Looks like a few peeps from this site will be on playa.
I leave tomorrow. Driving up from San Diego. Will be on playa on Wednesday. I’ll have my pvc pedal car lit up with SK9822 inside of white Pex tubing. Hope to see some of you guys out there with your PB designs.
oh hey neighbor! i gotta come over and see that hexadeachoron!!
my camp Backfire is gonna be right across the street from you (and AEZ) at 3:45 and F. i’m also using a pixelblaze in our new-for-2022 camp sign. i was up all night getting the letters assembled and bolted in place. now to build the box frame and stand… its about 8 feet across and nobody’s gonna miss it at night.
FYI, I’ve been here since Monday and it’s been unusually warm both day and night. A severe dust storm with thunder (!) happened last night and blew down lots of stuff. Welcome to your vacation!
Looking forward to seeing what everyone brings this year! I’ll be floating around on a bike with 3 PBs driving my wheel and whip lighting, and you’ll probably recognize the standard PB patterns, so feel free to say hello. (I’m at that giant sound camp at 9 & G.)
each “pixel” is a 4x4 led matrix. those can be ordered from aliexpress. but i had to design and build a jig that would let me lay out each letter with the correct spacing and hold the matrices very precisely in place while i soldered them together using header pins.
then it was a matter of designing the letter shells, determining the optimal distance from the LEDs to the transparent acrylic, etc. there’s a total of 2656 LEDs in the whole display. it was also a very happy concidence that the pro expander has eight ports which is exactly how many letters there are.
Thanks for sharing more about your build! One of the hardest or at least most time-consuming parts of builds is soldering everything together. I might need to make a jig for some projects. it can be so hard to get things lined up perfectly. It turned out amazing and looks like it was well worth it.