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Offline GarrettB

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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2017, 05:40:44 PM »

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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2017, 05:44:37 PM »
Ray Wu.

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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2017, 05:45:55 PM »
Yah, I'm just worried about shipping times.  Last minute moron here :) Pasted an Amazon link (https://www.amazon.com/Mokungit-Plastics-Waterproof-Connctor-Applicable/dp/B01EPLAN42/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510620096&sr=8-1&keywords=2+core+waterproof+pigtails) would those work?

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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2017, 06:27:10 PM »
OMG, Tapatalk is killing me, third time typing this post.

Yes those will work but they are only 22 gauge wire. I'd message Ray through his AliExpress store and ask if he has them in stock and if he could ship in a couple of days via DHL. He just shipped 20 pigtails to me that were shipped wrong (Black instead of white) and they went from Hong Kong to Oklahoma in 3 days.

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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2017, 06:31:44 PM »
If you want to guarantee them quickly, I bought some of these last year and they were good and 18awg wire.

BTF-LIGHTING 5pairs 2 Core 2pin BLACK Pigtail Plastics waterproof IP65 led connctor for strip light male female 40cm/pair Applicable 0.75mm 22mm nut https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LCV97AY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ECKcAbCRQYTRP

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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2017, 06:28:59 AM »
If you want to guarantee them quickly, I bought some of these last year and they were good and 18awg wire.

BTF-LIGHTING 5pairs 2 Core 2pin BLACK Pigtail Plastics waterproof IP65 led connctor for strip light male female 40cm/pair Applicable 0.75mm 22mm nut https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LCV97AY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ECKcAbCRQYTRP

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At your suggestion i reached out to Ray. Man that guys is one stand up dude! Thanks. Do you happen to have the Amazon part you used for the glands? My shopping list, er i mean your parts list doesnt have the updated part. Im a total noob and cant thank you enough for this setup. Its exactly what i was looking for to get going! I cant wait till i get to help out the community instead of asking so many dumb questions haha.


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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2017, 07:59:15 AM »
I think they are 1-1/4". They came from Lowes, less than a buck each I think.

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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2017, 01:18:27 PM »
This thread was a big help for me for my last minute build this year, so I thought I'd share my version.  My house is at the end of long private road and isn't visible from the road.  But at start of the drive, I have power and fiber to feed my security cameras.  So I decided to turn my security pole into a megatree.  Pole is a 22 foot 6x6 buried 5 feet in the ground.

My tree is 16 folded 100 pixel 12v strands (another happy Ray Wu customer).  I used the parts list a couple of pages back to shop on amazon.    Changes that I made were to provide some level of security since my tree is well away from the house.  I powered the Falcon board with a separate din-rail mounted Mean-Well 12v power supply.   This allows me to keep it on all the time and monitor it via ping (using Server Alive windows app from Woodstone).   I also added an Arduino with a small alarm program that texts me if a trip wire is broken. 

Power usage isn't terrible with all the pixels off, but still moderate.  I use DMX in my house already as part of my Lutron setup so I had some spare DMX relay boards.  I used one hanging off the Falcon board to control the power supplies so they can be turned off when not playing a show.

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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2017, 03:03:21 PM »
Thanks myoung84 for all the info you posted.  Just finished my build... and your posts are helpful for us beginners.





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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2017, 01:43:53 PM »




After some test of my first enclosure it was clear I would have to change a little bit, as I am living in a very windy part of France during winter (mistral) this leads to micro power cuts damageable for electronic components


So I prepare an other enclosure with an inverter to supply a safe power to the electron component.


My new enclosure is finished now I built it with 2 levels : level one electric components level 2 electronic components


Every things work and my first show is on. Of course for the first year it is limited I have a mega tree 1200 pixels with a star 90 pixels, 10 minitreess ( pixels with a star at the top 20 pixel, 4 leaping arches 150 pixels, 4 snow flakes 30 pixels, 4 stars 90 pixels 4 candy canes 30 pixels. I have many ideas for next year that why I built my enclosure with a maximum possibility so it could be OK to manage my future shows


I'd like to wish to every one a merry Christmas  and a happy new year and would like to thank all of you who made possible for me to succeed in my plans for pixels shows




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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2018, 03:19:48 PM »
how are the power supplies attached to the lid? Thanks Nice Job by the way!

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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2018, 02:58:36 PM »
Which post so they know which lid?

Some have bosses to screw too in the lid.  My ammo crate did not, so I bought some Locktite plastic glue and printed in PLA my brackets for power supplies in my case.  The glue is holding solid.

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Re: My Falcon F16v3 Enclosure Build
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2018, 02:40:54 PM »
What printer do you have?

 

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