea of putting leds mid way across each side but the hotspots and current panel design caused me some issues so I never went forward.  Also need to watch how many leds you are trying to drive In total. 

moodlite Electronics / Re: Preventing reversed polarity
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:28:39 AM »
Sspenning - It looks like your LED strip might use WS2812's instead of the newer WS2812b's - they added reverse polarity protection in the newer model:

I've almost plugged mine in the wrong way a bunch of times too - i think having a polarised latching connector is a great idea, but it might require some modifications to the print model to fit.

Well there ya go....   That's why I didn't have a problem.  def good to know, thanks!

moodlite Electronics / Re: Preventing reversed polarity
« on: February 13, 2019, 01:05:34 AM »
Wow I did this last week on my last panel, but nothing happened.  The panel simply didnít light up.  I flipped the cable and all was good.  Guess I got lucky.

moodlite Design / Re: New moodlite Designs Release - Help required
« on: February 09, 2019, 05:52:51 PM »
I havent checked Ioalby's design closely , the Y ones fit the original 2nd version one  , I dont think there is any diffrence in size between the Y ones and the normal ones since its just one more female connector added.
ok, if they are the same, than no they will not fit loalbyís modified model. 

moodlite Design / Re: How to do triangle patterns with three edges?
« on: February 09, 2019, 05:49:28 PM »
Not sure if it is a code thing or a physical LED limitation.  As I understand the LEDs are serially addresses. So if you split your signal wire you cannot address both paths individually.   Iím a newb at all this too so I could be wrong.

moodlite Design / Re: New moodlite Designs Release - Help required
« on: February 09, 2019, 03:57:05 PM »
Oh I like the Y connector idea.   Speaking of connectors.  I printed this last night and the standard servo cables donít fit.  Will the Y cables fit?   

moodlite Design / Re: New moodlite Designs Release - Help required
« on: February 09, 2019, 12:41:02 AM »
Ioalby, thanks for the mod.  Going to print one of these now, looks pretty nice.   Do you have any issues with the wires staying in the tracks underneath? 

moonlite Builds / Re: ShFaxx Build Log
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:43:16 PM »
Awesome, will def print one of the alternate tops with the thicker sides..  Nice work guys...

moonlite Builds / Re: ShFaxx Build Log
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:18:33 PM »
Agreed, moving the top farther away from the light source helps a lot.   Iím also using three leds per corner which brightens things up considerably. I didnít want to go any thicker than the power box  though. Felt it started to get a little too bulky .   Would def be interested in a redesigned bottom which would allow us to use a thinner top with the same diffusion though.  Was thinking about smaller connectors also, didnít find anything quickly.  Will keep an eye for your updates.  Tnx.

moonlite Builds / Re: ShFaxx Build Log
« on: February 03, 2019, 11:30:28 PM »
5 panels completed.  Using the taller top panel.  Ordered another strip of LEDs and connectors.

Attached to the wall using 3M command strips.  They are a little thick, but work OK and allow me to remove them via velcro.

I attempted to add a 220 OHM resistor, but it must be the wrong size as it messed with the signal, the lights would flicker.  I did add a capacity though, which seems to be working fine.

moodlite Design / Re: Tight Pattern RGB/W strip
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:10:26 AM »
I have this strip too - the fine pitch soldering is tricky but not impossible, but be aware that if you're using a stock v2 moodlite model, the LED strip is slightly too wide (by about 1mm) so you'll need to carefully trim it.

Thanks for the advice.   already started modelling in solidworks a ground up version.  I'm going to emulate as much as the original design as possible and only print the base.

Epic - I'll look forward to trying it out! To reference the thread topic, one thing I'm very curious about is the effect and advantages of the RGB LED + pure white LED arrangement of the original. I don't necessary think it's essential to the experience, but one of the key reasons I also opted for a higher density RGB strip was because I really think we'll benefit from the brightness and colour saturation of 9 vs 3 LEDs per tile. I assume the white LEDs in the Nanoleaf boost the perceived brightness of the tiles tremendously.

Iím doing nine leds per panel with the standard size leds. You guys should be able to be even more.  Will be interested in seeing your results.  The 9 standard leds is much better than the 3.

Love seeing all the ideas, please post your results.  A couple of us have tried a reflective base, however it didnít seem to help but maybe with your other mods it will. I also tried throwing some batting inside to diffuse the light, but again it didnít help.   The three lights per corner is definitely a good option and will brighten up your panels.
Welcome to the group and happy making...

moonlite Builds / Re: wgt66487's Build
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:58:13 PM »
I  thought about it and I don't like when there smaller.

Understood there.  Def not the same effect.  I think the current one is even a little small but still viable.   Looks like a printer upgrade is on your future. :).

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