Failures, learnings, and final light (Cabinet Light Pt. 6)

This is, I hope, the last entry in the cabinet light saga. While it was fun to tinker with the programming of the first one, a number of issues arose that were annoying to deal with. With the learnings from the first "prototype", I created a second version that was easier to build & should be MUCH safer.

Which one looks safer to you?


New Version

So what happened with the prototype?

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Electronics & dispersion (Cabinet Light Pt. 5)

It's time to start installing all of the electronics! I'm using the Arduino Metro here.

The Arduino Metro on a protoboard

Soldered in!

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Finishing up the wood (Cabinet Light Pt. 4)

I need to put the power supply, control circuit, and wires somewhere! To have enough room, I decided to route out a little box at one end of the light, and then two wire channels down the length of the light.

I should probably buy a dust collector...

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Ouch! My Eyes! Arduino WS2812B Setup & RGBW Transformation (Cabinet Light Pt. 3)

Now that the enclosure is in a good-enough state, it's time to start trying to get the lights working!

Test Setup

Result: RGB knobs that control the color!

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