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Shopping => Falcon Group Buys => Topic started by: corey872 on April 02, 2017, 04:07:43 PM

Title: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on April 02, 2017, 04:07:43 PM
The 2017 co-op for the Micro String Controller V1, uAmp V2 and Afterburner boards is now OPEN.

Please read all info and ask any questions in the regular forums before ordering.

I am still doing some testing and refinement on the 'Micro Mega Node' so it will not be part of this co-op.

Anticipated co-op closing date is July 16th after which revised totals will be calculated and payment emails will be sent.  Payment should be completed by July 23rd.  Component ordering and board production can then begin.  Circuit board etching and assembly lead time is expected to be 4 weeks total. Receipt of finished boards, packing and shipping could take approximately 2 additional weeks, which may put us at the mid / end of September for you receiving the finished boards.  I will work to speed the process where possible, and timely payments are always appreciated.

Domestic Shipping / Handling is expected to be $6.50 flat rate.  This will include a USPS flat rate shipping box, appropriate static protection bags and other consumable materials to prep for shipping.  As before I will try to offer reduced rate shipping ($3.50) for orders which fit into a small padded envelopePaypal fees will be added to each order. 

International Shipping will be billed at actual cost.  Exchange rates will apply.

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Prices listed below are best estimates for each component at the quantity goal listed and should be "NTE" - not to exceed.  The price listed below does not include shipping/handling, paypal fee, etc. I've tried to make best estimates for a reasonable goal on 'quantity' and price accordingly.  If we fail to reach quantity levels, I will explore other options to keep the co-op on track / on budget, though a substantially lower quantity may mean canceling that particular item.

Please do not ask for special shipping, handling, paypal transaction consideration, etc. While I wouldn't mind to do this for a few, if I do it for one, I should do it for all.  If I do it for all, then it gets to be a very complex matter of tracking all special requests, packages, shipping, special shipping orders, etc.  For this to be efficient in bulk, we need to follow a set / defined process.  I appreciate your consideration!


More info on each component:

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uSCV1 controller:  Please note:


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w269/coreyonline/uSSC/uSC%20kit_zpsjdwuffoc.jpg)

        Intro Post / Specifications - http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,832.msg7006.html#msg7006 (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,832.msg7006.html#msg7006)

        Intro Video - http://youtu.be/kozI6qHMTao (http://youtu.be/kozI6qHMTao)

        Note on the amended test mode (ie "test mode at any time")  http://youtu.be/BBAIWbdjTpE (http://youtu.be/BBAIWbdjTpE)

        Discussion on LED/indicator brightness  http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,835.msg7035.html#msg7035 (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,835.msg7035.html#msg7035)

        uSCV1 Manual:  http://falconchristmas.com/wiki/images/USC_Owners_and_Set-up_Manual_1.5.pdf (http://falconchristmas.com/wiki/images/USC_Owners_and_Set-up_Manual_1.5.pdf)

In summary, the Micro String Controller should replace the function any "SSC", but have the following benefits:  smaller, cheaper, pre-assembled, more easily waterproofed, longer controller-to-node transmitting distance, more reliable data transmission, lower overall power consumption, up to 4 indicator LEDs if desired, no-contact test mode if desired.

The board will come 100% pre-assembled, PIC programmed with the latest Falcon firmware and magnetic test switch installed.  It will be ready for channel programming, your wire attachments and then make blinky nodes.  You do not HAVE to add anything else to make blinking nodes.  Simply attach your power, data, and node wires then program channel set-up.

Four indicator LEDs will also be included which you can add to create a 'Mega' version if you wish.

Pre-Assembled/Optioned Board - $10.80   

Co-op Goal:  175 boards


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uAmpV2 or Micro Amp Version 2  Please Note:

As for 2016.  Same great performance, though due to popular request, the LEDs are now surface mount and will come pre-assembled.  Board size is slightly larger (about .040" more in each dimension) and hole sizes are slightly enlarged to reduce the minor wire fitment issues reported in 2015.

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w269/coreyonline/uAmp/uAmp%202.0%20image%20v2_zpsrfpxtjg7.jpg)

        A demonstration video of uAmp V1 is live at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp8QYcV57bo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp8QYcV57bo)

        Introductory thread with questions / answers: http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,2115.0.html (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,2115.0.html)

At the basic level, the Micro Amp is a signal conditioner / amplifier which can be used with any square wave data source.  The uAmp has been designed using the same MOSFET drive technology as the uSC and has some of the same design features such as built in strain relief holes, basic board comes pre-assembled and ready to use, pre-formed holes for optional LEDs (indicating 'power' and 'data out'),  compact size, ESD protection and short circuit protection on the data line.

Unlike the uSC, the uAmp is solely a digital signal processor.  It has no PIC chip and is not capable of differentiating different 'channels' of data the way a string controller does - it simply processes, clarifies and amplifies ANY data fed to it.  Conversely, it is a simple 'plug-n-play' device.  No PIC programming, firmware, channel setting, etc is required and you do not need to assign 'null' channels to a uAmp as you would with a null node.

Some possible uses:
 
If you wish to send data from an unmodified SSCV1 or SSCV2 more than a few inches, or an SSCV3/V4 more than a few feet, a uAmp can be added to the output line.  Once installed, the low power, 'messy' SSC data is amplified and clarified so the controller can now be 50, 60, 70 or more feet to the display element.

"Null Node" - Data transmission between nodes is limited to around 6-15 feet (regardless of string controller*).  Installing a uAmp after a node will condition and boost the data signal strength so gaps between elements can be 50, 60, 70 feet or more if needed.  Because the uAmp processes all data and does not use the "take one and pass it on" format a node does, the uAmp does not need to be programmed into the display, or take up channels as a null node does.

*Note - The data stream is regenerated and retransmitted by each node.  Due to this, a controller with a strong output (such as the uSC) can send data quite a far distance to the first node, however, when that data is retransmitted by the first node, the distance is again limited to around 6-15 feet.   

Co-op Goal:  800 pieces   Price: $4.65 each



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Afterburner - a MOSFET driver kit for Falcon F8 / F16V1 boards. 

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w269/coreyonline/uAmp/Afterburner_zpsrtqlbtgk.jpg)

        A demonstration video is live at: http://youtu.be/c035HnwbD-E (http://youtu.be/c035HnwbD-E)

        Introductory thread with questions / answers: http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,2326.0.html (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,2326.0.html)

        User / Install manual:  http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,3406.msg37135.html#msg37135 (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,3406.msg37135.html#msg37135)

Afterburner is designed as a simple 'drop in' kit to upgrade Falcon F8 / F16V1 boards to MOSFET drive technology like that used in the uSC - Micro String Controllers.  This will boost the Falcon F16V1 or F8-to-Node distance from 20-30 feet to 50-60 feet or more.

The kit is a simple hardware board and resistor array pair requiring no programming, no setting changes, no PIC processors, etc. 

One Afterburner kit would upgrade one block of 8 channels - ie one kit to fully upgrade Falcon F8, one or two kits for Falcon F16. 

You can run the Falcon F16 output 'split' if desired (ie one side using the original op-amp output for local node strings, one side with the Afterburner for more remotely located strings) without diminishing the performance of either side.  If you wish to boost less than an 8 channel block, the uAmp signal conditioner/amplifier would be one option to provide the same MOSFET drive technology for individual strings.

Co-op goal: 30 pieces   Price $16.50 each
Co-op limit: 36 pieces


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Please put your order request in the following format:

<preferred contact email up to but not including the @ symbol>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs: <quantity>

uAmpV2: <quantity>

Afterburner + 9 LEDs: <quantity>

<contact email domain>

**Note - email is formatted to keep any spambots from scraping the forum.  If your email is john.doe@email.com, you would enter

'john.doe' in the <preferred contact email not including the @> space, then enter 'email.com' in the <contact email domain> space.


EXAMPLE ORDER FORMAT (please feel free to cut and paste as needed)


<john.doe>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs: 6

uAmp: 12

Afterburner + 9 LEDs: 1

<email.com>


As time allows, I will post and update a table of order quantities in the next post.  Please double check it for accuracy, as well as your payment email.  Your payment email will be based on the table and your order will be based on your payment email.
[I anticipate this thread remaining open to Saturday July 16th.  Please take your time, read carefully, consider your order and payment carefully.  Please ask any questions in the normal forum before ordering.]
Thanks for your attention and patience.
Title: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on April 02, 2017, 04:08:09 PM
2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner Co-Op Order Sheet

You should receive a paypal notification when your shipping label is printed.  "Shipped" listed on this table means your order has been delivered to the post office.  It may take an additional 24+ hours for the post office to get the tracking number "in the system"

Please DOUBLE CHECK your order on arrival.  If you note any discrepancies please PM me as soon as possible.

Extra boards will go on sale after the co-op orders are shipped and any order issues are rectified, so keep an eye on the For Sale section.  Thanks!

UsernameuSCuAmpAfterburnerShipping
aclarksr4100Shipped
adamb050Shipped
adster080Shipped
ahb2ukeith0120Shipped
aknflyer0300Shipped
andrews_texas0200Shipped
andyaz0250Shipped
b0nafide050Shipped
Bhoff0100Shipped
Buckeyelights0100Shipped
camguy520250Shipped
Cdanna770100Shipped
cody33rd0100Shipped
CW0160Shipped
DearJoel050Shipped
dennismccreery10102Shipped
drbenj10200Shipped
epnicass3150Shipped
ERicJ0100Shipped
FIRECOP2520100Shipped
fyb20000200Shipped
goofytruax0200Shipped
iamthegeek0200Shipped
jboogie7140300Shipped
jchancel070Shipped
jhoybs050Shipped
JimWright0300Shipped
Ken0500Shipped
kevinp0100Shipped
khengyu0500Shipped
knightrohulk0200Shipped
K-State Fan0120Shipped
larryk50200Shipped
lrhorer8400Shipped
lwillisjr0100Shipped
madams1370100Shipped
mararunr0100Shipped
MattBrown0200Shipped
Michael0120Shipped
mklabunde5300Shipped
mlbarber210400Shipped
mndless0300Shipped
nmiller01130100Shipped
PeteyHall0150Shipped
PIC1080Shipped
rmp29171000Shipped
ReelPaws0150Shipped
shane12340150Shipped
Steve Gase2000Shipped
tractormike2110100Shipped
Unibits0120Shipped
WarDawg050Shipped
Wichita0100Shipped
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: corey872 on April 02, 2017, 04:08:22 PM
Reserved
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: knightrohulk on April 02, 2017, 05:35:20 PM
Subscribed!
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: chadowamsley on April 04, 2017, 02:32:12 PM
Will be waiting
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: K-State Fan on April 18, 2017, 05:01:15 AM
Subscribed
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: goofytruax on April 18, 2017, 07:57:53 AM
Any update?  I'm impatiently waiting :)
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: lwillisjr on April 25, 2017, 06:36:55 PM
Me too!
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: corey872 on May 02, 2017, 07:52:58 PM
I've added a bit of update along with the pending new board intro:

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7257.msg70064.html#msg70064

Hoping to kick everything off soon.

Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: n0kjf on May 07, 2017, 03:07:35 PM
I'm still learning, I think I need in.  I have a few runs to get over 100' to the start of my lights. 


Lew
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: PIC on May 07, 2017, 05:48:39 PM
Subscribed


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Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: JonB256 on May 07, 2017, 06:42:12 PM
I'm still learning, I think I need in.  I have a few runs to get over 100' to the start of my lights. 


Lew

100 feet to the lights - you could use multiple uAmps or just use the Differential boards that go with the F16v2, F16v3 or the very new F4v3. The differential method goes LONG distances to first pixel.
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: mbarber21 on May 20, 2017, 12:42:42 PM
Any word on the micro amp co-op.
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: epnicass on June 05, 2017, 01:37:43 PM
I am interested on ordering 15-20 ľAmp for my Christmas 2017 display. Has the ordering began or it is too late?

Regards
Emir P.
Title: Re: Pending ** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner and ???
Post by: b0nafide on June 05, 2017, 01:41:43 PM
Still nothing as far as I've seen. I'm waiting on the announcement to begin as well.


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Title: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on June 13, 2017, 08:22:46 PM
The Co-Op is now open.  Please read all information in the original post (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69432.html#msg69432) and ask any questions before ordering.

Thanks
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: lrhorer on June 13, 2017, 09:02:21 PM
<lrhorer>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs: 8

uAmp: 40

<mygrande.net>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: jboogie714 on June 13, 2017, 10:44:17 PM
<jpjereza>

uAmp v2: 30


<gmail.com (jpjereza@gmail.com)>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: adster on June 13, 2017, 11:31:24 PM
<adster>

uAmp v2: 8

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: CW on June 14, 2017, 01:34:12 AM
<craig.dye>

uAmp v2: 16

<comcast.net>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: PeteyHall on June 14, 2017, 04:38:59 AM
<crric>

uAmp v2: 15

<yahoo.com>


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Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: K-State Fan on June 14, 2017, 05:46:01 AM
<dth5767>

uAmp: 12


<yahoo.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: mararunr on June 14, 2017, 07:27:21 AM
<mararunr>

uAmp v2: 10

<yahoo.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: shane1234 on June 14, 2017, 08:11:59 AM
<shanerehm1234>

uAmp: 15

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: dennismccreery on June 14, 2017, 09:05:51 AM
<mccreery.dennis>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs: 10

uAmp: 10

Afterburner + 9 LEDs: 2

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: tractormike21 on June 14, 2017, 09:32:01 AM
<tractormike21>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs: 10

uAmp: 10

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: Wichita on June 14, 2017, 09:40:27 AM
<dtbond>

uAmp: 10


<cox.net>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: mbarber21 on June 14, 2017, 10:04:51 AM
<mlbarber21>

uAmp: 40

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: andyaz on June 14, 2017, 10:42:58 AM
<andy>

uAmp v2: 25

<technerd.net>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: fyb2000 on June 14, 2017, 12:28:21 PM
<fyb>

uAmp: 20


<me.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: mndless on June 14, 2017, 01:22:02 PM
<email2017>


uAmp V2: 30              <-  Edited again...  :)    7/5/17


<taustin.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: drbenj1 on June 14, 2017, 02:26:15 PM
<benjohnsondds>


uAmp: 20


<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: Ken on June 14, 2017, 07:03:27 PM
<lanman8>

uAmp v2: 50

<hotmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: lwillisjr on June 14, 2017, 07:22:51 PM
<lcwillisjr>


uAmp V2:  10


<comcast.net>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: aknflyer on June 17, 2017, 02:13:58 AM
<aknflyer>

uAmpV2: 30

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: aclarksr on June 17, 2017, 03:12:51 AM
<aclarksr>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs: 4

<gmail.com>


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Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: knightrohulk on June 17, 2017, 04:59:26 AM
<rmpatton>

uAmpV2:  20

<yahoo.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: b0nafide on June 17, 2017, 09:27:03 AM

<b0nafide>

uAmpV2:  5

<me.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: larryk5 on June 18, 2017, 05:31:46 AM
<larryk5>


uAmp v2:  20


<me.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: kevinp on June 19, 2017, 04:55:53 PM
<kppankratz>

uAmpV2:  10

<yahoo.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: Cdanna77 on June 20, 2017, 01:19:47 PM
<cdanna76>

uAmpV2:  10

<hotmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: cody33rd on June 21, 2017, 06:11:44 AM
<cody33rd>

uAmpV2:  10

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: DearJoel on June 21, 2017, 08:43:17 PM
<joeld1053>

uAmpV2:   5

<aol.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on June 21, 2017, 09:15:01 PM
I have compiled all orders to this point and entered a table in post #2 of this thread.  Please double check your order for accuracy and PM me with any discrepancies.  Thanks!
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: iamthegeek on June 22, 2017, 12:29:38 AM
<2017microcoop>

uAmpV2:   20

<the-bakers.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: andrews_texas on June 22, 2017, 08:21:54 AM

<randall>


uAmpV2: 20


<basinbroadband.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: goofytruax on June 22, 2017, 09:44:52 AM
<familytruax>



uAmp: 20



<yahoo.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on June 24, 2017, 05:56:11 AM
All orders and additions up to this point should be listed in the table.

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433

Please double check to make sure your order is correct and PM me with any discrepancies.

Thanks.
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: todd1814 on June 24, 2017, 10:49:33 AM
<todd1814>


uAmpV2: 2


<yahoo.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: madams137 on June 25, 2017, 07:55:49 AM
<madams137>

uAmp:  10

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: Michael on June 25, 2017, 05:22:45 PM
<michael>
uAmpV2: 12
<thepattens.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: rmp2917 on June 27, 2017, 10:53:01 AM
<rickmperry>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs: 10

<comcast.net>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: adamb on June 28, 2017, 11:18:19 PM
<adam.b.weborder+uamp>

uAmp: 5

<faribault.net>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: epnicass on June 29, 2017, 09:50:58 AM
<epnicass1968>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs: <3>

uAmpV2: <15>

<gmail.com>

I messed up in the previous reply
[no problem, all fixed now - C]
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: ReelPaws on July 01, 2017, 03:43:35 AM
<steve.j.ni>

uAmp v2: 15

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: khengyu on July 03, 2017, 08:18:44 AM
<khengyu_061192>

uAmp: 50

<hotmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on July 04, 2017, 08:11:29 AM
All orders and additions up to this point should be listed in the table.

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433 (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433)

Please double check to make sure your order is correct and PM me with any discrepancies.

Thanks.
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: PIC on July 04, 2017, 09:36:49 AM
<Pic>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs:  10

uAmp: 8

<picinwv@yahoo.com>



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Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: jchancel on July 05, 2017, 05:42:39 AM
<jason.chancellor>

uAmp: 7

<chancellorhome.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: camguy52 on July 05, 2017, 12:10:50 PM
<register2>

uAmp: 25

<mycorporatestudio.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: mndless on July 05, 2017, 12:17:56 PM
Modified my quantity...  first post top of page 3

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg70805.html#msg70805

added 10 more for a total of 30


Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: ERicJ on July 06, 2017, 07:17:37 PM
<johnsonen>


uAmpV2: 10


<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: Unibits on July 07, 2017, 04:31:40 AM
<a309a>



uAmp: 16


<cogeco.ca>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: mklabunde on July 07, 2017, 02:31:07 PM
<mark.klabunde>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs: 5

uAmp: 30


<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: jhoybs on July 09, 2017, 07:13:49 AM
<jhoybs>

uAmpV2: 5

<outlook.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: ahb2ukeith on July 12, 2017, 07:24:19 PM
<ahb2ukeith>

uAmp:  12

<hotmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: MattBrown on July 12, 2017, 09:34:42 PM
<dowdybrown>

uAmp: 20

<yahoo.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: Buckeyelights on July 13, 2017, 10:41:33 AM
<jerdeljac>

uAmp: 10

<OCCH.org>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: BHoff on July 13, 2017, 11:21:27 AM
<bhoffman2000>


uAmp: 10


<excite.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: Steve Gase on July 15, 2017, 01:04:59 PM
<steve.gase>

uSCV1 + 4 LEDs: 20

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: JimWright on July 15, 2017, 01:45:12 PM
<jimwright>
uAmp: 30 Please.
<kc.rr.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: WarDawg on July 16, 2017, 07:28:06 PM
<soldado187>
uAmp: 5
<hotmail.com>

I sent you a pm also...my bad sorry
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: FIRECOP252 on July 17, 2017, 10:38:54 AM
I know Im late but if I can still get in.....

<firecop252>

uAmp V2: 10

<gmail.com>
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: nmiller0113 on July 17, 2017, 12:23:31 PM
<nate>

uAmp V2: 10

<themillerlights.com>
Title: Re: **Out for Quotes** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on July 17, 2017, 05:12:19 PM
OK - the 2017 uSC, uAmp and Afterburner co-op is officially closed and pending price quotes.  Thanks to everyone for your order.  A few points:

   - Please double check your order as listed in the table on page 1 for accuracy.  'Request for Payment' emails will be based off of this total.
         http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433

   - I will now be working with the supplier to get price quotes, assembly and delivery times.  Keep an eye on the email you listed in your order.  I am hoping to send payment emails around July 23-24th.  Prompt payment after that point is always appreciated.

Thanks again to everyone for your order.


Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: camguy52 on July 24, 2017, 10:34:13 AM
Not sure what happened with my earlier post from 2 weeks ago but I'm currently not "on the list".


[size=0px]<doug>[/size][/size][size=0px]uAmp: 30<mycorporatestudio.com>[/size]
Title: 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on July 24, 2017, 12:46:40 PM
I have you 40th line on the list... (14th line up from the bottom):

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433

I recorded 25 uAmps per your order post at the bottom of p.4 of the thread.

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.45.html

I will sort the table alphabetically for the next update... should make names a bit easier to track down.  Working to secure quotes for the boards at the moment.


Thanks


Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: camguy52 on July 24, 2017, 06:42:28 PM
Thank you for verifying my order for me.  My eyesight must be getting bad in my old age.


In one of your threads you state voltage is a pass thru with the uAmp for a 5 volt system.  I just want to confirm that 24 volts will work as a "pass thru" with the board as well.


No problem with 24 volts - correct?


Thanks


Doug
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: Ken on July 27, 2017, 02:15:26 PM
I haven't seen a payment e-mail yet.  Have they been sent and I just missed it?  If not, what e-mail address will they come from?
Title: *Quoting* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on July 27, 2017, 06:46:17 PM
...
In one of your threads you state voltage is a pass thru with the uAmp for a 5 volt system.  I just want to confirm that 24 volts will work as a "pass thru" with the board as well.  No problem with 24 volts - correct? 

The supplied voltage regulator (for board functions) has a maximum input rating of 24V, so you will be at the limit, but it should work.

I haven't seen a payment e-mail yet.  Have they been sent and I just missed it?  If not, what e-mail address will they come from?

No, you have not missed the email.  I'm still in the process of trying to secure quotes.  The uSC order totals came in well under the expected goal.  Typically, that would result in canceling that portion of the co-op as prices are based on the goals.  Orders exceeding goals can lead to additional volume discounts and lower prices, though the converse is also true when orders don't meet the goal, the quantity price breaks don't come through and the boards cost more to produce.

I will be working to finalize everything - one way or the other - early next week.  At that time the payment emails will go out and that status will be reflected in the order table:

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433


Thanks for you patience!
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: lrhorer on August 02, 2017, 05:11:04 PM
I, for one, am wiling to pay a bit more for my SCs.  I suspect I may be in  the same position as at least some of the rest of the folks here.  I don't need a lot, but what I do need, I do need.
Title: **Emailed Payment Request** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on August 02, 2017, 09:53:54 PM
Payment requests have been emailed.  If you did not receive your email, please check junk, spam and trash folders - also double check the "emailed to" info on the main table. 

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433 (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433)

(I always try to copy without a typo, but you never know!)  Please PM me if you did not receive the email and note an error.

Thanks
Title: **'Blocked' Emails** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on August 03, 2017, 04:26:55 PM
After the mass email send last night, I received notice that several of the emails were 'blocked'.  I've received 'undeliverable' before - usually when an address is incorrect or a ' ' doesn't parse correctly with '_', etc.  The 'blocked' message was cryptic enough that I could not tell if it was my email / server / program which was blocking, something on the receiving end, or something in between.

As of this post, I have double checked the email addresses I logged vs what was entered in the order post, confirmed they are the same.  The affected emails have all been resent. 

Emails from this co-op should come from micro4rgb(at)gmail.com.  So if you have any spam filters, junk email rules, or similar, please set them to allow this email address.

Thanks
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: algerdes on August 03, 2017, 08:59:45 PM
Corey, how many were in the send?  Some "spam filters" look for x-number of addresses in the send list and say it must be a spammer because there are so many.  Happened to us on several occasions.




Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: lrhorer on August 04, 2017, 05:00:32 PM
Oops!  I gave you the wrong UID.  It's lrhorer.  I also updated my original post.
Title: *Updates* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on August 04, 2017, 05:27:47 PM
Corey, how many were in the send?  Some "spam filters" look for x-number of addresses in the send list and say it must be a spammer because there are so many.  Happened to us on several occasions.

Thanks for the info / suggestion.  53 emails were sent in the first batch, I believe 8 were blocked.  Though they are individual emails with only one person in the 'To' field, not 'To...53 people'.  Not sure if that makes a difference?

Then, I resent those 8 individual emails as a group the next day ...and they were all reported blocked again.

I've re-sent the group of 8 again today - either to an alternate email (if provided) or the original email if I have not received an alternate from that user.  I also removed 'payment' from the subject line, thinking that may be a trigger.

I've also been notified by several users that they paid, but I did not have a note for them.  Apparently paypal did not notify me of a block of payments.  I went to the paypal list directly and believe i have all those updates in the most current table update.  Though as always, if you see something wrong, please let me know!


http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433 (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433)


Oops!  I gave you the wrong UID.  It's lrhorer.  I also updated my original post.
I believe I had you as lrhorer out of habit, anyway - though the email you provided has indicated I am blocked / rejected on the last 2 send attempts.
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: algerdes on August 04, 2017, 09:26:02 PM
Whatever it is Corey, please let us know what it was if you figure it out. 
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: lrhorer on August 04, 2017, 11:17:46 PM
You did use mygrandeDOTnet, right, not mygrandeDOTcom?  If you still can't get through, how about a PM, instead?
Title: Re: **OPEN** 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: vult2000 on August 07, 2017, 02:53:02 PM
Is it still possible to get in on this?
Title: Payment Request - 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on August 07, 2017, 09:25:54 PM
You did use mygrandeDOTnet, right, not mygrandeDOTcom?  If you still can't get through, how about a PM, instead?

Looks like my latest 'send' drew data from an older file.  That's been updated.  Just re-sent email sent to lrhor******rande.net.  If that still doesn't work I will just PM the instructions.

Is it still possible to get in on this?

Unfortunately, no.  The co-op closed last week.  Unfortunately, each new post revives the 'OPEN' subject...I don't know of any way to change that beyond each person changing it for their individual post.  There will likely be some small amount of boards left over from the co-op, so check back for any after co-op sales.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Payment Request - 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: lrhorer on August 07, 2017, 11:01:51 PM
Looks like my latest 'send' drew data from an older file.  That's been updated.  Just re-sent email sent to lrhor******rande.net.  If that still doesn't work I will just PM the instructions.
Got it.
Title: *Paused Pending Payments* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on August 10, 2017, 05:11:13 AM
I've updated the master table again - still have a few outstanding payments.  I've sent late payment notices to these users.  If you have made payment and feel your name is on the list in error, please PM me with the Paypal payment ID so I can look it up.

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433

Thanks
Title: Re: *Quoting* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: Tindivall on August 15, 2017, 11:54:07 AM
If there end up being any extra uSC def let me know ... I have been mia until now and forgot I need to get about 20 of them.. just missed the boat.
Title: Re: *Quoting* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: lrhorer on August 15, 2017, 01:05:33 PM
I should have a few extra when the dust clears.  PM me and I can let you have them for cost + shipping.
Title: *Ordering* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on August 16, 2017, 06:26:08 PM
Payments are mostly complete and orders have been submitted.


Title: *Fab / Assembly* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on August 20, 2017, 06:22:19 PM
I have confirmed all payment for the co-op.  Thanks to everyone for your order and for your patience working out the email issues! 

The orders have been placed and the boards are working through fabrication and assembly.  This typically takes 2-3 weeks with 4-5 days shipping back to me.  I'll work to get the bulk order tested, sorted, re-packed and re-shipped as soon as possible after that.

Please note - you may receive a 'Notice of Shipping' through PayPal in the coming week.  I am planning to use the 'group shipping' function so I can print the bulk of the labels at one time.  If more than ~30 days elapse, PayPal does not allow the group ship option and I have to go through manually and print each label.  So the label print will come a bit before the actual packages are ready to ship out.
Title: *Assembly* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on August 26, 2017, 07:46:47 AM
The board house has sent some preliminary info on the prototype boards.  Everything looks good, so I've OK'd the formal production run.  Shipping supplies are getting prepped and components pre-sorted on this end, so we are getting closer.

Again, please note - you may receive a 'Notice of Shipping' through PayPal.  I am planning to use the 'group shipping' function so I can print the bulk of the labels at one time.  If more than ~30 days elapse, PayPal does not allow the group ship option and I have to go through manually and print each label.  So the label print will come a bit before the actual packages ship out.
Title: *Boards Arrived* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on September 07, 2017, 08:22:27 PM
The boards have arrived from fabrication.  I'm currently working through testing of a sample of the boards to make sure everything is up to spec.  I will then start breaking everything down and packing orders.  Hope to begin shipping first of next week.
Title: Re: *Assembly* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: goofytruax on September 07, 2017, 09:49:29 PM
Excellent thanks for doing this
Title: Re: *Boards Arrived* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: txag2008 on September 08, 2017, 07:31:53 AM
The boards have arrived from fabrication.  I'm currently working through testing of a sample of the boards to make sure everything is up to spec.  I will then start breaking everything down and packing orders.  Hope to begin shipping first of next week.


Any chance extras/spares were ordered to be available for sale outside of the co-op purchasers? If so, I'm definitely interested
Title: Re: *Assembly* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: fatcat46 on September 08, 2017, 05:24:45 PM
Corey,

If you have any extra uAmps,  I am interested in purchasing a few

Thanks
Title: Re: *Assembly* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: jnealand on September 08, 2017, 07:54:39 PM
Extras are made available after all coop deliveries have been made.  A post is made and they go to first come first served.  That is the way that Corey has always done his extras.  He has never taken any orders for the extras in all the years I have been here and they will sell out almost immediately.  sorry for the bad news.  Once you see deliveries start to be made it is time to check in here frequently.  Or just post in the buy sell area that you need some.  I'm hoarding my few extras right now until I see how my setup is progressing.
Title: Re: *Assembly* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: fatcat46 on September 09, 2017, 08:46:29 AM
Thanks Jim
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on September 12, 2017, 02:12:06 PM
Co-op orders are now shipping! I am trying to work through in a first-paid, first-sent order and will then go back through for the special orders and international shipments.

Please note that there may be a 12-24 hour period between the time I print your shipping label (you should receive an email notice at that time) and the time the order is packed and delivered to the post office.  It may then take the post office 12-24 additional hours to log the package 'in the system' so the tracking number can be accessed.

Thanks for your patience!
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: Wichita on September 12, 2017, 02:28:23 PM
Thank you for all of the work you put into this. People like you really make this community something special.
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on September 13, 2017, 08:22:57 PM
Well, thanks!  Hope everyone enjoys the boards.  I'm updating the master table on page 1 with shipping info.

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433

Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: jhoybs on September 14, 2017, 04:16:30 AM
Thank you for all of the work you put into this. People like you really make this community something special.

I second that!  Thanks so much for running the co-op and helping out our lighting community.
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: PeteyHall on September 14, 2017, 04:38:24 AM
Thanks so much for everything!!
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: K-State Fan on September 14, 2017, 04:56:13 AM
Received mine yesterday.
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: fatcat46 on September 14, 2017, 08:37:22 AM
Corey,

I am interested in purchasing a few uAmps if you have extras
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on September 14, 2017, 08:35:38 PM
Another day, another update for the shipping table.  http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433 (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7189.msg69433.html#msg69433)

I'm working as fast as possible to process the remaining orders.  Hoping to wrap up tomorrow (9/15). 

fatcat - After the dust settles from the co-op, I put all remaining boards for sale on a first come, first served basis.  So keep an eye on the For Sale forum.
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: fatcat46 on September 15, 2017, 07:37:43 AM
OK Corey, Thanks
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: PeteyHall on September 15, 2017, 08:45:11 AM
I got mine yesterday, thanks!
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: ReelPaws on September 18, 2017, 07:15:48 PM
Received mine today.  Thanks Corey!
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: mklabunde on September 19, 2017, 09:39:50 AM
Got mine on Saturday hooked one up last night had it running down 40 feet of cable and worked great  :)
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: PeteyHall on September 19, 2017, 10:01:05 AM
Got mine on Saturday hooked one up last night had it running down 40 feet of cable and worked great  :)

What type of cable were you using and how far from the controller did you insert it.  Sorry, also how many pixels were at the other end?
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: knightrohulk on September 19, 2017, 07:50:05 PM
Thank you for all the hard work, Corey!
Title: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: txag2008 on September 19, 2017, 09:11:01 PM
Got mine on Saturday hooked one up last night had it running down 40 feet of cable and worked great  :)

What type of cable were you using and how far from the controller did you insert it.  Sorry, also how many pixels were at the other end?
I wasn't wanting to post this here since it's a group buy, but not sure where else it belongs.

I run 50 pixels 55' away from my F16v1 with no issues.  I'm not using a uAmp or Afterburner.  For my cable run I use 23awg solid cat6.  I use 4 conductors for 12v, 2 for ground, and 2 for data.  I initially thought I'd need an Afterburner but was pleasantly surprised I'm having success without.  Interestingly enough, I got major flickering and loss of data when trying to run only 35' of 24awg stranded cat6 with the same 50pixels.
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: WarDawg on September 24, 2017, 12:14:11 PM
Got mine Thanks Corey!
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: mklabunde on September 25, 2017, 07:10:57 AM
Got mine on Saturday hooked one up last night had it running down 40 feet of cable and worked great  :)

What type of cable were you using and how far from the controller did you insert it.  Sorry, also how many pixels were at the other end?
I was using 18/4 but only using 3 of the 4 wires.  Wire I had laying around  :) I had a 100 pixels on the end and all were working fine without any power injection.  I had the uAMP about 3 feet from the controller (F16V3) so I guess you could call it 43 feet.

Mark
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: mklabunde on September 25, 2017, 07:16:05 AM
Got mine on Saturday hooked one up last night had it running down 40 feet of cable and worked great  :)

What type of cable were you using and how far from the controller did you insert it.  Sorry, also how many pixels were at the other end?
I wasn't wanting to post this here since it's a group buy, but not sure where else it belongs.

I run 50 pixels 55' away from my F16v1 with no issues.  I'm not using a uAmp or Afterburner.  For my cable run I use 23awg solid cat6.  I use 4 conductors for 12v, 2 for ground, and 2 for data.  I initially thought I'd need an Afterburner but was pleasantly surprised I'm having success without.  Interestingly enough, I got major flickering and loss of data when trying to run only 35' of 24awg stranded cat6 with the same 50pixels.

Solid, hmm but I see you live in Texas doesn't get down to -15 there much  :) I live in Wisconsin and I won't trust solid cable to afraid that it may break in the cold.  I run all stranded cable, found 1000' rolls of stranded CAT5 cable.  Lot's cheaper that way building them.  I just can't believe how much they charge for pre-made cat5 cables when you can make them for pennies on the dollar.

Mark
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: PeteyHall on September 25, 2017, 10:17:04 AM
Thanks.  I've historically used cat5 for longer runs (>20') but if I can keep with the 18/3 and just throw a uAmp right after the pigtail, I'd rather go that way now (I'm tired of having to strip/untwist/solder/etc the cat cables).
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: lrhorer on September 26, 2017, 08:16:33 PM
I run 50 pixels 55' away from my F16v1 with no issues.  I'm not using a uAmp or Afterburner.  For my cable run I use 23awg solid cat6.  I use 4 conductors for 12v, 2 for ground
Why would you do that?  It doesn't make much sense.  The ground lead carries just as much current as the 12V lead.  Three + three makes much more sense.
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: txag2008 on September 27, 2017, 08:16:07 AM
I run 50 pixels 55' away from my F16v1 with no issues.  I'm not using a uAmp or Afterburner.  For my cable run I use 23awg solid cat6.  I use 4 conductors for 12v, 2 for ground
Why would you do that?  It doesn't make much sense.  The ground lead carries just as much current as the 12V lead.  Three + three makes much more sense.
Now that you mention it, that's a good point.  Regardless, it's working for me so I'm reluctant to fix it.  Probably helps that I'm only driving 50 nodes.
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: lrhorer on September 27, 2017, 10:35:45 PM
     Indeed.  Assuming those are 60ma nodes, that is 3A at peak brightness.  At 55 feet, one of your leads has a resistance of .56 ohms, and the other has a resistance of .28 ohms, for a total of .84 ohms.  That equates to a voltage drop of 2.52 Volts, which is a bit beyond where I would be comfortable running 12V pixels, especially if they are in a linear configuration more than a few feet long.  If they are 30ma pixels and the pixel string is not too long, then you're probably fine.

     Just for comparison, if you were to make it 3 + 3, instead of 2 + 4, the voltage drop would be 2.24V.  'Not a huge difference, but something, especially if one is right on the edge.
Title: Re: *Shipping* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: zwiller on September 28, 2017, 09:08:12 AM
It's probably only me but I find white gets awfully pink colored unless feeding it strong power/short runs even though it "works".  You might get away with it on a distant prop but side by side with a strong run, it would be noticeable.  Bullet nodes are a bit more forgiving and strips seem OK but modules, especially rectangles are BRUTAL and have huge voltage drop.  This is one of the reasons I am a big fan of distributed layout. 
Title: *CLOSED* 2017 Micro Hardware Co-Op - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on September 28, 2017, 07:54:26 PM
OK all orders have been shipped!  Thanks to everyone for your order and participation in the 2017 co-op.  I will be closing this thread, but if you have an order issue, please PM me here on falconchristmas.

if you are looking for extra boards, please keep an eye on the For Sale section.  All remaining boards will be going on sale on a first come, first served basis.  Please note, as always, there will be a slight increase in price out of respect for those who when through the co-op process.  The group buy / co-op format is always the cheapest way to get the boards.

Thanks again, enjoy the boards and have a Happy Halloween & Merry Christmas!
Title: After Co-Op Sale - uSC, uAmp, Afterburner
Post by: corey872 on October 01, 2017, 11:12:49 AM
All extra boards are now listed in the FOR SALE section.

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7739.msg73677.html#msg73677

Thanks for your interest
Corey