[Hitchin Hackspace - members] Build Day

Mark Mellors mark.mellors at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 14:25:36 UTC 2014


On 3 October 2014 15:20, Arvydas Juskevicius <arvydas at arvydas.co.uk> wrote:

>  The individually addressable LEDs run off 5V. I'd love to use them,
> because it's possible to create lot's of cool effects on the BigHack and
> control them through Python or Node.js. How are you supplying power to
> Raspberry Pi? Could LEDs use the same power source? Each LED requires about
> 50mA at full brightness.
>

We're currently using a 12V to 5V stepdown convertor to power the pi, the
arduino and some relays. I think its a 3A version, which means we only have
about 1A spare for the LEDs, unless we get another convertor.
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