That is a good suggestion. I just sanded it and didn't really know how to finish it. I also debated getting the Edge Banding stuff in the same color. Then it would match. It was only $5 at the store.
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Pam,It would be a lot of effort to sequence enough songs for 8hr of a work day. I would recommend checking out https://bitbucket.org/togiles/lightshowpi/overview With LightshowPi it can sequence a song in real time automatically, ya it doesn't look as good as one done by hand. With LightshoPi you can play a playlist, audio input, or stream from an online service.
Hello mjldc,My initial design had incorporated a set of dip switches. There wasn't enough pins on my Arduino so I used a Parallel-in, Serial-out Shift Register to connect the 9 switches to three Arduino pins. This looks like a great tutorial https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ShiftIn I would read the values of the dips in setup() and set DmxAddress.
Thank you for your feedback and advice JettaKinght. Does Kovari's board layout have better spacing? And assuming that there is proper ventilation and heatsinks on Kovari's design, is that safe?
Ya, I used the Arduino bootloader and Arduino IDE software to program this chip. I didn't have an Arduino Uno shield with the detachable IC. So, I used https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoISP to program an atmega328 on a breadboard that had a 20MHz crystal.
Yes this will work just fine up to 600V as that is the rating of the TRIACs I bought. The bigger concern is the frequency difference. Here in America our AC mains are at 60Hz. I believe Europe is at 50Hz. So the brightness map will need to change values. For 60Hz I have it at 8000us, 50Hz will be more around 10000us or a hair under. You will have to test the max and min brightness to verify. Let me know if that works out. There are a lot of people wondering about using this in Europe.
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