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Offline Rion Ozryel

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Re: The Chameleon
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2009, 08:44:26 PM »
I thought the emitter looked kinda plain so I cut a shroud out of some leftover bits I had lying around. Check it out:










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Re: The Chameleon
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2009, 01:20:10 AM »
Very nice work. Really like the look of it and the color change is just cool.

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Re: The Chameleon
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2009, 12:49:37 PM »
Wow!

Great Job on the Chameleon! Looks amazing!

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Re: The Chameleon
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2009, 01:51:15 PM »
You have outdone yourself.  Nice work!

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Re: The Chameleon
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2009, 02:57:20 PM »
Cool, that's awesome. What do you use for a lens and lens holder, just like the normal luxeon one? Or do you need something special?
Edit: Also, what size resistor, hehehe... I really want something like that....hehehehehe
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Re: The Chameleon
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2009, 03:06:41 PM »
I just used the normal 5 degree lens and holder from TCSS. The resistor was a 3w 250 ohm resistor.  ;)

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Offline Keiran Halcyon

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Re: The Chameleon
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2009, 03:10:21 PM »
shroud looks cool love the color change ability


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Re: The Chameleon
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2009, 03:14:32 PM »
ok, cool. If you don't mind me asking, where'd you get that switch? And is there any chance of a wiring diagram?
Edit: Oh, would say, cyan work, instead of light blue, if one wanted? Just curious.
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Re: The Chameleon
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2009, 03:52:07 PM »
I got the switch here: http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/RS-143/BCD-PUSHBUTTON-ROTARY-SWITCH/-/1.html

Because it's a push button switch you're pretty limited with the color blends it gives you. You can start resisting colors but that will affect all the blends that use that color. For instance, I resistored the red to get the purple but it also affected the orange. Instead of orange I got yellow. So if you resistor the blue to make the green brighter for the cyan, you are also messing with the purple. But it all depends on what you want. There are other rotary switches out there that make blending a lot more customizable.

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Re: The Chameleon
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2009, 04:03:04 PM »
Hmmm... I wonder if there is a switch out there that you just spin, and as you spin it, the colors change... That would be cool, just to rotate it, and as you do, the colors change and stuff.

if I ever get my hands on one of those LED's and switches, would you be willing to give me some advice on wiring it up?