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Tone Deft
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Post by Tone Deft » Wed May 07, 2008 11:11 pm

some of you will dig this, buttons with LEDs built into them, just came out on the market
http://www.nkkswitches.com/series.aspx?stid=8&id=5068

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Post by funkdefino » Thu May 08, 2008 12:21 am

Tone Deft wrote:funk - many thanks for lending your expertise on these things. I'm a 35 year old electrical engineer, so I totally get how to PWM multicolor LEDs and I can imagine the gist of what the code would be to do this stuff.

what are your thoughts on the best, cheapest and easiest way for people to get this stuff into their hands? IOW for hobbyists what's the best route? theoretically we can build anything but in the end it's often cheaper and easier to buy stuff off the shelf. some like the journey of making stuff, some just want to get the job done. any tips? any pricing info? examples of stuff to buy?

cheers!
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Post by Machinate » Thu May 08, 2008 1:23 am

funkdefino wrote:I sell, design, and program LED array systems.

Let me know what you need!
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Post by Machinate » Thu May 08, 2008 1:26 am

Tone Deft wrote:funk - many thanks for lending your expertise on these things. I'm a 35 year old electrical engineer, so I totally get how to PWM multicolor LEDs and I can imagine the gist of what the code would be to do this stuff.

what are your thoughts on the best, cheapest and easiest way for people to get this stuff into their hands? IOW for hobbyists what's the best route? theoretically we can build anything but in the end it's often cheaper and easier to buy stuff off the shelf. some like the journey of making stuff, some just want to get the job done. any tips? any pricing info? examples of stuff to buy?

cheers!
I think you're also my new bestest friend. I have been dreaming about realizing an LED project ever since I did this one:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=APOAtzgqENg
I think we need to email or something.
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Post by Tone Deft » Thu May 08, 2008 1:38 am

funk - thanks for the links

mach - anytime. tonedeftsucks@yahoo.com
nice video, you kinky monkey!!
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Post by b0unce » Thu May 08, 2008 1:40 am

ya, and I can be contacted here
admin@tonedeftisacunt.com
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Post by Tone Deft » Thu May 08, 2008 1:42 am

but why would anyone want to contact you?
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Post by b0unce » Thu May 08, 2008 1:44 am

To send me money, euros only please.
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Post by Tone Deft » Thu May 08, 2008 1:47 am

LOL

lemme know how that works out.

I'll take dollars, I'll take pesos, don't know what a Euro is. is it one of those dudes with bad teeth, a scarf and sensible shoes who hit on all the women at the club?
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Post by mikemc » Thu May 08, 2008 2:48 pm

funkdefino wrote:Like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe04oL2h4Hk

Not so pretty if you ask me... but I am not a fan of sound2light. Very hap hazard in most cases.

Lightjockey has some nice sound2light functions if you know what you are doing. Still it does mean having a controller and knowing how to program it. I'm guessing you want a turnkey solution.
Kinda sorta like that in terms of the array of LEDs, but the single strip patterns are cheesy, yes.

More like by default the entire bank pulses w/color varied by frequency as well as patterns moving through the entire bank-- like the frequency sensitivity of the LEDs changes on the fly synced with bpm.

Yes, turnkey, but more bare bones w/out the case case , almost like the LEDs are mounted on foamcore panels and the panels can be plugged together, like LED legos.

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Post by Machinate » Thu May 08, 2008 9:50 pm

speaking of insane club designs, check out:
the making of the Cocoon Club
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kNxCyNRJqN0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iorO2JKXQf8
http://youtube.com/watch?v=2mitPStxqbQ
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CsYWGWriuRk

Most massive VJ rig I think I've ever seen! 8O vvvv for the WIN!

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