DIY 6803 pixel control.

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  1. Tabor

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    I have been playing with these pixels for around a week now.

    Yesterday I decided to drag out an Arduino Mega development board to see if I could nut out the control protocol for the 6803 pixels.

    The com protocol was very simple so I came up with a very simple RGBW chase, to prove that it works.

    Very basic 6803 control
     
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    so does this mean we might be able to make our own decoders soon??
     
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    Very early stages, but there is a definate possibility.

    Hopefully to use the entire 512 channels on a universe, so 170 pixels.

    we will see.
     
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    thumbs up

    Great work and one less job for me to do :)

    My pixels arrived today....

    Phil
     
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    How about one of these, this will drive the 6803's and a good number of other similar chips.. Proto works nicely, should have some pcbs in the next week.
     

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    whats the cost to build one of those??? will it allow you to use a full universe?
     
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    Oh be still my beating heart!

    For cheap sakes like me this is a good think. I'm really impressed with the knowledge you guys have that make all this possible. $.44 cent USD pixels and $20 controllers would be a God send.

    Keep up the great work guys!
     
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    I just wanted to follow up with you on this board to see if it was going to be produced (for the 6803) chips.

    Thanks,
    david
     
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    board will drive pretty much any of those chipsets. Just change of software
     
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    So I'm guessing that what you've developed (some time ago?) is on par with what AP is developing with his protocol gateway?
     
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    Can't really comment on what Phil is doing, cause i'm not across it.
     
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    Let's all sing kumbaya! :)

    If all the really smart people (you and Phil are..) could get together... you guys could put LOR out of business if everyone was one the same page. :)
     
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    The page is the same, we are just playing in slightly different quadrants :)

    Cheers
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