Make your own LED Bar
Make your own LED Bar

In this project I will show you how I build my own LED Bar around my 15x10 RGB LED Matrix. It has a top shelf which is made of acrylic glass and it lights up with the push of a button. With the help of a WS2812B LED strip I can change the color of the top shelf and also use animations to light it up. Now I will present you all the steps which are involved if you want to build something similar.

Step 1: Watch the videos!

It would be the best to watch both video parts of this project one after the other to get a good idea of how I made this project. And as additional support I will now present you a small parts list with example sellers, schematic and code for the electronics.

Step 2: Order your parts!

Make your own LED Bar
Make your own LED Bar

You will need these parts to build the electronics for the lighting system with the WS2812B. You can find the other parts (wood, paint, screws,....) in your local hardware store.

Ebay:

WS2812B LED Strip:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Hook up wire:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 5V 3A Power Supply:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Attiny85:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 8 Pin IC Socket:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 10k Resistor:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x 2 Pin Terminal:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Tactile Push Button:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 10k Potentiometer:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x PCB (copper lines):http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Power Switch:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Push Button:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Amazon.de:

WS2812B LED Strip:http://amzn.to/136D2MW

Hook up wire:http://amzn.to/1zohKWS

1x 5V 3A Power Supply:http://amzn.to/1Adjjq5

1x Attiny85:http://amzn.to/1GoUHyr

1x 8 Pin IC Socket:http://amzn.to/1Adjvpk

1x 10k Resistor:http://amzn.to/1Adkcis

2x 2 Pin Terminal:http://amzn.to/1wacxlE

1x Tactile Push Button:http://amzn.to/1GI7ydi

1x 10k Potentiometer:http://amzn.to/13qJa3M

1x PCB (copper lines):http://amzn.to/13qJijE

1x Power Switch:http://amzn.to/1wxW6zx

1x Push Button:http://amzn.to/1xlBrAs

Amazon.com:

WS2812B LED Strip:http://amzn.to/12VLG0Z

Hook up wire:http://amzn.to/13qKjbz

1x 5V 3A Power Supply:http://amzn.to/12VM27U

1x Attiny85:http://amzn.to/1yUweAb

1x 8 Pin IC Socket:http://amzn.to/12VMmDt

1x 10k Resistor:http://amzn.to/1wAoOPa

2x 2 Pin Terminal:http://amzn.to/1zg2soq

1x Tactile Push Button:http://amzn.to/1zg2AEd

1x 10k Potentiometer:http://amzn.to/13qKTG7

1x PCB (copper lines):http://amzn.to/1zoklAf

1x Power Switch:http://amzn.to/1Adygs6

1x Push Button:http://amzn.to/1Gp2lsz

Step 3: Build the circuit!

Make your own LED Bar
Make your own LED Bar
Make your own LED Bar

Now it is time to build the circuit. Here you can take a look at my schematic to build this with your own board design or you can just remake my board by using the two board layout diagrams.

Step 4: Program the Attiny85!

If you do not know how to program the Attiny85 then you can take a look at my other video:

You can also find the arduino code here. Make sure that "ledbarledstrip.ino" is inside a folder with the same name and the code file "functions" is also inside this folder. Then you just need to open "ledbarledstrip.ino".

Make your own LED Bar
ledbarledstrip.ino1 KB
Make your own LED Bar
functions.ino2 KB

Step 5: Success!

And that was everything you need to know to build your own LED Bar. I hope it inspired you to build something similar.


Feel free to check out my Youtube channel for more awesome projects:

http://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

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