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    Capellix

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/8/18173567/corsair-capellix-rgb-led-pc-gaming-ces-2019 This is vaguely interesting to me. It mentions they have, effectively, purchased the supply chain too. I'm not immediately seeing a use case for CLAPpers with the possible exception of P10 panel...
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    How do I improve my boxes.

    Yeah, hard to tell with the messiness. The setup is thus: For the 240v side it comes in to PSU 1, chained to PSU 2 which is chained to PSU 3 and then to 4. Not too stressed about that, still about 5A absolute max. For the +ve and -ve I have double 2.5mm for each between each PSU and Pixlite or...
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    How do I improve my boxes.

    I'm envious of the electrical and handy folk here. I love the lights and the sequencing, the electronics are only a means to an ends. I confess most of my 8 or so boxes are REALLY basic. PSU's connected with wires (just stripped to terminate, no connectors) to a controller then pigtails out...
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    Pixlite 16 ports 1-8 not working

    They appear to be http://au.rs-online.com/web/p/products/2175651/?cm_mmc=AU-PPC-_-google-_-3_AU_EN_M_SEMIS_Exact-_-texas_instruments%7Cbuffer_line_driver_combinations&mkwid=s0JJCpo7V_dc%7Cpcrid%7C82231402563%7Cpkw%7Csn74hc541n%7Cpmt%7Ce%7Cprd%7C
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    Spiral Tree Xlights Custom Model

    Bah! When did they add that (otherwise known as: how did I miss that!). Hand-rolled my mini trees last year.
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    Spiral Tree Xlights Custom Model

    How many spirals does it complete bottom to top?
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    Dmx controller from Falcon Player

    You don't NEED a bridge necessarily... depending on how you are controlling your lights. If from a PC you can use a USB dongle, either directly to DMX old style pins or better to ethernet. Trouble is I'm having difficulty finding one in the UK when I've searched. They look like this...
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    Dmx controller from Falcon Player

    That's a DMX board that will take DMX signal in and output to dumb rgb lights by the look. What you send out over the network is E1.31 data. What sort of lights are you running, and how did you have them connected to the pixlite?
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    Need ideas for Tree light replacement

    OK so this is where I landed... I'm actually really pleased with the result. In summary: Re-used the steel frame from last year. 10 600x900 wire mesh panels from bunnings for about $5 each. 12.5mm spaces. 800 lights (16/50) pushed through from behind in tree shape. Cable ties to ensure...
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    OLD connectors (pre-built box)

    Heya... My VERY first pixel setup was from a pre-built Pixlite16. Last year the Advatek lights saw their last blink, after being abused for 3 years. The 5V PSU in the box also died. The board itself, however, still seems fine... so I was going to re-purpose. The issue is the pigtails...
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    Need ideas for Tree light replacement

    Yeah, I just drew it up and I'm being wayy too pedantic. Of course I still need to find some sort of substrate to mount the strips to to keep them straight down the length (which for convenience would be 4m). Guess I need to re-adjust my power usage, roughly 921watts for a 30p/m x 4m x...
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    Need ideas for Tree light replacement

    Yeah it most certainly is in consideration. If I go that way it would be 30/30 strip, the only issues I have with that approach (which are probably me being overly pedantic) are: 1. I think I'd struggle to get horizontal spacing to be as dense as vertical spacing of 3.3cm on average. Could do...
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    Need ideas for Tree light replacement

    12mm SHS for the light strings? That sure would be strong enough for the job but 4 meters X 16 is several hundred dollars worth of steel surely?
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    Stranger Things

    I had it on my 'maybe' list but it was a little too repetitive and niche so it didn't make the cut unfortunately.
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    Need ideas for Tree light replacement

    The main thing is the substrate to hold the lights. The design initially was based around the rectangular conduit, which had some structural integrity, so the general design was to hook the top of the conduit over the top of the A-Frame and simply guide it down at the cross-bar for spacing and...
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