6 Steps to DIY your flexible LED screen
Do you want to DIY a LED display of your own? You might say that you don’t have the experience to do such a project on your own. Don’t worry, Galaxyav has rich experience as a professional LED display manufacturer. Now, please follow our steps to create your own LED display
STEP 1: Have your assembly parts and tools ready
Cut 2cm shrink tube fittings (count 2 per row for welds)
Cut the connecting bridge wire for each line
Cut shrink tubing pieces to cover your wire connections (use a heat gun to tighten them)
Cut the power + red and ground wires you need (for the controller and power)
Remember that for this project WS2811 we need a new current supply every 8 meters
Connect your controller to create a CBX file (support question) and connect the 3-4 wires first and test if anything works or glows. You can also use the SD card of the real-time controller to see if it is running
STEP 2: Calculate the length of the LED strip you have to cut
include the vertical distance of each string line in your calculation
Example. how do I calculate LED strips for LED Display, how to calculate LED strip lines for display =
Strip Length, Strip width + your customized distance of each string. This means
If you want to build a 1000mm high display go on like that. 1000 / strip width + distance = how many strip lines you have to cut /5000mm is one roll then you know exactly how many rolls of WS2811 LED Strip you need for your project!
Now you’re able to cut your calculated numbers of LED strings to your requested length.
STEP 3: After you have cut all the rope, place it on a flat spot where you can work on it
Now take your prepared bridge connection cables and place them on your strings,
Solder the bridge wires one by one with a hot soldering iron. Strip the wires so as not to mess up the input and output of the LED strip. Pay attention to the arrows.
We also offer quick connectors to connect the strips without soldering. It’s not cheap fast or slow, it’s quality, the most reliable method is the one I use, as you can see. If you want to use a portable monitor and take it with you, you should fix that, otherwise you’ll need a lot of maintenance.
Soldering strips in a series circuit means the start of the first strip is every INPUT, you can start anywhere with INPUT, but later in software you have to change or set your PORT. !
Don’t forget to cover the strip with a short 20mm pcs shrink tube before soldering the wires, otherwise you’ll have to remove the solder and cover the shrink tube again, it’s easier to cover them before. Pull the shrink piece far enough away that the heat doesn’t shrink him prematurely.
STEP 4: Power up the strip and try to test with the LED file on the SD card
After you solder (connect) each strip and do a short test, power up the strip and try to test with the LED file on the SD card. Or connect a laptop to the controller with a LAN cable and open the software. Put shrink tubing over the solder joints and use a heat gun to hold it securely.
After using the heat gun, hold the ribbon wire and the connecting wire in the ENDPOSITION by hand until the shrink tube is cold and tight, you can shape it however you want, after a few seconds it will be tight and won’t move out of place again.
STEP 5: add your Plane surface to the Table, and clean it careful
Now you move the strip structure side by side, add your flat surface to the table, and clean it carefully.
Place your LED strip structure on the surface.
Put it in place Use the gauge stick to determine each distance of the strip construction, then place it exactly in the middle of your surface.
Now you can attach the first LED strip wire, tear off the paper (glue) on the back of the strip, turn one side up and start attaching from the other side.
Use your gauge sticks or calipers to recheck that your strips are straight..!
IMPORTANT: If you start misplacing the first row, you will end up with a larger deviation, later showing the location of each error and the large deviation
STEP 6: Now you attach the entire LED structure to the Surface
Now that you have the entire LED structure attached to the Surface, it’s time to double-check it, connect it to power again, and if that works, we’ll go on like that…
Use a hole punch to place a small hole below the start of the LED strip input and feed the input wire through the hole. Put the SD controller on the back of the surface with double-sided tape, connect the wires of the input with the SD controller, connect the power supply, and you are done.
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