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Light Bands

LED based flexible panels that are 2,4,6, and 8 LED wide

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Light Bands are customizable. They may have rows of LEDs cut off or additional panels soldered to increase the number of rows. Columns of the band come in 2,4,6, or 8 LEDs wide.

Easy to cut or daisy chain into longer bands. We designed them to fit in a typical flexible PCB fabricators limits. They tend to use 500mm sheets. So we kept our lengths just under 20" and 10".

Any software related will be released under BSD or MIT license. SAAS or cloud based software will be AGPL.

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  • Translucent or Black

    Chris Hamilton08/17/2015 at 19:17 0 comments

    The flexible boards come in a translucenty brown and we will likely be producing initial fabricated versions in a similar look to our own hand etched versions to keep cost low. Eventually we might be able to afford a black or similar color that is better for LED displays.

  • Density of LEDs

    Chris Hamilton08/17/2015 at 19:15 0 comments

    We might in the future also try to increase the density. Right now we are concerned that the LEDs do not interfere with flow and drape of the fabric. We will need to test more.

  • Working on larger designs

    Chris Hamilton08/17/2015 at 19:14 0 comments

    Our main limit is DipTrace. We will port our footprints to KiCAD in the future.

  • Similar to squares, etc.

    Chris Hamilton08/17/2015 at 18:22 0 comments

    There aren't many customizable shapes. We have been experimenting with triangles and complex geometry that results from them, but nothing yet.

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