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Juli, pwnschlager, wirehead and I are going to build an LED project for Die Schmiede. We use this page to organize the project.

What we need

What? Who? Cost Status
1000 WS2811 LEDs amir & pwnschlager 138$ Order pending
(Guess) 4 x PC power supplies ? ? Aren't there some at the lab?
Oscilloscope ? ? ?
Multimeter ? ? ?
Solder iron, solder, short cables ? ? ?
Long power cables amir 0$ I have several meters
Long signal cables amir 0$ I have a large box full of 1m audio cables
Microcontroller for usb to midi ? ? ?
Microcontrollers for midi to LED translators ? ? ?
Yet undetermined electronic parts (like Mosfets) ? ? ?
Laptop amir 0$ We are going to use my laptop
Fog machine? ? ? ?
Bauzaun? ? ? ?
Two Wiimotes rin / ? ? / 0$ Maybe we may borrow from the lab / Can borrow from rin
PA amir 0$ I've got decent and loud active speakers


What? Who? Cost Status
Test the maximum length of a LED-strand (and therefor determine the number of needed power lines) ? ? ?
Program a Wiimote receiver for the laptop (x64-linux). amir 0$ Already done for another project
Program visuals based on Wiimote input for the laptop ? ? ?
Encode the visuals to midi with a program for the laptop ? ? ?
Build and program a usb to midi transmitter dongle for the laptop. Optionally buy or borrow a midi interface ? ? ?
Build and program midi receiver to LED boards (short ML-boards) for each strand ? ? ?
Solder LED-strands with ML-boards ? ? ?
Solder power lines from power supplies to LED-strands ? ? ?