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Projects => How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. => Topic started by: Bandersnatch on September 10, 2018, 02:43:39 PM

Title: Slow loris
Post by: Bandersnatch on September 10, 2018, 02:43:39 PM
I just finished it everything works as it should. I bought a light plate for it. I was thinking of using the cliping leds (D1 D2) for the light plate. I want to add more light but don't know if it will effect the sound? Is two leds enuf light for the plate? I have 2 3mm leds now. I don't want to drill and glue leds until I know. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Slow loris
Post by: madbean on September 10, 2018, 02:50:33 PM
Adding more LEDs will definitely change the clipping some. The two might be enough...I don't have any experience with light plates, though.
Title: Re: Slow loris
Post by: Bandersnatch on September 10, 2018, 05:35:17 PM
Thank you. Hopefully someone with light plate experience will chime in. What about changing size of leds? They are 3mm now what if I went to 5mm or 8mm high bright clear?
Title: Re: Slow loris
Post by: madbean on September 10, 2018, 05:36:46 PM
Thank you. Hopefully someone with light plate experience will chime in. What about changing size of leds? They are 3mm now what if I went to 5mm or 8mm high bright clear?

5mm would be fine. Again, changing the LED type or color will change the clipping. Maybe not in a bad way but it's the kind of thing where you'd have to compare to see if you like it or not.
Title: Re: Slow loris
Post by: Bandersnatch on September 10, 2018, 07:50:59 PM
Ok I am going to mess around with them. Thanks again for your help. I will be posting a build report as soon as it is done.
Title: Re: Slow loris
Post by: chromesphere on September 11, 2018, 12:07:13 AM
I have made light plates with 2 leds (my profile picture), its 'enough' to see the pedal is on.  But this is using bypass leds, not clippers.  I have a feeling 2 x 3mm as clippers will be hard to notice in a light plate.
Title: Re: Slow loris
Post by: Bandersnatch on September 11, 2018, 10:24:32 PM
I ordered 2 8mm high bright clear red. I am going to see how much it changes the sound.