DIY LED - JHB Workshop

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by butcherman, 10 Jul 2012.

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Would you like to attend an led workshop?

Poll closed 17 Jul 2012.
  1. Yes

    92.0%
  2. No

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  1. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Guys i have noticed alot of interest in guys building thier own LED's

    As a response, @dallasg and myself would like to know if guys would like us to have a Practical Workshop at the next JHB reef meeting.

    If the response is good we will go ahead and organise this:thumbup:
     
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  3. Wes

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    workshop as in; soldering skills or what's your plan? bit too little info
     
  4. Rory

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    Sounds good :p
     
  5. butcherman

    butcherman Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    As in we take you through the steps in assembling an LED unit, DIY LED FAQ, talk to people with first hand experience in building and running systems like these.

    We are just feeling the waters at the moment to gauge interest. @wez would you like to contribute?
     
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  6. Wes

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    I see, can if you want, done a few solderingprojects, nothing major, sounds like an idea tho, was just worried cause soldering takes a lot of time so there may not be enough time unless you have the projects in various stages, or right at the end of the soldering stage, like just maybe 1 or 2 more solders left to complete then the unit is somewhat ready to power up, depends what the guys want to see i suppose as well, show them a finished project they may understand. All depends maybe some guys won't know how to solder? you never know hehe.
     
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    I think thats a really great idea guys.
     
  8. butcherman

    butcherman Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    The idea is so do most of the prep work befor the workshop and then "finish" the project during the meeting.

    Please vote in the poll if you would like to attend something like this in JHB
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    I have done quite a bit of this kind of thing so I don't really need to attend, but I would be willing to help if needed.
     
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    Awesome idea. Maybe some info on light spectrum and spread aswell
     
  12. Greg Bridger

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    If you do the workshop do you think it would be possible to video the workshop and put it on YouTube or put it on a DVD that guys could purchase
     
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    sure nice idea, but we only have a few hours not days haha

    sure will put something together
     
  14. Rory

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    A PAR meter on the day might be useful as well.
     
  15. shaunn

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    i cloud bring my seneye it has a par meter on it
     
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    @Hails can do the Recording
     
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    PAR meters won't work, need to measure PUR
     
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    what is PUR
     
  19. Quintin

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    Guys.
    You can most likely build and entire unit and have it up and running in less than an hour providing that the guys attending bring the following:

    1. Heat Sink.
    2. Drivers (Either 0-10V or PWM)
    3. LED lights on heat sink.
    4. Solder
    5. Wiring

    Optional:
    12V Fan to place on the back of the heat sink.
    Ardiuno controller (PWM) or potentiometers (0-10V)

    LEDS can be ordered from here with my good friend Felix.
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    Let me know if you need more info.
     
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