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,