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Offline JonB256

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2015, 06:31:07 AM »
I am using a single 40amp 5vdc for my 9 panel job.

Judging by his wires, it looks like at least 2 supplies.

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2015, 04:30:08 PM »
Over here, AussiePhil has been prototyping 3d printed brackets to join the panels together.  I'm impressed with the results, I assembled 6 of my panels as a test with them and the alignment is fantastic.

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2015, 04:53:59 PM »
I have two power supplies that I picked up from Ray...if I can get away with one it would be great, but likely going to need both....haven't tested yet to see what it looks like.

5V/350W rain proof switch mode Power Supply;AC120V or AC230V input;DC5V output
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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2015, 07:21:12 PM »
Here is a preview of my 4x4 p10 jumbotron.  I used lexan to attach 4 panels to each other on the corners and steel uprights to attach the centers of the panels to the enclosure.  It has 2 - 20amp power supplies.  The front is covered with 1/4" plexiglass.
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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2015, 08:34:33 PM »
What is your enclosure made out of?

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2015, 08:44:35 PM »
3/16" stainless steel then I had it powercoated black. My cousin works at a metal fab shop and had it whipped out in a few hours.

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2015, 09:00:39 PM »
It's actually 1/8" thickness  not 3/16"  Here are a couple other pics

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2015, 04:11:43 AM »
3/16" stainless steel then I had it powercoated black. My cousin works at a metal fab shop and had it whipped out in a few hours.

Handles and everything! Impressive.

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2015, 04:36:43 AM »
Blickensderfer, do you have any ventilation in your case?

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2015, 06:40:27 AM »
No.  The enclosure has 7.7 cubic feet of airspace.  During testing with full white for 20 minutes the temp felt pretty good.  I didn't get a reading but by touch inside was luke warm.  I do have some 1" vent caps if I need to put them in. 

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2015, 06:03:45 PM »
Dan, I'm impressed by the cabinet.

you got the same physical panels I got, Ray actually has two different plastic frames available both at $11 :)

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2015, 07:00:14 PM »
I was impressed with my cousin's metal work.  It exceeded my expectations.  It doesn't weigh too bad.  I can man handle it myself but no means lifting it above my head to where it's going to be during my show.  It's going to be mounted on the front porch gable.  Our house is brick and there is a 1/2" steel plate that arches and the brick sits on it.  I'm going to weld 2" nipples on the steel plate and build an upside down T bracket that will slide in the nipple and the enclosure will sit on it the base of the T will slide up in the cups on the enclosure to keep it from tipping over.  If you look close on the current pics you will see the 1 1/2" white PVC pipe that is made.  It will be the same thing but steel.

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2015, 05:43:25 AM »


I tore down the old panel last night and started to build the same way Jon described. This is a much better approach and with the new layout I should easily get 24 panels on this board vs the 20 I had laid out before. Right now I have a 1" diameter bit and haven't drilled any of the holes out yet. Also the Allen head m3 screws I'm using for mounting I may end up putting a washer on the back of the board.

The challenge after this will be trying to find a post for the power and making sure the wiring is all nice and clean. With the two power supplies and mounting the BBB I want everything nice and clean.




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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2015, 07:19:53 AM »
seamless !!   What thickness plywood did you use?  It looks a lot heavier than mine. (3mm 3-ply)

I drilled my round holes by marking a horizontal line down the middle of the P10. Then "guess" marked four dots for the hole saw.

I did not want to have to remove them all to drill.

Washers are a good idea if your screws still give you good thread engagement.

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Re: Smoked 3 P10 boards
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2015, 11:33:24 AM »
1/4" is what I had laying around so I am working with that for now.

I've paid no attention to orientation as I put the panels on so I definitely have to take them all off again. I have 12 of the 24 on now. Tedious work. 

Also have to figure out if these panels will make part of a huge wreath or a Santa sleigh or just sit in the window on inside of house or if I water proof it and keep it outside.

One thing at a time. Just want to get the 24 panels lined up on a board and see if I get a hello world going on it.


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