Member Since: December 8, 2012

Country: Canada


Mechanical engineer slowly coming around to the idea of electrons.

  • So here’s a fun fact: accidentally putting 9V across this will kill it dead. Related question – Are the ones that are in production as of today (2-Nov-2015) using the RN52-I/RM chip, or the already-updated RN52-I/RM116 ?

  • Hey Gang, the shield I recently received had the Reset pin on D5, not D6.

  • Anyone looking to update the v1.10 firmware to v1.16 to get better I2C reliability in addition to track meta data will be very well served to read this post: Upgraded v1.10 with UART is a lie – you need to use USB. Pick up a USB breakout if you don’t want to sacrifice a USB cable.

  • So here’s a question – how far apart are the 1 and 11 marker? Are the markings – including the non-graduated space between the 1 and 11 – equidistant? So 360/11° between major divisions?

    I’m trying to figure out the kind of travel I need on a potentiometer so it will dead stop at the 1 and the 11. Seems to be maybe 330° or so.

  • I decided to buy these and find out for myself.

    Out of the bag, I connected them to by power supply and hit them with 3V…and nothing. I re-stripped the wires to ensure I had connection through the epoxy, and powered them up again. Nothing. I slowly ratcheted up the voltage from 3, past 3.4V to 3.7V when they finally, and dimly lit up. They didn’t really begin to illuminate in any bright fashion until I got to 6V, and seemed to level off in brightness around 9V. I didn’t go beyond 9V.

    I noted the current draw from the power supply at 6V was about 70 mA, putting the power at about 0.42 W. I’ve assumed then the 0.016 mA draw is per echelon of LEDs (4 echelons of 25 LEDs each, according to the data sheet) => 4 x 0.016 A = 64 mA.

    I wonder if I hit these with a constant current source I could get them to be brighter at a lower volatage? I have some LM317’s that are in need of a project, so I guess I know what I’m doing tonight!

  • When I say 60/40 solder, I mean pounds.

  • Noob question: How much power will these draw when lit?

    The datasheet states a 0.05W scattered distribution (which I assume is some kind of probability curve). I also assume that rating is per LED, so for a full string with 100 LED I’m looking at 5W, plus whatever is going through the resistor of course. Am I off track here?

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