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Nice cheap, small and HA friendly LED controller

Postby Digit » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:33 pm

Hi,
I'm currently waiting for 10 meters of LED strip to arrive, so I started searching for a cheap LED controller.
I found this one: http://www.conrad.nl/ce/nl/product/181818/
Cheap, no accessories I don't need, others seemed to be happy with it, so I bought one.
Today the goodies arrived and I just couldn't resist firing up a serial port sniffer to see what's happening 'under the hood'...
So all about the HA friendliness can be read in my weblog post :lol:
http://blog.hekkers.net/2012/12/10/a-ve ... ontroller/
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Re: Nice cheap, small and HA friendly LED controller

Postby labium » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:51 am

i emailed conrad a time ago about the software, it is not open so only by reversed engineering you can adress this with other software.
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Re: Nice cheap, small and HA friendly LED controller

Postby AshaiRey » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:53 am

Oke Robert,
[clifhanger spotted]
I read your post on you blog and now i am very curious.
So what's next? How will you do it?
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Re: Nice cheap, small and HA friendly LED controller

Postby Digit » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:20 pm

Controlling the LED controller is already finished (virtually, as in in my mind) so the next thing to do is finding a simple solution to connect to the controller.
I like the idea of a cheap Ethernet module like the one lbl posted about recently, but I found another one with 2 x 5V TTL and 1 x Ethernet for $24.
I haven't really made up my mind yet actually, I thought I would need more time figuring out how the MS35 works :)
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Re: Nice cheap, small and HA friendly LED controller

Postby Digit » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:33 pm

A small update on the Conrad MS-35.
I posted a follow-up on my first post with all the details on how to communicate with the MS-35, how to connect it to Ethernet and some more things you should know before you start using this MS-35 yourself.
http://blog.hekkers.net/2012/12/24/conr ... revisited/
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