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    Merry Christmas from Alberta Canada

    Hi all ... I have been putting up Christmas lights for years and finally got it together this year to have some of it controlled by the computer via relays and pixel controllers. A big thanks to Keith Westley for his help with the arduino controller coding etc I could not have done it with out...
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    vixen controlling arduino atmega

    Well I have the w5100 and the mega 2560 hooked up and sketch is running. Having some trouble seeing how to hook up the 5 relay boards to the mega and to talk to vixen. I am new to this so please forgive my lack of knowledge. I can build all the display and do the wiring etc but the computer...
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    vixen to arduino 2560 via ethernet shield

    Hi all .. it is still summer but I am in full swing of my Christmas build. [/size]I am going to be using led strings and rope light. No pixels this year. I am using arduino 2560 boards connected to many relay boards. Hooking up many arduinos 2560 in parallel to the pc via w5100 ethernet boards...
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    arduino temp rating for cold

    Hi all not sure where to post this but lets start here. I am in the planning stage for this years display. I live in Canada so the winter can get a little cold. The last few years have been great but that can change. I am looking for specs on the arduino type boards and relay boards. I can...
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    vixen controlling arduino atmega

    Hi all. I am starting early this year to make sure I get my display ready for Christmas. I am planning to do the following. Any good comments are welcome Using vixen software to control multiply atmiga 2560 boards that will be controlling hundreds of relay boards connected to thousands of...
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    dead pixel stips

    I heard back from Ray and he is replacing the 5 non working strips. He is very good to deal with. Very busy too.
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    dead pixel stips

    I added power at the front parallel to the controller. Power is fed through the controller as well to the strip. The wire lengths are less than 12 inches. THe other strips dont work at all ..no matter where I hook them up .. at the start or further in on the strip. I think it may be the...
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    dead pixel stips

    Checked the other 5 strips and they dont work no matter how they are connected. I am done with them..
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    dead pixel stips

    This is strange... I was trying everything that I could think of. I finally connected all the power leads on the non working strips and they work with all connected to power. Not sure why they need the extra hook up as the other ones did not. Do you have any ideas why?I have 5 more sets...
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    dead pixel stips

    Hi the link to the strips is http://www.aliexpress.com/item/5m-DC5V-WS2812B-led-pixel-srip-IP68-in-silicon-tube-30pcs-WS2812B-M-with-30pixels-36W/949715127.html I plug the strip in first then plug in the power. The sets that work come on every time this way. Then I try the sets that dont...
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    dead pixel stips

    As stated earlier tried with power on or off.. connections all good.. I would plug one strip in and it worked. Unplugged it tried second strip it did not work. Plugged first strip in again it worked. Tried many different points on second strip did not make a difference. All it does is all...
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    dead pixel stips

    I am using a led2013x mini wireless dream color controller. Made proper connectors, tried the strips with power on or off... check all wiring. I would plug in a working strip, unplug it, then plug in second strip and didnt work. Replugged in the first strip and it works still. Have tried...
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    dead pixel stips

    I had ordered 20 ws2812b ..5v 30pixels/m over the last year. I now received a pixel dream colour controller to test them before I put them in my 8ft x 4ft matrix. I bought them all from Ray Wu. Tested them the other day and out of the 20 strips only 10 work. Some of the others flash for a...
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    pixel strings not working from Ray

    Hi burner.. that is what I was thinking..going to test the next one in line
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    pixel strings not working from Ray

    power is ok and using 5 volts.. tested the 16 rows and 5 didnt work and the rest did.
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