V1.0 ultra-small controller

Hi guys, take a look at the first version of my controller I developed one evening.

It implements temperature feedback via one wire and anti-ring resistor rf section with awesome range too!

I also made a jig that programs and tests the module


Wow, it is really ultra-small. :face_with_monocle:

It will be great if you could share more details (i.e. schematic, pcb source). If open source, more guys could join the for further development. It is just my expections.

If you were able to incorporate a microphone into the v2 board, then you could potentially use Sound Reactive version of WLED on it, and it would be a really compact way to incorporate the controller (and crucially the microphone) near the LED strip.
Sound Reactive WLED wiki page

I am interested in contributing to this, even if only by buying some.

Hi guys, apologies for the late reply, I’m working on v2 already, and I have looked into the mic, which may well be an addition… I will share the design once the hardware is optimized, the reason being I only had a week to design this version to get a job out… it has a not so user-friendly termination on the back for vertical PCB mounting on one of my products.

the new version will be designed for the open-source community, and it will be even smaller; I’m working on a new tiny chip/rf section and power management it will be 4 layers and have even more i/o broken out :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

I’m happy to sell some of the ones I have, but they will need to be either programmed by me, and you hope not to brick it, or you will need to tack bodge wires on and program it that way if it ends up being corrupted somehow…

Any small help in funding would be awesome as I’m investing in this ecosystem quite aggressively at the min for my commercial interests witch hopefully will pay off soon…a few projects underway, one obviously being this controller and the other being a full-blown hmi module with snappy 4k interface. I have just bought an older pick and place machine as well! (glad to have a lenient loved one, It’s in the spare room !) :rofl:

This is the old girl V1 sch

Please dont judge it was fast turn around ! rf performance is adequate and thermal issues we needed to mitigate mechanically due to the size constraints