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Offline Darth Chasm

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Illumicore Crystals
« on: July 12, 2019, 08:24:38 AM »
As some of you may know, I make the embedded LED crystals sold by TCSS. Well the next step in evolution for those would naturally be smart LED embedded crystals that work with pixel setups. These feature smart LEDs with embedded WS2812 IC in a 5050 package on 10mm diameter PCBs. They operate in the same color order as pixel strips. The tiny PCBs are embedded directly into the epoxy resin with an extremely strong bond. The PCBs have 6 pads offering 2 positions each for +5v and GND and one pad each for Data In and Data Out.

This new crystal is considerably bigger than the ones produced previously measuring roughly 10mmx10mmx35mm (0.39"x0.39"x1.378")

While these could never replace real crystals, they do provide a very strong second option that is "all-in-one," making them easier to incorporate into a setup.

« Last Edit: August 05, 2019, 04:10:22 PM by Darth Chasm »

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 10:38:32 AM »
Nice work, man.
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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 11:36:46 AM »
Super cool work

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 04:22:55 PM »
Thanks guys!

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 03:53:25 PM »
 :huh: Eureka! Amazingly simple idea! This is great! :lamp:

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 04:39:30 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 07:44:12 AM »
Love it! Great evolution of your LED embedded crystals. Send 'em on over!




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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 07:13:53 PM »
Thanks buddy.

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 08:37:36 PM »
Very cool indeed! I'll be keeping these in mind :)

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2019, 04:20:32 AM »
those look really cool!

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2019, 12:36:31 PM »
Thanks dudes

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2019, 05:59:59 AM »
These look really nice.

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2019, 04:12:50 PM »
Updated the thread title to match the name chosen from a contest I did on Facebook. These are now up for sale!


https://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Illumicore-Crystal-P1535.aspx

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2019, 10:20:48 AM »
Would a pressure pot or vacuum chamber chase the bubbles out? That would go a long way in making them look closer to real crystals

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Re: Illumicore Crystals
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2019, 10:24:23 AM »
Pressure yes. Vacuum maybe to a degree. But it was decided to leave the bubbles in for diffusion.