So, My Colorduino works fine with it's little RGB matrix running a simple plasma sketch, I run it at 11.8 v using a 4148 diode, but it gets HOT, I mean 200 degrees, even fully ventilated. A fan obviously helps, and I have tried to kill it on purpose just to see what the electronics will handle, but it won't die.
any ideas as to why I get all the heat? I'm not too worried about the unit as it's just an experiment, any ideas would be appreciated
Bob from the I.E.
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