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angus40
11-12-2017, 05:19 PM
If you truly have OCD this type of build is not for you :)

Due to erratic part placement on the pixel strip it seems near impossible to get the 50/50 precisely aligned .

Here is 5.7k with tension applied to one side only for preliminary alignment .

Fine tuning once set screws are complete for the left hand side .

Note : I would use nylon set screws in future builds .


For anyone with a built or building a strip matrix , I am curious as to how you dealt with applying tension
to align your setup and still have the ability to swap out should failures occur .

Cheers


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQw-LC4J0qk&feature=youtu.be

MartinMueller2003
11-12-2017, 05:32 PM
i have a 32 strip matrix and just live with some variation. i printed some clips to hold the strips kind oof in place and left it that way.

angus40
11-12-2017, 06:30 PM
A 3D printer would be great to have for this hobby.
It would be great to see a member of this forum who has a printer design a white or frosted retro bulb cover for bullet style pixels !
Or for making custom strings using 50/50 pixels .

I have decided to dismantle this and redo it .
Purchasing nylon rod tomorrow will remove a major headache with protecting wire sheathing from the metal set screws .
I just wish nylon had occurred to me earlier .
On the bright side is , this gives me a good excuse to purchase a set of cobalt bits . :)

Cheers