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Pixel Strobe Controller

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  1. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    [me=AAH]teases Matt some more[/me]
    I've got 1 :p

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    Waiting on David to get a wiki page up before I try things out. It's a nice tidy little board.
     
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    DeeJai Is that Magic Smoke?!?

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    that bed you were after in Adelaide, I just remembered, I moved it into the tent in the backyard. Hope you like coldness :p
     
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    Here's an initial wiki page for this board.
     
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    Watching this thread with great interest. I was wondering when a relapse of CLAP would come back.
    Well done lads.
     
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    I'm estimating that the controller boards will need to sell for AUD $66 (in Oz, $60 outside of Oz) to make production worthwhile.
     
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    that seems reasonable for a dmx to strobe string controller board., how many pixels will it control total (170 i assume) and how many outputs.
     
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    One output. Because the incoming DMX is not directly mapped to the output, the traditional 170 pixel rule doesn't apply. That said, the pixels still need to be updated in a reasonable amount of time. I'll have to do some more experimenting once I clean up the code some more.
     
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    so how many pixel strobes can each controller handle?
     
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    I just checked my code and it will handle 200 pixels in theory in RGB. If optimised for white pixels only, that would triple to 600. Of course I'd have to see if that's practical hardware wise.
     
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    just think a string of 200 1W pixels and how much power injection will be needed. In order to keep that down will the duty cycle be set such that only so many pixels will strobed on at the same time.
     
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    well put me down for one.

    im looking at running 200 strobes so that will be perfect for me.

    may even get 2 just incase
     
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    Using the "fill" channel, you can set how many strobes are fired with each flash. The range is currently settable in the 1 to 26 range, but may change as the firmware evolves.
     
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    Put me down for one.
     
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    Definitely in when dev finished. I like the look of those Stella strings. Great waterproofing and I'm sure very bright. Expensive though. Anyone know what they draw in operation and full white. Hopefully andrew will flick David a set for testing
     

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