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Offline chrisatpsu

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Ledtriks Size
« on: March 26, 2012, »
i'm thinking of building a version of for my display.

how many pixels across is your ledtriks?
how many pixels tall is your ledtriks?
is your ledtriks set up like A? or B?

A.
01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16

B.
01 05 09 13
02 06 10 14
03 07 11 15
04 08 12 16
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Offline rm357

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, »
I'm using 8 rigid strips mounted so that the horizontal and vertical spacing of the LEDs is the same.

8 x 30 (LEDs)

01...30
60...31
61...90
120...91

You get the idea.

It's 240 RGB LEDs = 720 actual channels

RM
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, »
Here is a pic.
Robert
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Re: Ledtriks Size
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, »
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Here is a pic.
wow pretty goof idea ... what king of rgb is it?? how much were they and what do you used to control them
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, »
Do you have any videos with this setup working?  Easy looking set up.
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, »
With a little luck, this link will show the video.

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I used light show pro - it supports the back and forth numbering.

The video in the corner shows what was mapped onto the tree.
Animation on the sign was done using the matrix animator in LSP.

RM
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, »
That's really cool.  Can't wait to get RGB going.
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, »
Also, I was one of the early ss node orders... There were about 4 malfunctioning strings when I shot the video.

Most of those nodes started working again after drying out for a few weeks...

The rigid strips also had issues near the end, but they also cleared up after drying out. This year I'll either build a case or wrap the sign in plastic...

The new IP68 nodes are sealed where the IP67 nodes I have we're not.

Robert
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Re: Ledtriks Size
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2012, »
I would avoid using plastic as that tends to trap moisture and holds it against the nodes until it gets in.  What may work would be to build a case for it with a plastic or plexi front and vents.  This would protect the nodes from direct water contact and still let the humidity escape.
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, »
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With a little luck, this link will show the video.

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I used light show pro - it supports the back and forth numbering.

The video in the corner shows what was mapped onto the tree.
Animation on the sign was done using the matrix animator in LSP.

RM
How did you map the video onto the tree was that using LSP as well?

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Re: Ledtriks Size
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012, »
what's the minimum size (pixels by pixels) to be able to see text clearly?
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2012, »
That really depends on the size of the sign, the size of the characters forming the text on the sign, and how far away it is.
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2012, »
well, i don't know these things yet, is why i'm asking
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2012, »
i'm tossing around the idea of using either 1 foot by 8 feet   or 2 feet by 4 feet with nodes and 1 inch spacing...
1,152 nodes , 9 sscs, 3456 channels, or 84% of a pixelnet universe!!!
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2012, »
If 1 foot is your minimum then why don't you get some scrap and build a 1 X 1 test grid an drill the holes 1 inch apart in both directions.  This will use 144 nodes and will let you experiment with letters at different distances.  You could even play with the resolution by lighting every other node ehile forming the letters to see what looks good. 
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