Member Since: October 7, 2008

Country: United States

  • Sniped this site from the original posting of the MicroView. OLED Display

  • A blast from the past indeed. I remember reading through an old 1981 Radio Shack cross reference guide and seeing this item. I was most intrigued by one of the application examples they had where they used this IC to drive the rows and a 4017 decade counter to drive the columns of an LED matrix. The 3914 would be configured in dot mode You’d then feed a clock into the 4017 and an analog signal into the 3914 forming a LED matrix oscilloscope. By cascading more 3914s and 4017s you could increase your resolution. I can’t imagine the quality being great, but I’ve always wanted to build one.

  • Am I missing something or is the source only open if you donate? I have been interested in doing high power LED designs and would love to see the schematics for the LED driver circuits used in this project, but I was unable to find them anywhere on the Kickstarter page or the Lumapad page. The only way I could see to get them was to donate $50.

  • Assuming my maths are correct and also assuming this is 100% efficient, it will take about 27.4 hours to charge using just solar and 7 hours over USB. Again these are theoretical times and not anything actually measured.

  • I would also like to know this. My mom has an embroidery machine that uses a serial device to write to its memory card. So far none of the cheap-o USB-Serial adapters have worked and I think it is due to lack of hardware flow control. More info or a datasheet would be greatly appreciated.

  • I recently purchased the Teensy and saw that same issue. My solution was to solder the headers for that one row of pins facing up and then using the M/F jumper wires to go where I needed on my breadboard.

  • For those who are interested, here’s a video I made with three of these strips around the ceiling of my apartment. I am using an attiny2312a for generating the PWM. The outputs are connected to a RGB LED amplifier for high current driving. These amplifiers make this easy since they have optoisolated inputs which allow a low current drive of the high current outputs. The light output from three of these strips is enough to light my apartment to a very usable level, especially when all three channels are on full giving white.

  • What do you mean I can’t eat it? You said there were chips in this box.

  • If they are the same size as the ones used in laptop keyboards, these might fit:

  • I believe these are only compatible with the LilyPad Arduino and require these electrodes for a proper human/hoodie connection.