My first Mega Tree. - GAtesz

GAtesz

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Welcome everyone!
I'm Attila from Hungary.
I’ve been planning for 5-6 years to build a Mega-Tree. I will finally have a chance at it this year. I plan to have 20 strings and 75 pixels per string. That would be 1,500 pixels. (I know not too mega, but this will be the first) I have already bought the LED strips. 10pcs 5m WS2815 30LED / m IP67. I tried them one by one with Arduino, they work well.
I'm in trouble with the controller. It is difficult to get something like this here in Europe. The Holidaycoro website, for example, cannot be opened in my country. The Falcon 16v3 controller is very popular, but it is not shipped to Europe. And what I could order is quite expensive and the shipping cost is also high. So I decided to do the controller for it. I found a description that I might be able to build.
Link: https://www.hackster.io/jasonspiva/esp8266-e1-31-multiplexing-pixel-controller-002072
But with that, I can only drive 1360 pixels. Either I have to reach with less than 1500 pixels or I need to find a more knowledgeable controller. Can anyone give an idea or advice?
Thanks. Hi, Attila
 

LawrenceDriveLights

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GAtesz

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Thank you. But £222.98 the price with shipping. It's too much for me. Maybe next year, if there are more pixels, I'll buy a Falcon. I will stay with the control build. I hope I succeed.
 

GAtesz

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Yes, that's what I thought. I've already built a controller, it works, but it's not perfect yet.
 
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