Thanks for all the replies everyone! I have been doing my homework, reading reading reading. At this point, I have changed controllers to the PiCap (already ordered) as I now understand that I can run my whole house outline off of it. As my needs change I will upgrade controllers (looking at you F16!
Quick question: After I have done all my measurements, it looks like I will have less than 800 pixels on my house. Previous years when I ran my traditional lights, I have stringed them all together in one continuous line. After reading, I have come to realize that although the PiCap can easily support the entire strand, I should probably use both channels for the following reasons:
- If I lose a pixel, the entire channel might go down.
I am thinking of wiring my house as such:
Anyone see anything that I am doing incorrectly, or should consider? I am using 5v lights.