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DaVaR
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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 https://gist.github.com/Snipercaine/ecbe99e4df875a7efa56152e074dda41 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. Open Vixen Setup Display 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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