The Controller

The Grinch
This is the main controller  that I am using to control the lights in our display. It is called "The Grinch".

GRINCH Controller Assembly 

Board Assembly

Assembling the GRINCH was fairly easy. Below is how it was done.

 

§  This is what I started with

Image:Grinch Assy Step 1.jpg

 

§  After installing the capacitors.

Image:Grinch Assy Step 2.jpg

 After installing the Power LED and corresponding Capacitor.

Image:Grinch Assy Step 3.jpg

 After the power connector and the 2 pin vertical header.

Image:Grinch Assy Step 4.jpg

After the four 24 pin IC sockets

Image:Grinch Assy Step 5.jpg

After the 18 RJ45 jack sockets 

Image:Grinch Assy Step 6.jpg

After inserting ICs into the IC sockets. 

Image:Grinch Assy Step 7.jpg


 

Parts Listing (BOM)

The parts List for the GRINCH is fairly basic.





PART NUMBER 
(Mouser PN# unless noted)

QTY

REF

NOMENCLATURE

.

1

.

GRINCH PCB V1.0 – available from wjohn @ Do it yourself Christmas

571-5520251-4

18

RJ45 IN 
RJ45 OUT
 
RJ45 A-O

RJ45-8/8 right angle sockets

538-22-03-2021

1

J1

Molex .100 KK. Vertical Header 2 Pin

649-65474-002LF

1

.

FCI Bergcon PCB shunt (jumper)

538-70543-0001

1

J2

Molex SL connector Vertical Header 2 Pin

538-50-57-9402

1

.

Molex SL Connector Vertical Plug 2 Pin 
Plug to mate with the above connector

538-16-02-0102

2

.

Molex SL Connectors Female 
Pins for the above plug

581-SA105E104Z

4

C1 – C4

Axial Ceramic 50V 0.1uF

604-WP7104GC

1

LED

Green LED 3 mm

660-CF1/4C471J

1

RLED

470 Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor

571-1-390261-8

4

.

24 Pin IC Socket

MBI5027-GN 
(non-Mouser PN#)

4

U1 – U4

$1.06 each/$4.24

A6279EA-T 
(non-Mouser PN#)

.

.

Alternative IC chip available from Allegro http://www.allegromicro.com/en/Products/Part_Numbers/6278/follow the link to the Allegro request a sample page, find A6279EA-T (6th in the table) and order 4 (max is 6).


Here is the list in Mouser BOM format;

 571-5520251-4 18

 538-22-03-2021 1

 649-65474-002LF 1

 538-70543-0001 1

 538-50-57-9402 1

 538-16-02-0102 2

 581-SA105E104Z 4

 604-WP7104GC 1

 660-CF1/4C471J 1

 571-1-390261-8 4

The main wiki page for The GRINCH Controller


All of this information is available @ Do it yourself Christmas