StartLight

Startlight connections:

Lightbridge and tower in action:
Lightbrige by Cris Salmon.
Lighttower by Kåre Rasmussen.

To wire up a startlight to the smartsensor you will need:

  • 5x red LEDs
  • 1x Green LED
  • 1x Amber LED
  • 7x   resistor 1/4W or more (see below for size or aprox 200Ω)
  • 1 RJ45 cable (network cable)

Cut one connector of the cable and solder in the components:

 

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Schematic
Schematic is for SSDC

wires

StartLightPinOut

led_2

LEDs and resistors must be calculated acording to a supply of 5V.  Use this URL to calculate the resistor value needed:

http://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/ledcalc.php

different color LEDs requere different resistor sizes.

There are limitations to the amount of power that can be surplied the USB connection, and each pin may not supply more than 40mA.

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