DaVaR Offline Administrator Total Posts: 33 Joined: August 27, 2017
Posted: January 14, 2020 @ 07:18 PM This year I was able to create my own pixel controller for my light show. I created a small matrix and borders for my windows and door.
Here is the final product.
Here is a video of a test when I first started on the pixel controller.
I accomplished this using a NodeMCU and 5v pixels.
I will make a how to video soon when I have time, but for now here are the instructions on how to setup your controller.
NodeMUC and Vixen Lights
Download the Arduino Scetch
Edit the SSID and Password for your wifi network
Setup Arduino IDE to work with esp8266 boards.
File -> Preferences -> Additional Boards Manager URLs: http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json
Download the esp8266 boards libraries
Tools -> Boards Manager -> Search for esp8266 -> Download and Install
Download the NeoPixel libraries
Tools -> Manage Libraries -> Search for Adafruit NeoPixel -> Download and Install
Setup the Port
Tools -> Port -> Select the Board's port
Select the board
Tools -> Boards -> NodeMCU 0.9 (ESP-12 Module)
Upload Speed: 921600
CPU Frequency: 80 MHz
IwIP Variant: v2 Higher Bandwidth
Upload the sketch to the board.
Open Tools -> Serial Monitor and take note of the IP address to the board.
Controllers -> Select Streaming ACN (E1.31) from dropdown. Click add
Name your controller
Put in how many channels. 3 times the number of pixels
Select the new Controller -> right click -> configure
Add new destination : this will be the IP address of the board
Patch the elements to the controller and your good to go
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