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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #195 on: March 16, 2021, 10:33:05 PM »
Conclusion ?

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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #196 on: March 17, 2021, 01:00:18 AM »
Conclusion ?

It's working and ready to go in all it's glory and you forgot to update the place-holder page in the PDF (?)

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My apologies for the ignorant question.  Just making sure.

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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #197 on: March 17, 2021, 01:05:42 AM »
Conclusion ?

It's working and ready to go in all it's glory and you forgot to update the place-holder page in the PDF (?)

 :wink:

My apologies for the ignorant question.  Just making sure.


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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #198 on: April 17, 2021, 03:37:15 PM »
Hey there's a new high density neopixel LED strip that's 332 LEDs per meter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhIEV2S4nhA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz-kUi6ekDc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaHNKGQZVis

I heard that the CFX is limited to 144 pixels. Can you up the limit for these?

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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #199 on: April 18, 2021, 01:44:20 AM »
not sure where you've heard that but it's crap. Blade length limit is RAM only. Current RICE slider has been increase to 280 for ease of use. Manual edit of the blade length can be anything RAM would support.

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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #200 on: April 20, 2021, 11:20:51 AM »
Quick question: is the 9th accent LED PWM or just normal?

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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #201 on: April 20, 2021, 09:13:14 PM »
Quick question: is the 9th accent LED PWM or just normal?

Pwm capable!

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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #202 on: May 15, 2021, 12:56:09 PM »
I have a couple questions. First, Is the SD card accessible via the USB port? The manual mentions that it will be, but was wondering if current firmware supports it.
Next question is trickier. My next saber I am thinking about making a removable "power cell". The trick with the design is the battery will need to be disconnected to be able to connect the USB. I'll be using one multi pin connector to facilitate both, with some pins for the battery and some for the USB access. Disconnect the "power cell" and connect a "diagnostic" port. The manual mentions that the board does not support powering it via the USB. However could I still power the board via a PC's USB if I ran the USB wire's power lines to the board as well. I wouldn't be running the LEDs in that configuration, I'd run a separate positive line for the LEDs through the connector to the battery. So the board will be the only thing powered.
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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #203 on: May 17, 2021, 01:13:40 AM »
Hello,

sure, mass storage was implemented long ago now).
The board needs the battery input voltage to be operated. Still, you could hook up the +5V of the USB port thru a shottky diode to the positive pad, that would power the board via USB, if you don't use the led that's ok

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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #204 on: May 17, 2021, 08:58:29 AM »
Perfect, thanks @erv. I assume that is to keep current flowing the proper direction.
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Re: Crystal Focus X (v10) specs, demo and discussion
« Reply #205 on: May 17, 2021, 09:01:43 AM »
And the negative pad?