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Offline DjCloud

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need help for a newbie
« on: April 20, 2017, 01:01:27 PM »
Hi,


I'm a newbie in this world of pixel controler.
i want to start my first project and i'm interest in the new F16V3.
my question is except the controler, power supply , pixel led and software what i need??
I plug the F16V3 direct to my router or i need a dmx to usb ??


thank you for your help


DjCloud

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Re: need help for a newbie
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 01:44:42 PM »
That's the basics for what you're gonna need right there.  You'll also need signal/power cabling (CAT-5, extension cords, DMX cables, etc...).  You can run a separate router just for the light controller, or tie it in to your standard network, but you will need some routed connection to link your computer to the controller in order to get what you program out to the lights(unless you program everything on a micro SD and run the F16V3 as a standalone).
Jon

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Re: need help for a newbie
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 02:02:47 PM »
Hasn't been updated since 2014, but it's still a good primer...https://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,1889.0.html
Bentonville Heart Lites (www.facebook.com/bheartlites)

This is just my opinion/suggestion/viewpoint.  Others with other viewpoints/experiences may have different advice.  I am a hobbyist with a couple years real world experience, not an expert.

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Re: need help for a newbie
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 07:25:09 PM »
thank you, i'll check this manuel


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Re: need help for a newbie
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 02:53:19 PM »
Hasn't been updated since 2014, but it's still a good primer...https://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,1889.0.html

Tried down loading this file, but it came up with this error:


AusChristmasLighting - Error
You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.

I am registered and signed in, but still getting that error.

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Re: need help for a newbie
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 03:09:40 PM »
The auschristmaslighting site is being upgraded this week so your problem may be a side effect of that.

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Re: need help for a newbie
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2017, 03:24:18 PM »
It went to the page for me. (4:23pm CST)
Perhaps it's fixed now.

 

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