Showing posts with label WS2812b. Show all posts
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

How to Build a flexible LED Display Soften by LED Strips CHEAP and Easy


Here we going to show you how to build a FLEXIBLE "ROLL AND FOLDABLE" LED Display. cheap easy and very useful



TOOLS .: You don’t need that much tools and spare parts the most important tools and parts you need are.: Side cutter (sharp) Screwdrivers mix (cross, slot, big & small) Hot Iron (sharp tip) Solder (thin) Heat gun shrinkable tubing Puncher (to hole the Plane) Detergent (cleaning)

For first you going to buy, order or just collect all the needed Components for this Project, the most accessories are Optional means they’re modified for my project you can change the accessories like color waterproof or none of the led strip, color of the controller, The Surface you can change to different materials or colors.

We offer all the accessories and assembling parts for this project and many other LED projects (TOP PRICE TOP QUALITY incl. WARRANTY) so we will assist you for questions and Price inquires.                   CHECK OUT OUR LATEST PROJECT XXL WS2811 LIVE TRANSMITTION


Step. 1

For first prepare all your assembling parts:
Cut 2cm shrink tube pieces (soldering place)
Cut the connection wires or each strip
Cut shrink tube pieces cover it over your wire connection (use the heat gun to make them tight)
Cut your Power +red and ground wires you need (for the controller and for the Power supply)
Create a LED file in your software we send you by the assembling kit and transfer it to the SD card to proof if everything works well

Step. 2

Calculate the length of the LED strip you have to cut, depend on your requested LED DISPLAY END SIZE !
Remind to include the vertical distance of each string line into your calculation.
Example.
Strip Length , Strip width + your customized distance of each string. Means
if you want to build a 1000mm high display go on like that. 1000 / strip width + distance = how many strip lines you have to cut !
Now you’re able to cut your calculated numbers of LED strings on your requested length.

Step. 3

After you cut all the strings place it to a flat place which is convenient for you to work on it I prefer a table .
Place the strips flat in position if it’s easier for you fix each one to the table by tape. !
Use the hot iron to soldering one by one strip don’t change the wires, we also offer fast connectors to connect the strip without soldering It’s just the cheapest way but racially not the fastest.
Soldering the strips in a series circuit means the start of the first strip is every time INPUT, you can start everywhere you want with the INPUT but later in the software you have to change or setup. !
Don’t forget to cover a short 20mm pcs shrink tube over the strip before you soldering the wire otherwise you have to remove the solder again and cover the shrink tube it’s easier to cover them before.

Step. 4

After you solder (connect) each strip with the other and make a short test give the strips power and try a test with the LED file and its successful, cover the shrinking tube over the solder place and use the Heat gun to make it tightly and secured.
After use the heat gun you should bring the strip lines and the connecting wire in ENDPOSITION hold it by hand till the shrink tube will become cold and tight after some seconds it’s tight and will not move again stay in position. !
Step. 5

Now you move the strip construct by side, add your Plane surface to the Table, and clean it careful.
Place your LED strip construct to the surface.
BRING IT IN POSITION use the meter stick to fix each distance that the strip construct later Placed well in exactly the middle of your surface.
Now you can fix the first LED strip line peel the paper from the backside of the strip (glue), hold one side to the up and start from the other side to fix it.
Use your meter stick or caliper to recheck if your strip is straight in position..!
IMPORTANT.: If you start to place the first line awry the deviation in the end will be much bigger and later show each awry placements and BIG deviation.

Step. 6

Now you fixed the whole LED construct to the Surface it’s time to check it again, connect it to power again, if workable we go on like that...
Use the Puncher to place a little hole EXACLY under the start of the LED strip Input, put the input wire through the hole.
Place the SD controller on the backside of the surface by adhesive tape double sided, connect the wires from the input with the SD controller, connect your power supply and you’re done.

Step. 7

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If I forget some important Notes please reply us or recheck in the Video also for information about the products the strip the power supply finished products and so on we’d like to help you fast as possible

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