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* [[Media:TNC1_Main.zip|PCB layout for main board]] (Gerber/Excellon)
* [[Media:TNC1_Main.zip|PCB layout for main board]] (Gerber/Excellon)
* [[Media:TNC1_PD.zip|PCB layout for power/data board]] (Gerber/Excellon)
* [[Media:TNC1_PD.zip|PCB layout for power/data board]] (Gerber/Excellon)
* [[Media:tictaclights-nano-colour-instructions-rev1.pdf|Construction kit instructions]]
* [[Media:tictaclights-nano-colour-instructions-rev1.1.pdf|Construction kit instructions Rev. 1.1]]
== Software ==
== Software ==

Revision as of 21:12, 24 November 2018

project overview
Zur deutschsprachigen Version dieser Seite
Year 2017
Number of pixels 144
Grayscales / Colors 512
Illuminant SMD LEDs (size 0404)
Power input ? mW
Contact person Arne Rossius
Project website

TicTacLights Nano Colour is the RGB version of TicTacLights Nano, which also fits into a mini TicTac box. Just like the monochrome version, it uses a lithium polymer battery, alternatively it can be powered from USB. The LEDs are square and only 1 x 1 mm large.

This project uses the BlinkenPlus firmware on an ATmega162 controller.


The hardware is split onto two stacked PCBs, the main board and the power/data board. The main board (4 layers with blind vias) contains the LEDs, the microcontroller, the shift register ICs and the associated transistors and passives. It also contains the Micro-USB connector for mechanical reasons. The power/data board (2 layers) contains the USB to UART bridge IC, a switching converter (to generate the 5 V supply required for the RGB LEDs when using battery power) and battery charger IC as well as the MicroSD card slot. The two boards are connected through a 1.5 mm high fine-pitch connector.

Rev. 1


This project uses the BlinkenPlus firmware.