Problems listen in the previous entry have been resolved. It seems that I can not push the APA102 strips to run above 5MHz using the Raspberry Pi’s SPI port. That seems to be the maximum before I get noise on the line. 6MHz works as well but you can see some noise on the very end of the block when allot of power is consumed. I think it is a combination of things. but im happy with 5MHZ
Look at all these pickles!!! The Wow Suit Gen 3 is fully operational. Running some test animations on the panels before mounting everything onto a leotard. Backing track is Kerberos by Marc Romboy & Stephan Bodzin. I will be walking around the Melbourne CBD in the Wow Suit for White Night Melbourne 2016 @whitenightmelb . If you want the Wow Suit at your event let me know ;) #wowsuit #apa102 #raspberrypi #ledstrip #rgbled #ledwearables #whitenightmelbourne #whitenightmelb #marcromboy #stephanbodzin #kerberos #techno @marcromboy @stephanbodzin
For the Windows 95 Screensaver lover in you! One more of the Wow Suit Gen 3 just because it looks so damn smooth! #wowsuit #apa102 #raspberrypi #ledstrip #rgbled #ledwearables #whitenightmelbourne #whitenightmelb A video posted by Elec Dash Tron Dot Org (@wow_elec_tron) on
The other issue was the Power Up drain. For now the best forward is to put hardware switches onto each power tap. There are 11 power taps. Ill assign 7 switches on a small perf board that joins all the taps together to the 6 USB power cables. If i start up the sequence sequentially, the LEDs have 0 noise and power on in the OFF state, which is what we want! If i power up all the taps at once, i get a huge whopping bunch of noise and the batteries cut out to protect themselves from overload.