Virtual Christmas Summit is this weekend so sign up now if you aren’t already. Also, I go over a little more on xLights custom models.
I didn’t like the way the star was modelled so I decided to convert it to a custom model and wired it the way I wanted.
The annual pixel order came in and I can build some props! Starting off with some modular matrix panels.
Troy sent me two of his spheres (thanks Troy!) and I show you how they go together.
Professional Triers Podcast: https://youtu.be/GvlIYR1LxfY
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.
Well, I finally got around to dealing with this prop that was still hanging around. I changed the design a little.
I had some time this past weekend to work on one of the props bothering me a little. The new frame did what I wanted. After reaching a stopping point, I noticed something really bad.
Should I start selling this jig? I think it’s pretty awesome! I built it to help me assemble a 512-pixel, ChromaMesh 3″ CLEAR matrix from Boscoyo Studio.