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Thanks for the kind words. Apologies for not chatting longer as I was a little busy with guests and handing out candy canes. Really hoping the neighbours are understanding this year as it has been fairly consistently like the other night.
Hope your display is going well, hope to get out...
Edit: So I was only powering from the little connectors on the side (as I'm not using the first 16 ports yet) and I noticed the voltage drop everytime I loaded up the unit with packets. Ran a large cable and plugged into V2 and moved the jumper. Now it seems to be good, at least so far. Hurray...
Darylc is the man to talk to about falcon boards in Australia. He usually will run a group buy early each year. That way people have time to build the props and control boxes to house the boards before Christmas.
Their are quite a few members that are scattered around Melbourne. If you looking to see someone's setup, just start looking in the display location section and then message people to see if they are able to help you out. Myself, I am in Chirnside Park if your local to the area. While...
I have some that I got from the USA if you are interested. Think they cost me about $22 AU each. Could ship from VIC up to you if your interested.
Can't seem to find address I ordered from ATM, I'll keep looking and let you know.
You could get yourself a bed of nails type alligator clip and use that to clamp onto the data cable before each pixel. This is assuming the ground and 12V still run through them all as original. Could make testing easier.
That said I agree that all strands that got plugged into 120V would be...
Hi my name is Rowan, and I have been coming to ACL for the last 5 years. <Hi Rowan>
I have made great strides with my CLAP. I am able to limit talking about it to family and friends to mostly November and December. <polite applause>
But Seriously, I didn't complete Electronic Engineering at...
That might not be as silly as it sounds.
If you wrap up one of the control boxes in foil and then earth the foil, you could determine if the interference is coming from within the box or from the cable/pixels of the string.
Don't know if that will help resolve issue, but at least you'll know.
A metal shop with a lathe could take a mm off the 25mm pipe, might get thin but should hold if it's chunky pipe to start with.
Alternatively, put a pipe clamp under the topper so it can't slide down and shim it so it fits tightly. Combination should work great.