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= Project Status =
= Project Status =
The framework of PVC pipe has been cut and fitted together.  We are currently in the assembly phase of the project.  RGB LED strands need to be soldered together and tested.
We have had some issues with crosstalk in Cat-5 cables and problems with bad RGB LEDs.  We are attempting to remedy (or at least alieviate) the crosstalk problem by using Cat-3 cable for the anode wires (rather than the Cat-5).  This means we will need to buy more Cat-3 sooner rather than later.
As for the RGB LEDs, the current strategy is lots of testing.  We have gone through the LEDs and tested most of them for really bad failures however I suggest we test each LED after it has been soldered into its protoboard and again after it has been soldered into the strand.  This can be done with a multimeter, if there is a resistance other than infinite from any cathode -> anode then the LED is probably bad.


= What Needs to be Done =
= What Needs to be Done =