Archive for May 13th, 2016

Hard Drive Platter Mood Light: Failed LED Debugging Assistance

Another of the knockoff Neopixels in the Hard Drive Platter Mood Light failed, even limited to PWM 63 to reduce the temperature. This time, however, I had some help finding the failed blue LED:

Hard Drive Mood Light - failed LED with spider - green

Hard Drive Mood Light – failed LED with spider – green

Spiders seem no less bizarre in white light:

Hard Drive Mood Light - failed LED with spider - white

Hard Drive Mood Light – failed LED with spider – white

A day later, she’d built a small web, presumably to improve the odds of catching something yummy. Who am I to disagree?

I should set up a test fixture for all the knockoff Neopixels and run some numbers. They’re definitely a disappointment, even to a bottom feeder such as I …

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