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January 12, 2017 AT 7:00 am

NeoPixel Temperature Guage #3DThursday #3DPrinting


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From DKoss on Thingiverse:

I integrated a 12 pixel neopixel ring into my printer to act as a temp gauge when warming up and cooling down, then just a random color fading widget while at temp. I used FKOne’s mount as a backing to attach it to my printer. It needed a little bit of a diffuser and I had some glow-in-the-dark filament handy so I made this snap fit cover for it.

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NeoPixel Ring – 12 x 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers: Round and round and round they go! 12 ultra bright smart LED NeoPixels are arranged in a circle with 1.5″ (37mm) outer diameter. The rings are ‘chainable’ – connect the output pin of one to the input pin of another. Use only one microcontroller pin to control as many as you can chain together! Each LED is addressable as the driver chip is inside the LED. Each one has ~18mA constant current drive so the color will be very consistent even if the voltage varies, and no external choke resistors are required making the design slim. Power the whole thing with 5VDC and you’re ready to rock. (read more)


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