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Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 10-11-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
I'm officially sunsetting this project. ...

I'm officially sunsetting this project.

Thank you to everybody who contributed and everybody who enjoyed it! The code is still available and people may improve on it if they like. I will still...
Forum: Cooling 02-19-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,219
Posted By Charixfox
Hi Alex! Are you asking about my code as the...

Hi Alex!

Are you asking about my code as the original poster, or are you asking about nibennet's 3D printer enclosure project?
Forum: Cooling 12-02-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,113
Posted By Charixfox
Honestly I'm not certain that it's something that...

Honestly I'm not certain that it's something that can be fixed, per se. When the controller has power and no data, it will show the default pattern. This happens with almost all LED devices in...
Forum: Cooling 12-02-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,113
Posted By Charixfox
The configured lighting is actively sent to the...

The configured lighting is actively sent to the controller by the computer when the computer is running and able to do so. When the computer stops the program that sends this data while it is...
Forum: Cooling 11-24-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,177
Posted By Charixfox
Short answer based on general info: No. ...

Short answer based on general info:
No.

In-depth answer:
The motherboards can have a few different kinds of LED headers.
- Common Connection (Cathode/Anode), which is usually marked "RGB" as...
Forum: Cooling 11-04-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Charixfox
The lights are fed by the SATA connection, so...

The lights are fed by the SATA connection, so honestly it sounds like you have a case of the computer not really shutting down. The PSU should need to still be providing power to SATA, which implies...
Forum: Cooling 10-11-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,632
Posted By Charixfox
Notably, more motherboards these days are coming...

Notably, more motherboards these days are coming with Digital RGB headers.
IF...
* The header has three pins (5V, Data, Ground)
* You wire only DATA and GROUND to the correct two pins on a fan...
Forum: Cooling 10-11-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Charixfox
In summary for those who are wondering, the...

In summary for those who are wondering, the answer to "Can't you just add a momentary switch to it?" is "Yes. You can add a momentary, Normally-Open switch to it."
Forum: Cooling 09-17-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Charixfox
They've been making improvements to the software...

They've been making improvements to the software and such since I made my custom controller, but while the custom controller handles mixed fan types, the current official software doesn't. Let's hope...
Forum: Cooling 08-14-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Charixfox
There are uninformative answers, and this is one...

There are uninformative answers, and this is one of them. ^.^

Then the code is released, providing potential for other people to do this, but no other information, so somebody else could end up...
Forum: Cooling 08-13-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Charixfox
Good to see a custom project spawn from the idea....

Good to see a custom project spawn from the idea. ^.^

Though how are you powering the strips? I'd hate for somebody to burn their computer down by turning all the LEDs white. O.o
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 08-04-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
Yes. Think of it as "Everything goes -into-...

Yes. Think of it as "Everything goes -into- ground", so there's just two places from the controller going into ground. You can (and do) have dozens of things in the computer connected to ground...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 08-03-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
As I described in my original reply, not having...

As I described in my original reply, not having it connected won't hurt anything. The worst that can happen is that if it needs it, the electrical differential will not be enough to signal to the...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 08-03-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
Maybe. Probably not (98% chance you don't need...

Maybe. Probably not (98% chance you don't need to), but it depends on how the controller is wired inside
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 08-03-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
Then: Yes, the controllers for the SP and HD...

Then:
Yes, the controllers for the SP and HD fans are different, and the hub is the same. The controllers do different data signals. The SP fans take UCS1903 signals. The HD fans take WS2812...
Forum: Cases 07-05-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,668
Posted By Charixfox
Clearance to edge of RAM BB: 59mm. So a 25mm...

Clearance to edge of RAM BB: 59mm.

So a 25mm fan and a 30mm radiator can fit if the ran heat spreader doesn't extend past the edge of the RAM and you don't care about reaching the release levers...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 06-07-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
I'll provide my input as well, since I posted...

I'll provide my input as well, since I posted this bit of fun...

* "Looks good" is subjective, and I'd say that 1 LL at the back and three HD at the front would look good.

* Yes, the project...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 05-21-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
Thank you for the update! I didn't recall that...

Thank you for the update! I didn't recall that the library lacked CRGBSets in that version, so the reminder is helpful. Have fun with the project!
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 05-20-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
That impies that FastLED is missing as a library....

That impies that FastLED is missing as a library. Mea culpa for not documenting the need for the HID-Project library in the readme file, but it definitely mentioned the need for the FastLED library....
Forum: Cooling 05-20-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,219
Posted By Charixfox
You can either run each fan/strip on separate...

You can either run each fan/strip on separate outputs (Not efficient code-wise) or you can daisy-chain them and address them in series. That is, Fan 1 is LEDs 0-11, fan two is 12-23, and so on. The...
Forum: Cooling 05-20-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,219
Posted By Charixfox
Yes. It would run at 100% all the time, but it...

Yes. It would run at 100% all the time, but it would work.
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 05-20-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
Hi Kino! In the Arduino IDE: Sketch Menu...

Hi Kino!

In the Arduino IDE:
Sketch Menu -> Include Library -> Manage Libraries
Search for "HID" and one of the results will be HID-Project. Install that library in the IDE (Click on the library...
Forum: Cooling 05-17-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,219
Posted By Charixfox
PWM fans will not spin when only voltage is...

PWM fans will not spin when only voltage is applied. They must have a PWM pull-up signal as well.

Steady 12v should be applied to the 12v line.

25khz PWM signal at 3.3 or 5V must be applied to...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 05-02-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
That could work. Pro Micro is a bit...

That could work.

Pro Micro is a bit less-expensive. Another option is a DFRobot Beetle or equivalent:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0IQFU4/

The BLE version uses an ATMega328, which loses HID...
Forum: System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery 05-01-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 141,242
Posted By Charixfox
Pretty much any version of a "Leonardo", such as...

Pretty much any version of a "Leonardo", such as the Pro Micro or the Beetle, as well as several variations on that with an ATMega 32U4. The 32U4 has built in USB handling which allows it to work...
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