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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Thanks Thomas

    Price is still pretty reasonable, noticed it has gone up a little since I bought mine. I think I probably have a "lifetime" supply of extra tips as well as an extra handle, that I keep a wider chisel tip on, for the "bigger" pads or items

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Got one power box done and using it as pattern for the others. Should have them completed by weekend. Will be ready for the pcb the first of the week. They should take no time to solder them up.

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    So what software are you guys using to control these? I am struggling with LSP right now, just looking at other options.

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Got my PC boards in today from Frank, time to heat up the soldering iron.

    To TheBigE I using LOR software to control the boards.

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Which actually begs the question - what DC controller are you using to control these boards. TGabriel obviously has some LOR DC boards, so he's using LOR S2. I happen to have some DMX DIY DC boards that are running the ones I already have built. Looking at some different ones (still DIY) to run the next set of boards. And I plan to use LSP unless something else better comes along...
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    I have a D-Light DC board for the lights. Only reason using this board was that I got a pretty good deal on it. As for the software, I went with LSP because of these floods because of the ease of RGB in LSP. I know the Learning curve is step, but it has been been a bit more frustrating at times that I had expected, and I am just looking at other options since the only reason I am using LSP is b/c of these lights. Depending on how difficult it is to do RGB mixing with LOR S2 I may consider going back to that program.

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    I'm using LOR S2 to control the two LOR DC cards. I'm building 8 of these floods.

    From what I understand from Dan at LOR, and some PMs from some of the S2 Beta testers, LOR will have a RGB picker released soon. That will make using these, as well as the Cosmic Color Ribbon much easier to use.
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Oh John the boards I received today do have 8 connection points.

    Thomas

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Quote Originally Posted by TGabriel View Post
    Oh John the boards I received today do have 8 connection points.

    Thomas
    Yep, Ver 1.4 boards. Got mine today as well.

    Good ol' Mark told the truth, but Frank needs to update his pictures.!!! Not nice to confuse an old man like me!

    Started assembly tonight. Out of three resistors, have solder bridges on two of them already! Can't find my solder wick tonight either. Bet that JohnTM (the trouble maker) misplaced it on me! Need to go get some tomorrow.

    I'm using a 1/32" tip, works fine for the LEDs, but gosh, those resistor pads are really close together, for a guy with bad eyes and shaky hands. Might change to a 1/64" tip for the resistors. Course the only solder on hand is .05, have some .032 on order that will be here Monday, that should also help. (If there is any help for me)

    Al needs to send me his boards and parts so I'll have some stuff to practice on first, without having to worry about messing up my boards.


    Good luck on the assembly Thomas. Post some pics when you get your finished!
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Here is a pic of the boards currently shipping
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    WOW! Changed to the 1/64" tip and using some .015 dia. 62/36/2 solder made all the difference in the world to me soldering the resistors in with the iron set at 650 degrees. Have all the resistors in 5 boards all soldered in, and they look nice.

    Going to switch back to the 1/32" tip and the .032 solder and start back on the LEDs. Getting anxouis to get one finished and powered up to see what these suckers look like!

    How is your assembly coming along Thomas?
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Just remember that the LEDs go on the side of the board with the circles, but the terminal strip goes on the other side of the board. And be sure to test your LEDs to know which lead is the cathode (negative) and which is the anode. Evidently, sometimes the ones from CeCe's get switched around.
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Appreciate the advice Mark.

    I had previously tested the LEDs when I received them, and they were all marked correctly.

    I'm aware that the cathode goes in the square holes and the anode in the round holes.

    I did solder one green one in backwards and caught it just after I soldered it, when I was about to clip the leads. Some of mine have a "short" lead that is almost as long as the "long" lead.

    I have the LED tester right beside the solder station, and as I retest each LED before inserting in the board, I clip about an 1/8" more off of the cathode, to make it more obvious from the back of the board that the short lead is in the square hole.

    Just finished all of the reds and greens. Applied voltage and they look great!

    Just taking a break before starting on the blue and white. Tomorrow I'll start mounting them in the lamp housing!

    Then is time to power the whole thing up and see what it looks like in the dark tomorrow night. Will try to get some video also.
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    John I have one board solder up, but have not test it yet. Took pictures at different phases of assembly. I solder all LED first then the resistors last. As Mark stated I have to solder my red in reverse to the other after testing them.

    Thomas

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    I finished my second board tonight and tested. Gosh, when they are on the bench in front of you, they are BRIGHT!!!!!
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