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Doug Hart:

--- Quote from: Josh Rawls on February 22, 2017, 03:54:11 pm ---A quick google search came up with this:

https://wiki.openlighting.org/index.php/Open_Lighting_Project

http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-as-a-DMX-light-controller/

http://www.raspberrypi-dmx.com

I think you can probably make a great solution using those links. Good luck!

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Thank you !!!

Len Zenith Jr:
Showxpress is a relatively cheap software DMX controller that has auto on/off features that will even take into account the changing sunrise/sunset times as the days change. It has offset times to start/end a little earlier or later. You could even have it auto turn green for st paddies day, red for valentines, etc, etc. The whole year could be pre-programmed. No end to the programming you could do.

It is a free download to play with it. The time features are accessed via the live menu, right click a scene/macro button, then select button trigger.

Doug Hart:

--- Quote from: David Allred on February 22, 2017, 04:09:45 pm ---The complicated and expensive way would be to connect a photocell to a PLC that fires solenoid pistons to compress the appropriate buttons.  It would be a neat project.
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I have an electrical engineering buddy who is contemplating that very thing for me. haha


--- Quote ---What about a wireless option?  You still need an operator though.

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I thought about that too. Although it would make it easier, it would still require someone to be on site twice a day.

Doug Hart:

--- Quote from: Len Zenith Jr on February 22, 2017, 04:30:56 pm ---Showxpress is a relatively cheap software DMX controller that has auto on/off features that will even take into account the changing sunrise/sunset times as the days change. It has offset times to start/end a little earlier or later. You could even have it auto turn green for st paddies day, red for valentines, etc, etc. The whole year could be pre-programmed. No end to the programming you could do.

It is a free download to play with it. The time features are accessed via the live menu, right click a scene/macro button, then select button trigger.

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I will check that out. Thank you so much !!!

Len Zenith Jr:

--- Quote from: Doug Hart on February 22, 2017, 04:32:40 pm ---I will check that out. Thank you so much !!!

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Now my LD mind is getting carried away, but you could even blink the lights 9 times at 9pm, 10 times at 10, like a clock, etc, etc. So much fun!

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