hi Blinkinlabs folks!
I'm embarking on an adventure, and before a possible futile wiring I thought I'd ask here, first.
I'm hoping to use some stiff wire to make spatial connections.
Is this possible: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D2KcUJs-gyjpZbt9i0T84IpwWmdamAbo
Or do I have to stick to: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LSq-JqMgnii-TRfe14zKFNKxYNuGZz35
Either one is fine! The connections are symmetrical, and also redundant, so skipping some of them are fine.
For reference, the connections on the side of the BlinkyTile are:
[gnd] [power] [data] [power] [gnd]
and at a minimum, you'll need to connect one of the ground, one of the power, and a data connection. The tiles don't actually need to be connected to multiple other tiles, however that will help make it a little more reliable.
Awesome! I figured y'all had it spec'd out like that, but also just wanted to ask
This is only a preview of what I'm attempting: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I1OCGJfJku7DgWmCLM4VDvFGOjylHD2F/view?usp=sharing - (don't worry I'll connect the other two wires) some tiles will be 'floating' at various locations. I'll keep ya posted on my progress.
HOPE ALL IS WELL! CIAO!
As long as we're talking about wiring, I thought I would pass along something I haven't found anywhere else. It seems you can connect more than two BlinkyTiles to an edge.
I'm interested in connecting a series of dodecahedrons, but I wanted to check the connections before I soldered anything. The address programming cables make wonderful test leads (which is apparently what they are).
Note: the LEDs in this photo are controlled by a Metro Mini, but it seems to work fine with the LightBuddy as well.