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Offline thewinks

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What else
« on: January 07, 2019, 12:18:20 PM »
I am going to be getting a PiCap to run a mega tree for my yard next year.


I would also like to automate a few of my exisiting lights but they are just standard C9 string lights.  What else do I need to be able to do that?  Is it something I can do in Xlights?

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Re: What else
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 01:34:08 PM »
The PiCap has dmx out so you can run to either some relays or an ac control board for your C9 lights.  Yes xlights can control pixels and AC.
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Re: What else
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 01:48:58 PM »
ok cool.  What boards should I be looking at for the other lights?

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Re: What else
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 02:55:44 PM »
ok cool.  What boards should I be looking at for the other lights?
I like and use Lynx Express but they are hard to find as they are no longer made.  I watch the For Sale section at DIYLA forum (DIY Light Animation).  You have to be a member and make one post before you can see for sale section if I remember correctly.  Others may chime in with other options.  I know several other folks use relay boards but I am not familiar with those.

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Re: What else
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 08:29:39 PM »
You can still get a Lynx Express, just made by Minleon

http://northernskylighting.com/site/product/minleon-express-board/

Made with surface mount components instead of home-built.

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Re: What else
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 08:02:10 AM »
You can still get a Lynx Express, just made by Minleon

http://northernskylighting.com/site/product/minleon-express-board/

Made with surface mount components instead of home-built.

Thank you Jon.  I was not aware.  Thankfully I've picked up five LEs at $100 vs the $179 at Minleon but definitely good to know.

 

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