I’ve been forced to seek help as I am continually destroying every arduino board I attempt this on. I can’t for the life of me figure out what I am doing wrong. I’m hoping I can find a solution here.
I am trying to get the “Audectra” LED system working. Here is a link to the program and I have followed the guide exactly: http://www.audectra.com/
I will attach the illustration provided by Audectra, which is very simple to follow, and I have done it exact. However, when I wired everything up, then plugged in the USB, the Ardunio Board ( 2560 to be precise) started to go up in smoke.
The image I have provided is an Arduino board off ebay, as I started to buy cheaper versions to trial and error, as these were starting to become very expensive mistakes. Here is the board that I’ve been disposing of regularly:
I think the issue may be the RGB LED Amplifier, as this is the only thing different I have used other than what was suggested on Audectra. Here is the amplifier I purchased:
I will attach the wiring diagram for this RGB LED Amplifier also. You will note that I have circled an LED strip, this is because I did not include this particular LED Strip in the electrical arrangement. Do you think this was my mistake?
I would appreciate any advice you can give me. I’m afraid I am at a wits end with this.
Thank you all for taking the time to read.