A few monthes ago i posted about a giant score board that i'm making. So i finished the schematics and was hoping you could check it out, so that i wont be dissapointed when it doenst work!
It's made so you can connect a 10 wire ribbon cable to a series of led strips (330ma 12v each) making a giant 7-segment display.
Looking forward to your criticism!
At 1st glance it looks good.
I think I would have used 4 X ULN2803 hex drivers rather than the FETS. This would get rid of 64 discrete components.
There are a myriad of ways of doing things though!
:smiley-red: Your current requirements would negate an ULN2803.
So if i send this to someone who makes PCB's it will work properly? The data connections are good?
You can't just send a schematic, unless someone else is also going to design the PCB for you.
To send a PCB to be made then you need to design it, convert to the appropriate format for the tab house (usually Gerber files) and send them.
The .pdf seems to try & open a link
that is not any good.
Can you tell me why i need a pull down resisitor? and what value should it be? I've let someone make a pcb, and it looks perfect!
Also, what capacitor needs to be on the vcc of the shift register?
0.1uF on the VCC pins.
Pulldown resistor - 10K is fine. Keeps the MOSFETs while the sketch comes out of bootloader and takes control of the IO pins bring them low prior to any data writing, i.e.