Hi New to this just would like to know what i need to start my show with

bam173

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Hi just like to know what i need top get up and running on starting a Christmas light show. I want to use ws2811 pixels i have a computer that i will run everything off
i just need to know what hardware to get please
 

Mark_M

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Hi just like to know what i need top get up and running on starting a Christmas light show. I want to use ws2811 pixels i have a computer that i will run everything off
i just need to know what hardware to get please
  • Controller that supports WS2811 pixels
  • Power supplies for pixels (and possibly controller)
  • Network cable between controller and computer
  • Power cables
Not specifically needed to get it working but is likely needed for mounting:
  • Housing for controller
  • Fans and vents
  • Pig tails
  • Waterproof glands
- and anything else that may pop up.
Looks like this year might be a simple setup since eBay is a little slow.
 

Mark_M

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what controllers do i need
You're going to need a bit of reading.
There isn't just one controller out there. Like tools, there's one suited to each job and budget.

Particularly in the Facebook groups; there is a sea of people recommending 'x' controller as the best and others say 'y' is the best.
Do your research. Just because a person recommend it, it does not mean it will work for you.
 
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