bkanuka at gmail.com
Sat Apr 13 08:24:59 EDT 2013
Paul, Thanks for the help! I'm glad I can focus only on the driver part of
the diagram. I think making an external copy is the way to go. My goal is
to get the IR as bright as possible.
I think with the limitations of being powered through USB mean that at most
I can power about 5 (?) LEDs: 1 built in and a cluster of 4 on an external
driver. So my guess is that I can wire 4 IR leds together (in what
configuration - I'm not sure) and then lower or completely remove R4. I'm
not sure then what changes are needed for T1 or C8.
Regardless, I'll come to the meetup on the 17th (with the parts). Looking
forward to meeting some of you!
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On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 2:03 PM, <bentfork at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've one of these kicking around. I've never actually used it for the
> purpose I got it for. I'd be curious to hear your experiences with it.
> On 8 April 2013 18:47, siggen <siggen at cattail.ca> wrote:
>> Nice gadget!
>> The circuit ought to work with two IR emitters wired in series in place
>> of the single one on the board: --->|---->|--- (Three in series might
>> work, but the available voltage is marginal.)
>> An external copy of the driver (R5, D2, D3, T1, R4) would support an
>> additional IR emitter or two. None of the part numbers of the
>> semiconductors in the driver are critical.
>> - Paul Hays
>> Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:29:31 -0400
>>> From: Bennett Kanuka <bkanuka at gmail.com>
>>> To: lab at artengine.ca
>>> Subject: [Lab] Hello
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> In order to dive into hardware hacking, I bought myself this:
>>> http://dangerousprototypes.**com/docs/USB_IR_Toy_v2<http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/USB_IR_Toy_v2>and would like to add
>>> more infrared LED's to it. Since I have all the hardware schematics, and
>>> it has a breakout area, it shouldn't be *too* difficult, but I certainly
>>> will need a bit of help and access to some equipment.
>>> -Bennett Kanuka
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