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File: vk3ckc_flasher_V1.02.ino

Uploaded By: Kevin Crockett

Description:
This one flashes 2 individual 8-LED WS2812 LED strips, one all Red, the other all Amber, at two different on/off timing sequences. V1.03 is still to come once I work it out.

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File: vk3ckc_flasher_V1.03.ino

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Description:
A third file in the series towards what I want. This one independently flashes 3 x 8-LED RGB WS2812 LED strips. The Red (reduced in intensity) and Amber from V1.02 are still there, with some timing changes, and there has been an additional strip flashing White. I now need to attach a switch to the Red controller to select between High/Low intensity (Tail/Brake) and another switch to the White one for On/Off and remove its flashing operation. Ah, the sweet smell of success.

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Re: Lighting

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Have now got a working Arduino LED light controller in demo mode with 3 LED bars attached. There is still a little code tidying required before I upload the sketch and I can provide some assistance if you wish to customise anything.

Features:

1. Left and Right Turn Indicators. Can be easily modified for hazard flashers with non-programmed external switch.
2. Tail/Brake Light. Flashes low intensity for tail light and is replaced with solid high intensity with a programmed brake light switch detection.
3. Static white light for other uses such as reversing, interior (programmed for flashing at the moment). Could be easily changed for front "running" lights with minor code changes.

If one is so inclined, one can easily add multi-colour, multi-pattern eye-catching display lighting using one of the many Arduino sketches available from the Internet. This is something I will add to my Warrior trike for the O'Keefe Challenge in April.

So, what is stopping you having your own unique bike/trike lighting?

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File: vk3ckc_flasher_V1.04.ino

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This one is the final one for the present. It achieves what I set out to achieve. The following text is taken from the sketch. FastLED with state control. Uses millis(xx) instead of delay(xx) for "multitasking" the Arduino so that more same-time operations can be added at a later date. Delay(xx) locks the Arduino until end of delay period. This sketch has a number of functions as coded here: 1. leds_1 - High intensity flashing AMBER light controller for turn indicators. No sketch switch detection is required. 2. leds_2 - Low intensity RED flashing light controller for Tail light. A High intensity solid RED light overide controller for brakes applied. Sketch switch detection is provided, Will return HIGH when pressed. A solid RED colur is applied to leds_2 while braking is On. 3. A High intensity WHITE flashing light controller for day time front lighting. No sketch switch detection required here. 4. A future intention is to include two high intensity solid WHITE lights for general use - interior, reverse. No sketch switch detection required. This one is not coded here. Where no sketch detection is required, DPDT hardware switches will route Arduino output and an external 5V power source to the appropriate LED strip(s). Some time in the future I might write classes for the controllers. Compiled and tested on Arduino Uno but should also work on a Nano.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/pedalradio/files/vk3ckc_flasher_V1.04.ino

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Bicycle Network Bendigo Visit Feb 26.

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

A few members of Bicycle Network (https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/) will be arriving at Bendigo Railway Station at 10.15am.. From the station they will ride the Back Creek Bike Trail to Lake Weeroona for coffee before getting onto the O'Keefe Rail Trail and to Axedale Tavern for lunch, then return to catch train home.

I plan to ride in, meet them at the station and accompany them and riders from Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail for lunch at the Axedale Tavern. I won't be doing another 42km back to Bendigo and home though. Trevor also intends to be part of the ride. Anyone else?
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Re: New file uploaded to pedalradio@groups.io

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Good job ,will look fantastic on night rides. Cheers. Lloyd.

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*File:* vk3ckc_flasher_V1.04.ino

*Uploaded By:* Kevin Crockett

*Description:*
This one is the final one for the present. It achieves what I set out to achieve. The following text is taken from the sketch. FastLED with state control. Uses millis(xx) instead of delay(xx) for "multitasking" the Arduino so that more same-time operations can be added at a later date. Delay(xx) locks the Arduino until end of delay period. This sketch has a number of functions as coded here: 1. leds_1 - High intensity flashing AMBER light controller for turn indicators. No sketch switch detection is required. 2. leds_2 - Low intensity RED flashing light controller for Tail light. A High intensity solid RED light overide controller for brakes applied. Sketch switch detection is provided, Will return HIGH when pressed. A solid RED colur is applied to leds_2 while braking is On. 3. A High intensity WHITE flashing light controller for day time front lighting. No sketch switch detection required here. 4. A future intention is to include two high intensity solid WHITE lights for general use - interior, reverse. No sketch switch detection required. This one is not coded here. Where no sketch detection is required, DPDT hardware switches will route Arduino output and an external 5V power source to the appropriate LED strip(s). Some time in the future I might write classes for the controllers. Compiled and tested on Arduino Uno but should also work on a Nano.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/pedalradio/files/vk3ckc_flasher_V1.04.ino

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Re: New file uploaded to pedalradio@groups.io

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Won't be long before it appears. Hope to have the turn indicators and tail/brake lights fitted and operational tomorrow. The rest is easy. Will borrow source code for the display lights and just cycle the effects (no pun intended). No sense in reinventing the wheel. Could add to it later if the fancy takes me.

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Re: New file uploaded to pedalradio@groups.io

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Edited

The best laid plans of mice and men ....

When fitting the tail and indicator LEDs it became obvious that there was quite a bit of wiring to connect. Much more than appeared at the front end of the process. To explain, there were 3 8-LED strips. Each had 2 grounds (6), 1 supply (3), 1 Data In (3), and 1 data Out (3). A total of 15 potential wires to connect and that is only for 3 lights on the rear. Although I connected the grounds (2) there were really too many others, although I continued. Haven't connected the Arduino and switch yet.

A better way, that requires considerable program code change but should be possible:

My long strips are also 30 LEDs/metre – 1 metre long and 1.8A calculated maximum current.
 
Run a number of controllers off the one pin. I could mount a complete strip around the back end of the trike (in this explanation), centred on the middle LEDs – physical number 15 and 16. I could have, maybe, 5 controllers off the one pin, say:
 
No. 1 - Controlling only physical LEDs 14, 15, 16 and 17 as a tail light – on all the time but flashing, overridden by a solid brake light.
No. 2 - Controlling only physical LEDs 11 to 13 and 18 to 20 as left and right turn indicators.
No. 3 – Controlling whatever LEDs as hazard flashers.
No. 4 – Controlling only the indicator LEDs to provide reversing lights.
No. 5 – Controlling all the LEDs in the strip as display lighting when No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are not required.
 
The above would only require the installation of a single LED strip (connectors already attached). I have a few momentary action pushbutton switches that could be used with some clever logic applied to lock out that which is not required at the time, using self-latching algorhythm for the purpose. My earlier switching control was part of self-latching until I changed it. Will have to change it back again.
 
See? Another project suggested before the current one is finished.

Now, back to getting my afternoon's wiring connected to the Arduino. I should have working indicators and tail light until I rewrite the code.

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File: 2019_03_17_BikeLights_V5.0_24_LED.ino

Uploaded By: Kevin Crockett

Description:
The latest incarnation of my LED lights Arduino sketch has been uploaded to the files section: 2019_03_17_BikeLights_V5.0_24_LED.ino. The backbone of the sketch is based on what David, VK3ETE created. I modified it to suit my own requirements. At the moment, it only covers rear lights but it is a no-brainer to add front, except for the headlight, as well. The headlight will remain commercial but its On/Off function could be included at a later date. Functional features: The startup LED test is now automatic, visually showing that all LEDs are displaying the correct Red, Green, Blue colour order, therefore removing the need for 1 switch. There is a single FastLED LED used as a dashboard repeater for left/right, hazard and brake light use. The Tail light is a short flash, long off indication. There is provision for a brake switch that stops the Tail light flashing for the duration of braking. Providing the connections remain, there is now a visual indication that the lights are working, even if you cannot see them from where you sit. Anyway, it tests OK connected to a dev board and the computer. If you wish to try and duplicate the lighting setup I can supply the details of what is required and where to get the parts. Just ask on this forum. It is very cheap - cost, not performance.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/pedalradio/files/2019_03_17_BikeLights_V5.0_24_LED.ino

I have just realised that I have not catered for a reversing light (yet). An easy job to include. That means there will be a V6.0 to come.

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File: 2019_03_18_BikeLights_V6.0_24_LED.ino

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Description:
The latest Arduino sketch file: 2019_03_18_BikeLights_V6.0_24_LED.ino. Now has a white, 8-LED, Reversing light and a white, 8-LED, Interior light. Macros for all connection pins has been re-ordered for ease of connection. I have included heaps of comments for those who wish to use it to roll their own. Only one thing left: Connect a buzzer to the Turn Indicators.

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Re: New file uploaded to pedalradio@groups.io

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Sorry, my V6.0 file contains a number of errors that at related to using a 30-LED strip and not 3 x 8-LED strips as mentioned in the sketch. The corrected text is:
// *** Start/End LED positions ***
// Left Turn Indicator:
define LEFT_INDICATOR_START 0 // Left Indicator Start in LED strip
define LEFT_INDICATOR_END 7 // Left Indicator End in LED strip
// Tail/Brake Light:
define TAILLIGHT_START 8 // Tail/Brake light Start in LED strip
define TAILLIGHT_END 15 // Tail/Brake light End in LED strip
// Right Turn Indicator:
define RIGHT_INDICATOR_START 16 // Right Indicator start in LED strip
define RIGHT_INDICATOR_END 23 // Right Indicator end in LED strip
My apologies for any difficulties caused.

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