Light Commander

  • 27109: Light Commander On
  • 27109: Light Commander Off
  • 27109: Light Commander On Side View
$24.99
Available after 10/31/2014.
Product ID 27109
1+
$24.99

Overview

The Light Commander is a multi-output, user-programmable power controller.  Originally designed for use as a light controller on the Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter, it is equally well-suited for any application requiring the switching of high current under programmable control.  Based on the proven technology of our BASIC Stamp 1 microcontroller, this product is both simple to use and incredibly versatile in its capabilities.

Key Features:

  • Onboard BASIC Stamp 1 processor is simple to program with PBASIC  
  • Free Light Tool software makes it easy to calculate values for light patterns and trip voltage settings  
  • Ships pre-programmed with demo code for you to use or modify  
  • Regulated 5 V output for external devices  
  • Onboard switch with programmable functions

Application Ideas:

  • Intelligent lighting, animation, and control
  • Remote control and scale lighting systems
  • Night flying of multirotors and other model aircraft

Note: To load a new program into the Light Commander, you will need the BASIC Stamp 1 Serial Adapter (#27111).  If you want to download your program via USB, you will also need a USB to Serial Adapter (#28030).

Details

  • Voltage requirements: 6 - 18 VDC @ 8 mA (idle)
  • Power outputs: Port 3 = 4 A, Ports 4,5,6,7 = 2 A  
  • Communication: Serial for programming; 5V TTL (PWM) for light control
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 1.5 in (50 x 38.4mm)
  • Operating temp range: 0 to +130 °F (-18 to +54 °C)

Downloads & Documentation

Download Details More Info
Light Commander Product Guide - 623.91 KB | updated: 12 Mar 2013 - 12:03 pm
Light Commander BASIC Stamp 1 Demo Code - 1.68 KB | updated: 12 Mar 2013 - 12:09 pm
Light Tool Software for Light Commander - 9.18 KB | updated: 12 Mar 2013 - 12:10 pm
Light Commander Schematic - 134.13 KB | updated: 12 Mar 2013 - 12:06 pm