Everyone is familiar with LEDs and an LED road test is going to need more than just turning them on to be of interest. The road test kit includes devices with a unique feature set and this road test will attempt to present a variety of potential applications that make use of these features as well as mentioning a few other LED applications. Hopefully this material will help spark further ideas and interest in the myriad of possible interesting and useful applications for LEDs and these products in particular.
In order to road test the kit, I want to actually build applications and demonstrate completely working systems. I will start with general modular subsystems that can be reused in different applications.
So far I have been busy sorting out what I can and cannot do with the road test kit, ordering appropriate parts and generally learning about the parts in the kit. I have also spent lots of time on design, since it is an activity I can do while waiting for parts to be delivered. It is a bit problematic to order parts before design is complete, but given that it could take a long time for some deliveries, it is important to get as much as possible on order as soon as possible.
At this stage, there is not a lot to show for all the work, and many parts are still or order, but the following video showcases some preliminary work on 3D printed housings to package the BLE LED CCAs.
I have prepared several more items and designs, but a few key outstanding issues prevent publication at this time.
The Lighting Group page is here:
Here are links to my other blog entries for this road test:
Associated Video Links