Candy Canes On Mesh

David_AVD

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Last year I attached 8x mini candy canes to a piece of plastic garden mesh and zip tied it to one of my window screens. It was a simple static piece with just a 6V DC power connection.



This year, I'll be separating the cane wiring and adding a 8 channel on/off DMX controller (shown below). The input will be P-DMX as the board has a 5V switching regulator on-board. I had the boards in stock and as luck would have it, two of the PCB mounting holes lined up perfectly with the internal inserts in the box!



This seems like a better solution than making up an 9 core wiring loom for it to go back to a central DC controller. I bought some more cane sets as "not working" last year, so I'll also make a second element and loop the P-DMX from one to the other.
 

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Here's what the completed P-DMX candy cane element looks like. The box I used didn't have enough room for the RJ45 socket PCB as well, so I hard wired the P-DMX input.



I used one of my P-DMX injector PCBs to add the 30V power feed to the DMX line that looped from my DC24 in the controller / PSU enclosure.

I had on/off control (no dimming) of each candy cane (one per DMX channel).
 

fasteddy

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Would make for a very nice effect on the screen door do you have any night time pics or even better video?
 

djgra79

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Hey David this looks great! Are these programmed to run on their own or part of your full show's sequencing?
 
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