Maddevil, nice work, it looks really slick and clean. Id like to replicate what you did here and was hoping you could elaborate on a few things. I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to all of this, so trying to piece everythign together from all of the threads here.
Thanks! Ask away, I read many of the threads over and over as well as asked many questions myself.
can you explain more about the project box? like where do the dc plugs go, and how is it wired etc.
The DC jacks on the project box are two different sizes, M and N, N being the bigger size. Looking at the pic of the top view of the project box, you see the size N dc power jack, the power switch (scavenged from the hood), the pot from the buckpuck, and then the size M dc power jack (not in pic). The dc jacks I bought (from Radio Shack, panel mount) have 2 prongs to attach your wires to, some have 3 is why I mention this. One prong is for the inner diameter and the other is for the outer diameter. Make sure to wire your hot to the inner diameter and return to the outer diameter. I soldered the wires on. When you attach your wires to the dc plugs, make sure to the wire them the same way, hot to the inner diameter and return to the outer diameter. Also use small heat shrink tubes on the dc plugs so the hot and return do not touch. I soldered these as well. So from the power supplies, I attached the size N dc plugs. From the LEDs, I attached the size M dc plugs. The buckpuck as 6 wires, 2 for the pot, 2 to go to the power supply and 2 to go to the LEDs. If you want to connect the switch like I did, you'll have to connect the hot from the dc jack and the hot from the buckpuck (to power supply) to the switch. I hope I answered you questions on the project box. If you have any more, let me know.
Also, can you put a link to the power supplies and cords you bought. (2 Power Supplies and 2 IEC Power Cords (MPJA.com) - $43.50 (includes shipping))
Power Supplyhttp://www.mpja.com/...number=16854 PS
Power Cordshttp://www.mpja.com/...?number=7378 WI
Would i be able to just take two computer power cords, and cut off the end that plugs into the computer and use those?
How did you wire the fan? is it wired onto one of the power supplies for the LEDs? I'm assuming you are using 1 PS for each color LED to do a dusk/dawn effect?
The fan is wired to its own 12V PS. Yes, I have the cool whites wired to one PS and the royal blues wire to the other.
Let me know if you have any more questions.