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    Hello Everyone,
    I am interested in controlling an external LED array with my procyon avs.
    Are there any on the market that you might suggest?

    Looking for high power to be used both open eye and closed eye reflected off 16 ft wide x 10 ft high parabolic screen viewed at a dist. of between 3 ft to 20 ft.

    Can one be built easily, or should I say inexpensively?

    here in Mexico we say "Salud" instead of "Cheers". This meens to "Good Health". Una cervesa porfavor.

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    Hello Everyone,
    Any electronics wizards in the house?
    Found these two items on the net.

    USB to DMX converter http://www.usbdmx.com/schematic.html

    DMX controled RGB LED array http://www.progearwarehouse.com/Chau...2&category=148

    Will they work with the Procyon AVS controller ?

    Thanks for the Help


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    You would need something that takes a few volts or milliamps and convert it to DMX. There are 0-10v to DMX converters (for old lighting equipment) but they are rare. One that takes the voltages that the Procyon puts out and converts them to DMX would have to be custom-made most likely.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help.

    -Andy.

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    Andy,
    Can you please send me schematics or diagram of the mini USB out of the procyon AVS controller. (Where the glasses connect)
    Thanks

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    Default Re: controlling external LED arrays with Procyon

    It's not a mini-usb connection, but the pin-out for the raw connector that you can buy from MP is below. You can now buy the raw cables with the Procyon connector from MindPlace.
    see: http://www.mindplacesupport.com/foru...read.php?t=583

    Don't ask me why the colors don't match the wires, that's just the way it is!

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    thanks for the diagram, what is the output? volts, watts etc.

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    The output would be a few volts, maybe 2 or 3 (I guess I'd have to measure it to see) at about 18ma. It's enough to drive the LEDs in the glasses.

    -Andy.

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    Greetings!

    We've actually built a few prototypes, which emit over 1,000 lumens of RGB light. It did require a custom power supply and cooling fan; the array we are using is from Lamina Ceramics, see for example:

    http://www.laminaceramics.com/Produc...ies/Titan.aspx

    The raw array is available from Mouser and Digikey, about $80 each. Once the project engineer finishes building his house, he'll build up a small batch of these, which we'll offer on our website.

    We're also working on a smaller version, which we expect to put into production sometime soon.

    DMX controllers are attractive, but they limit the maximum strobe frequency to roughly 10 hz, since they are used mainly for dance lighting, where higher frequencies can sort out those dancers with epilepsy.

    There are various LED stepup power supplies on the market, which you could use to homebrew a system for yourself--just google something like "rgb led power supply".

    Hope this helps!

    Robert
    Last edited by Andy; 10-20-2008 at 08:21 PM.

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    Andy--

    Thanks (from me) for the connector reference and the information. I am also interested in this (and I happen to be an electronics wiz to boot!). It looks like the mindplace.com site doesn't list the actual connectors yet, so I'll try the e-mail provided in the reference above.


    Robert--

    The Titan looks awesome! I just downloaded the product sheet--great looking document!


    Cheers,
    --Scott

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    At first I didnt like the design so much but after reading through everything it actualy looks quite nice. Homogenous mixing I see, mmm quite nice! This overcomes my resoning for using the parabolic screen as a mixing board for open eye sessions.

    ONLY ONE PROBLEM, I am not an "electronics wiz"!
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    Thanks everyone for all the help. God bless and

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