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Interior lights in 16.7 million colors

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by Sabz5150, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    My lil addition to the world o rice. Tri color RGB LEDs with a few electronic parts, some soldering, troubleshooting and viola! Interior lighting to fit your mood. The colors are controlled by three dials (one for red, one for green and one for blue) to mix and match different intensities for any color you can imagine.

    Pic is just of the shift knob (eBay "Type R" knockoff, but it's metal and feels nice). The rest of the lights are coming along nicely. The instrument cluster and aftermarket gauges are getting the same treatment. Just gotta wait for the rest of my LED order to arive :spin:

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    Curse Cardomain if the image doesn't work.
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    That's nice. very unique! good job :thumbsup:
     
  3. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Damn, that really is unique. Get's a :thumbsup: From me.
     
  4. Tonyd0821

    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    rice sucks, but i like that.

    how much u want for ur shift knobs....

    for ....uhh...a ....uhh....friend of mine, ya thats it...
     
  5. Hexen

    Hexen Senior Member

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    I think it looks good.

    Not super riced out neon whole shift knob or anything.
    Just like a back-lit shift knob... not that you would need to see the number in the dark or anything.. but hey, looks good.
     
  6. Wycked Sniper

    Wycked Sniper Senior Member

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    :thumbsup: for creativity! That's one of the things you can build with some radio shack stuff (there's oh so much more :ph34r: )
     
  7. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    howabout a different color for each gear?

    :ph34r:
     
  8. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    interesting proposition. I'd buy one of thsoe. :D
     
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    liquid00meth Senior Member

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    I think it's phat. The different color for each gear would probably be impossible since manual transmissions don't have an ECU output for current gear. BUT you could do colors for different RPM ranges since that has a differing voltage output :)
     
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    cointelpro Senior Member

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    that would be awesome, it would be like making your entire enterior a shiftlight.
     
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    liquid00meth Senior Member

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    yeah, All you have to do is find out the voltage range of the RPM signal, and convert it to the voltage range of the LEDs with some resistors.
     
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    I agree, major props for the colors, plus actually making it work. You should try the gear thing. :worthy:
     
  13. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    I dont like too much, mainly because my car is an automatic and I cant have one. YET

    5 Speed Swap Soon - oh so soon!
     
  14. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    It can be done and very easily, you'd have to have a contact for nuetral and every other gear, when the shifter is put in gear the contacts touch thus giving power to the led. I could make a wiring diagram but you get the point. The only flaw to this would be you'd need 7 leds. I actually think I'm gonna make one now just for the satisfaction of doing it.
     
  15. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    O i forgot that would be a MONEY making idea, it's good for learning and ricers would be all over it.
     
  16. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Just incase anyone else wants to tackle this project, you can get leds from LSDiodes.com for like 45 cents each.
     
  17. Smonkeyboy

    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

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    i had a stupid ricer idea once......

    an exhaust system that somehow magically makes the word for the gear your in

    i.e.

    FFFFFIIIIIIIRRRRRSSSSSTTTTTTT
    SSSSSEEEECCCOOOOONNNNDDD
    and so on.....

    that way you wouldnt forget what gear you were in (good for ricers)

    and everyone else would know what gear you were in
     
  18. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    That would be VERY difficult, My idea is easy and kinda cheap. But if your idea did happen it would defenitly be an EXPENSIVE ricer part, It wouldn't exactly appeal to the new learner. I also really don't give a fuck what gear the dude next to me is in either.
     
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    im sure if you found a way to make that exhaust i would buy it just because it would be funny to hear my car stutter..

    ffiiiiiiii fiiiiiirrrrrr firrrrrssttttttttttttttttt
    seeeecccccooo seeec cccccc ooooooooonnnnn nnnnnnnnnnd

    god damned d15.. b18 soon.. not soon enough
     
  20. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Who would buy my idea? or actually silverchilds. Does anyone else think its a good idea? I'm actually gonna make a concept one.
     
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