What Leds To Use For The Ring Of Light (on The X360)
Posted 21 April 2006 - 04:27 PM
also, how much is that lexan type plastic/glass stuff and how much does it generally cost. And how are Cathodes hooked up to the 360.
AND PAINTING. What is THE BEST WAY to paint the 360 case? I know Canadian Tire sells Automotive Paint (motomaster, etc) that I used to use on the regular XBOX Consoles when case modding those... Is it the same thing for this? (Primer, paint, clear coat)?
Thanks for ANY advice given.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:14 PM
So I need 4x1204 Right Angle SMT Leds (I am gonna get Blue), and I need a SMT 0603 LED for the led thats blue as well? How does this work out with the controllers (wireless)
also, is it easy to damage the pcb and make it so the light never comes on again or is it pretty solid.
oh and thankyou for that link, it gave me a good look @ what is coming. those LEDs are DAMN small.
Edited by EnergySurge, 21 April 2006 - 05:20 PM.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:24 PM
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:40 PM
Do I really have to buy them in packages for $22.00 each?
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Posted 22 April 2006 - 05:21 AM
The stock bi-color LED's are common anode, which makes it difficult to replace with a similar bi-color because most (like the ones for the Xbox 1 for example) are common cathode.
So, instead I use two 0603 LED's on each corner, one for the normal color and one for the error color.
For the normal color, you jsut solder the LED to the common anode, and the cathode for the "green," which is right next to it.
However, things get more interesting for the error code. The anode and "red" cathode are not next to each other, the "green" cathode is between them, so you cannot just solder the LED in.
What I do is solder the LED to the cathode side (I used to do it to the anode side, but the other side works better), then run a short piece of wire to the anode pad to power the LED.
The center LED and the controllers are very straightforward, jsut replace the 0603 green LED with a replacement 0603 of any color, observing correct polarity of course.
Diagram on the ROL board:
An example of my ROL mod, in this one I soldered the error code LED to the common anode, but I've ,pre recently discovered it works a lot better to solder the LED to hte cathode then run the wire to the anode. Don't mind the flux on the board, I hadn't cleaned it off yet.
Edited by G0t M4xx 21, 22 April 2006 - 05:28 AM.
Posted 22 April 2006 - 05:33 AM
Question G0t M4xx 21.. when you solder these.. is your soldering iron mucho tiny? Like ub3rly crazy thin and pointy? Because i would love to do this, but my soldering iron seems pretty big for the job... If you do have a special one, can u tell me what model, where you got it, etc? And how thick was that wire you used? like 30?
Oh.. and would LEDs be easier?
Edited by sicknasty413, 22 April 2006 - 05:36 AM.
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