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 Post subject: Alieware FX style neon lights?
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 3:15 pm 
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Hey guys, so im pretty new to modding (hardly do any at all), but I've always been a fan of how alienware and Dell's XPS lines have neon lights that can change colors. Is there any way to do this or are they the only one with the secret of the color changing cathodes?


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:16 pm 
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This is a good place to look for LEDs that change colors. http://www.superbrightleds.com/led_prods.htm

I've used quite a few of their LEDs including some that change colors.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:36 pm 
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I know how to put them in and stuff, but how is it that the user can manually control them with an application from within windows?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:36 pm 
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I love a challenge. In this case it was finding the right terms to place into a Google search. I found these two pages that might be of interest to you.

1: http://www.cleghorncreations.com/archiv ... -Port.html

2: http://www.cleghorncreations.com/archiv ... -LEDs.html

It will take some serious experimenting to make it all work, but I see great potential for fun here.

You might even contact the guy in this posting about how he built his display. See: http://forums.parallax.com/forums/defau ... 5&m=236431

There is a fantastic U-tube video link in the posting.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:33 pm 
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It would take work to get manual changing color LED to work the way you wanted. One possible way would be to use that parallel port (if your PC comes with one) to control the RGB LEDs but it'd require a bit of understanding in electronics and knowing how to code a program that controls parallel port data based on the settings.


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lol, sounds like a real interesting project, if I knew anything about diodes and transistors, and do-hickeys like that I'd recommend soldering a small circuit board to control it


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:20 pm 
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Look at these sites re: chaning out LEDs also, check out my BIOHAZARD CASE MOD IN THIS SECTION.

I would be glad to help you out

frozencpu.com

performance-pcs.com

directron.com, crazypc.com, xoxide.com, xpcgear.com


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