This is a concept to working prop, end-to-end tutorial or as they say in commercials for a popular Italian, tomato-based sauce, “It’s in there.”
Troy sent me two of his spheres (thanks Troy!) and I show you how they go together.
Professional Triers Podcast: https://youtu.be/GvlIYR1LxfY
Following up from the last episode, I show more power injection and talk about the numbers a little. I also compare 5V pixels to 12V pixels at the wall. The difference is surprising!
I built a large 4’x16′ pixel matrix using Chroma Mesh from Boscoyo and 1,024 5V pixels. I show how to model this in xLights to get the wiring plan and I built is as a single string of lights using one controller connection. This requires a lot of power injection. but it’s pretty easy to do on a matrix.
I noticed problems with the P10 panels at the end of last year and decided to upgrade to P5 panels. Simple swap of the hardware, but the software on the BeagleBone Black gave me some trouble.
The Christmas Expo Conference for 2019 was held in Daytona Beach, FL. There were a bunch of lighting-related classes, a vendor area and other opportunities for learning more about the lighting hobby. We had a blast!
See how to clone your existing Raspberry Pi SD Card to a USB boot drive!
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🇺🇸HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!! A lot of work and rain lately slowing progress, but I got the frame built!
Final touches on the cart/powerwall build. Some test results. Future plans and general update.
With all cell packs assembled and tested, it’s time to put it all together and see if it works!
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