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Mini future (2011) project using the PLC6 RGB LEDs

Discussion in 'Community Projects' started by Vairmoose, May 28, 2010.

  1. Vairmoose

    Vairmoose One blink a day keeps the blahs away.

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    I'm attempting to create something that requires several small segments (4-5 LEDs each) to be strung together in parallel but be individually controllable. Vcc should be 5v DC with 24v DC flowing into the RGB connecrtion. I've not identified all the components yet... or worked out the "controller" .. but the miniboard (about 1" x 2" ... 25mm x 50 mm) would look something like the attached. (sorry for the bad pic but it was created in Powerpoint. When I'm done I would need about 55 of these boards so I'm attempting to keep the cost reasonable and "planning" for SMD on components. The only exception so far would be the jumper. I still need to pin down the specific chips to use but one mini-step at a time.

    The "master" controller needs to be able to control both 24v out (3 channels) and 5v out (about 13 channels) -- total of 16 channels.... In many ways it would "look" similar to controllers that are available to today.... one other small difference.... it has to provide the means to use, store and update 2 unrelated DMX addresses... (I expect to use 4, 5 or 6 of these controllers).

    Hopefully this will make more sense as the effort gets defined and the experts chime in to keep me away from magic smoke . :D

    Larry
     

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  2. rrowan

    rrowan New Elf

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    So what u are saying

    You are aiming for a Magic Moose Board

    but could end up with

    a Magic Moose Smoke

    :D :D :D

    Just be careful of Smokey

    Cheers

    Rick R.
     
  3. KeithTarpley

    KeithTarpley New Elf

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    Greetings,,,

    Well, you did give away a bit of what you're up to in the pic. For hardware's simplicity, I'd be tempted to do it in multiple channels, but I give you credit for making a specific controller for it, as you want to do. Much simpler sequencing then. Will enjoy watching the progress on this one.

    Keith
     
  4. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Dedicated Elf Administrator

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    Larry,

    One note with DC, you use mosfets rather than triac's/scr's. I'll pull up all your previous emails and go over this again tonight, it hasn't yet clicked into place exactly how to acheive this but CCR type command set is coming to mind.

    Cheers
    Phil
     
  5. rrowan

    rrowan New Elf

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    Please excuse my previous post :-[

    Rick R.
     

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