RoadTest: TI Piccolo Multi-DC/DC Color LED Kit
Evaluation Type: Evaluation Boards
Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True
What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?:
What were the biggest problems encountered?: The Example was created with Code Composer Studio v4 ... I didn't gget it working with V5...
Hello People, I'm happy to present my first Review today. :-)
This was the UPS Package :-)
This is the TI Piccolo Multi-DC/DC Color LED Kit Package
This is the Content of the Kit as seen after opening the Box :-)
This is the content of the Kit without the Woodware :-). On the left the "Mainboard" with controllercard inserted, then clockwise: LED-Difusor, LED-Strips, USB-Cable, Power Connector... :-( ... , USB-Drive.
The Powersupply close-up, as you can see its an american powerplug, it doesn't match the german power outlets :-( fortunately the powersupply of my external HDD has the same specs and power jack! (12V@2A)
This is the assembled Kit. I prefered to download the TI Controlsuite in Advance.
With the included Software GUI it was a Matter of minutes to get the LEDs glowing :-)
This is an example what it looks like when you use the Kit without LED-Diffusor. The LED stripes are really bright, I think they are brighter than my ceiling LED lamp, better use the LED-Diffusor ... ;-)
This is how it looks like with the Diffusor... Its a bit overexposed but you can see the colors on the Desk & Board.
The testing GUI works nicely, but better don't change Colors while the LEDs are fading.. check out this Video:
https://community.element14.com/resized-image/__size/300x300/__key/roadtestreviewfiles/9c1851edabe34155be53b6af8b8e0373/4774.contentimage_5F00_152717.htmlI Know its a bit short, but I think you get a better Impression by this Video than by the Images ;-)
Thanks to DAB I got inspired to do some more tests with my TI Piccolo Multi-DC/DC Color LED Kit.
The Formfactor is a bit difficult to hande, but I managed it by low-tech ;-)
So I put the Kit on the edge and got my DSLR ready to shoot some Testpictures.
I used the following settings: Aperture: 1/1.4, Focallength: 30mm, Time: 1/60s, ISO: 400.
I think you yould get some nice Pictures with this settings ... but for now the couch is my Subject...
Lets see some shots:
Normal Room LED Lightning
6 White LEDs @ 0,1A
12 White LEDs @ 0,5A
Without Room lightning
All LEDs ON, White @0,5A, Colors @ ~90mA
This is Just for reference, made with the Speedlight 580EXII :-)
The near edge of the Couch was ~1,6m away, the far edge about 3m from the lightsource.
As you can See the 12 LED setup works nicely, but I think at a DYI LED Light / Flash there would be a need of at least 18 LUW W5AM
In overview its awesome, I'm a lucky Roadtest winner!
I hope you enjoyed my short review!
So long, best regards, Stefan