• LED PCB Strip Assembly

    Stanislas Bertrand08/06/2018 at 01:15 0 comments

    The LED PCB strips assembly consist to solder and test the 4 white and 5 RGB LED. The DiamondLight design uses 24 strips. Overall I have assembled 105 strips across the different project.

    The set of 4 strips took around 30 to 45 min to assemble and test.

  • Power Controller Board

    Stanislas Bertrand04/19/2018 at 20:01 0 comments

    The DiamondLight has RGB and White LED requiring 5V 5A and 12.6V 0.480A. The power controller board provides the suitable power can control for each LED.

    The regulators are power-off by default to save power. Each panel white LED are control with a mosfet for dimming operation. A switch controls the white LED so the light can be turned on without the microcontroller controller board.

    Power Cabling
    Power Cabling
    White LED
    White LED

  • Acrylic Assembly

    Stanislas Bertrand04/12/2018 at 18:56 0 comments

    The assembly of the DiamondLight starts with the 6 feet made of 4, 6mm rings and a rubber pad. The base is 10mm thick with cutout slots for the cable and adjustment for the U bracket screws.

    Base Assembly
    Base Assembly

    The U brackets are mounted on the base with screw and nylon washers.

    Base with brackets
    Base with brackets

    Assembly of a panel requires the following. The standoff are embedded in the acrylic, hex cutout were made with the laser. The side cover have minor horizontal adjustment thanks to 4mm long slot holes. Painter tape covers the acrylic for protection during preparation. The outside edge of the main acrylic piece were sanded to smooth light diffusion. The LED assembly was completed on a support to get the required position and angle.

    • 20 x 4mm flat head M3 screws
    • 5 x 5mm flat head M3 screws
    • 5 x M3 nuts
    • 10 x 6mm M3 Hex standoff
    Panel Elements
    Panel Elements

    First assembled panel. Peeling off the painter's tape is a careful task. The side cover is only 2mm thick acrylic.

    Assembled Panel
    Assembled Panel

    After one done, 2 more to go. All 3 panel assembled.

    DiamondLight Panels
    DiamondLight Panels

    The panel is mounted on the base. The cable is passed thru the hole in the U-bracket. Screw secures the panel on the base. The panel has slot holes on the bottom and the top to allows for adjustment.

    Panel Mount
    Panel Mount

    All the panels are mounted on the base. The top plate is assemble with its U-brackets and completes the DiamondLight.

    DiamondLight
    DiamondLight