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Old September 15, 2008, 05:29 AM
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AKA the circuit I use to change the front panel lighting on my case. Not really a guide, just the basic schematic and the parts list.




TtMFR Parts List

Nichia NSTM515AS Full Colour LED, Common Anode
3pcs 500R Potentiometer, Carbon, Linear (Digikey # CT2201-ND)
2pcs 150R Resistor
1pc 68R Resistor
3pcs SPST of SPDT Toggle switches (Digikey # CKN1066-ND)
Misc connectors for power and if you want to remove it easily.
3pcs Knob, Clr. Matte, .5 Dia. .125 Shaft (Digikey # 226-3010-ND)
Proto Board
Lexan or Plastic for backing material
5.25 or 3.5 cover plate from your case.




These pics show an addtional 3 channel fan controller as well as connectors for internal case lighting.



The LED's were about $20US each when I first got them several years ago, but there should be much cheaper full colour diodes available now. The fixed resistors values may have to be tweaked to use a different LED. I use 4 LED's to light up my front panel, and they're wired in paralell.
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Old September 15, 2008, 05:42 AM
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Sweet! Takes me back to first year Circuitry in Uni!
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Great! Thank you again!

Are the regulators part of the fan control then?
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Old September 15, 2008, 06:53 AM
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Yes. It's like this:



Only 3 channel.
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i don't see any pics
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Old September 15, 2008, 08:34 AM
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i don't see any pics
I do; pics and diagrams.
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Wow I have never seen such a simple circuit in a long time lol. Ugh I wish university was this easy again. I think I may just build something like this!
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I wish I could understand the diagram. Anyhow, really nice!
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Old September 15, 2008, 07:21 PM
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Nice diagrams!
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Nice work !

I actually run RGB lighting in my case as well...Although I'm running individual LED's rather than RGB ones.....
The 6 wire RGB led's are about 6$ now.

At the moment I've just got mine setup for 'color switchable' (no dimming).

I am deperately waiting for Matrix Orbital to build the controller cards for the GX typhoon.Once I get one , the led's will be software controlled PWM.....



edit :

Here's a pic ;

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