6803 perimeter repeating

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  1. slothnet

    slothnet New Elf

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    And am wondering if this setup will work. If not, please suggest. This is all new stuff to me and am utterly exhausted, I've spent the last few days searching through wikis, forums and countless searches on amazon and ebay to find things that would logically make sense to come up with something that I kinda doubt will work at all. So your help is very much need to move forward.

    a. 9x (5M 6803 strips @ (150 led , 60W, 1A )/5M For 2 room ceiling perimeters totaling 45m length
    b. usb DMX dongle
    http://www.enttec.com/index.php?main_menu=Products&pn=70303
    intend on using freestyler send led chase, strobe and/or any other commands to the strip.
    freestyler isn't compatible with e.1.31 and most hardware I ran across is e.1.31. e.1.31 is out of the question
    c. DMX decoder to 6803 controller (512 channels)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321019050523
    d. repeater to repeat single of 1 strip (150ledsx3 = 450 channels) to the rest of the 8 strips remaining... says its for symphony light which I ignored since it supposedly can work with 6803 strips.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/6803-Extension-Signal-Repeater-Amplifier-For-Symphony-Light-LED-Strip-DC12V-SPI-/300926477676

    Here it is:

    (usbdongle)
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    (DMX decoder)
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    (strip1)-(repeater)-(strip2,3,4,5)-(repeater)-(strip6,7,8,9)
     
  2. fasteddy

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    Looks like freestyler is the limitation, you will not be able to do effective chases by using a repeater and using DMX for pixels means you need many more dongles as each USB dongle will run 3 strips.

    But then if your OK with your strips to copy eachother and only have limited chases then the DMX and freestyler approach should work
     
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    slothnet New Elf

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    Thanks for your reply!
    1. Besides freestyler I've considered dmx control http://www.dmxcontrol.org/ . I'd be glad to overlook any DMX software you can suggest as a better alternative, preferably free, that can also access audio data from external audio source via software midi mapping tool like midi yoke. Venuemagic is nice but a bit expensive and I haven't ran across where vixen can utilize audio data outside of its application.

    2. I assumed that a 150 led strip, has 450 channels and a dmx512 usb dongle (512 channels) can't command more then one strip. Considering that logic is wrong, if I'm not mistaken once again I imagine data from first 3 of the 6 strips in room1 can do just fine in room2 UNLESS its just a lot easier and more practical to just slap all 9 strips to one controller and just run a ton of extension wire since the rooms are adjacent. The controllers I looked through in the wiki don't mention 6803 chip support, are low voltage or seem to be for a huge setup. Can you please suggest controllers I should take a look at.
     
  4. Kaden

    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    While it is not free, it is cheap http://www.lightjams.com/ at $139 and might be close to what you are looking for.


    It supports sACN (e1.31) so you can use a cheap controller like the J1Sys ECG-P2 to run up to 8 universes (24 strips at 30led/m) per controller.
     
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    you may want to take a look at Glediator, it supports E1.31 and live output to music as well as it can be started and stoped via a remote computer and its free and only around a 1mb download, well worth a look.
    It works on java so should work on most platforms

    http://www.solderlab.de/index.php/software/glediator
     

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