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Blaster Bit


Link: https://youtu.be/iWZ4e5sMYgQ

This Roll-out Video includes:

  1. Feature set
  2. Hook-up guide
  3. Using Synthiam ARC software skill
  4. Custom firmware location
  5. Schematic overview
  6. Bill of Materials (BOM) overview
  7. Assembly instructions
The Blaster Bit reference design connects to the Neopixel Blaster. With ARC you can create colorful Blaster bit animations! A unique feature of the blaster bit is that it has a 5V regulator on-board so that it can be powered by, or protected from, higher voltages. We want to share these files with you so you can create your own!

Features


  • Output Connector to chain Neopixels using one channel
  • 80 Blaster bits can be used per NeoPixel Blaster channel
  • 5V tolerant data pin
  • Can display 1 of 16 million different colors
  • ARC Skill available
  • Voltage requirement: 6-24VDC (7.4V Typical)
  • Current draw: WS2812B off - 0.5mA, WS2812B white - 39mA
  • Dimensions: 16.3(W) x 18.3(L) x 10.4(H) (mm)
  • Weight: 1g


  • Major Components


  • WS2812B Addressable RGB LED
  • AP2204K-5.0TRG1 5V Linear voltage regulator


  • Manufacturing Notes


  • Manufacturer: Single side placement and soldering of SMT components
  • Manufacturer: Single Side soldering of THT components

  • Note: This reference design requires the E-21 NeoPixel Blaster: https://github.com/synthiam/E-21_Neopixel_Blaster

    Resources


    Documentation: Schematic PDF, Datasheet PDF, BOM, Assembly Instructions, Test Procedures

    Hardware: Altium PCB design File, Altium SCH Design File, Gerbers

    Altium Libraries are also available here

    Photos




    ARC Skill


    The ARC Neopixel Blaster Skill makes it easy to control the Blaster Bit. The LED colors can be chained and activated with a simple code segment.
    Link: https://synthiam.com/Software/Manual/Neopixel-Blaster-16172



    Where to Buy


    EZ-Robot has their products on their website store for purchase, as well as many other online and offline retail stores. Here's links to the EZ-B v4 products directly at EZ-Robot's store:

  • Blaster Bit