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MBI5030 starter board — build instructions

Now that the ‘customs-guys’ have finally released the LED-driver ICs, I can finish this project. 4 Weeks is a looooong time for ‘air-mail’. If you’re thinking about 100% hand-assembly, start with the LEDs first! Then add all the other small … Continue reading

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Small project #2 — MBI5030 starter board

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.

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Macroblock LED driver group buy

I’ll be placing an order at Kingelectronics on January 14th 2010. To my knowledge Kingelectronics is currently the sole distributor for Macroblock LED drivers in the western world. They have quite a few interesting chips, e.g. the MBI5168. It’s an … Continue reading

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