$99.00 USD

BaseTee - Long-range LED Controller

$99.00 USD
Regular price $99.00 USD

The Ackalyte BaseTee is a long-range LED controller and carrier board designed for the Teensy 3.6, expanding upon the Teensy’s features by providing Ethernet, quad-channel audio, a USB-A connector for host applications, and up to 15 single-ended and long range LED channels.
The LED controller supports Artnet ethernet lighting protocol via a standard pre-loaded image and can also run standalone/custom lighting code along with a wide range of Arduino scripts.
Teensy pins are also broken out to Arduino-style headers, providing a means for taking advantage of the Teensy’s IO and Analog inputs, further enhancing the user’s possibilities
The BaseTee utilizes Ackalyte's LED drive library. 15 OUTPUTS can be updated simultaneously with at least 1 universe per output, making this platform a powerful tool for LED installation projects. Also, when used in conjunction with Ackalyte LED power modules, LED data can be transmitted more than 100m over standard CAT5 and CAT6 cables.

 

Smart switching enables the BaseTee to be powered by via micro USB-B or standard DC barrel jack at voltages ranging from 6V - 25V DC.


  • Up to 15 LED OUTPUTS (5V) – TTL and differential signal formats accessible via 100mil header and RJ45 jacks respectively.
  • Teensy 3.6 compatible with pins broken out to Arduino-style headers
  • Capable of driving more than 170 LEDs or 1 universe per OUTPUT
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • Quad-channel audio
  • USB-A connector for USB-host applications
  • 5mm jacks for headphone, line-in and line-out (two of each)
  • Up to 3 LED channels per RJ45 jack
  • Wide DC input voltage range (6 – 26V)
  • Can be powered by 2.1mm DC barrel jack or by battery via micro USB-B (600mA MAX)
  • EEPROM containing Ethernet MAC address

Power Supply

6 – 24VDC via 2.1mm barrel jack (1.1A polyfused), or 5VDC via Teensy 3.6 micro-USB connector

Power Consumption

7.2W (800mA 9V input) MAX

USB Host

USB-A

Data Output

5x RJ45 jacks (up to 3 channels per port, 15 total), 100mil-pitch header

Ethernet

RJ45, 10/100

QUAD Channel Audio

2 x Stereo 3.5mm Headphone Jack IN, 2 x Stereo 3.5mm Headphone Jack OUT

Supported LEDs

APA102C, SK6812RGBW, WS2811, WS2812B

Dimensions (Typical)

125 mm (L) x 95 mm (W) x 16.85 mm (H)

Weight (Typical)

38g

Operating Temp.

0 °C to 50°C

Storage Temp.

15°C to 30°C


Document name

Description

Link

Version

Datasheet

Datasheet for BaseTee

PDF

V1.0

Pin Assignment Chart

Pin Assignment chart with description

PDF

V1.0

Coding Example

GitHub resources for sample examples

Webpage

V1.0


The Ackalyte BaseTee is a long-range LED controller and carrier board designed for the Teensy 3.6, expanding upon the Teensy’s features by providing Ethernet, quad-channel audio, a USB-A connector for host applications, and up to 15 single-ended and long range LED channels.
The LED controller supports Artnet ethernet lighting protocol via a standard pre-loaded image and can also run standalone/custom lighting code along with a wide range of Arduino scripts.
Teensy pins are also broken out to Arduino-style headers, providing a means for taking advantage of the Teensy’s IO and Analog inputs, further enhancing the user’s possibilities
The BaseTee utilizes Ackalyte's LED drive library. 15 OUTPUTS can be updated simultaneously with at least 1 universe per output, making this platform a powerful tool for LED installation projects. Also, when used in conjunction with Ackalyte LED power modules, LED data can be transmitted more than 100m over standard CAT5 and CAT6 cables.

 

Smart switching enables the BaseTee to be powered by via micro USB-B or standard DC barrel jack at voltages ranging from 6V - 25V DC.


  • Up to 15 LED OUTPUTS (5V) – TTL and differential signal formats accessible via 100mil header and RJ45 jacks respectively.
  • Teensy 3.6 compatible with pins broken out to Arduino-style headers
  • Capable of driving more than 170 LEDs or 1 universe per OUTPUT
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • Quad-channel audio
  • USB-A connector for USB-host applications
  • 5mm jacks for headphone, line-in and line-out (two of each)
  • Up to 3 LED channels per RJ45 jack
  • Wide DC input voltage range (6 – 26V)
  • Can be powered by 2.1mm DC barrel jack or by battery via micro USB-B (600mA MAX)
  • EEPROM containing Ethernet MAC address

Power Supply

6 – 24VDC via 2.1mm barrel jack (1.1A polyfused), or 5VDC via Teensy 3.6 micro-USB connector

Power Consumption

7.2W (800mA 9V input) MAX

USB Host

USB-A

Data Output

5x RJ45 jacks (up to 3 channels per port, 15 total), 100mil-pitch header

Ethernet

RJ45, 10/100

QUAD Channel Audio

2 x Stereo 3.5mm Headphone Jack IN, 2 x Stereo 3.5mm Headphone Jack OUT

Supported LEDs

APA102C, SK6812RGBW, WS2811, WS2812B

Dimensions (Typical)

125 mm (L) x 95 mm (W) x 16.85 mm (H)

Weight (Typical)

38g

Operating Temp.

0 °C to 50°C

Storage Temp.

15°C to 30°C


Document name

Description

Link

Version

Datasheet

Datasheet for BaseTee

PDF

V1.0

Pin Assignment Chart

Pin Assignment chart with description

PDF

V1.0

Coding Example

GitHub resources for sample examples

Webpage

V1.0