36 November 2016
BUILD IT YOURSELF
For some time, I have been thinking about building an LED table. Several iterations of
table size, array size, type and number of LEDs, mount for the LEDs, circuits to drive
the LEDs, and what exactly the array of LEDs would do has been considered. What I
finally decided on was to use the popular RGB LED strips that are programmable.
These strips are really easy to use and each LED can be programmed with millions of
colors. Plus, they do not have to be continually scanned and refreshed. You select an
LED and its color — or multiple LEDs — and then simply turn it on. These strips come
in different densities (typically 30, 60, and 144 LEDs per meter) and are available
from several vendors.
RGB LED Strips in
By Theron Wierenga
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