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8 Channel RGB LED Flexible Strip Controller – Revisited

I have previously designed and biult a 8 channel RGB strip controller.  This controller has served well.  But sadly the output transistors have gone End of Life. I did two things to rectify this situation, I found a replacement device … Continue reading

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DMX Terminations

DMX512 employs RS-485 differential signaling at its physical layer.  DMX512 uses a unidirectional simplex communication protocol. the following is a paraphase from Wiki:  DMX512 is a bus network that works upto 1,200 metres long, provided you don’t have  more than 32 receivers … Continue reading

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Finally Affordable Snowfall Tube rebirthed

FAST was created by Cory Helmuth as a inexpensive snowfall or meteor tubes. Snowfall tubes are long clear plastic tubes that have a group of LEDs arranged in a linear fashion and the LEDs light in a sequential manner from … Continue reading

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RGB Window Outlines

Window outlines are a popular display items. They accentuate the house beautifully. There are two things you’ll discover when installing windows lights – String length might be a problem, and tape won’t hold them. Whether you’re putting lights up inside … Continue reading

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Mini Pixel Trees

Based on 900mm Tomato Cage frames and 42 LP6803 Pixels, these trees have been a very very long project. The project started almost 6 years ago when I purchased for plant trellis cages from the local nursary, for the garden. … Continue reading

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The Falcon Pi Player and a Real Time Clock

The FPP only has two option for RTC. A Rasclock and a DS1305. None of these seem to be available here in Australia. Bummer! But SunFounder DS3231 RTC Real Time Clock Module seem to be all over Ebay for a … Continue reading

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My journey with the Falcon Pi Player

I finally made some time to start pulling my FPP together. My goal is two fold – l prepare how I will play my Christmas lights this year, and learn some more stuff. My current configuration ( what I had … Continue reading

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Handling Errors

My controllers use two LEDs to indicate controller status. H1 – DMX Activity flashes to indicate DMX data has been received and processed. H2 – Power / Error is on to indicating Power is ON and there are no errors.  … Continue reading

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I swear

I am a husband, father, son, brother and a friend. Today I took the oath to Love, cherish and protect all women I come in contact with, starting with the ones closest to me.

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Motorboat – A La Matthew Styles

Come with me down the old memory lane. Imaging, if you will a dark dimly lit street in late 1990s. The roads are still red dirt. The sun has long gone down for it nightly rest. Life on the main … Continue reading

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