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Offline deweycooter

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #150 on: November 11, 2010, »
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No Jumper, your not understanding.
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Now we would have a third choice
Hybird mode.

If you do not need it then you simply do set the SSC for it there is no permanant impact of having it avaliable as a choice.

Ah - got it.  That makes sense:  A or B or A&B - just set the SSC to use whatever makes sense for the software you're using.

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #151 on: November 11, 2010, »
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No Jumper, your not understanding.
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Now we would have a third choice
Hybird mode.

If you do not need it then you simply do set the SSC for it there is no permanant impact of having it avaliable as a choice.

Ah - got it.  That makes sense:  A or B or A&B - just set the SSC to use whatever makes sense for the software you're using.

I am still waiting for a DR mode (Dumb Rick)

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #152 on: November 11, 2010, »
Hi RJ,

I think the hybrid mode will be very useful and give extreme flexibility to your design.

Thinking in the same line, maybe in a future version a 4th phantom channel can be added to direct the SS controller to execute a stored sequence in the PIC memory. You can in theory execute up to 255 routines. Of course all this based on available PIC resources. Your pic software could be written so a block of memory could be reserved for this purpose so users can develop such sequences and insert them before flashing pic. Just imagine a library of effects so you can select them and be inserted into the pic to be easily used during a show. (now back to earth  ;)).

The software rules I see would be as follows:

- If any of the phantom channels 1,2 & 3 is not 0, then they will put SS controller in string mode and dictate the color of all pixels in string.
- If phantom channel 4 is not 0, then its value will execute a stored sequence like color chase, color changes, etc.
- If all of the above channels are 0, then then SS is in pixel mode.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #153 on: November 12, 2010, »
OMG! I take a few weeks off to work on THIS years display, and ATTEMPT to stay focused on my JOB so that I can continue to PAY for all this stuff, and look what happens. I missed  ALL this fun.

Go RJ GO! Thanks, but my head keeps spinning with all the stuff coming out. Can't wait to see where this all ends up, and the COOP!
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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #154 on: November 12, 2010, »
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OMG! I take a few weeks off to work on THIS years display, and ATTEMPT to stay focused on my JOB so that I can continue to PAY for all this stuff, and look what happens. I missed  ALL this fun.

Go RJ GO! Thanks, but my head keeps spinning with all the stuff coming out. Can't wait to see where this all ends up, and the COOP!

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #155 on: November 12, 2010, »
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OMG! I take a few weeks off to work on THIS years display, and ATTEMPT to stay focused on my JOB so that I can continue to PAY for all this stuff, and look what happens. I missed  ALL this fun.

Go RJ GO! Thanks, but my head keeps spinning with all the stuff coming out. Can't wait to see where this all ends up, and the COOP!

HAHA

There is MORE to come. I wish I knew what it was but RJ no longer pre-announces new stuff.

Cheers

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #156 on: November 12, 2010, »
Very impressive project.

I am also curious as to the chip you are using in the pixels.  You mentioned that it is 3-wire.  The only 3-wire I have seen is the CYT3005 and I have yet to find any documentation on it's protocol. 

With regard to your 'hybrid' mode, another possibility would be to allow additional programmable selections beyond per-pixel, and per-string.
For example, allow a string to be configured to repeat each pixel 'n' times.  If n=1 you control every pixel, if n=string length you control the entire string as a single pixel, if n=4 you control pixels in groups of 4. 

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #157 on: November 13, 2010, »
Hybird mode in firmware and software utility is complete and I am sequencing using it. So you can plan on it in the release.

RJ
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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #158 on: November 13, 2010, »
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Hybird mode in firmware and software utility is complete and I am sequencing using it. So you can plan on it in the release.

RJ

SWEET !!!!

So when do we see the video?  ;D

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #159 on: November 13, 2010, »
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Hybird mode in firmware and software utility is complete and I am sequencing using it. So you can plan on it in the release.

RJ

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #160 on: November 13, 2010, »
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Hybird mode in firmware and software utility is complete and I am sequencing using it. So you can plan on it in the release.

RJ

I have a vision I would love to see if you have time to do it.  Since they are per pixal make your mega tree basically a huge LED Triks like scrolling text from one side to the other or up /down for some songs or intermissions.


PS: Would love video also...


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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #161 on: November 16, 2010, »
I'm starting to get excited about the fact that I haven't spent thousands on regular LED's.  This is surely the next engineering marvel in holiday lighting as long as they prove to be durable.

I can't wait to see where this goes.

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #162 on: November 17, 2010, »
How are things coming? Or have you taken a break (I laughed) to deal with your display?

The vid gave me a hunger for more. :)

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #163 on: November 17, 2010, »
I cant wait to get my hands on this and get it setup. Looks great thus far.

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Re: What is a Lynx Smart String?
« Reply #164 on: November 17, 2010, »
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How are things coming? Or have you taken a break (I laughed) to deal with your display?

The vid gave me a hunger for more. :)

I am waiting on some items to arrive , Working on seqencing a show, helping people get their stuff working, Working my 10 hour a day job, and setting up a surprise for my users.

RJ
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