Really old (now a Grandpa)
Community project designer
- Jun 12, 2010
- Victoria Point (Brisbane)
And of course I forget....... Over 1 month later it has finally uploaded. Slow ADSL!I have a behind the scenes video I will upload overnight.
I like the meteor tube idea.Nice video @Notenoughlights .
And for heavens sake, some bloody spammers are following our videos and commenting 'Do you want to be YouTube friends?'.
I got some on my videos. PPD, Keith and other people's videos have had the same.
Anyway; back to blinky. I'm hoping to buy some .
These would be a cool way to re-purpose cheap meteor light tubes into pixel-(lised) ones. I have 42 cheap meteor light tubes that have had water damage in them.
Technically I could use strip, but this seems better for waterproofing.
I should inquire if BTF-Lighting can custom make strings.I like the meteor tube idea.
I had a thought that they would look nice scattered inside my mega tree in a spiderweb mess type layout, so they don't "line up" but more have a dot of light at really random spaces internally. They wouldn't be used for anything other than colour effects.
Surely a custom PCB and ws2812b leds on that would be easier or are you going for the 360º view?I should inquire if BTF-Lighting can custom make strings.
If I did meteor tubes I would want about 20 nodes in the 50cm tube. About 2.5cm spacing.
Soldering onto the thing wires isn't too bad. It takes time, I'm able to with my dumb single colour version. I usually rub some sandpaper* to take off the lacquer then solder.
*Sandpaper doesn't always contain sand. 'Abrasive paper' is the term I keep getting told.
That (video below) Mega tree is made from 24 strands of seed lights. I spent all my time soldering connectors onto each string. It's part of the fun!that would be easier
I have a lot of these tubes lol.Surely a custom PCB and ws2812b leds on that would be easier or are you going for the 360º view?
I shall see what their response is when they're able to respond. Would be interesting to see if they could also do WS2811.Due to the recently announced extension of Chinese New Year holiday and related regulations about the Novel coronavirus pneumonia , please refer to the official announcement of WHO and other authorities(https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1223532656778010624?s=19). All orders placed on AliExpress are experiencing processing and shipping delays. The Chinese government advises us not to go out for now，so we can't go to office these days，detail time is still waiting for notification.We are We are fighting with the Pneumonia virus,so I hope you can understand.We will inform you right after the end of the long holidays. Sorry for this! And thank you for your order!Love and peace.