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#1 ocean the funk

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 12:20 PM

alright i want to get into putting led on my shorty remote and wireless controller, i need to know lots
1. how do i know what voltage a controller is or a remote is?
2.where do i get the led ats and is there such thing as a starter kit.
3. how do i find out What are the recommended milliamps (the desired current)?
4What is the voltage drop of the LED ?

thanks for your time pm me with ansers please.



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Posted 05 August 2006 - 03:28 PM

QUOTE(ocean the funk @ Aug 5 2006, 12:27 PM) View Post

alright i want to get into putting led on my shorty remote and wireless controller, i need to know lots
1. how do i know what voltage a controller is or a remote is?
2.where do i get the led ats and is there such thing as a starter kit.
3. how do i find out What are the recommended milliamps (the desired current)?
4What is the voltage drop of the LED ?

thanks for your time pm me with ansers please.


1. Have a spy about the faq, ive never put leds in my remote or my controller so im not sure, 2.1, 3.3 maybe even a 5v..like i said i don't know.

2.you can get leds on ebay, theres a few links for leds shops in the faq, shop around find your best prices.

3. most leds people use in their boxes have a milliamp rating of 20, some are 30, it varies, wherever you buy them from will tell you.

4.as a general rule red, orange, yellow have a forward voltage of 2.1v and blue, green, white, uv and pink have a forward voltage of 3.3v. But again it varies and again the place you buy them from will tell you.

liquid core wrote a detailed tutorial on wiring and understanding leds. you can find it here.
http://forums.xbox-s...howtopic=522781

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 08:59 PM

The link below will teach you almost all you need to know about basic electricity.
http://metku.net/ind...ooppi/index_eng

Edited by GSX, 05 August 2006 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:02 AM

thanks for the info i just buoght 178 bucks orth of leds and resistors and a fader

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:23 AM

QUOTE(ocean the funk @ Aug 6 2006, 07:09 AM) View Post

thanks for the info i just buoght 178 bucks orth of leds and resistors and a fader



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Posted 06 August 2006 - 08:08 AM

QUOTE(ocean the funk @ Aug 6 2006, 07:09 AM) View Post

thanks for the info i just buoght 178 bucks orth of leds and resistors and a fader

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 11:49 AM

this is everything i got, and im new to this so im sure ill blow a few and lose some


Product : Quantity : Price
Blue 3mm LED : 25 : 0.21
Red 3mm LED : 25 : 0.21
Green 3mm LED : 25 : 0.23
White 3mm LED : 25 : 0.26
Ultra-Violet 3mm LED : 25 : 0.26
Pink 3mm LED : 25 : 0.23
Yellow 3mm LED : 25 : 0.21
Orange 3mm LED : 25 : 0.21
Blue 5mm LED : 20 : 0.21
Red 5mm LED : 20 : 0.21
White 5mm LED : 20 : 0.26
Ultra-Violet 5mm LED : 20 : 0.26
Yellow 5mm LED : 20 : 0.21
Orange 5mm LED : 7 : 0.21
22 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
150 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
100 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
82 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
47 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
33 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
18 Ohm 1/2 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.10
39 Ohm 1/2 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.10
560 Ohm 1/2 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.10
470 Ohm 1/2 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.10
15 Ohm 1/2 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.10
22 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
27 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
12 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
10 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
8.2 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
6.8 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
5.6 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
15 Ohm 2 Watt Resistor : 40 : 0.30
30 AWG Kynar Wire : 30 : 0.15
26 AWG Solid-core Wire : 30 : 0.20
.015 dia. Solder : 20 : 0.25
.032 dia. Solder : 20 : 0.30
LED Fader 360 : 1 : 10.00


is there anywhere that can show me how to solder correctly i dont think im very good at it.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 11:52 AM

holy shit batman... planning on buying walmart next?

Buying resistors were totally unneccesary... each LED comes with a resistor bud...

and 5mm leds... no reason for those either..

but ehhh, i dont judge.. so happy modding!!

No idea about soldering... i blow at it.. mainly because my soldering iron despises my existence.

Edited by sicknasty413, 06 August 2006 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2006 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE(ocean the funk @ Aug 6 2006, 03:56 AM) View Post

this is everything i got, and im new to this so im sure ill blow a few and lose some
Product : Quantity : Price
Blue 3mm LED : 25 : 0.21
Red 3mm LED : 25 : 0.21
Green 3mm LED : 25 : 0.23
White 3mm LED : 25 : 0.26
Ultra-Violet 3mm LED : 25 : 0.26
Pink 3mm LED : 25 : 0.23
Yellow 3mm LED : 25 : 0.21
Orange 3mm LED : 25 : 0.21
Blue 5mm LED : 20 : 0.21
Red 5mm LED : 20 : 0.21
White 5mm LED : 20 : 0.26
Ultra-Violet 5mm LED : 20 : 0.26
Yellow 5mm LED : 20 : 0.21
Orange 5mm LED : 7 : 0.21
22 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
150 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
100 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
82 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
47 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
33 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.05
18 Ohm 1/2 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.10
39 Ohm 1/2 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.10
560 Ohm 1/2 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.10
470 Ohm 1/2 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.10
15 Ohm 1/2 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.10
22 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
27 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
12 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
10 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
8.2 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
6.8 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
5.6 Ohm 1 Watt Resistor : 20 : 0.15
15 Ohm 2 Watt Resistor : 40 : 0.30
30 AWG Kynar Wire : 30 : 0.15
26 AWG Solid-core Wire : 30 : 0.20
.015 dia. Solder : 20 : 0.25
.032 dia. Solder : 20 : 0.30
LED Fader 360 : 1 : 10.00
is there anywhere that can show me how to solder correctly i dont think im very good at it.


That is a hell of alot of stuff for one case mod. Alot of that stuff was unneccasary but oh well. Hope you don't get sick of lights. About the soldering, I may make a tut on it.

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Edited by liquid-core, 06 August 2006 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2006 - 04:36 PM

You can't really teach someone how to solder. You just have to go at it on broken/old electronics. You basically have to understand that iron gets hot and solder flows when it is in liquid form. Just practice on some old stuff and then you will start understanding how cold joints and everything else work. It'll come to you, don't worry.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 04:38 PM

I was just thinking something that outlined the supplies needed and what not.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 11:01 PM

i admit i bought alot but i didnt want to start the projects and not have what i needed and that info on electricys helped alot thanks GSX, yeah i starting on little things with my soldering plus i got this wicked burn on my finger sux but these led are not going to be for just one project,

ps if you ever need a few leds shoot me a pm ill be glad to hook you up with some lol i did get a shit load

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 03:35 AM

If you want quantity, then you should of used ebay and got straight from HK. For that money you would of got 10 times more leds(with free resistors)

As for some advice for soldering..Heat the wire, then add solder. Don't melt the solder on the iron. Wait untill the wire is hot enough, that the solder will melt on it.

Edited by GSX, 07 August 2006 - 03:38 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:20 AM

how about quailty and where in ebay is there a shop

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:00 AM

QUOTE(ocean the funk @ Aug 6 2006, 02:09 AM) View Post

thanks for the info i just buoght 178 bucks orth of leds and resistors and a fader


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