New here, and I am interested in the LEDs on the board. Looks really cool.
Here’s a summary of what I can gather from the video.
Vedder used ws8212b LED strip with waterproof silicon wrap around it. I’m familiar with it, because I have used it for under bar lighting.
This kind of strip uses 1 power, 1 ground and 1 data line. On Vedder’s controller, he hooked up to GND, H1 and 5v from the hall/temp connector. Look on the bottom of your esc for labeling.
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edge of board
gnd, h3, h2, h1, temp, 5v
So in this case, it would be connected to the 1st, 4th and 6th pins for the gnd, h1, and 5v. (DON’T SCREW THIS UP!!!)
Also in his system, he has exactly 14 LEDs. 7 in front and 7 in back. These LEDs are serial devices, so the data is sent through each device on to the next one. Pinouts for these LEDs are V+, Gnd, Data IN, Data Out. Make sure you connect the H1 to the Data In connection on the first LED! Do not connect it to the Data Out. If you do the strip will do nothing.
You can test this by buying a strip of these LEDs (1M for example) and just hook up the whole strip. (or buy them as individual LED modules and solder three wires wires between each one.) The first 14 should light up and the rest will be ignored if you have extras. On the strips there are cut marks on the LED tape to show the correct place to cut it between LEDs.
If you notice in the video, Vedder uses a black and a white cable both going to the near strip of LEDs (one at each end of the led strip) and the white cable then goes to the other strip of LEDs at the other end of the board from the near strip.
Cabling is like this:
The only thing I’m wondering now, is the code in the existing firmware for this?!
I have some ws2812b modules and ws2812b tape around here. When I get a chance I will test it out. Just building my first board for my son who is in college.
I forgot to mention Each ws8212b LED is RGB addressable with a value of 0-255 (off to full on) for each of the colors. Because they’re addressable it means that any one led can be set to any color without affecting the rest of them. e.g. blinking an LED for a turn signal… or turning your running lights purple if you want to.
And I did find 8211( a relative of the 8212 - only difference is the 8211 requires a clock line ) code in the system. I just need to see if anything needs to be done to enable it or if its already in the config utility somewhere.