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on: January 13, 2019, 07:05:46 PM
Hi,

originally i wanted to Build a Nanoleaf clone from Thingiverse but Moodlite is a superior Design.
I wanted to share my experiences with you.
I'am using an Wemos D1 mini Board. From an earlier attempt i had a Software lying around. It is based on FastLED an Blynk.

If someone wants to try here is the share code for Blynk, the Arduino.ino is in the Attachments. Patters are not implemented yet, i will work on that. Need to look at the Moodlite code and get inspired.


I am using a 1 cm taller Top, for me this reduces the shadow of the Pyramid in the middle. File in the Attachments
At the Moment i am working on an adapted version of the Bottom, later more.

Each Tile has 9 LED's
At the end a Picture of my three tiles which are already finished .



« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 05:00:54 AM by Toka012 »



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Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 08:31:41 PM
Hi there!
That looks really nice!

Did you "just" stretch the top or did you do a proper change with paying attention to keep the mounting clips at the right size?


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Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 08:48:38 PM
I have added new mounting clips, on two corners. One corner has no clip. My idea was to make the lid easyer removable



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Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 08:52:08 PM
Sounds good.
This thing should be part of the next release then!


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Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 09:15:29 PM
Cool, Happy to help
I will upload a .stp CAD data tomorrow
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 09:17:43 PM by Toka012 »



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Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 04:50:31 PM
I have changed the Tile Bottom a bit. My Goal was it to connect 3 Tile to one Tile in the middle.

I have added an extra connector for a Jumper wire. In the Picture above you cann see that the Data signal is routed from Tile 3 back to Tile 2 via the new connector.
In the Middle of Tile 2 is some extra space for soldering a T-Joint.  Data out from Tile 3 will be connected to with the Data wire for Tile 4



Closeup of the new Tile. Stl File in the Attachments. The step file is to large ...
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
If you have an better Idea for the T Joint write it here :)

Step File of taller Top also in the Attachments



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Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 11:08:07 PM
Toka012 -- really enjoyed this top cover, the little added height really helps with the diffusing!  Nice work!



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Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 02:01:00 AM
I love the idea of being able to have three tiles next to each other.  Look forward to seeing your examples.



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Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 07:26:53 PM
@fender21 always happy to help :)
Today I finally soldert the 4th Tile.  Now i have a middle Tile connected on three edges.

Here you can see the Backs of the 4 Tiles. The Tile in the middle delivers data and VCC to the two neighbors (right and left)

A Closeup of the Connection in the middle, the cable Management must be reconsidered.

Finaly the Result.
Looks realy good, compensates for the many work in soldering

If you have any Idea for better Cable Management ore questions share it with me :)



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Reply #9 on: January 17, 2019, 04:16:24 AM
I think we should use 4 wires instead of 3, so when the tile is leaf, the 4th pin is used for data loop back, by plug wire together we can create complex topology such as tree. I really dont like soldering with extra circuit



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Reply #10 on: January 17, 2019, 05:11:38 AM
Would you not still need the T joint ?



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Reply #11 on: January 18, 2019, 05:02:55 AM
So AWESOME !!!   I just learned   about Blynk 2 days ago, got it working yesterday and now want to IoT everything I have lol.

I much prefer using the Blynk app to control these panels .   Thank you for sharing this.   ( I don't know how to code yet)   But I'm great with electronics.



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Reply #12 on: January 18, 2019, 07:56:11 AM
This was exactly my reaction when I heard of blynk. IoT everything  :D
Blynk delivers great example sketches. You can learn from them :)



 


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