It’s been a while since I’ve done SMD work so I’m re-watching @tomkeddie’s videos.
ty for this.
Is anyone gonna oven it? Still doable without a stencil. I think we still have toothpicks. I prefer the hand soldering. I guess this will finally teach me to remember how smd led polarity is indicated.
Maybe not… these LEDs are really obvious since the pads match the layout (one long pad, one short pad).
I expect most people will oven these boards, but you are free to solder as you please.
Amazing! That makes things easier. Super excited for this. I’ll bring a visor so we have another one around and all my reading glasses.
It was asked on Slack if a PartyCat can control one of these (the PWM for dimming, they aren’t programmable LEDs).
Can someone bring a party cat to the build night so we can check it out?
Bonus points if someone brings a completed Bikeshed board.
I’m in for the build nite. I can bring a partycat.
FWIW the Aluminum board might behave a little differently in the oven wrt to reflow temperature profile. @packetbob might have some insight.
I have no insight (but recommend you try some test runs before doing a group thing)…
However if it helps I can bring my own toaster re-flow oven on the 25th so that you have two ovens to use…
I plan on running a full board test before the night to validate the end-to-end production.
Thanks for the offer, that would be awesome!
I’ll also bring my solder paste dispenser assuming we have compressed air at the space…
Think it even has some solder past in it…
a quick little mounting bracket for the illuminate this board that also works as a difuser mount.
ALuminate this mount.stl (584.0 KB)
I love this design. Thanks Jim! This is just the motivation I need to get back to working on those boards. I have a bunch sitting right here on my desk.
And if anyone needs the newer version of the board or the stencil, I have extras sitting in my bin, just let me know what you take and I can point you toward the VHS PayPal to settle up
In #greenthumb on slack a few of us were talking about using these for growlights. I know Steve Roy had some success with that. They’re perfectly sized for sticking to the underneath of a kitchen cabinet.
Yes, I found an old baking pan at Value Village and with nylon stand-offs use it as a light for my seed starting.
@winegummo Great design, I have printed a couple. Thanks
Another iteration. thinking I might make a few for lighting washes around the living room.
Illuminate this.zip (599.7 KB)
Wow, So awesome!!!
Now that people are starting to get back into the space, has anyone made one lately? I’m curious how many we have left and if I should order another batch.
Reminder, if you want one, they are in the top of my bin with the stencil. Make sure to donate to VHS (suggested donation is $3-5 per board)
I grabbed a couple boards today. There are still 12 more illuminate this boards in the bin under the electronics area. Winter is coming.
I can make another order, thanks for a heads up.