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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks to Cablemod of sponsoring this project. Learn more and order some dank-ass RGB LED strips for yourself on Amazon at http://geni.us/PRsR

 

 

We decided that we JUST DON'T HAVE ENOUGH RGB IN OUR LIVES. And when you make that decision, there's only one course of action...


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1 minute ago, Doramius said:

I'll be impressed when Linus does the RGB toaster & matching RGB Coffee Maker.

Linus doesn't eat toast. Nor does he drink coffee.

I'll be impressed when we create the RGB badminton racket.


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6 minutes ago, nicklmg said:

Linus doesn't eat toast. Nor does he drink coffee.

I'll be impressed when we create the RGB badminton racket.

I don't know anybody that eats toast, and I don't drink coffee either.  But modifying a toaster and coffee maker seems to always be epitome of any technical Acme.  They did it with networking, bluetooth, and smarthome setups.  It's not impressive unless it's RGB'd.

Oh, and here's your Badmitton RGB.  B|   OH YEAH!!!

 

EDIT:  and rackets - cc22821d7048e15876b5171d71191b23.jpg

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7 minutes ago, nicklmg said:

Linus doesn't eat toast. Nor does he drink coffee.

I'll be impressed when we create the RGB badminton racket.

We need RGB socks and sandals amirite

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Video sponsored by cablemod

Intro contains sponsor spot for be quiet!

Outro contains sponsor spot for ifixit.

 

I don't mind ads in the video and i know floatplane exists, but honestly 3 sponsors in 1 imo nothing special video? Come on...

 

Next time just RGB Linus, maybe for a CSF video.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, samcool55 said:

Video sponsored by cablemod

Intro contains sponsor spot for be quiet!

Outro contains sponsor spot for ifixit.

 

I don't mind ads in the video and i know floatplane exists, but honestly 3 sponsors in 1 imo nothing special video? Come on...

I'm really not sure how the addition of a general sponsor for this specific video changes anything from a viewing perspective... text on-screen was literally the only impact it had lol.


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Or you can just use some Christmas Lights.

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34 minutes ago, nicklmg said:

I'm really not sure how the addition of a general sponsor for this specific video changes anything from a viewing perspective... text on-screen was literally the only impact it had lol.

I get the intro/outro sponsors, but will cable mod let linus keep all the RGB lights to keep his desk dank as ever? Why else would they sponsor him!

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You guys need someone literate in electronics design on staff.  This video is embarrassing.

Controlling each channel with a mosfet?  2 arduinos just to run some LED's?  all of this shenanigans battery powered?  lol

 

You need a $10 ws2812b string off of ebay.  Each LED is individually addressable and has it's own switch mode driver built in.  That means you could do animations, much less power consumption (probably half), and only 3 wires to connect.  You could run the ws2812's with an ATTiny85 (digispark) instead of a massive arduino uno and then get the same battery life with a 2x18650 power bank. 

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Can I suggest you guys buy polypropylene zip ties instead of the generic shitty ones?  They're a lot more supple too so you can get them to do tighter bends and overall they're just a way better experience.


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3 hours ago, nicklmg said:

Linus doesn't eat toast. Nor does he drink coffee.

I'll be impressed when we create the RGB badminton racket.

Clearly, you've set out a new Channel Super Fun: badminton in the dark with RGB rackets.

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@nicklmg What adapter are you using to get power from the battery bank to the strips? I have been thinking about doing a RGB back pack build here on the forums, but  I don't know what adapter to use.


 

 

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59 minutes ago, Inkz said:

@nicklmg What adapter are you using to get power from the battery bank to the strips? I have been thinking about doing a RGB back pack build here on the forums, but  I don't know what adapter to use.

I am very interested in what exact pack they used, @nicklmg 

But, depends on the pack, some may have proprietary connectors for power. However many use a pretty standard 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC jack. On the cablemod controller side, the controller is more or less the same as the controllers you can get for pocket change on ebay, and they all use 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC jacks as well so I am making a guess that they use the same. So it's pretty simple (click for affiliate links to amazon):

12V Output Battery Pack (not your normal cellphone pack) > Male - Male cable with 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC Jacks > RGB Controller (From cablemod or other) > RGB strips 


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7 hours ago, nicklmg said:

Thanks to Cablemod of sponsoring this project. Learn more and order some dank-ass RGB LED strips for yourself on Amazon at http://geni.us/PRsR

 

 

We decided that we JUST DON'T HAVE ENOUGH RGB IN OUR LIVES. And when you make that decision, there's only one course of action...

Hey guys,

 

I'm sorry if I have posted this in the wrong place, but could you guys add a Epilepsy Warning, in videos like this one? 

I suffer from photosensitivity, and this video gave me massive headaches.  

 

Sorry for any trouble.

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7 hours ago, nicklmg said:

Thanks to Cablemod of sponsoring this project. Learn more and order some dank-ass RGB LED strips for yourself on Amazon at http://geni.us/PRsR

 

 

We decided that we JUST DON'T HAVE ENOUGH RGB IN OUR LIVES. And when you make that decision, there's only one course of action...

@nicklmg next time.. we RGB Nicky V
#RGBAllTheThings

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1 hour ago, CableMod said:

@nicklmg next time.. we RGB Nicky V
#RGBAllTheThings

people want socks and sandals to be rgb

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Why not use ESP WiFi modules for wireless capabilities? Much less power hungry and much cheaper than Arduino. ESP8266 ESP-12F is still the best option unless Bluetooth is necessary, then grab ESP32's. Bonus is that you can utilize a 5V battery bank (USB is 5V), a logic level converter (ESP runs on 3.3V), and a 5V WS2812B LED strip. Total investment less than $50 + cost of battery bank and the LEDs are individually addressable, meaning you can program custom animations. Oh yeah, because wireless is the objective, OTA updates of the firmware is also possible. I know this works because I have a few of these spread around my house.

 

Holy hell CableMod LED strips are way too expensive for this project. Go get some WS2812B's and prosper.

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14 hours ago, Pyr0monk3y said:

You guys need someone literate in electronics design on staff.  This video is embarrassing.

Controlling each channel with a mosfet?  2 arduinos just to run some LED's?  all of this shenanigans battery powered?  lol

 

You need a $10 ws2812b string off of ebay.  Each LED is individually addressable and has it's own switch mode driver built in.  That means you could do animations, much less power consumption (probably half), and only 3 wires to connect.  You could run the ws2812's with an ATTiny85 (digispark) instead of a massive arduino uno and then get the same battery life with a 2x18650 power bank. 

I hate "decorative" LEDs with a passion, but this was a video meant for fun, and the fun factor is a 10. I could abstract from the particular crime they were trying to commit, and just focus on (a) the idea being absurd, and (b) the hilarious execution. 

I don't think it makes sense to question the efficiency of their method, since the idea is stupid anyway, and the more cumbersome a solution they try, the funnier it gets ;) 

 

2 hours ago, GoogleGonnaSaveUs said:

What pc case is on 2:59?

 

Corsair Carbide Spec-0X (not sure whether X=1, 2, or 3)

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Seriously.


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