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moodlite Electronics / Re: Maximum units?
« on: February 26, 2019, 02:58:55 PM »
Based on other dicussions.
Each led at full birght white is rated at 60mA.
If you use 1 LED per side then 60x3 we are talking about .18A per tile so you can power ~5 tiles per 1A on your PSU doing maximum bright.
This is not considering voltage drop (I donīt have so much knowledge on that area).

My setup is a 22 panels, 1 led per side, that in theory draws 3.96A and I am using a 4A PSU without problems yet.

Let's talk 3D printers... / Re: My new toy - JGAURORA A5
« on: February 19, 2019, 11:48:32 PM »
I always give the bed a wipe with alcohol before each print. Sticks great then. :-)

Agree on the bed cleaning on each print.
22 successful panels using hatchbox 1.75 white pla
70c bed
room temp usually 30c but interestingly the best results were with room 27c over night, maybe the fresher air helped the pla to harden better.

moonlite Builds / Re: A Build with a "twist" and a "corner"
« on: February 19, 2019, 01:43:52 AM »
Build Finished!
Waiting for the sound reaction code to be implemented. ;D

moonlite Builds / Re: Build Diary - moodlite by CdRsKuLL
« on: February 15, 2019, 04:23:23 AM »
Did you ever post the instructions on programming the controller? I sear I saw it before somewhere but I cannot find the instructions on how to do it anymore.


Lord Vader's post.

moodlite Chitchat / Re: Soldering Light Strips
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:52:17 PM »
For easier tinning people use Flux
I bought one that the seller said it is "pre fluxed". I can't tell if it is true, but it really sticks very easy to the surfaces.

moodlite Chitchat / Re: Servo Leads Max Current
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:46:39 PM »
I have 21 tiles (63 leds) set at the moment
I measured the power consumption with a kill-a-watt, set the color to full bright white and the draw was 10 watt, thefore ~5v@2A
This looks kind of good because in theory that max load could reach 18.9 watts.
Maybe I am missing something, but the result seems to point a consumption quite below the theorical one.

moodlite Chitchat / Re: Soldering Light Strips
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:34:35 PM »
I was similar at the beginning.
Tip 1: ask on the electronics shop for a quality soldering iron. Will last longer and give you more consistent r suits.
Tip 2: Look on YouTube for "cable tinning" you will find good tips to get started.
Tip 3: if you are serious about doing a lot from here on, get some helping hands, they make your life easier.
I decided to tin both all cables then all leds and  then just put them close and the iron, it's very easy that way.

moodlite Software / Re: moodlite software [2.0] Release
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:21:54 PM »
Look at timezone lib:

Part "Coding TimeChangeRules".
Can you help.
I just can not deal with ntp.

// Ntp Server
// Time zones
// Eastern European Time (Ukraine, Kiev)
// Eastern European Summer Time
TimeChangeRule uaEest = {'EEST', Last, Sun, Mar, 31, 180};
// Central European Standard Time
TimeChangeRule uaEet = {'EET', Last, Sun, Oct, 27, 120};
Timezone uaEastern (uaEest, uaEet);
TimeChangeRule * tcr;
How to use public ntp server?
And why does one LED remain on when switching off via the interface?

I am facing the same behavior there is one led always on red in the first panel.
If I dim the lights to 0 it will stay off along all others, but using manual turn off leaves one on.

moonlite Builds / Re: A Build with a "twist" and a "corner"
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:29:32 PM »
Here is an update.
I decided to discard the hangers idea, it added unneeded complexity so went the double sided tape road.
Still pending to install 6 more panels, ran out of filament before I expected.

I have not tried to work with mqtt or ntp yet but my experience has been that the source code is not to be changed, compile it "as is" and the changes are done on the web module when is set for your network.

moonlite Builds / A Build with a "twist" and a "corner"
« on: February 05, 2019, 03:50:48 AM »
Hello, first of all, thank you to all the guys who made possible this amazing project!

As there are several build posts around, I don't want to focus on what I am doing, but on what I am doing different.
At first I thought on a simple 10 panel scenario, but as usual, to have "wife approval" you need to give the extra mile.
So after asking her what she had on her mind, we ended up with a setup that touches the ceiling, goes down through one wall and jumps into another.
1 plane jump is easy because panels can be arranged to fit that, but 2 plane jumps needed something extra.

So I made a V shaped variation of the panel for it to join the 2 planes.
It is functional but has 2 or 3 flaws I need to polish before considering it a complete model.
I also remixed some nanoleaf hangers to make them moodlight size and customized one to support the control unit.

Below some pictures and video of what we have in our mind, and what are the results so far.
Video with corner panel installed:

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