View Full Version : Total newbie needs lots of help!
12-27-2007, 12:59 PM
Where can I buy a Renard dimming 32 channel controller board already fabricated? I believe I can handle the SSR part of it but I'm at a loss when it comes to this. And where is a clear cut description on how to put all this together and how to use Vixen. I've run around many websites trying to figure it all out and it's all over my head. I'd much rather use Vixen software and Renard controller than a simple controller with no way to sequence. Thanks in advance.
12-27-2007, 01:04 PM
If you want a Renard then you are going to have to build it yourself. Unless you find someone selling a used one. It is intimidating at 1st but not very difficult. We will give you as much help as you need. If you can solder up a ssr board and follow some simple instructions then you can solder up a Renard. The only other thing would be programming the pic chips. Thats not hard either, just need to get a programmer.
12-27-2007, 01:14 PM
It appears from your language that you are looking for a fabricated, unassembled board that you want assemble (solder) yourself. Currently there aren't any 32-channel controllers out there, just 8, 16, 24 and 64 channel boards. Look in the coop section of the forum to see which PCB coops are currently active, and in the buy/sell/trade section to see if people are trying to sell boards that they no longer need.
12-27-2007, 02:53 PM
Here's a 32 channel controller I used this year. The SMT resistors and LEDs are optional. A coop 64 channel will be much less expensive (I paid $115 for four boards and shipping). I had the parts on hand, so this made sense for me. If you are interested I could put together a parts list of what I used.
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