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dannyc09

Because of some guys working now on neopixel sabers, there was a bit of a pressure to include those chapters as well, so I updated the User Manual with the chapters describing basic and advanced wiring for neopixel striped.

I also added text to some of the other chapters as well. Phrasing is still very rough and needs a lot of polishing, but my intention was to quick-start people using the board.

@dannyc09: care to elaborate? The DIYino Prime board has all mosfets needed, except if you want to do something extreme.
Great!

I've got the components for building my own board as well as the diyino.  What mosfet would I need for an led string on the diy board?  Thanks

Protonerd

Great!

I've got the components for building my own board as well as the diyino.  What mosfet would I need for an led string on the diy board?  Thanks
OK, now it's clear. In case you want to solder together your own board for LED strings, I would recommend this type:
http://www.infineon.com/dgdl/Infineon-BSP318S-DS-v02_04-en.pdf?fileId=db3a30433b47825b013b51c9a6fc2aa8

Reason: not so small as the one on the DIYino Prime board, so they can be soldered in at home with ease using an average soldering iron, but also not so big than those in TO package, which hardly fits into any hilt (not to mention 6 of them)...

But there are many other suitable transistors. Look out for these parameters:
- it has to be "Logic Level"
- has to be n-channel MOSFET
- Vgs(th) gate-source threshold voltage should be between 1V to 2V roughly
- Rdson shall be <0.5Ohm
- ID (continous drain current) >1A

dannyc09

Wonderful!  A huge help thank you!

I'm building up my led string this weekend so will hopefully have some progress with both the diyino and diy board soon.

Protonerd

I included a new version of the User Manual including a full schematics and wiring diagram for a neopixels type saber.

I had to attach it as ZIP file due to size limitations on this forum. I guess I need to move the User Manual somewhere else, because due to the many pictures the size keeps increasing.

BTW, if anyone has trouble accessing the User Manual, please let me know, one guy complained that he got an access denied message.

Have fun with your builds and keep posting the results!

Protonerd

User Manual can be found now in GitHub instead of as attachment since many users had trouble accessing it from the forum.

Protonerd

A new version of the User Manual (draft) is uploaded to GitHub.

The new version includes a chapter about LED string wiring and different string wiring techniques. It also features 2 full wiring diagrams for LED strings using Serial II. technique and HP-LED wiring using a 5V DC/DC.

The 2nd big run of the DIYino Prime v1 is on the way, I accept pre-orders already. Based on the success of the first run I've placed a bigger order so I will have enough to fulfill all orders, no worry :)

Sethski

Woo-hoo! Please put me down for pre-order 1 board of the next run. I may add a second board if my wallet gets fuller in the meantime and another is still available... Will there be any change to the price from the first run? Thanks!

Protonerd

Price will slightly go up, reason is a popular demand to provide a compatible micro-SD card which I will ship together with the boards, so that people out there can use the board rigth away. I also consider loading a free sound font and a couple of handy config sounds for an even smoother start.
At the same time the shipping cost will slightly decrease. I will set the price once I get the quotes for the uSD.

Sethski

That sounds reasonable :-) I'll keep an eye on the thread - hope progress goes smoothly

JakeSoft

Price will slightly go up, reason is a popular demand to provide a compatible micro-SD card which I will ship together with the boards, so that people out there can use the board rigth away. I also consider loading a free sound font and a couple of handy config sounds for an even smoother start.
At the same time the shipping cost will slightly decrease. I will set the price once I get the quotes for the uSD.
This is a great idea and is in line with the commercial offerings.

Protonerd

Bump.

New price is set, please see first post. Valid for run#2. Including SD-card and some (welcome) surprises.

sligs78


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