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DIY controler for LED lighting

Hello everyone.
This is a description of an adventure: building a controller that could simulate sunrise and sunset.
Disappointed due to the imprecision of the Chinese timmers and the difficulty in setting the time, I decided to devote myself to building a digital controller.
It all started in a shoe box with one Arduino, an RTC and a 3mm LED's.
















Features:
Control any LED driver that accepts input of 5V or 10V PWM, Meanwell or Buckpuck, and I can put several drivers in each channel.
- Four independently controlled channels.
- Possibility to set the time (on / off), maximum intensity and fade time for each channel.
- Real-time clock.
- LCD screen showing the hours, minutes, seconds, and intensity level of each channel.
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Hello,
In this phase was given final shape to the controller.
All in a PCB and this was the result:


A few more photos:
















And that's it.
The next step was the case. Made in acrylic, which was not easy.
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Re: DIY controler for LED lighting

Hello again,
One thing I have to tell you: acrylic work is not easy.
But here's the first result.


Nothing pleased I made another box.
Experience is the mother of perfection.




As I was almost professional one for the green screen.


Next stage: video.
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Re: DIY controler for LED lighting

Very cool !!!

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Hello to all,
As promised: the video.
The test was performed with leds 10mm because the Cree's are late arriving.
I hope you enjoy.

Blue screen:


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Re: DIY controler for LED lighting

Hello to all, again
I hope you enjoyed.
One more:

Green screen:

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