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About mrpackethead

  • Birthday 02/16/1972

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  • Location
    Pauatahanui, New Zealand
  • Biography
    Messing with leds
  • Interests
    You kidding, blinky flashy
  • Occupation
    Network Architecture
  • About my display
    I have a little megatree..


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  1. In retrospect i'll delete what i wrote. Not because it was wrong, but because it feeds the trolls.
  2. Or you can just stay here where you asked the question... Oddly the world doesn't revolve around eddys pet project acl.
  3. Heres a bit of a show that is out in California, i'd head out there if i was near by!
  4. This isn't my work! But i did see it on youtube, and i thought it was perhaps one of the nicest shows i've seen in a while!
  5. As for new, well, yes, i guess the adoption of them has been slower than expected, they first really appeared in 2008/2009 ( Just another mega tree possibly was the first recorded large scale project? ) Theres already several US based Vendors selling them. Stellascapes for example has been selling them in the USA since 2010. Several large shipments have just arrived in the USA this week, and demand is strong.. Pixels in their current form will not be the new hot item in 2012 though... Theres some new stuff thats been designed from the ground up, that will appear this christmas that will make people rethink how to do multi color display lighting.. The quality is hugely variable, and i can't see more entrants solving the quality problem. As this thread shows, one shipment had 20%+ faults, yet another was tiny. ( i say any fault is a problem ).. It will just add more choices of who to buy from. There will still be rubbish, and there will still will be fantastic stuff. ANd price will not be the indicator of quality.. Theres several LED expo's which ones are you talking about? I visit both the LED expo and the lighting expos each year in Guanghouz. However Chinas rapidlly not the place to look... Taiwan is the home of affordable quality.
  6. I jumped into RGB pixel lights three years ago ( this will be year four !), and its turned into a full time business. There is a huge difference in the quality of the stuff that is out there. And you can get burned by some of the rubbish that is out there. The build quality is so variable coming out of china that you really just have no idea sometimes. And even between orders from the same source. We have implemented a QC system now, and our faults are now, in the order of less than 1 string per 1000 that has a problem when it reaches our distribution, where it is rechecked. As for standards.. Good luck! But largely it doesnt matter what is on the pixel side.. just make sure that you can drive them with DMX, E1.31 or Art-net and you'll be in a good place!
  7. 5 out of 24 failure? thats more than 20%? Ooouch.. And the hot ones.. Hope you don't' burn yourself.
  8. A "ready to run" E16-II controller ( i.e., take it out of the box, plug in and use ) and 16 strings of Stellagreen Pixels sells for $2495. However if i was building a display sign i won't look at building it in this format. There are better and easier ways of doing it. As i kept saying this is a test rig for a specific job. It was just nice to put it outside ( as requested by Dmoore ) to explore how it might work. <p class="clear clearfix left" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; float: left; clear: both; "> 1 user(s) are reading this topic As for
  9. Perhaps you'd like to make me an offer of what you think its worth?
  10. Ok, David, $20,000 will buy you one.
  11. Quoting my original answer " Its not for sale. Its a piece of test equipment ". Why do you keep asking the same question over and over again David?
  12. This was taken from about 45' from the sign. Its very bright outside in the dark.. And this made it pretty hard for the camera. However you can see its very readable.
  13. All right all right, i'll see what i can do for you.. Text looks pretty good actually..
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