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Re: Light up "S-Staff" project, questions about batteries

 by Mephs ¦  Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:16 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Light up "S-Staff" project, questions about batteries ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 3625

4 rechargable AAs might get you about 5V, not enough to run the strip w/o a DC/DC voltage converter. How many LEDs are there on the 5m of the strip ? You can begin to get a handle on the run time by knowing how many of the previously mentioned "sections" there are to be powered. Each "section" woul...

Re: Light up "S-Staff" project, questions about batteries

 by Mephs ¦  Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:59 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Light up "S-Staff" project, questions about batteries ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 3625

I had some time to sit down and do some more looking around, I'm wondering if I could piece this together easily using the following: LEDs, premade strip: http://www.amazon.com/Non-Waterproof-5050-SMD-Strip-Light/dp/B006LW2NJM Battery housing: http://www.creativelightings.com/8-AA-Cell-Double-AA-Cel...

Re: Light up "S-Staff" project, questions about batteries

 by Mephs ¦  Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:26 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Light up "S-Staff" project, questions about batteries ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 3625

This actually gives me some direction. Thanks a ton! Looks like I got some more research to do :)

Re: Light up "S-Staff" project, questions about batteries

 by Mephs ¦  Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:56 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Light up "S-Staff" project, questions about batteries ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 3625

Anyway - balance - how about distributed weight, with battery in top, middle and bottom, or 5, or 7 etc. Putting weight on the ends, balanced or not might throw off the feel of spinning it, though this is an option for a prototype design. what battery life do you want ? The standard in the industry...

Light up "S-Staff" project, questions about batteries

 by Mephs ¦  Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:06 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Light up "S-Staff" project, questions about batteries ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 3625

A co-worker recently guided me to this forum to get some insight on a (hopefully) simple project I was thinking about undertaking in the next few months. I'm from around the Boulder area, and I spin a number of things similar to poi, if you're familiar with that, it's a pair of spheres or rods attac...