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.
This episode is a bit of a poo-poo platter of updates, but includes a demo of bypassing a controller’s power distribution and why you might want to plus an explanation of Falcon Port Sharing on both the F16V3 and F48.
xLights around the world video: https://bit.ly/2CexFCF
My online course for RGB Pixel beginners: https://bit.ly/2NgNJFm
New Amazon Links page: https://amzn.to/2PJoNY5
Table of Contents:
01:51 – outage update
02:20 – new video editing tools
02:47 – ChromaTrim V3 update
03:25 – Amazon Influencer Program
04:47 – xLights Around the World
06:57 – controller power distribution bypass demo
11:43 – Falcon port sharing
The Falcon F-Amp is an RGB data signal booster you can use between props or within props to boost the data signal. I’ll show you how I’m planning to use these this year. Thanks to David at PixelController, LLC for sponsoring this episode!
The course is designed to take someone new to pixels through everything they need to know to get a show up and running. It covers both hardware and software. There’s even a section on sequencing using xLights that even people running shows might want to check out. If you take the course and like it, please leave a good review with a couple of sentences about how it helped you or why you liked it. Reviews really help a new course get noticed. If you see something that needs changing, please let me know that too.