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Finishing up the lights interface

Yay they’re here!! Mmmm they look so purdy :) Doing some continuity checks before I begin soldering and risk blowing components up Most parts are on, save the I2C resistors and the heat sinks. Time to program the microcontroller: It

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Just a quick shot of the LED strip in action. There’s an Arduino Uno controlling this with PWM (pulse width modulation) and some N-Channel MOSFETs. Some oscilloscope porn:

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New Oscilloscope

I finally purchased an oscilloscope, the Rigol DS1054Z from Tequipment. It took a little over a month to arrive, but it works great, and is packed with features. It’s hard to believe that this scope was only $399!  

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