Rollin' Eyes Controller
Rollin' Eyes Controller
NOTE: All of the iPhone controllers are on back order at this time. If you order one of them, we will ship it when more arrive. We have no due date at the moment.
This is a Rollin' Eyes controller. This is made by Ergomot and is designed to control the light patterns that are created for the flexible LED strips and rings. This is sold individually and is available for either Android or iPhone smartphones. These are the new V4 series of controllers. The advantages of V4 compared to the old V3 controller are: whiter whites, no more splitters needed and no more extention cables needed! Rollin' Eyes now offers 2 channel controllers as well as 4 channel controllers. The two channel controllers are for controlling lights on the left and right in the front or rear of the bike. The four channel controllers are for controlling lights on the left and right of the front as well as left and right of the rear. Each controller can control a maximum of 288 LED's. So, a 2 channel controller can handle 144 per channel and a 4 channel controller can handle 72 per channel. Be sure to make your selection when ordering. RE-C-4-A-2, RE-C-4-A-4, RE-C-4-I-2, RE-C-4-I-4
Note: We will attempt to stock as many of the Rollin' Eyes components as we can but, there may be a 2 to 3 week delay while some items are made and shipped for your order.
Rollin' Eyes are powerful LED light rings and strips attached to our new smart LED light controller. There are many different patterns that come pre-programmed in the controller. But, if those are not enough, you can download a free app and create your own patterns directly from your smart phone. You will be in charge! The possibilities are endless. There is nothing else like this on the market! Watch the video below and you will agree.
You can use, program and configure the controller with your Android or iPhone.
The controller offers 2 possibilities :
- Street mode, for use while driving, connected to your lights and blinkers
- Show mode, for use on private yard, showing the effects YOU have chosen and adapted on your iPhone (Apple).
The controller is small enough to make it easy to find a suitable place for it to fit. 3.35" x 2.2" x 1.54"
What are “Rollin' Eyes”?
ErgoMot has developed a new spectacular LED product that they call "Rollin' Eyes".
These will be the LED accent lights of the future.
- It will be you who determines what will be shown on your LED's, via your Smartphone. It will be you who can choose which effects will play on your vehicle, in what colors, order, speed, repeat, etc.
Once you will have created your own beautiful light show (99 steps possible) on your phone and uploaded over Bluetooth to your vehicle, you can share your show with your friends as long as they also have a set of Rollin' Eyes on their vehicle.
Tuning, Light Shows and Lightparades will be totally different.
- YOU will expose your own light show, created on the screen of your phone, different from all the others who have standard tiny lights, which everybody already has. That's what we call “Show Mode”.
On the street, while driving, you can use the Rollin' Eyes in "Street Mode". The LED's will be white, ultra bright, strobe white or orange/amber in the front, red, ultra bright strobe red or orange/amber in the back, just following the existing signal lights of your bike, car, truck...
- “Street mode” is easy, just connect some wires from the controller to the existing wires on your vehicle (by easy Posi Tap's).
the Android app is available (free) in the Google Play Store. Just search for Ergomot.
The iPhone app is available (free) in the Apple App Store. Just search for Rollin Eyes Controller.
Absolutely NO technical knowledge is required to install and use!
Let your imagination flow and use them where ever you need special light effects.
2 operation modes
- street / show
Pre Programmed user selectable light effects
- currently +- 30 effects ready, number growing every day
User adaptable light effects
- select which light-effects you want,
- in the order, orientation, color and speed you want
12 volt power supply (car / bike / battery or 12v power adaptor)
- 11 to 16 volt will do
Built in Bluetooth module
- To upload your choice to the LED's from your BT phone or tablet
6 signal tap wires
- to hook up to blinkers, cruise, brake and tail light
- if you only need show, no need to connect them
- Gives really very much, intense, bright light !
Rings and strips have many LED's (+- 1,5 led / centimeter or +- 3,75 led / inch)
- That is the highest density in industry right now
Very easy to use
- If you can manage your contacts in your phone, you can manage this!
Unique features and design
OK, let's be honest, there are thousands of LED lights on the market. A few of them are very interesting with very nice features. But even the best led rings or strips work with a simple remote control, like the one you use for opening your garage door. Every click you give on the remote brings another light effect, but rarely what you want. You have to click and click again and see all effect you DO NOT like, before you reach some you like, but than it is the wrong color at the wrong speed … annoying … Then, after power down, you have to start again, try to find that one setting you did like, by clicking the remote again.
With our Rollin' Eyes, you are in charge! Even before one led lights up, choose what you want, at the speed you want, in the color of your mood … all with the easy of using a smartphone.
And next time you switch on the ignition or the power, forget about those thousand annoying clicks on the remote for which you forgot which of the 4 buttons did what.
Yes ! We are aware some things like this already exists, allowing you to switch LED's on and off and change the color via a phone ... But not able to record, play and share your own show.
To make sure your light show or signals will be seen (think about your and others safety) we integrated our own real optical system in the rings.
the free app ?
How to use ?
RE can be used in 2 modes :
- street mode
- show mode
Street mode :
Street mode depends on the use of the 6 colored wires coming out of the controller.
The 6 wires are can be connected to your vehicle signals : blinkers left and right, running light and brake light.
The 6th wire can be connected to a simple switch on steering wheel or handle bar (switch not included) or you could connect to eg. the alarm output.
When one of those wires “feels” +12 volt on the vehicle signal, the RE ring / strip will “imitate” the signal. E.g. when the red wire is connected to your brake lights, the RE will light up in bright red and will produce a “Brake Light modulator” effect.
The yellow wires connect to your blinkers left and right. The RE will blink orange or, up to you, will produce a “Mustang” effect, rolling left or right.
Via the app on your phone, you can change what the wires will do (configure in the setup screen).
The 6th wire is intended to be used as a "warning" and you can select via your phone or tablet what light effect it will show.
Show mode :
In our free app, you will find many pre-programmed light effects. It is a list on the top half of your screen.
You select the effects you like, in the order you want. Just tap your finger on the effect name you want.
Each time you tap on a name, it will be added at the bottom of a second list, on the bottom half of your screen. That will become your show.
You can easily customize each effect : color(s), speed, number of repeats, running direction (left / right), etc.
Of course, when you make a mistake, you can delete effects from your choice list, or even insert one if you forgot one.
Once you are satisfied, just connect to the RE controller over Bluetooth and upload your own light-show.
And there you are, your light-show runs and runs again. Even after you cut and reconnect the power, the show will start again. When you make a better version, you can upload it again.
Last but not least, save your show in a file, share the file with your friends, they can upload in their own Rollin' Eyes device!
Share with your friends :
Whenever you made a nice show, you can save it on your phone or tablet, you can give it a file name. That file, you can send to your friends, they can upload it to their own Rollin' Eyes. Ideal if you contribute to events as "Light Parades" or "Light Shows" or "Tuning" events!
How does it work ?
Inside the controller is a power converter, a micro processor and a bluetooth module. Some simple electronics are added to connect everything and regulate the signals.
The DC-DC switching power converter is making a stable 5 volt out of your +- 12 volt battery or adaptor, without heat. The 5 amp 5 volt drives the led's in your RE ring or strip.
The 12 volt also feeds a quick powerful microprocessor. The microprocessor listens to the Bluetooth module and keeps an eye on the 5 input wires.
Whenever your phone / tablet sends a new program (selected by you in our free app) the microprocessor stores your program in his own, on board permanent memory.
Depending on the commands coming from your phone / tablet and eventually from the signal wires, the microprocessor sends digital data to each individual led, over one single data wire, millions of instructions per second.
Each led in the ring or strip has her own very tiny processor built in and shows the color and the intensity demanded by the master microprocessor.
Sounds all easy but, it took us more than 6 months to make it work!
Strips have a self adhesive backing. Clean the surface well before applying the strip (eg. With alcohol).
Strips connect to the Rollin' Eyes controller with the supplied connectors.
Find a suitable dry place for the controller and secure it with silicone gel or with tie wraps.
Eventually (when you want to use street mode) connect the thin colored signal wires :
- yellow wires to the blinkers left and right
- the orange wire to the tail light
- the white wire to the cruise lights
- the red wire to the brake lights
- the purple wire to some 'attention' switch or alarm
Finally, connect the controller's big RED wire to +12 volt (in a vehicle, over the ignition switch). Connect the big black wire to ground (- 12 volt). If you do not install in a 12 volt vehicle, you will need a power adaptor.
When there is NO power to one or more of the signal wires : A demo program will start.
With power to one or more of the signal wires : your rings or strips will start acting to what the controller 'feels' on the wires ...
Use our free RE app on your smartphone or tablet to change the demo program.
ATTENTION : connecting / disconnecting the RE ring or strip may only be done when there is NO power to the controller ! Making or braking the connection between controller and ring / strip, while the controller has power, will PERMANENTLY damage ring or strip!
ATTENTION : connecting / disconnecting the signal wires may only be done when there is NO power to the controller ! Making or braking the connection between signal wires and vehicle and or switches, while the controller has power, may PERMANENTLY damage the RE controller!
The current controller will allow 90 steps in your own light show and has 35 built in light effects. You can customize the effects on your phone.
After the first launch and delivery, we plan a larger version, where you can have +200 steps in your light show and where we can do + 99 pre programmed light effects.
We also think future customers will ask for other sizes and shapes! This has already been integrated in our production facility and we will bring what the market asks for.
We are also investigating the possibility of hooking up 2 controllers, to be controlled over one single bluetooth and inter controller communication.
YES! Being seen is always safe. Electrical safe? YES! Runs primary on 12 volt, rings and strips on 5 volt. No risk in that!
Legal on a vehicle?
in "Street Mode" : YES!
In STREET mode (imitating the signals of your vehicle and acting as daytime running light) there is a great chance nobody will bother about.
In "Show Mode" for sure, when you choose light effects like "US Police" or "EU Police" on your smartphone and you drive along with such effect running ... well, unless you ARE the police, they will not like it. Show mode is intended as SHOW, NOT to drive around with. Be smart, think about your own safety, check local regulations first ...
As a last remark : when the LED's are OFF, they have a pure white color. It's under power and control they change to those heavy bright colors. So, when OFF, nobody will be able to judge what color was on before.
What if installed on lower part of a vehicle and hit by a stone?
Both rings and strips are made of high impact material, poly urethane for the lens in the ring, PVC and HIPS for casing and housing. It has to be a BIG stone before you will notice something.