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RGB Basics Video Series - Video #1

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This is the first video in a series that covers the basics of RGB. The topics of discussion in this video are:

* What is RGB?

* What are the different type of RGB lighting devices?

* What is Basic RGB and RGB Pixels?

* How to pixels get their addresses?

* How do you assign channels to pixels?

* What are controller macros?

Total running time is 31 minutes.

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Truly an excellent job. I learned more about RGB lighting in that half hour than all my other attempts at educating myself on RGB combined.

I can hardly wait for the rest of the series. Thanks.

Richard

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Great video David. Very informative for us beginners in RGB. Thanks and looking forward to the next video!

Thanks - that's exactly why I did it, so that hopefully you could find all the current information about RGB in one place, end to end. With any luck, I should have the second video up the 25th or 26th. I'm awaiting a controller from a vendor so I can demo it along with others later in the week.

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Incredible! Can't thank you enough David for taking the time and energy out to make such a well thought out and informative video that will help many, many people understand and make informed decisions regarding RGBs.

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This is something I'll have to watch a few times. This has a ton of information in it. Thanks for taking the time to educate us. Video teaching is so much better than reading.

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In your video at the 10:00 min mark, you show 2 different types of LED pixel strips....5050 30pcs per meter (150 total) and also 60pcs per meter (300 total) both on a white circuit board and both having the most durable protection (silicon & boot). Can you post the link for those...assuming at aliexpress? They show too many I can’t tell which one it is. Thx

Am I correct that the 5m strip (30pcs per meter) or 150 LED total would equel to 50 pixels (3 LED's per pixel)or 150 chs? Same for the 5m (60 pcs per meter)...100 pixels or 300 chs?

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In your video at the 10:00 min mark, you show 2 different types of LED pixel strips....5050 30pcs per meter (150 total) and also 60pcs per meter (300 total) both on a white circuit board and both having the most durable protection (silicon & boot). Can you post the link for those...assuming at aliexpress? They show too many I can’t tell which one it is. Thx

Am I correct that the 5m strip (30pcs per meter) or 150 LED total would equel to 50 pixels (3 LED's per pixel)or 150 chs? Same for the 5m (60 pcs per meter)...100 pixels or 300 chs?

I have just noticed that this strip is no longer available, i intend to talk to Ray and see if this will be made available in the future as i was more than happy with it and want to get more for 2011

Note the stuff he showed with the solid silicone is not digital and thus runs of 3 channels per strip

Edited by fasteddy

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It's great to see the postive feedback - thanks!

The second in the series has been posted here:

The third and fourth should be posted this coming weekend.

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