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Offline MyKroFt

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Next Years Academy
« on: July 25, 2014, 11:30:52 PM »
Ok, while my matrix actually turned out better than I thought it was going to - am looking for something better.

am thinking of making a 4 x 4 matrix display using:  http://www.aliexpress.com/item/P10-Indoor-Full-Color-Advertising-media-LED-Display-Module/1461949772.html

I have found another diy controller that will run these.  They are nice as they daisy chain together using 16-pin ribbon cables to a max of 4 across.

Was thinking my frame would just need a dado in the center to let the mounting boards slide down and stack on top of each other - or see if the supplier has the mounting parts as a portable put together unit or something like that

Any one have any experience with these led panels?

Tony

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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 05:59:15 AM »
Someone over at diychristmas.org uses them, see the thread here:
http://diychristmas.org/vb1/showthread.php?1986-LED-Matrix-Panel&highlight=matrix+aliexpress.com
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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 07:25:14 AM »
wow that looks great, would have been higher resolution and less cost than my coro matrix with nodes for sure!

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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 07:49:47 AM »
wow that looks great, would have been higher resolution and less cost than my coro matrix with nodes for sure!
i just wish the matrix had 1" or better 2" on center spacing. sign would be visible from a further distance.

these would make a great jumbotron able to project movies and such.
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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 08:02:45 AM »
Someone over at diychristmas.org uses them, see the thread here:
http://diychristmas.org/vb1/showthread.php?1986-LED-Matrix-Panel&highlight=matrix+aliexpress.com

Ya that is the other DIY controller i was talking about.  But need another whole different device to program the firmware

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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 09:13:43 AM »
i just wish the matrix had 1" or better 2" on center spacing. sign would be visible from a further distance.
these would make a great jumbotron able to project movies and such.

These panels have a 10mm pitch.  There is reference to other pitch rates being available, including 20mm. 
Has anyone found them?

(20mm [0.787402 inches] would be OK with me.  Any tighter would be wasted with a 40 yard viewing distance.)
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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 11:40:45 AM »
i just wish the matrix had 1" or better 2" on center spacing. sign would be visible from a further distance.
these would make a great jumbotron able to project movies and such.

These panels have a 10mm pitch.  There is reference to other pitch rates being available, including 20mm. 
Has anyone found them?

(20mm [0.787402 inches] would be OK with me.  Any tighter would be wasted with a 40 yard viewing distance.)

yeah 10mm is what i have now from a kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/311408456/rgb-123-led-matrices/posts?page=3

works good on my desktop, too close for outdoors.

i wish there was a 50mm spacing panel.

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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 12:52:45 PM »
i just wish the matrix had 1" or better 2" on center spacing. sign would be visible from a further distance.
these would make a great jumbotron able to project movies and such.

These panels have a 10mm pitch.  There is reference to other pitch rates being available, including 20mm. 
Has anyone found them?

(20mm [0.787402 inches] would be OK with me.  Any tighter would be wasted with a 40 yard viewing distance.)

I've used these panels:

P20mm WS2812 LED digital flexible panel light;8*16pixels: size:16cm*32cm;DC5V input
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/1085573230.html


But with double the price ($50) and 1/4 the number of pixels, this 20mm panel is not as attractive to the one listed by MyKroft.


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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2014, 01:17:11 PM »
Remember the module I posted is 1/8 scan - so they are not as bright - but in my opinion from the orig authors post of the DIY hardware to run them - his video looks fantastic to me...

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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2014, 01:23:59 PM »
just ordered this $20 sample/Free shipping - not same resolution - but wanted for mounting options and electronic interface design to falcon products

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Welcome-to-Order-Sample-P6-LED-Panel-Module-32-x-16pixels-192-x-96mm-Display-Video/1857881240.html

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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2014, 01:25:47 PM »
My observation from my matrix using TM1809 strips is that they are too bright and need dimming (a NC request, btw :) )  so 1/8 might be good.

My next thought is on finding a way to have self-contained small panels that can be joined (buckled? velcroed?) together in different configurations.

I'm thinking that stacking these panels into 8 high and 4 wide to create a 4ftx4ft matrix might be good for a Halloween display... and then affixing them end-to-end to create a 1 high and 32 wide long panel would allow me to have nice Christmas effects (reindeer and sled skimming along the fence...)

I'm also thinking of a power and signal setup that would allow 4 pairs of pixelnet to stretch along the back -- and each panel can pull from any of the 4 pairs... and separating a power bus that each panel would get their 5v from.  :)

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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2014, 01:32:01 PM »
they have these: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/LED-display-panel-spare-part-accessory-Cylinder/103659_539628582.html

screw into the back and magnetic connection to mounting surface - would allow for very easy reconfig

am thinking of using these myself - and thinking like 1-1/2 strip of metal attached to mounting surface and just place and they stick - interlock cables/power and ready to go

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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2014, 05:54:47 PM »
The video maffeirw included from DIYC looks good.  Would make a great tune to sign.  Other suggestions look promising also.  Can not wait till next years' Academy....Should be some pretty cool stuff.  The RGB world is expanding at "exponential rates".  Just my 2 cents worth.

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Re: Next Years Academy
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2014, 07:02:18 PM »
My observation from my matrix using TM1809 strips is that they are too bright and need dimming (a NC request, btw :) )  so 1/8 might be good.

Steve, you may what to look into using Gray Plexiglass to cut the brightens   http://www.eplastics.com/Plexiglass_Acrylic_Sheet_Bronze_Grey_Smoked_Gray_Colored

 this is on my to do list  ;)
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