View Full Version : Propeller based light controller, the Griswold FX - Rudolph 16

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.

-- Terry

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.

Jon McPhalen
Hollywood, CA

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

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me. - Abraham Lincoln

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.