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DIY RGB Tube Lights

DIY RGB Tube light is a multi functional tube light which can be used in photography, light painting photography, film making, gaming, as a VU meter and more. The tube light can be controlled by Prismatik software or by a push button. These tub lights are made using a Arduino Nano and WS2812B LED strip.

HARDWARE LIST
1 Arduino Nano
2 WS2812B LED Strip
2 White Tube Lights Or Aluminum Light Fittings with Diffuser
1 5V 5A Power Supply
1 DC Connector
1 Push Button
2 Wires
STEP 1
Tube Lights Disassembling:

*Disassemble the tube light by removing end caps, separating diffuser and removing whites LED strip from the tube.

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STEP 2
Circuit Connection:

*Make all the connections as shown in circuit diagram.

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STEP 3
Assembling:

*Put all the electronics in the tube, put back the end caps and seal the diffuser using clear tape.

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STEP 4
Tube Light 2:

*Similarly make the second tube but this time use only WS2812b LED strip, connector, wires and connect the tube lights.

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STEP 5
Code for Software:

*Download the given zip files and extract them.

RGB_Tube_code & software zip

*Open the RGB Tube code & software file, open the code given in Arduino IDE.

*Install the FastLED library in Arduino IDE.

*You can enter the number of LEDs you used in your tube lights, I used 65 LEDs in each tube lights, i.e. 130 LEDs in both tube lights.

#define NUM_LEDS 130

*Remember the port number. (for example: com8)*Connect the Arduino to your PC, select the board type, select the port and upload the code.

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STEP 6
Software Setup:

*Install the prismatik software in your PC.

*Open the software and click on device.

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*Click on Run configuration wizard and simply click on Next -> Next.

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*Enter the Serial Port number and click Next -> Next

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*Enter the number of LEDs at sides (i.e. in my case top=0, side=65, bottom=0) and click on custom -> Next.

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*Adjust the sliders to get white color on the tube lights and click on finish.

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*Now you can choose different mode in the software and display on tube lights.

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NOTE: The Arduino should be connected to the PC.

STEP 7
Button Code:

*Button_Tube.zip

*Open the Button_Tube code in Arduino IDE.

*With this code you can change the color of the Tube Lights with the push of button.

*Install the Pushbutton library by clicking on sketch ->Include library -> Add zip library and select the Pushbutton-2.0 zip file in Button_Tube file.

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*Enter the number of LEDs.

#define NUM_LEDS    130

*In this code you can enter the values of the colors at CRGB(----, -----, -----);

for(int i = 0; i < NUM_LEDS; i++){

leds[i] = CRGB(0, 100,255);

FastLED.show();

*You can copy paste the color values from color picker.

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*Connect the Arduino to your PC, select the board type, select the port and upload the code.

STEP 8
NOTE:

*You can make this lights portable by using a power bank or some batteries.

*By using any Wi-Fi board like ESP8266 or ESP32 you can change the colors of the tube lights with a mobile app.

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