All posts in March, 2014

LED Cyr wheel: on/off switch.

I’m using a 6amp 120V on/off switch. I might be running up to 16 amps through it. We’ll see if this works.. The switch is fished through with wire and fishing line.
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr wheel: casting…more info

I learned some more things about casting the EpoxaCast 690. On one of the last pieces it was really opaque: I called Smooth-On the next day and asked about it. They didn’t know, so I... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr wheel notes: casting

Here’s some notes on casting…maying for myself when I go back to do this again and try to remember what I was doing. First, to get the curve, I would cut the LEDs every 6... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Strip test and resin/epoxy

Each time I wire up a new piece I test it to make sure I didn’t mess something up. Here is a test of 4 pieces, rainbow pattern: I did one section covered in the... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr wheel: Wiring up the wheel

I have a 5 piece wheel, and I have a “top” side for reference, and the numbers go from one to five in a counter clockwise direction. This is piece 1 to 2, with the... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel: v2: Chips etc

Here’s some of my progress and notes on making my new cyr wheel. This is partially so I can look back and remember what I did if I have to take it apart for some... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr wheel: WS2811 / WS2812 strip first pixel dying/burning out

I’m having trouble with the WS2811 / WS2812 strip and the first pixel dying or burning out. First off, I thought I ordered the WS2812B strips, which are supposed to be reverse voltage safe. However,... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr wheel: designing patterns

I’ve had to re-remember a lot of old math that I haven’t used since probably sophomore year in high school; my jr year and beyond was all calculus…which is past what I’m doing here (so... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

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