[tog] led display

digi hobo hontar at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 15:51:41 IST 2012


That of course should of read Glenn.

On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 3:24 PM, digi hobo <hontar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Sean,
>
> I've not heard of led tape before, could you expand about this material.
> Is it just a reel of discreet leds?
> What is the led tape being used for?
> A quick google shows a possible circuit that will do 12 hours
> http://www.reuk.co.uk/Timer-Circuits-With-4060B.htm
>
> If you're not into building the whole circuit from scratch, you could use
> an arduino <http://www.arduino.cc/> which is a bit more user friendly
> in terms of programming. These also have the advantage of adding shields
> to expand functionality like network connectivity. As Rory mentioned, there
> are regular electronics classes which are open to the public, just check
> the tog calendar.
> "Every Monday From 7pm – Electronics and Micro Controller: We mainly deal
> with Arduino’s as they seem to be very popular within the hackerspaces
> community."
>
> Alternatively you could use a bifferboard <http://bifferos.co.uk/> which
> has an io pin. This can run linux and so you could run a cron job to turn
> on and off the circuit.
>
> We use one in the space to read in a throw switches state, then this sets
> the space open/closed state on the tog site.
> eg http://www.tog.ie/2012/02/space-open-closed/
>
> I would recommend coming to Tog on Monday to get more input. We normally
> don't bite :)
>
> Regards
>
> Ed
>
>
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org> wrote:
>
>> Glenn,
>>
>> I'm not sure how to do what you want, but some people in TOG might. There
>> are sometimes electronics/microcontroller/**Arduino nights in TOG. Maybe
>> if you come along there might be people there you can talk to. Check the
>> TOG website, www.tog.ie for when the next one is
>>
>> (Using CAPSLOCK or typing all in capital letters is often used to mean
>> "shouting" on email etc., so it can look a little weird if you use big
>> letters all the time. Might be better to use more regular grammer.)
>>
>> Sean, that's not very helpful :P
>>
>> --
>> Rory
>>
>>
>> On 17/06/12 12:30, Sean Nicholls wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Glenn,
>>>
>>> Please visit this link: http://bit.ly/cLqSTd
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>>
>>> Sean
>>>
>>> On 17 Jun 2012, at 12:26, Glenn Hynes wrote:
>>>
>>>  HELLO GUYS
>>>>
>>>> CAN ANYBODY HELP ME IM WORKING ON A PROJECT IT INVOLVES USING LED TAPE
>>>> POWERED BY LEAD ACID BATTERY OVER A PERIOD OF TIME,(EG 30 DAYS CYCLE)
>>>>
>>>> THIS IS WHAT I NEED 12 HOURS ON 12 HOURS OFF FOR 30 DAYS THEN SHUT
>>>> DOWN.(NEED A CHIP/PCB BOARD FOR THIS)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> THEN REPLACE LEAD ACID BATTERY WITH A FULLY CHARGED ONE THEN REPEAT
>>>> CYCLE,
>>>>
>>>> THE REASON IS I CANT LET THE BATTERY RUN FLAT AS IT WOULD BREAK DOWN
>>>> OVER TIME AND WOULD NOT HOLD A CHARGE
>>>>
>>>> POWER CONSUMPTION ON LED 0.1 WATT PER HOUR 10% OF ONE WATT
>>>>
>>>> LEAD ACID BATTERY 4 AMP HOUR OR TBA
>>>>
>>>> I WOULD REALLY LIKE SOME HELP KIND REGARDS
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> GLENN HYNES
>>>>
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