I’ll probably make a thread at some point, but at the moment I’m still investigating options.Just bumping this thread to see if there have been any developments. I know someone on Reddit who was tinkering with the chips when he had some spare time, but so far no progress in hacking one. Has anybody here made any attempts?
I’ve got a 5V RGBW led strip, but it produces too much heat for my application (I want it to stay on for hours, potentially). In free air, white at 50% brightness it was already 40 degrees Celsius (104 F). No chance it’ll stay at a reasonable temperature once closed within the disc. Also, the outer ring gives almost no diffusion so you can clearly see the leds (after trimming the wings, placing the strip directly in touch with the internal side).
I ordered a 24V COB led strip but it will take 2/3 weeks to arrive. I’m treating this as a low priority project.