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Offline jal

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Re: The Slanck: A custom staggered Planck (first prototype done!)
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 12 February 2017, 13:38:53 »
Really like this project, congrats on it.

I have trouble believing that there have been 3034 reads and nobody's suggested renaming it The Stank.

Offline cribbit

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Re: The Slanck: A custom staggered Planck (first prototype done!)
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 12 February 2017, 15:49:41 »
Really like this project, congrats on it.

I have trouble believing that there have been 3034 reads and nobody's suggested renaming it The Stank.

Thanks!

Now I'm thinking of making a butt shaped layout...
I typed this post on my Slanck. I also developed a stronger, cleaner, easier handwiring method.


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Re: The Slanck: A custom staggered Planck (first prototype done!)
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 12 February 2017, 16:19:41 »
Hello!

I am currently trying to solve my RGB backlight problem as well.  The most promising thing I've found is this http://www.instructables.com/id/Charliecube-Charlieplexed-4x4x4-RGB-LED-cube/

That's 16 pins to control 64 RGB LEDs.  We just have to rearrange it to be not a cube shape.  I personally only need 62 RGB LEDs for my keyboard layout, and I'm sure you need considerably less.  The trick to lighting LEDs that are behind the other ones that you normally can't access seems to be turning them on and off really fast in concert :).  I'm still learning this stuff, so I don't know what I'm doing yet.  EE is not a skill I have yet.  I'd love to solve this one.

-Griftrix

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Re: The Slanck: A custom staggered Planck (first prototype done!)
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 13 February 2017, 01:29:23 »
Hello!

I am currently trying to solve my RGB backlight problem as well.  The most promising thing I've found is this http://www.instructables.com/id/Charliecube-Charlieplexed-4x4x4-RGB-LED-cube/

That's 16 pins to control 64 RGB LEDs.  We just have to rearrange it to be not a cube shape.  I personally only need 62 RGB LEDs for my keyboard layout, and I'm sure you need considerably less.  The trick to lighting LEDs that are behind the other ones that you normally can't access seems to be turning them on and off really fast in concert :).  I'm still learning this stuff, so I don't know what I'm doing yet.  EE is not a skill I have yet.  I'd love to solve this one.

-Griftrix

Nice find!

I'm definitely hoping to get back into trying to solve the RGB problem, especially for being able to do it with a teensy/pro micro + breadboard since not everyone has access to PCB options. It also meshes well with my next project of focusing on infinity mirrors.

I typed this post on my Slanck. I also developed a stronger, cleaner, easier handwiring method.


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Re: The Slanck: A custom staggered Planck (first prototype done!)
« Reply #54 on: Sat, 18 March 2017, 13:44:40 »
Nice one :thumb:

Looks like a lot of effort was put into this.

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Re: The Slanck: A custom staggered Planck (first prototype done!)
« Reply #55 on: Sat, 15 April 2017, 11:39:18 »
Indeed - this looks awesome! And thanks for the insight into different cutting and fabrication machines & processes.

Looking forward to your next chunk of free time & update!