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ke4pjw
05-22-2010, 12:54 PM
Thought I might show off a little project I have been working on. It is a 16 channel, DMX-512 light controller. I call it the Rudolf 16 by Griswold FX :)

Below is a Youtube video of 6 channels in action. (I didn't have any more lights hanging around the workbench) It's being controlled by a software called Vixen with another propeller as the "DMX director".

If you are prone to seizures, you may not want to watch this video :)

http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/svqpbqDSTW0/default.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svqpbqDSTW0)

Hopefully I will have everything finalized with it in the next couple of months. I will likely be offering kits for sale.

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JonnyMac
05-22-2010, 01:19 PM
I, too, am a fan of Vixen -- we (EFX-TEK) use it for more than lighting control (KC is a friend of ours and has kindly written some custom plug-ins). We're updating our RC-4 (4-channel AC fader board) to the Propeller (has an SX now) and are adding RS-485 as well as TTL serial input. With RS-485 we can support DMX (we have an address switch on the board, too) as well as Renard (big with the DIY Christmas crowd), MODBUS, etc.

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Jon McPhalen
Hollywood, CA

Pablo1234
05-22-2010, 01:30 PM
thats slick man. Almost made me have a seisure lol.

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DynamoBen
05-23-2010, 11:37 PM
Very cool! I too built a DMX prop based dimmer that I run from Vixen. I would assume you have been over to doityourselfchristmas. I have three of my prop based lighting projects posted there.