Does anyone know how I can hack one of those cheap RGB Christmas light strands? The RGB node strands are 1 buck a bulb, being way too expensive.
Some 100 bulb strands on ebay are indoor ones, but could be sealed up using RTV. If the controller wiring could be figure out, perhaps I could cut off the controller, and run them via DMX as a simple RGB strand. Its better than buying and installing 4 strands per item in my yard chewing up 4 channels per item in my controller boards. I could just use a 3 channel DMX controller per item, and only one extension cord rather than 4.
The cheapest thus far I have found have been ridiculous for shipping, although the asking price is right where it should be.
If someone knew how to hack the cheaper RGB strands that come with a controllers on them, it could save a lot of money. A little sealant would make them outdoor usable. I was thinking about using them for my planned mini trees out front. But at 300 plus lights per tree, nearly 100 bucks a tree isnt going to work for me.