Hi arduino friends,
I have been exploring the arduino for about 6 to 8 months now and have really enjoyed every thing about it. Just recently, the time came for me to create my first project, and I made a mood lamp with two RGB LEDs that cycle through all of the millions of color combinations from behind of a frosted plastic enclosure. Now I would like to take it just a bit further. Here are the details of the mood lamp that I already created
, followed by the details of the next project that I will be making
to see if I can get help along the way. There are still a few concepts that are new to me and am trying to grasp, so any ideas and suggestions are welcome:
Mood Lamp (already created)
-Uses an arduino duemilinovae
-Has a pair of RGB LEDs connected in parallel to pins 9, 10, and 11
-Has another pair of RGB LEDs connected in parallel to pins 3, 5, and 6
-Total RGB LEDs = 4
-The LEDs and resistors are hand soldered onto small plain chipboards
-Each LED anode has a 220ohm resistor
-The entire contraption is housed in a hand-made wooden enclosure with a frosted polycarbonate window
-There is a port in the side of the housing to connect the wall plug adaptor.
-The lights cycle between all of the colors of the rainbow.
Example of each LED chipboard
Mood Lamp II (to be created)
-Uses only a chip(without the arduino board)
-6 PWM pins needed
-The LEDs and resistors are soldered onto pre-printed circuit chipboards
-Same LED count and Resitor count as the previous version
-The lights flash and cycle in an array of different effects
-The contraption will be housed in a hand-made wood enclosure with a frosted polycarbonate window
-The wall wart will be moved insode the enclosure, and just the plug will go to the wall (possible??)
I am good with wood and have the tools and skills to make the enclosures. I really need help with getting the electronics to lower cost and with removing the arduino board from the circuit (just using the chip). I have never done that before.
I have seen the BlinkM, and my project requires a very similar functionality, but BlinkM is not what I am looking for.
Thaks for any help,