The first prototype came in last week. I’ve already ported most of the code to it, and the on-board 40W amplifier works great!
I haven’t yet updated the code to animate the new bargraph, but I’ll get to that soon, and when I do I’ll post a video!
Schematic is done. Layout + routing is almost done. Should be ready to order the prototype by Monday!
Here’s some photos that show the progress I’m making on the next version of my Proton Pack kit!
Comparison of original strobe with a single super bright LED being driven at 120mA:
The new strobes will change colors, and feature white, blue, orange, and green leds:
Here are some photos of the new style of bargraph with 28 LEDs:
Here you can see the size of the old style versus the new. The new style integrates all the drive circuity into the bargraph itself:
And here you can see the first prototypes of the new bargraph module. The white connector is for the 5mm LED that is at the end of the bargraph when used in a Trap kit. I’ll be releasing the trap kit soon after the new proton pack kits start shipping: