Hi, I'm the new kid, and I'm lost
Sorry for the dumb comment, but this thread intrigues me - and I'm just not understanding.
Can someone please share a real life example of how this board would be used... or a dumbbed down explanation of what it's for?
Sure. Lets say you are using a J1Sys P12R as your pixel controller. Each channel can output to 170 pixels, but you only have 150 pixels on the strip you have connected to that channel. This awesome board created by Alan (gotta give kudos for the idea) would attach to the END of that strip and give you up to 20 outputs (not accurate to the design but just an example). Each output could then drive, lets say one channel of a dumb strip. Or 3 outputs can control a whole dumb RGB strip, but would be seen as 3 pixels to the controller and software.
I think I have SIMPLY stated how the design works!?! Please correct me if I am wrong, Alan or Eddy.
For me, this means that I can use the "tail end" of a smart strip. By adding this "interface" to the end of the smart strip, I can add several dumb strips to be used as simple colorwash floods. This saves me having to purchase a DMX dongle or ECG-D2 (E1.31 to DMX) AND a DMX controller for the dumb strips. Not to mention the reduced amount of cabling!!!
If I got any of this wrong, Alan... Please correct me! I know I don't have the actual specs in here... but am eagerly awaiting one of these bad boys to test out!!!
Actually a dumb strip would be seen as 1 pixel as a pixel is made up of 3 channels, red, green and blue. 8)
But this board can be used anywhere in the 2811 pixel output from a j1sys or a sandevices controller, or you could just use one spare output to drive your network of 2811 DC boards, there is a lot of flexability in how this can be used.