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    Quote Originally Posted by ukewarrior View Post
    Tucsonlights,
    Can you link us to the version you are using?
    Here you go. The seller is very good about responding to questions. They ship from California.
    There is the spot version also on that sellers page.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/DJ-MINI-18x3...3D141482940421
    Last edited by tucsonlights; 01-27-2015 at 10:24 AM.

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    Question, i know these are controlled via DMX, but how does that translate into sequencing? I have not used DMX in any of my setup to this point. So I am an admitted newb when it comes to this stuff.
    2012: 24 channels with 1 Renardss24 * 2013: 48 channels with 2 Renardss24's * 2014: Took the year off * 2015: Life Got in the Way
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    DMX is just a value of 1-255 (I think 255 is the top) per channel. Each head is a little different.

    My heads have 5 channels:
    1 Dimmer
    2 Color Wheel
    3 GOBO Head
    4 X Position
    5 Y Position

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    So the position on each axis is just a value 1-255 and the individual channel selects the proper value which causes it to turn. The colors operate the same way RGB operates.
    2012: 24 channels with 1 Renardss24 * 2013: 48 channels with 2 Renardss24's * 2014: Took the year off * 2015: Life Got in the Way
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    No on the colors... the older ones have "Color wheels" that have colored filters on them, as the older heads use discharge or halogen lights. Value 1-255 translates to the position of the wheel

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    Gotcha. So can you mix colors on the color wheel ones or are you stuck with R G B separate? I'm assuming most new ones will tell you if RGB are separate and mix able..?
    2012: 24 channels with 1 Renardss24 * 2013: 48 channels with 2 Renardss24's * 2014: Took the year off * 2015: Life Got in the Way
    2016: 1000 Channels for Halloween, mix of A/C, RGB, Pixels. Christmas over 17 universes, all Pixels, oh boy...

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    What's the GOBO Head?
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    2016: 1000 Channels for Halloween, mix of A/C, RGB, Pixels. Christmas over 17 universes, all Pixels, oh boy...

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    Nevermind, Google is my fiend today. Go the GOBO
    2012: 24 channels with 1 Renardss24 * 2013: 48 channels with 2 Renardss24's * 2014: Took the year off * 2015: Life Got in the Way
    2016: 1000 Channels for Halloween, mix of A/C, RGB, Pixels. Christmas over 17 universes, all Pixels, oh boy...

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    I'm still thinking about pursuing the DIY stepper motor option with Arduino. I ordered a couple of Nema 17 stepper motors and two easy drivers.. I think I'm also going to need some end stops so I can tell where the stepper motors to stop turning in each direction. Thinking about using either E131 control or using individual channels on the Ren48LSD to trigger the movements. Just not sure if the effort is worth it or not. Still think it would be a fun learning experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john2571 View Post
    Here are your two best options for enclosures. One is a hard dome one is an inflatable, both work very well.
    http://www.claypaky.it/en/products/igloo
    http://www.elationlighting.com/Produ...1658&Category=

    -John
    The Clay Paky Igloo has a retail price of $3805... ouch!

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