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My first pixel controller setup

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  1. Grant Astley

    Grant Astley New Elf

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    Hi All
    I thought that I would share my first pixel controller setup. Components are
    Raspberry Pi running FPP (Pi will have a wireless link to the router then use lan to talk to the controller)
    F16v3 pixel controller board
    2 x 60A 5V supplies, way over kill for now I know (decided against 12V, for now anyways)
    A few 240Vac fuses and 5Vdc fuses
    At the moment I am only using 10 of the 16 outputs. Will wire the other 6 up next year as they are fiddly to do.
    Please see pictures bellow.
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    I plan on using it to control a small mega tree with 10 strings. Then next year to increase the size of the mega tree and add a few other items as well.

    Let me know your thoughts both good and bad :)

    Cheers
    Grant
     
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    Grant Astley

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    And this is how the leads going to the pixel strings are made

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    Wow that is some very detailed craftsmanship going on there!! Great setup and design!! Looking forward to seeing the final light setup!!
     
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    Very neat mate. Good to see fusing etc also.
     
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    Looks great.
    For future expansion remember that each output on a f16 can control 640 pixels. So long as you power inject. that way you can use the controller to run many more props.
     
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    Thank you all.
    I thought that they could have up to 1024 pixels per output? Or is that the max and recommended max is 640?
    I plan on using a differential expansion board and receivers to extend to other elements next year.
    Either way I think that this board should keep me going for a while at least
     
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    Sorry my bad, I was thinking the f16v2.
     
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    Even the v2 will soon be able to do 1024 at 20fps.
     

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