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      08-03-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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Talking TEASER: Custom E90 Ambient Light Controlled LED Angel Eyes

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Hey guys I've been working on a set of custom LED angel eyes for quite some time now and I am in the last stages of the project!

The LED drivers will be controlled by an Arduino logic board via a temt6000, ambient light photo transistor.

Thanks to Marc (LuxAngelEyes) for all the help. Half of this project belongs to him.

Hopefully I'll be done tomorrow and be able to mount my freshed sprayed LCI Msport front bumper and the angel eyes. The amber reflectors will be painted gloss black.

UPDATE: Pictures in post #15 and 18.

Video 8/10/2011
Still working on the programming but I'm pretty much done. There is a 1.5 second delay.

I'm going to try and program welcome lighting and blinker fading. What I mean by blinker fading is I'm going to try and program the 2 rings to fade on and off, acting as a blinker. Like the new mustang taillights. Not sure how I'll like it...we'll see.

Pictures of the install:

Arduino Pro Mini tucked away under the steering column.
[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02368.jpg[/IMG]

This is also under the steering column. The wire pop out right under the brake booster. Red wire is power coming from a voltage regulator in the engine bay. 2 black wires are going from the arduino to the LED drivers.
[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02371.jpg[/IMG]

3 wires for the temt6000 photo transistor going up along the driver's side A pillar.
[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02372.jpg[/IMG]

Temt6000 view from the inside. Mount right above the rear view mirror.
[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02373.jpg[/IMG]

Temt6000 view from outside.
[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02375.jpg[/IMG]


MINIMUM BRIGHTNESS!
[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02098.jpg[/IMG]

There are about 150 SMD LEDs per headlight.
[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02101.jpg[/IMG]

From left to right: Arduino Pro Mini, Temt6000, Cree Xlamp SMD LEDs
[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02103.jpg[/IMG]

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      08-03-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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excellent job! those must have been a pain in the butt to do... looks sick
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Very nice. I can't wait to see the finished product.
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      08-03-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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Very nice. I can't wait to see the finished product.
+1. seems like hard work is gonna pay off soon
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      08-03-2011, 09:53 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I'm excited as well. I don't think I'll be able to finish the logic part of the install by bimmerfest though. :/

It looks like the photo transistor I got is a dud.
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I like what I'm seeing here! Maybe after college and my warranty is up I'll crack open the headlights and do this.
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madddd props for putting that together. i would've freaked at the level of detail if i did it myself.
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diy ! good stuff !
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Copy Cat !!!!!!! LOL Just Joking glad to see everything is coming along nicely with the project. Cant wait till you get everything finished up as well!
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Here's a shot of them installed. I'll be messing around with the logic board this week!

I need to get some direct sunlight shots. These are at minimum brightness. Too many people were flashing me at night because they were too bright!!!!!
[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02364.jpg[/IMG]
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Looks great dude. Love the msport
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turn it up on max brightness, lets see how bright it gets
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Here are some more pictures in direct sunlight. Again, minimum brightness. It's too much of a PITA to turn it up. I have to open up the cover for the angel eyes and then turn up the potentiometers.

I'll post full brightness pictures when I get the logic board done.

[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02365.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC02366.jpg[/IMG]
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Damn that looks amazing. Great job. On a side note, are you planning on getting a new hood?
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Damn that looks amazing. Great job. On a side note, are you planning on getting a new hood?
As of now, no. I know it looks a bit awkward. Maybe in the future.
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WOW. looks amazing! How much are the total cost of supplies? Is this complicated to learn? I've always been interested in learning about this type of stuff
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