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Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« on: May 14, 2013, 11:29:18 AM »
Ok been here long enogh and got enough bits To Start

Will Post Some Pictures When i Get Home

Thought i best Start a New LED Build Thread I will not be posting this on any other forums  as We are getting a nice Community on Here for DIY and LED
I will Be looking at other Projects but Finlay getting my Finger out :)

So Here Goes :----------)

I have a 3ft x 2ft x 2ft Tank running in front room :) With Key3 LEds  and a empty 4ft x 2ft x 2ft tank Sat Empty in front room This will be the next Project after This



50cm Cube In Bedroom  Will Post More Pics when i get Home

Update as promised :)









Hope that Helps :)


This is replacing the deceased Boyu 450 we had in old bedroom But lights were old so the 2 clown fish are in a holding tank next to 3ft Tank


Got a 75 watt led on top Rock has Green Hair algae but thats because bulbs were over 12months :(
we have moved bedrooms and still on with finishing it off but built a Nice Place for the tank To Sit so we can Both Enjoy this and when i am sat at my desk i can look at the tank as well.
I got My Arduino Out and Plugged in Jamie Sent me the Files I needed as its been over 6 months since i last played :(

Got it working On My Linux Machine so well pleased





So Thats The Start .. Had a good Read through Jamie's excellent Manual And Made a List Of parts

I Will Update this as I go along I have a lot of these But i Like Lists :)

DS18B20 Temperature Sensors
4.7 kΩ resistors
DS1307 RTC Module
BC549CNPN Transistors
1 kΩ resistors
Arduino MEGA Prototyping Shields
5V Passive Speaker / Buzzer
Multi-Turn Variable Resistor
BC549CNPN Transistor & 1 kΩ Resistor
KYOTTO KB20C06A Solid State Relay
ULN2803A Darlington Transistor
18-Pin DIP IC Socket
X2 Capacitors (0.22μF / 270VAC)
IN4001 Diode
HRD Series DC Step Down Converters (Adjustable 36V-5V)
40-Pin IDE Ribbon Cable (Male-Female)
PWM) fans

SO Let The build Commence :).

Just To Add This hopefully Will Be a simple Step by Step Guide To Help me and anybody WHO like me is scared to death and put this off for so Long But also looking forward to the Build ...
« Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 09:30:15 PM by bigguy »
Cube LED Build The Journey :)
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 11:37:26 AM »
So First Question
going to start on the Temp Sensors first


I will Build  a inter face First But What Wire Do i Use on the DS18B20 Temperature Sensors ?
Would Network Cable Cat5 be ok . I plan to Heat Shrink were i solder to the legs  and orded some Tubing to put the senses in play around as i will have a few to Build :)
3 for this build
1 for the Hood :)
1 for the tank
1 for the Sump
Thoughts Please Guys :)
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 11:34:29 AM »
looking good matey i used

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-Metres-Equipment-Wire-Cable-7-0-2-Stranded-1-4Amp-/120777717250?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item1c1ee9b602

also i soldered the 4.7k direct from 5v to pin 51 on the shield then simply ran 5v, gnd, and pin 51 wires to the temp sensors matey
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 11:44:19 AM »
Thanks Kev
Just Spent 26 on Cable lol got all the colors :)

Does it matter which way round the resistor goes :)

Want to move this on know :)

Thanks again Dude
Simon
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 11:45:48 AM »
Just Got a Couple More Bits Yesterday :)



These are for screen



More to Follow
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 12:48:16 PM »
Na either way matey
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013, 01:22:09 PM »
Thanks Yep No Polarity just been reading Thanks again :) Still Waiting for my Tube for the Temp Sensors but might have a play tonight and see if i can stop the error Also Orded

3 off these

http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=123_124&product_id=60#.UZN9x0loR4I

Just Because they are on the build And I might be able to use them :)
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 01:34:16 PM »
cool are they stackable ?
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2013, 01:44:13 PM »
have you seem the Ardublock for programming ?

http://blog.ardublock.com/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ardublock/
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2013, 01:58:50 PM »
have you tried it ?
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2013, 07:33:45 PM »
Love it When you Come Home and Bits Arrive :)



this is to test for the heat sensors :)





just need to get the bits for the boards not bad only took

PLaced order 30th April

Got email to say ready 7TH May

And only paid air mail Arrived today :)

Driver Boards For the LEDs :) Will ||Get a list of parts needed and post on here if people interested :)

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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2013, 10:23:45 PM »
Ok Another Update :)
Dug out the solder Iron and thought i would have a go at the Temp Sensers :)





You can See the Resistor on the board :)



found this but after i bust the first one i did it looks like i read it the wrong way round as on the tester it could not find the  18B20 :(



So MRk 2 as the pins bust easy good job i bought 10 lol
Also Put my Expensive screw shield on but while i build this and get it right easy to use and unscrew things :)



And a working Temp :)  Waiting for my Wire Then i will Make 3 up :)  possibly have jack plugs on the end and sockets on the Box :)

Going to get some heat shrink sleeves orded now :)
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2013, 11:23:25 PM »
starting to take shape matey hats off to you budd
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2013, 11:32:11 PM »
thanks kev Slowly and waiting for parts :(  but should have enough to build a few when i am done lol but like i said the pins easy snap so good job i bought 10 temp sensors lol
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Re: Bigguys LED Cube Build :)
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2013, 09:30:08 PM »
Well Friday and More Goodies Today :)



going to enjoy this lol trying to get the soldering right :)

Plan is to use this and solder the wires off it :)



more bits :)

not fish related but got  a new phone :)



The shield Kit
Your Order #100011852 (placed on May 8, 2013 2:48:06 AM CST)  yes sad look at the time

and arrived today might order a couple more :) anybody need any in uk possible cheaper postage if i get a few

Simon
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