@VinciC-U04HJHZ3Y0M0Unfinished + SUPER Late WHW Day 10 ❄️
Made great progress today!
• Printed a new case as the old one was in poor quality
• The display has FINALLY arrived
• Finished the codes and stuff
Will continue to provide updates on the project until I can power on the display
@belle0Day 5 of #hardware-party :fb-wow:
Today is an example of why NOT to try doing hardware things while you're really tired :((( it was a cool learning experience though!
My lights are WS2811 LEDs and they require 12Vs, so i found a 12v power supply for my lights, I also connected my lights directly to my pico (both the ground and data pin one) — which was powered through microusb from my laptop. When i plugged in the power, the board immediately heated up and started smoking, burning a small part of my index finger... I plan to still finish up the code & wiring but will need to wait for a new pico to actually test it! and to prevent this next time, i'll be using a breadboard + adding resistors for all connections from the lights to the pico.
a tribute to my pico, i'm sorry:salute:
tldr; plan ahead for different voltages or you'll fry your pico like i did :dead: