I just signed up for the forum today, because I have stumbled upon the Pixelblaze, and it’s a perfect match for a upcomming project of mine.
So hope you guys can help me out, with a few rookie questions. (Hope this is alright).
I have a relatively big LED project on the drawing board atm.
It is for a festival speaker system, which runs using 8 x 12v car batteries. The speaker system runs great and loud after weeks of work.
We are working on the overall presentation and have planned to install LED’s all over the system.
Because this is a “mobile” system, there will be no wifi available.
Currently we are using a SP107E, since it can react to music. However it control a little under a 1000 pixels. Which isn’t nearly ideal.
That’s where I stumbled across the Pixelblaze and a few of it’s accessories.
Plan is to get the sensor expansion, as well as the pro channel expander.
All of the modules can be installed together, and the pro channel expander can even take care of the 12v - 5v conversion the main controller needs (right?).
In regards to the no wifi situation, can I use the Pixelblaze without?
Worth mentioning, is that I have very little experience with Arduino (programming in general). Would that hurt my experience in using it?
The plan so far is to use WS2815, since it’s 12V, individually addressable, have a backup line, and doesn’t need as much power injection as the others. (Yes it’s power hungry, so if you have any other solution let med know)
We are aiming for 40m’s of LED’s.
Thank you in advance!