Monday, September 24, 2007

LED Selection

Last Thursday, Grant and some other students worked to select LEDs for the new dance floor. The main contenders came from SuperbrightLEDs and HB Electronic Components. Four of each LED were placed onto a board and covered with potential housing materials so we could see the effects. We considered the brightness, vividness of colors, and expense of each LED.

In the end, Grant settled on the HB LEDs (using an amber diffuser cap from Digikey to get a more vivid green out of the green LED).

VDF 2.0 - It's Happening!

Grant Williams has become the project chair for VDF 2.0. He'll be posting shortly with some thoughts and ideas on how to build the new version.