In the never ending quest to find a Voltage level shifter, to drive addressable LEDs, I found myself looking at these http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/sn74lvc2t45.pdf . These ICs can do 3.3V to 5V translation for 2 pins at a whooping 420Mbit and they cost $80c (USD) . So I ordered 5 from TI….
Yep… that’s damn small. Not sure how I’m going to use those… I have no Surface Mount skills or equipment..Should have read the damn data sheet properly. Anyway, I’m glad there are 5, I will try my damn best to solder those pins to some larger pins and if i break any ill have a few extra to play with. If they work, ill be able to eliminate the Driver Pixel that i use in most of my application, most importantly ill be able to properly test higher data rates for the APA102 and the SK9822 pixel.
Next on the list are these $4 single cell Power Banks:
These use a single 18650 to produce 5V at a maximum of 1A… With one more nice feature. They don’t have a power button. They activate simply when a load is detected. I’m using this as a test bed, and in a very non recommended way, I’m sure. I have the Output ports of all 4 into 1 Female USB port and was successfully able to power one of my latest creations:
Still don’t have a name for it,suggestions are welcome! All but 1 hexagonal plates have been permenantly sealed and the structure is solid! I have left 1 taped up so I can insert the battery pack( which falls out mid video) and the ESP8266 that runs the whole show. Now to find funding (HINT HINT @whitenightmelb ) to build a MUCH larger version! TrackID “Eliksyr” by @henrysaiz #apa102 #apa102c #nodemcu #esp8266 #ledart #ledporn #ledinstallation #ledstrip #hexagon #led #lightinstallation