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Nimrod Webber

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Wireless DMX clip/hook
« on: January 01, 2021, 04:23:35 pm »

Happy new year to all.

Over the last 4 years or so I've had great results with these simple wireless Tx/Rx DMX boards from e-bay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-DMX512-PCB-Modules-board-LED-Controller-Transmitter-Receiver-New/302305262697?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I have built them into general-purpose Tx/Rx boxes or integrated them into lighting fixtures, smoke machines, small controllers and the like with great success (for me and for colleagues)
I don't like the popular one-piece wireless DMX dongles that plug directly into the XLR jack of the fixture. I see that hanging leverage as an accident waiting to happen...

Lately I took the plunge into 3D printing and naturally also designed some items relating to this subject.
Here are my ideas of a practical 'clip-on' and 'hook-on' DMX receivers. All main parts are 3D printed. They are fitted with the above wireless DMX boards and these internal antennas:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-2-4G-5-8G-dual-band-antenna-8dbi-high-gain-internal-PCB-aerial-for-wifi-ro/272799015130?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649





See here a short demo of the working models. Sorry for the 'strange' language in the video (Hebrew) but you will get the general idea)
https://youtu.be/jVCxYPZVJRk

Your thoughts?

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Re: Wireless DMX clip/hook
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 06:10:05 pm »

Nicely done Nimrod.
Very clever design for an interesting solution.
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Re: Wireless DMX clip/hook
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 01:19:39 pm »

Excellent!!

Let us know if you decide to market these. I'd be very interested.
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Re: Wireless DMX clip/hook
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 03:38:07 pm »

Happy new year to all.

Over the last 4 years or so I've had great results with these simple wireless Tx/Rx DMX boards from e-bay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-DMX512-PCB-Modules-board-LED-Controller-Transmitter-Receiver-New/302305262697?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I have built them into general-purpose Tx/Rx boxes or integrated them into lighting fixtures, smoke machines, small controllers and the like with great success (for me and for colleagues)
I don't like the popular one-piece wireless DMX dongles that plug directly into the XLR jack of the fixture. I see that hanging leverage as an accident waiting to happen...

Lately I took the plunge into 3D printing and naturally also designed some items relating to this subject.
Here are my ideas of a practical 'clip-on' and 'hook-on' DMX receivers. All main parts are 3D printed. They are fitted with the above wireless DMX boards and these internal antennas:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-2-4G-5-8G-dual-band-antenna-8dbi-high-gain-internal-PCB-aerial-for-wifi-ro/272799015130?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Your thoughts?

Very clever, and nicely done. If you wish to [legally] market these, you'll first need to get respective jurisdictional CE, FCC, IC, etc approvals for finished RF devices, which means sending of to a testing/certification lab.
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Re: Wireless DMX clip/hook
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 03:12:49 am »

Thanks guys,

I have no intention or desire for future manufacturing of these. If anyone wants to push these ideas forward they are welcome.   
They were simply design exercises of ideas I had in my head for some time and as 3D printing is now at my finger tips I decided to make prototype models of them.

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Re: Wireless DMX clip/hook
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2021, 07:27:33 am »

And by demand from the pro's..

Here's another version in which the power supply is integrated into the hook,
and the connections are via PowerCon and XLR:



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