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how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« on: July 21, 2015, 03:22:31 PM »
Hello all,

Selling two houses and moving and trying to figure out how to put the 16 panels I bought last year into a matrix. I am not seeing much more than the hand built wood with lexan covers. Anyone found anything online that might be quick and easy?

I found these:
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/7-Cabinets-Frames-Wires-Accessories/737983_260901153.html

but I am not sure if anyone else has tried these or had any success with other similar options.

So anyone want to share some pics of how they have assembled their matrices?

Thank you,

Frank

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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 04:21:21 PM »
Hi,
Hi,

Please see reply 17 on the post below where I had some pictures. I used a plywood backing , but as I said if I had to do it again , I would use plastic or Perspex so that I could then see where the holes are required to be mde exactly.

With 16 panels , you may wish to consider two separate supports

http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php?topic=7619.15


Also on that forum , there are a number of posts where people have supplied 3D templates to make brackets to screw the panels together (ie folks are printing their own 'brackets' at home). As it appears that there are different panels being supplied from different vendors with different screw hole positions , you need to be sure which one matches yours.
 
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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 06:03:02 PM »
I definitely used plywood (3mm thick), but others have used a grid of Steel cross pieces and the magnets (tomwb301).

There are several styles of P10 panels and several sizes, so the 3D printed brackets are possible but very custom.

To get my mounting holes "perfect" I used the bare frame of a P10 panel and Mounted each one at a time, using the frame as a drill template. I didn't mark and drill, I actually drilled through the threaded holes of the frame (didn't damage the threads). You can get to the frame by removing all those tiny tiny tiny screws.


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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 06:28:03 PM »
Thanks Everyone!

Here is a really helpful thread that I found close by:
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,2034.0.html

How knew that smoking some panels was the term to search for  :o

Frank

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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2015, 06:44:30 PM »

There are several styles of P10 panels and several sizes, so the 3D printed brackets are possible but very custom.


Across both styles that Ray Wu carries the holes spacing and positions are EXACTLY the same and the 3D print bracket designs now fit both styles.
these make a very clean and structured array
this photo has a slightly older version of the 3D design


This one shows the back of a 2x4 array


And the front


Using lightweight outdoor rated pine makes this frame design reasonable light weight and easy to handle.



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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 06:48:00 PM »
I'm using brackets I printed with my 3D printer.  Design from AussiePhil. 

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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2015, 06:11:15 PM »
So anyone with a 3D printer want to sell some of these brackets?

Frank

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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 06:19:02 AM »
Hi Frank

You need someone in the US to print them up for you... the STL files can be found in the thread on ACL
http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php?topic=7532.0

Cheers and good luck

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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 08:29:09 AM »
How many panels do you have, and in what configuration?  Did you purchase them from Ray?

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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2015, 09:26:56 AM »
I have 16 panels that I want to mount in a 4x4 matrix. These were not purchased through Ray. I will see if I can check the measurements in the STL file to see if they are the same.

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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2015, 09:41:36 AM »
I've seen panels that had the correct measurements, but were missing the threaded inserts.

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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2015, 09:58:34 AM »
I've seen panels that had the correct measurements, but were missing the threaded inserts.

This is the way mine are.  I believe these were bought last year during the Nov 11th sale.
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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2015, 10:49:15 AM »
Frank, can you post a picture of the back of your panel?

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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2015, 12:14:10 PM »
My bet is I have the ones Chris is referring to. The threaded inserts are only in the middle holes not on the outside ones.

I won't be back at the house to snap a photo till Monday but I am getting the impression that I may need to look at rolling my own solution for these.

Thanks for all the help everyone!

Frank

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Re: how are people mounting their P10 matrices?
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2015, 06:01:32 PM »
Let me know.  I'm sure we can figure something out.

 

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