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    let's see...

    there are integrated processing modules for it
    there are open source libraries for it in java/python and C#/unity

    https://github.com/robot-head/PixelPusher-java/

    and it supports artnet.

    etc.



    it also makes video walls:



    Quote Originally Posted by badger1666 View Post
    i use an aduino and the glediator software http://www.solderlab.de/index.php/software/glediator
    nd some ws2801 ledstrips from rays store on aliexpress.
    or have a look on aliexpress for led pixel controller

    i looked at getting pixel pusher , but there is no software available for it you have to write your own.
    heroic would sell a lot more of them if there was software to make use of them , but it is powerfull hardware i just dont have the skill set to make us of it
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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    Are you specifically looking for individual pixel control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by araugh View Post
    For what it's worth, Adafruit has the exact same LED strips for almost half the price.

    http://www.adafruit.com/products/285
    http://www.adafruit.com/products/306

    they also have these in two densities, which are great!
    http://www.adafruit.com/products/1376

    No, they're different.

    The first link is for a "dumb" strip, you can't individually control pixels - the strip's wiring is just Ground, R, G, B. they're decent if you want just color changing lighting.

    The second link is closer, and uses the same LPD8806 chipset, but they have a different LED density, and different LEDs. Their pricing is $30/m @ 32 LED/m. Compare it to what our 5m 48 LED/m strip costs. Ours our custom manufactured to our specifications. We dare say our pricing is competitive.

    The 3rd link is a ways different. it uses a WS2812 LED. (WS2811 with RGB in one package). The WS2811 is an... interesting(terrible) chip to work with, and the RGB package isn't remotely as bright as ours.

    Regarding stock - we got a shipment in of the IP67 strips, and should be restocking the rest shortly.

    Cheers!
    Craig
    Last edited by csshih; 07-23-2013 at 17:54. Reason: meant 2811, not 2801

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    I will rephrase the software bit
    Yes there is some software for the pixel pusher its self for a number of set tasks
    But nothing pc based with a gui , that will lets say work like quickshow ,let you display graphics or patterns
    Thats unless it works with madrix ??


    Quote Originally Posted by swamidog View Post
    let's see...

    there are integrated processing modules for it
    there are open source libraries for it in java/python and C#/unity

    https://github.com/robot-head/PixelPusher-java/

    and it supports artnet.

    etc.



    it also makes video walls:

    When God said “Let there be light” he surely must have meant perfectly coherent light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1666 View Post
    I will rephrase the software bit
    Yes there is some software for the pixel pusher its self for a number of set tasks
    But nothing pc based with a gui , that will lets say work like quickshow ,let you display graphics or patterns
    Thats unless it works with madrix ??
    Why would heroic robotics create their own VJ software? That would be reinventing the wheel. Imagine how limited you would be in your options if all VJ hardware came with their own proprietary software! Unique effects from system A couldn't possibly be used by system B, and vice versa. I bet a lot of people are glad the VJ world is more mature in this part than the laser world.
    AFAIK, there exists a tool that allows a virtual webcam to produce output to the pixelpusher system, so you could screengrab any software that plays on your computer. From what I know of it, the Pixelpusher system is designed to work with as many systems as possible.

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    they're designed to be used with processing sketches http://www.processing.org
    and syphon http://syphon.v002.info

    i'm sure you could do something quickshow like using ArtNet. like this:




    Quote Originally Posted by badger1666 View Post
    I will rephrase the software bit
    Yes there is some software for the pixel pusher its self for a number of set tasks
    But nothing pc based with a gui , that will lets say work like quickshow ,let you display graphics or patterns
    Thats unless it works with madrix ??
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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    Thanks for the info swami
    I did not find any of this in january when i was looking at pixel pusher
    The only thing i was pointed to at the time was syphon
    I will have to do more research and find out how to put together a working system
    It was easy with just firing up an arduino and pc software, this looks a little harder ,and thats where i might struggle
    Trying to load modules libs and stuff and getting them to talk to software total noob at that sort of thing
    When God said “Let there be light” he surely must have meant perfectly coherent light.

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    i think it's fair to so this is more complicated and more powerful than the standard arduino/pc software. it has come a long way since january.

    think of it as LSX vs. QuickShow. (ducking!)

    there's some good information here: http://forum.heroicrobotics.com/

    i have no personal ties to the product, i just think it's cool.



    Quote Originally Posted by badger1666 View Post
    Thanks for the info swami
    I did not find any of this in january when i was looking at pixel pusher
    The only thing i was pointed to at the time was syphon
    I will have to do more research and find out how to put together a working system
    It was easy with just firing up an arduino and pc software, this looks a little harder ,and thats where i might struggle
    Trying to load modules libs and stuff and getting them to talk to software total noob at that sort of thing
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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    Actually it works just fine with Madrix on the PC- we have an Art-Net bridge that we've tested with Madrix. Seems to work perfectly.

    http://forum.heroicrobotics.com/thre...artnet-support

    I think everything's in stock now- here's a video of what we did last weekend with it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-l5s3P51Es

    If you just want to show a slideshow on it (for example, you want to make an LED sign) then we actually ship that as one of the examples:

    http://forum.heroicrobotics.com/thre...x20-video-wall
    Last edited by heroic; 07-23-2013 at 17:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csshih View Post
    No, they're different.

    The first link is for a "dumb" strip, you can't individually control pixels - the strip's wiring is just Ground, R, G, B. they're decent if you want just color changing lighting.

    The second link is closer, and uses the same LPD8806 chipset, but they have a different LED density, and different LEDs. Their pricing is $30/m @ 32 LED/m. Compare it to what our 5m 48 LED/m strip costs. Ours our custom manufactured to our specifications. We dare say our pricing is competitive.

    The 3rd link is a ways different. it uses a WS2812 LED. (WS2811 with RGB in one package). The WS2811 is an... interesting(terrible) chip to work with, and the RGB package isn't remotely as bright as ours.

    Regarding stock - we got a shipment in of the IP67 strips, and should be restocking the rest shortly.

    Cheers!
    Craig
    My apologies! I also didn't know the shop was run by a member here. Of course buying from PL folks is always a priority.

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