Custom SkyRay King SRK Driver

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Heck I’ll buy one just to show support for the open source firmware plans!

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I’ve been tied up on some projects that pay real money… hope to get back on this next week. I have been doing some long term testing on the drivers in some lights. Looking good so far.

I’ve had some problems finding a cheap PCB maker that can panalize round boards. Most want to cut out the individual boards… not good for having the boards built professionally. I have got my own reflow oven up and running (http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24829) and a friend of mine is building a pick-and-place machine. May wind up building them myself.

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I realize that a project like this must be a rather complicated and time consuming affair. The reflow oven looks great and your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Puh-lease dont give up on this one. Many SRK’s will thank you! Good luck and thanks for getting back to us with an update.

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Hey pyro, lets get this party started. For every person that says they are in for one, you have about 20 ghosters that just read the forums and have never registered!

So if you get this off the ground, and charge $20-$25 per driver, you have make alot of $$$$.

And lastly, count me in for 2, and I don’t even own a Skyray King, but will if you make this driver available!

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I was disappointed in my King and have held off on selling/trading it because of this driver. I am in for 1 most definitely.

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thanks for the update. Looking forward to checking out the code when you’re ready to release it, as it has some really neat features I have absolutely no idea how to implement myself Smile

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Ford Prefect wrote:
I was disappointed in my King and have held off on selling/trading it because of this driver. I am in for 1 most definitely.

I’ll be in St John this week end. I think they speak Canadian there but guessing. I was going to offer to take that worthless King off your hands, assuming you don’t have a total dud Smile

Seriously, for $40 with warts and all, I really like this soup can of light. I’m looking forward for a kit or finished driver board as well.

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I’ll be in St John this week end. I think they speak Canadian there but guessing.

St.John (New Brunswick), they speak completely intelligible English
St.John’s (Newfoundland), umm, yeah. hmm. It varies. At best you will be fine, worst it sounds like a cross between a drunken irishman and a hillbilly. (Said with love however, you won’t find nicer people than the Newfies)

I have faith in Pyro to come through on these drivers, so for now the king with continue collecting dust on the shelf.

Thanks for the offer though.

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Pyro,

PM Me the specifications.  Size of circle, Panel Array you'd like (x by y), Rail Size, Min Trace/Space, Min Hole Size, Finish Plating (HASL or ENIG).  I'll run the quote through work tomorrow.  We get pretty darn good pricing on 2 layer boards because we order so many sq. inches per month.  As long as you're ordering a fair number of panels, it will probably come back pretty darn cheap.  Solder Mask can be any color you want (within reason) for no extra cost.  2oz copper adds a few cents (literally) per board.

 

PPtk

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I just give up on SRK idea completely. When this thing started 5 months ago SRK was “da man” now, there are clones of clones that were cloned, then kungs, kongs and what not, was interesting then funny and now it’s just boring…

 

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im hoping for a driver from my supfire and my king.

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Any Updates?

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Werner wrote:
Any Updates?

I haven’t heard back from PilotPTK yet… he seems to be hiding lately…

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Any news yet?

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Still haven’t heard back from Pilot about the PCBs… he seems to have fallen off the face of the earth… time to find Plan B…

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I saw this thread hop back to the top, and my hopes soared. Then crashed.

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Im wondering whats happened to the Pilot... 

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The problem that I have been having is finding somebody that can do round boards on a panel for a decent price. Getting loose boards is easy, getting them panelized so they can be mass produced has been a problem… quotes have been up to 20 times what loose boards can be had for.

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What about loose pcbs for DIY?

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What about loose pcbs for DIY?

Maybe put together DIY kits… I dunno there has got to be a way. Preferably in a way that gets you compensated for doing the the hard part.

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This is the best driver topic ever. Smile I will be interested in two of these drivers definitely if you do begin building them to sell.
I will keep watch on this topic.

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My $30 King died today, last week one of the leds quit and then today I tried using it briefly and the remaining two leds have only one mode, a new very weak moon mode. :_(

I used it probably 15 to 20 hours before it died, I was hoping it would last longer. I liked using it on low under the house fixing plumbing leaks. I guess I have a reason to mod it now.

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I asked Fasttech how much for 5000 ’7135 chips? … haven’t heard back yet…

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subscribing, and hoping

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Still watching and hoping it goes well. Smile

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Finally got a quote back on some large quantities of AMC7135 chips. Will probably build them up with 350 mA chips (2.8A/LED)… 380 mA ones cost twice as much. Adding a single 350 mA chip would bring the current to 3A/LED

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This will probably be a stupid question, not sure if the pin arrangement is the same but could ATTINY85 be substituted with attiny13A ?

 

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texaspyro wrote:
Finally got a quote back on some large quantities of AMC7135 chips. Will probably build them up with 350 mA chips (2.8A/LED)… 380 mA ones cost twice as much. Adding a single 350 mA chip would bring the current to 3A/LED

Good point on the cost savings. I will still be definitely interested in buying one or two of these if you build them with those modes you planned Smile

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Sirius9 wrote:
This will probably be a stupid question, not sure if the pin arrangement is the same but could ATTINY85 be substituted with attiny13A ?

It uses the TINY85… code is around 6K long…

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