in the office building I work we have DIY addressable led strips surrounding every floor of the building to make it glow at night. It's a part of my job to maintain this setup and unfortunately the setup breaks down a lot.
We we got a defect then I have to open up the sealing and get the 3m long led bar out and take it to the warehouse to test the led strip. I have already bought a wireless soldering iron so I can do small repairs without taking the led strip out of the sealing, but I still need to get it out if I want to connect it to the test unit.
It would really be great if I would have sort of a portable addressable led strip tester, that can run the following tests
- put all led's to red
- put all led's to green
- put all led's to blue
- put all led's to white
- slow nightrider mode 1 led at a time
- put all led's to black (off)
this would save me a lot of time and I guess it would be a great tool for everyone that uses addressable led strips in there projects
I'm trying to figure out a way to make such tester, but the main problem I have is how to deliver enough power for the 3 meter long led strip?