One of the great members of this board was kind enough to create this diagram for me, CrossRoads. (Thank you again)
I plan to build a hexagonal infity mirror with 5 RGBs on each side, 30 total. To control the RGBs I plan to use two TLC5940’s daisy chained and multiplexed into 3 sets of 10 (10 RGBs = 30 channels)
Originally, I wanted to use a 3 point swith (on, off, on). One on position would automatically put the mirror on random mode, through the different animations. Off, well turn the whole thing off, and the other “on” position would be used in combination with one push switch, to toggle/cycle through the different animations. If I understand the diagram well, it seems it will be implementing two push switches, and one 3 point swith correct?
Here is the diagram.
For the most part, the whole right hand side I am comfortable with. For the Vcc inputs on the TLC5940s, what do does symbols mean. There are C6 and C7 numbers there. I know at the end of the day, a 5v positive lead goes there, but what does the symbol with the GND underneath mean? And what are the C6 and C7 for, or what do they represent?
Also, what do the R1, R2, etc mean? Usually they are by zig zag lines, what does it mean?
I know R1, R2 and R3 connect to MOSFETs . CrossRoads suggested I use NDP6020P but seems they wont get there on time (I am in Mexico). I am able to get MTP2955V locally, would they be interchangable?
Above the main chip, is where the switches are. The to EVQQ2 are push switches, and the S1 is a 3 point swith? What does the U$ stand for?
The whole left side. I am thinking it is pretty standard stuff and there should be links out there breaking it all down? What key words should I use?
Thanks again for any and all help! This project should keep my almost 11 year old son, that I havent seen in over two years entertained for about a week.
There is another post that explains the cituation better. I understand there is a good chance we will barely get enough time to put everything together, and might not get a chance to program it. I do plan to build two exactly the same, so he can take one with him. I plan to be very careful with the wiring, so that hopefully it will be as easy as just loading correct code and it would work. That way I can work on the code here with my mirror, and once it is done I can email him the files and have him load the sketch on his mirror.
That said, I haven’t done much digging on code, so if people have good links to send me on the right way, I would appreciate it as well. Although at the moment I am mostly focusing on getting the thing built!