16 little dancergirls performed their enchanting dance each carrying a lamp. The lamps where lit using ledstrips that where controlled by a T4a dmx interface board over rf12. Showcontrol was done with the SceneLight show control software, integrating sound (mp3), dmx512 lighting and the 16 rf lamps.
Perhaps you already noticed, but I’ve added a new category in the store: robot stuff
I was very taken by the PiPro site and decided to help him with his efforts.
So, from now on the store holds some items related to his projects.
The new category holds a number of interesting new items…
One of these is the new T4A mini processor board I’ve been working on.This is a small Arduino software compatible processorboard based on the atmega168p. It runs on 3v3 at 16 MHz, has SPI, I2C, ftdi and some general purpose pins on headers, as well as an Nordic nrf24L01+ header on board.
It is real small, only 41mm x 25mm in size, but has a high potential.. And last but not least… its real cheap !
Hmmm, building a robot… Sounds fun… Perhaps I’ll give it a try myself !
There’s a 13-year old dutch boy who started a blog on (technical) things he finds interesting. He calls himself PiPro. For now he’s exploring the world of DIY robot building. His blog is smart, easy to read and a real beginners guide into tech stuff.. real fun !!! So if you are able to read duch.. I can really advise you to have a peek at PiPro.nl
Tools: for now just a very handy little tools.. an 8 channel logic analyser that can sample up to 24MSamples per second on 8 channels… it has some protocol support so it can be used to debug busses etc. I can highly recommend it.
Components: headers, modules etc.. the list will become larger by time.
As you might have noticed on the images of the previous post, there is a new DMX processor board. This board has a different formfactor.
Its larger, actually almost the same size as an Arduino.
It has more headers… On the top side a full Arduino compatible header with D0 to Vref.
On the bottom side an almost Arduino compatible, but T4A DMX board expand header compatible expansion port that connects to the 16channel dimmer board.
The board fits a DINrail enclosure, has a DMX header with in and through, comes with an ftdi connector, bluetooth connector, it fits an RF12b and/or Nordic nRF24l01+ communications module and has DMX/RS485 line overvoltage protection.
The board can use RX/TX or RX/D5 for DMX communication and can be equipped with a 3v3 highpower stabilizer that supports up to 12v input power supply. Note: to use Nordic or RF12b the board must run at 3v3.
Want to build your own DMX controlled lighting or device ?
Connect the 16 channel dimmer board or the high power dimmerboard with Power MOSfets.
Or use the board as a bluetooth controllable device…
Or a bluetooth RF12b bridge..
Or…. You tell.