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on: January 20, 2019, 04:11:57 AM
I just ordered this strip,  figured it's as close as I can easily get to the NanoLeaf setup
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0MA316/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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Reply #1 on: January 20, 2019, 06:39:13 AM
I actually have this strip but you are going to need some pretty fine soldering to use it. The leds are so close the terminals are tiny



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Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 09:02:25 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.



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Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 05:10:16 PM
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.



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Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 05:38:29 PM
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.



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Reply #5 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.



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Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 08:19:24 PM
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.

Hey SuperDave, I also have a strip of 144/m LEDs I'm trying to build mine with. Have you made any progress on a design specific to these strips?
Also do anyone else that may have used the 144/m strips. What did you use to cut the strips, I'm having difficulty cutting them so I can have enough contact to solder onto both sides.



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Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 10:23:00 PM
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.

Hey SuperDave, I also have a strip of 144/m LEDs I'm trying to build mine with. Have you made any progress on a design specific to these strips?
Also do anyone else that may have used the 144/m strips. What did you use to cut the strips, I'm having difficulty cutting them so I can have enough contact to solder onto both sides.

I posted a link to my files in the thread " Best Diffuision"
I used kitchen/cooking scissors to easily cut the strip.



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Reply #8 on: December 29, 2019, 05:35:45 AM
What all needed to be edited to get the RGBW to work? I set everything up but my SK6812 aren't turning on.



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Reply #9 on: January 06, 2020, 09:56:51 AM
I was also thiking of using the SK6812 RGBWW strip for my moodlite project, from what i understand the fastled library does not support RGBW/W animations, if it does work, it will probley only show the RGB colours in the animations? , after some searching i found this https://github.com/Makuna/NeoPixelBus library which fully supports SK6812 RGBW/W, i will be looking into adding it to my project if there is no way to do it with the current library.

UPDATE

ok my stuff arrived from aliexpress, wemos mini d1 and some RGBWW 144LPM SK6812 leds, after many hours stress, trying to get the leds to work with the wemos ( different data pins/power options) i finally got things working  ::) So if you have a wemos d1 mini or other ESP8266 base and your having problems getting the leds to work just make sure you use RX as the data pin and of course connect the green data cable to the RX connector on the wemos,

So now we have them working we just need to use this fork of the fastled library to enable the extra white chip in the SK6812s
https://github.com/EmteZogaf/FastLED/tree/dma
 just download and replace the one in the arduino folder. This library can also fix some people issues with leds flicker.
from what i have seen so far the SK6812 LEDs are the way to go, the extra white led make so much difference, it seems 2x brighter then just the RGB leds, just the single white led is 2x brighter then all the RGB leds on full white and uses much less power, I will update with some pictures soon.
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