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Doug Hart

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Re: DMX Automation
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 04:40:30 pm »

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!

HAHA, that would be pretty cool.
Do you know if the software requires that you use Chauvet hardware, or can you use any USB to DMX hardware/dongle?
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John Fruits

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Re: DMX Automation
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2017, 05:08:26 pm »

Why not  just use a timer to turn the power to the lights on and off. Yes someone would have to reset the timer during the year.  Or a photocell and relay to do the same thing.  You should really cut the power to led units when they are not in use by the way.
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Doug Hart

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Re: DMX Automation
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2017, 05:12:18 pm »

Why not  just use a timer to turn the power to the lights on and off.
I don't think the lights will come back on with the same program if power is cut. That's something I'm going to test when I can get back out there. If that does work, then yes... simple solution.

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You should really cut the power to led units when they are not in use by the way.
Agreed
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Re: DMX Automation
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2017, 05:22:52 pm »

HAHA, that would be pretty cool.
Do you know if the software requires that you use Chauvet hardware, or can you use any USB to DMX hardware/dongle?

Yes, it requires the chauvet dongle.
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Len Zenith Jr

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Re: DMX Automation
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2017, 05:26:17 pm »

I don't think the lights will come back on with the same program if power is cut. That's something I'm going to test when I can get back out there. If that does work, then yes... simple solution.
Agreed

They'll come back on and once they receive the DMX signal will go immediately into that  mode. That's how I operate all the lights on my truss. Just keep the power to the controller running.
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Re: DMX Automation
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2017, 05:31:34 pm »

Yes, it requires the chauvet dongle.


You only need the 100 address version not the full universe.




Much less expensive
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Re: DMX Automation
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2017, 05:33:06 pm »

The appropriate way to do this is an architectural lighting controller.  There are a number of options.  Pharos, Traxon, they all cost real money, but output dmx and have the ability to have their coordinates programmed into them so they can be smart about sunrise and sunset.


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Re: DMX Automation
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2017, 07:26:14 pm »

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Jeff Lelko

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Re: DMX Automation
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2017, 07:53:03 pm »

Though a bit on the obscure side, would this not be a great application for a LanBox?  Regardless, I agree that this should be a standalone box and not a PC or Raspberry Pi, despite how much I like them! 
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Re: DMX Automation
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2017, 08:39:19 pm »

The better products have a network jack and websever where changes can be made remotely.  If the park gets wifi (not or if the question) and fiber is run, then it's even easier to manage...


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