Fred Edison

Fred Edison

is creating WiFi addressable LED Controllers.

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I was fired from a job wiring LEDs into expensive controllers for suggesting that we could instead control addressable LEDs over WiFi with cheap components from China.

They said it was impossible.

Now I don't design electronics and I can't write code but I've got a brain and spending thousands of dollars to control Neopixels on commercial applications just seemed wrong.

Undeterred I've hired freelancers in India, Pakistan and Venezuela to put the pieces together and write the code.

I am Fred Edison. Incompetent inventor! Other people make the things I think of.

The first Fred Edison product is the self named Four port Addressable LED WiFi controller, Fred.

Fred is not a pattern generator. Fred is a controller that allows for precise control of individual pixels along up to four strings of LEDs.

Fred works with all 5V & 12V 3 wire addressable LEDs.

The first firmware we created uses JavaScript Object Notation, JSON. The interface is very simple, and it works. Select any number of pixels and change them to a new color without affecting the rest of the string.

Right now we are working on an mqtt version of the firmware to do exactly the same thing as the JSON firmware. It will adjust individual pixels precisely, not generate patterns. The mqtt version will be faster and require fewer resources.

I've been financing the project because I know its easier, faster and cheaper than anything else out there. It's been harder than I anticipated.

But vindication is gold!

For a few bucks you can now control addressable LEDs over WiFi. Plug them in and they work.

It's not impossible to control addressable LEDs better, faster and cheaper than anything else available. 

I would appreciate your help in allowing me to continue to work on this, and other, open source Internet of Things projects.

I have a dream and I am not going to let my inability to do the things I dream of stand in my way of making them a reality!
Tiers
Fredster
$1 or more per month
Get a Fredlancer profile support badge.  Thank you!
Fredster with FTP privelages
$5 or more per month
Get your own Fredlancer subdomain with Wordpress.

example - http://you.Fredlancer.com

beta Tester 1
$25 or more per month
We will ship two PCBs to your door every time we release a new version. 
beta Tester 2
$50 or more per month
You will receive two fully assembled Fred PCBs every time we release a new version.
beta Investor
$100 or more per month
- Access Fred software updates in real time.

- Receive four assembled Fred PCBs every time we release a new design.

beta Suggester
$250 or more per month
- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Five assembled PCBs shipped every time we release a new one

beta Max
$500 or more per month
- Ten hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Five assembled PCBs shipped every time we release a new one

beta Control - Scale model
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
- Your brand on our architectural model control platform

- Twenty hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Ten assembled PCBs every time we release a new one

beta Control - Automotive
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
- Your brand on our automotive control platform 

- Twenty hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Ten assembled PCBs every time we release a new one

beta Control - Landscaping
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
- Your brand on our landscape control platform 

- Twenty hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Ten assembled PCBs every time we release a new one

beta Control - Decorative & Holiday
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
- Your brand on our Holiday control platform 

- Twenty hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Ten assembled PCBs every time we release a new one

Residential & Security
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
- Your brand on our Residential & Security control platform 

- Twenty hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Ten assembled PCBs every time we release a new one

Goals
$0 of $100 per month
Direct expenses - About $100/ month will cover credit card debt that brought the project this far and support another maker for $25/ month.
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I was fired from a job wiring LEDs into expensive controllers for suggesting that we could instead control addressable LEDs over WiFi with cheap components from China.

They said it was impossible.

Now I don't design electronics and I can't write code but I've got a brain and spending thousands of dollars to control Neopixels on commercial applications just seemed wrong.

Undeterred I've hired freelancers in India, Pakistan and Venezuela to put the pieces together and write the code.

I am Fred Edison. Incompetent inventor! Other people make the things I think of.

The first Fred Edison product is the self named Four port Addressable LED WiFi controller, Fred.

Fred is not a pattern generator. Fred is a controller that allows for precise control of individual pixels along up to four strings of LEDs.

Fred works with all 5V & 12V 3 wire addressable LEDs.

The first firmware we created uses JavaScript Object Notation, JSON. The interface is very simple, and it works. Select any number of pixels and change them to a new color without affecting the rest of the string.

Right now we are working on an mqtt version of the firmware to do exactly the same thing as the JSON firmware. It will adjust individual pixels precisely, not generate patterns. The mqtt version will be faster and require fewer resources.

I've been financing the project because I know its easier, faster and cheaper than anything else out there. It's been harder than I anticipated.

But vindication is gold!

For a few bucks you can now control addressable LEDs over WiFi. Plug them in and they work.

It's not impossible to control addressable LEDs better, faster and cheaper than anything else available. 

I would appreciate your help in allowing me to continue to work on this, and other, open source Internet of Things projects.

I have a dream and I am not going to let my inability to do the things I dream of stand in my way of making them a reality!

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Tiers
Fredster
$1 or more per month
Get a Fredlancer profile support badge.  Thank you!
Fredster with FTP privelages
$5 or more per month
Get your own Fredlancer subdomain with Wordpress.

example - http://you.Fredlancer.com

beta Tester 1
$25 or more per month
We will ship two PCBs to your door every time we release a new version. 
beta Tester 2
$50 or more per month
You will receive two fully assembled Fred PCBs every time we release a new version.
beta Investor
$100 or more per month
- Access Fred software updates in real time.

- Receive four assembled Fred PCBs every time we release a new design.

beta Suggester
$250 or more per month
- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Five assembled PCBs shipped every time we release a new one

beta Max
$500 or more per month
- Ten hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Five assembled PCBs shipped every time we release a new one

beta Control - Scale model
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
- Your brand on our architectural model control platform

- Twenty hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Ten assembled PCBs every time we release a new one

beta Control - Automotive
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
- Your brand on our automotive control platform 

- Twenty hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Ten assembled PCBs every time we release a new one

beta Control - Landscaping
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
- Your brand on our landscape control platform 

- Twenty hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Ten assembled PCBs every time we release a new one

beta Control - Decorative & Holiday
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
- Your brand on our Holiday control platform 

- Twenty hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Ten assembled PCBs every time we release a new one

Residential & Security
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
- Your brand on our Residential & Security control platform 

- Twenty hours dedicated to your project by core developers monthly 

- Access to internal development management system

- Update requests put at top of list

- Ten assembled PCBs every time we release a new one