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Once upon a time there was an overly enthusiastic browser of ebay items, instigated by “BigClive” to buy stuff. He purchased two Nitecore knock-off lights, a bit too cheap to be true! The packaging looks surprisingly good. Guess which one … Continue reading
Yes, yet another power-supply failure!
Behold, the stickers of DOOM… If you should find any of these on a shipment to you, prepare for battle!
Purple circuit boards are available on oshpark. $2.30 for a three-pack (free shipping).
Not too long ago one of these darn IKEA LED lamps (200lm, 4.3W) broke down after very mild usage. Well… it has happened again! When I went into my bathroom one or two hours ago, I thought I was going … Continue reading
These LEDs have been in use for about 3.5 years now. 28 out of 64 show discolouration. Fortunately these are used as a source of indirect light, bouncing off of a slightly yellow-ish wall. The effect is noticeable, but not … Continue reading
It has happened again! After about 2 years of very mild usage (bathroom mirror light), an average on-time of about 5-10 minutes per day, yet another of my many IKEA LED lamps has died. This time it was a 4.3W … Continue reading
I bought this LED bulb about 21 months ago for €11.99. I liked it!
First the old version, using the best small LEDs I could get hold of at that time: Nichia NSSL157 and NSSW157 types driven at about 100mA.
No more software PWM, no more LED driver chips, just intelligent LED pixels. These things come with integrated controllers/drivers and support 24bit colors (8bit per R,G,B). This makes projects smaller and is much easier on the microcontroller, no more need … Continue reading
I like LEDs – a lot. A few days ago I found this special offer for a 5m warm-white LED strip on ebay and just couldn’t resist. It arrived today, was indeed shipped from Germany very quickly. So it seems … Continue reading
My trusty Pentax S5z still works reliably. I’ve had it for 8 years now. It doesn’t shoot HD videos and it requires a couple of replacement batteries now and then, but it makes quite nice macro shots (with the help … Continue reading
Want one? Check out tindie.com. Macroblock MBI5030, 16-ch constant current LED driver with PWM, SPI-like interface, requires external grayscale clock. Known-good source: Kingelectronics, latest datasheets.
A real quicky! Want one? Check out tindie.com
Yes, that’s what you get if you throw some laser-cut acrylic sheets (via Ponoko or Formulor) and a LED board into one big pot and stir it vigorously.