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LedTricks II Example
« on: October 30, 2011, »
Here is an Example of a LedTricks II using flexstrips.  This is just my ideal, it is not meant as the word of law.
I spoke with others and we talked about different designs and I decided to try using flexstrips, so that at then end of the season it could be rolled up and put away in effect making storage easy.

I used 8 full flex strips that were then cut in half.  This produced 16 strips that contained 60 nodes each.
8 SSC's and the etherdongle are driving the display.  The sign has a total channel count of 2,880.

I would like the thank RJ, JJ and all the J's as this would have not been possible without the RGB hardware and software.  I would like to thank all those that have help over the past couple of weeks that have help breath life into this beast.  Also thanks to the various animated software vendors/creators.

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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, »
Hi Bill,

Cool setup and nice walk through of the sign

Cheers

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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, »
Thanks Bill for showing your setup. It looks like a fairly easy set up to do.  Only thing easier would be to convince a LED supplier to build a flexible strip 16 x 60 though I am sure the price would be triple from the way you did it.
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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, »
Hi Bill,

Cool setup Please keep updating your info  8)
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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, »
Hi Bill.  Very informative

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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, »
Mounted And Wired

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, »
The Sign is Looking Good Bill

Wiring is nice and neat, you must have training in wire management LOL

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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2011, »
Looks great Bill!
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2011, »
Bill:
Great job. I will probably try to do the "LEDTRICKS II" sign next year. I keep hoping that the software will catch up to the needs. Great job.
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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2011, »
Very Nice Bill!  I hope when I do mine it will look as good.
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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2011, »
All the hardware worked well last night, We had a simple loop that scrolled the following for 4Hrs straight with no issue.

1. Happy
2. Halloween
3. Candy

Yes very basic I know, but I was pleased as I can stand across the street from the house which is about 150' and read the sign with no issues.
It should make a Nice Tune To as well as add to the show.  Many trick or treaters were drawn to the house because of and commented on the sign.
I was a bit worried as it was only tested for a few minutes prior to putting it outside.

I tried to take video but the sign is just to blinding for a cell phone camera.

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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2011, »
Great to hear!  I might have put up:
   1. No
   2. Costume
   3. No
   4. Candy

But hey with the 400 trick or treaters i get at my yard haunt that would have been more appropriate.  Thanks for sharing Bill  <pop..
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Re: LedTricks II Example
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Great to hear!  I might have put up:
   1. No
   2. Costume
   3. No
   4. Candy

But hey with the 400 trick or treaters i get at my yard haunt that would have been more appropriate.  Thanks for sharing Bill  <pop..

I hear ya, we also had parents with their own bags (lame) along with their kids with no costumes  :(

   1. No
   2. Costume
   3. No
   4. Candy
   5. No
   6. Adults

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Re: LedTricks II Example
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2011, »
Well it rained pretty hard here this year for Halloween so we had
1. No
2. Trick
3. Or
4. Treaters
4. At All

Well, we actually had 6.  It's a good thing I forgot to get that extra candy.
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Re: LedTricks II Example
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Well it rained pretty hard here this year for Halloween so we had
1. No
2. Trick
3. Or
4. Treaters
4. At All

Well, we actually had 6.  It's a good thing I forgot to get that extra candy.
you forgot
5. Free Kittens
6. To good homes
7. Only

 ;D

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