Re: Controller Suggestions for my layout
I know there have been a number of replies already but for what it's worth, my 2 cents, is that I started out with a Ren16 (xmus) and a Ren64 with SSRez's. The Ren16 never saw my first show as I sold it before that and got a pair of Ren24SS's and another Ren64 instead. Similar to Dirk, after the first year of wrapping up all that cat5 (and some complaining about it from the wife) I decided to go with Dirk's RenW's for wireless. As a result, last year I used 6 RenW's with 10 Ren24SS's and 2 Ren48LSD's and it was so much easier. I standardized on Ren24's for my controllers so that I could setup an east assembly line for them, just have to buy one type of enclosure, have a standard set of spare parts on hand, and most importantly have a spare controller than could be swapped in place of any other controller no matter where it was in my display since they're all the same. This year I'll be similar to Dirk in the most if not all of the controllers will have their own wireless receiver (except for the pixels I'm planning for this year). Sure, I've got gaps on some controllers where there are channels that aren't used but that comes in handy when either a triac fails mid-show and I need to map that channel to another spot on the controller (like what happened last year) or if I ever want to expand parts of my display and need more channels.
Hope this helps,
Originally Posted by rfallatt
Last edited by rjchu; 02-22-2012 at 05:56 PM.
Reason: Added Ren48's.
2015 Plans: More pixels, add more Komby radios, and weld new props!