I’ve thought about the idea of front and rear lights which are white and red respectively. I figured since the channel 1 wheel on the mini remote (or any car rc remote, like GT2B) goes completely unused, I could re-purpose it for use as indicator control. I also included brake lights.
Just yesterday I started working with some spare WS2801 LED strips.
While I was in class
paying attention, I went ahead and started writing up the code for the Arduino Uno.
I won’t actually be using the Arduino Uno in my board as it’s too big and has higher possibility for failure. I will instead be using the Adafruit Pro Trinket. It’s basically a way smaller Arduino Uno. This will also allow me to make it more shock resistant.
Here it is compared to the Arduino Uno. The Pro Trinket is in the center while the standard Trinket is right.
Either one of these buck converters will be used to connect everything to the Space Cell https://www.amazon.com/SMAKN®-Converter-Voltage-MICRO-USB-Waterproof/dp/B00PXDEZ3C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473391070&sr=8-1&keywords=48v+to+5v+buck+converter https://www.amazon.com/Voltage-Step-Down-Converter-converter-Waterproof/dp/B010F95G2M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1473391070&sr=8-2&keywords=48v+to+5v+buck+converter
Here is a demo video using a GT2B:
The nice thing about using an Arduino is I can do what ever I want with my lights. For example, my friend suggested I put 4 strips around my board, head and tail lights and one strip on each side, and make one whole side blink when using my indicators. I can also add some animations.
I just wish the mini remote had a third channel.