I ordered a couple plus some of the battery holders so I can cut these in half and get 2 cars worth out of each.
I figured the fabric strip would be easier to handle and small enough it won't be seen. The battery holder/on-off switch is small enough I can mount it under the floor and not be seen, or paint it a color so it will blend in.
Got the fabric LED strips in yesterday. I quickly installed a piece inside one of my cars. 1st I cut the cloth strip to the length I wanted (with another on/off/battery holder the rest can be used in another car) and mounted it onto a length of double-sided Scotch tape. Here's a photo (in another car):
On the car I installed it in, I simply placed the battery/on/off box inside the end of the car:
I made the end of this car a snug fit to make it removable, the coupler pocket lip helps keep it in place:
Push the button and we have lights:
SAY WHAT?!?!?! I think they sent me the wrong string, sure looks blue to me
I still think placing the "control" box on the underframe is the way to go, just need to drill a strategically placed hole, although it may be possible to run the cloth between the underframe and body without drilling.
I have another string of LEDs so I'm going to see if they're blue also, hope not.
To me eyes it doesn't look that blue looking at it in front of me but the camera sure picks the blue up well
My other passenger cars don't have a removable end so I need to determine how I'll get to everything.
All 3 packs of the LEDs I got say "WHITE" on them and they do look white outside the car. I'm thinking the blue is a reflection of the blue seats I have inside the aluminum walled car. Unsure what to do about that except maybe paint the inside walls white.
Adafruit does offer them in other colors including yellow.
PS...Seaboard did put white covers on the back of the headrests, maybe I'll add that little touch and see if it cuts down on the bluish tint
Last edited on Wed Jan 6th, 2016 02:38 pm by Bob D
The removable end is a neat trick Bob.
Remember the camera interprets colour depending on the combination of real and artificial lighting types.Playing with the camera's settings for light source might help reduce the blue in your photos too. The main thing is how it looks in real life.