Elektroval exhibition LED-sign This might be the largest PCB i’ll ever design.
Design, Development, Program. With passion. Copyright EDL-Tech 2010-2018

The concept of this project

Elektroval was looking for something that would be great for showing off their manufacturing capabilities. I was notified that they would have a interesting job designing a PCB for them. After short discussion, I was sure this was possible and would be a good challenge for me. The project started with importing the provided logo file to the Altium CircuitStudio, and i started to browse for good looking LED’s that would fit the Elektroval logo style color. From CircuitStudio’s great libraries, i found some good looking Blue LEDs from one of distributors. The layout process was most exhausting part and it took couple of days of my free time. I did not do this at work, i used this as opportunity to see what my PCB design software and I am capable of. Then i started to look at the number of LED’s more closely and changed some strategies in design work to make it work without current limiting resistors, for the cleanest look. The final layout was checked by CircuitStudio’s automatic tools and final check was made by hand by printing the whole thing onto paper, to see how big the reality will be and to see the final appearance. Some specs about the board: 217 separate strings of 13 leds, totaling 2821 pcs of Blue LEDs Led package is type 1411 (3528 in metric) Input voltage: o 34V input for best look, max input voltage of 36V Input current: o 14mA, 35mA max Final PCB size: o W: 1,45 m o H: 0,25 m Links: www.elektroval.fi
The logo pcb was left on for night to see how manufacturing process has performed and to prevent any demo effects on the exhibition stand The 3D presentation of the led sign shown in Altium CircuitStudio.
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Video from Elektroval’s youtube channel. Finnish texts in the video describe manufacturer capabilities.
Elektroval exhibition LED-sign This might be the largest PCB i’ll ever design.
Design, Development, Program. With passion. Copyright EDL-Tech 2010-2015

The concept of this project

Elektroval was looking for something that would be great for showing off their manufacturing capabilities. I was notified that they would have a interesting job designing a PCB for them. After short discussion, I was sure this was possible and would be a good challenge for me. The project started with importing the provided logo file to the Altium CircuitStudio, and i started to browse for good looking LED’s that would fit the Elektroval logo style color. From CircuitStudio’s great libraries, i found some good looking Blue LEDs from one of distributors. The layout process was most exhausting part and it took couple of days of my free time. I did not do this at work, i used this as opportunity to see what my PCB design software and I am capable of. Then i started to look at the number of LED’s more closely and changed some strategies in design work to make it work without current limiting resistors, for the cleanest look. The final layout was checked by CircuitStudio’s automatic tools and final check was made by hand by printing the whole thing onto paper, to see how big the reality will be and to see the final appearance. Some specs about the board: 217 separate strings of 13 leds, totaling 2821 pcs of Blue LEDs Led package is type 1411 (3528 in metric) Input voltage: o 34V input for best look, max input voltage of 36V Input current: o 14mA, 35mA max Final PCB size: o W: 1,45 m o H: 0,25 m Links: www.elektroval.fi
The logo pcb was left on for night to see how manufacturing process has performed and to prevent any demo effects on the exhibition stand CircuitStudio 1 CircuitStudio 2
DISCLAIMER: Altium CircuitStudio and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Altium LLC, and may not be used, adapted or reproduced by a third party without written permission from Altium. Elektroval logo and name are courtesy of Elektroval Oy.