chilloutdocdoc and I were in chat the other night talking about future PropController based devices and we came up with a model to help guide development efforts.
What we were thinking is that all of the controllers would be DMX to keep costs down and allow for wider adoption. To driver these devices I will create a node/bridge. The node will convert from sACN to DMX or Renard (users choice, port by port). The DMX based devices will include a AC Dimmer, and DC Dimmer (may be one in the same). Does this seem like a good model? What have we missed?
The only "odd ball" is the pixel strings, which I think could be driven from the Ethernet node. The issue then is a RS485 adapter board would need to be created for the pixel string or I would need to build in a "bypass" jumper to get around the RS485 transceiver on the node board. Thoughts?