The part I’m a bit ashamed off is how the 16V is taken down to 5V by a BEC (switching voltage regulator), then I’m using a heat maker Vreg that takes it further down to 3.3V which goes into the little black battery holder (normally with 2x 1.5V AAA batteries), and this then takes it back up to high voltage for the el wire, which is actually somewhat battery hungry, so the double voltage conversion, with one that isn’t even a switching Vreg, isn’t that efficient.
For now, I’m just going to carry 160Wh of lipo capacity in my pack and it won’t matter too much, but I still feel a bit dirty about it. I need to find a multi voltage (12 to 16V) el wire controller and then I’ll get rid of the crappy 3V one I have.
@Yves_BAZIN not as cool as your neopixel TV, but more portable, and it takes fewer amps
I would however love animations, sprites, and other fun stuff I can print on it. I wrote some, but I’m not very good at it, and it takes forever. My next 3 nights party all night event is coming up soon, I need to add more code on that ESP8266
Haha yeah I wondered why your post had so many wacky errors in it, but I got the just of what you were saying which is what mattered.
Oddly there was another post where someone responded and the first four or five words were fine and then it was utter gibberish and very random. They seem to have deleted it now. Wonder if that was related at all to what happened with your post.
Re: All your voltage regulating… Hey, whatever gets the job done as the show must go on!
I’d be curious to see this one on there if you want to mess with it.
@Yves_BAZIN Haha, “fête du travail”, let’s celebrate work by not working, you lazy Europeans (for anyone who didn’t quite get it, it’s the pot calling the kettle black, given that I’m french myself and we probably invented that holiday ).