This is my second order. Product works flawlessly and as advertised. No big deal but shipping transit time was a bit long (about 4 weeks). I'm spoiled with usually less than 2 days Amazon orders. I had a little scare on delivery as packaging was quite a bit damaged but product was fine as protection foam absorbed the shock.
After digging around I found out that power supply requirement for ws2812b leds is approx 0,2~0,3 watt per led. Including a small chart with typical power requirement per led type would be a nice addition to your documentation. I'm looking forward to getting the newer WLED 0.13.1 binaries, any ETA on that front? And one last thing, do you have insight as to operating temperature capability as I'm planning for some outdoor application in an weatherproof enclosure but in -30c cold?
Response from StanleyProjects | April 12, 2022
Thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate it. Even though I usually send the package within the same or next day after receiving the order, the shipping time can sometimes take longer than expected. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to influence it if I use the traditional postal service.
I am mentioning the typical current draw of ws2812b (35-55mA per LED) in the explanatory YouTube video linked on the product's page. However, you are right that this information is missing in the text version, so I have updated it. Regarding the WLED 0.13.1, the sound-reactive version is only available as a pre-release beta, so I will compile and make the binaries available as soon as there is a stable release. You can already update to the master 0.13.1 version if you do not care about the sound-reactive features. I have not tested the LedBox for extreme operating conditions, but according to the datasheet of the components that I am using, you should be able to go down to -40°C. This is excluding the TSOP38238 IR diode (that one can only do -25°C).
Used the ledbox V2 on a project of mine and it works great! It does everything it says, Would like to buy a couple more however unfortunately at this time it’s out of stock.. put me on the waiting list!
I was looking for a simple integrated Led controller for a WS821X type, capable of running something like WLED. This LedBox fit the description perfectly. The LedBox V2 is easy to setup. Plug in your power supply, plug in your ledstrip. Setup the software and you're up and running. I plan to attach the ledstrip to my desk and use the LedBox's WLED firmware to control it from my computer. Thanks for making this Stanley!
This is awesome. It was designed very well and exactly what I was looking for. I've easily removed the 3-pin connection and soldered a 4-pin LED cable to the board. The schematic was well designed and enabled me to configure the latest version of WLED