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    Default ESPixelStick - E1.31 WiFi Pixel Controller

    I've been chatting about this a little in my E1.31 Arduino Library thread. It's an E1.31 WiFi pixel controller, built around the ESP8266 in an Arduino enviornment. I have a write-up on it on my site here. I'm considering doing a group buy on these if there's enough interest. I would be offering them in kit form with all SMD pre-soldered and full BOM, and as a board itself (no BOM). My goal is to get the kits down to $10 each for a group buy, minus the ESP-01 module which is around $3.50. I'm planning to move to a europlug vs the wafer so people don't need crimpers, but please indicate which you prefer. Chime in if you have any interest, thanks!

    http://forkineye.com/ESPixelStick

    ESPixelStick prototype:


    Admin Page on a Nexus 4:


    ESPixelSticks in action:

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    Default Re: ESPixelStick - E1.31 WiFi Pixel Controller

    Is it fair to say that I love it? Cause I do...

    I like the idea of SMD pre-soldered and the rest DIY. Makes it a lot easier for you and all the us folks that'll buy them.

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    Default Re: ESPixelStick - E1.31 WiFi Pixel Controller

    Shelby,

    I am interested in 15-20 of these things.

    Three questions:

    A) If you have the Euro connector will the board still fit in a 1" PVC tube? Seems like it would have to grow to at least 1.5"?

    B) Will the firmware (or can) support 2 universes per pixel stick on one output?

    C) I thought you had a video driving GECE with the pixelstick, is that working?


    Thanks!

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    Default Re: ESPixelStick - E1.31 WiFi Pixel Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by Roterhead View Post
    Shelby,

    I am interested in 15-20 of these things.

    Three questions:

    A) If you have the Euro connector will the board still fit in a 1" PVC tube? Seems like it would have to grow to at least 1.5"?

    B) Will the firmware (or can) support 2 universes per pixel stick on one output?

    C) I thought you had a video driving GECE with the pixelstick, is that working?


    Thanks!
    A) It mounts at a right angle so I'm hoping it'll clear. I'm still waiting on the connectors I ordered to show up and will do a fitment test when I get them. There a little odd at 3.96 pitch, but keeps it open to use the wafers or euros.

    B) The firmware currently only supports a single universe, but I'm pretty confident it could support two if required. I've tested 4 universe before, but its a little sketchy and you get some resets. I'll try dragging some more lights out this week and see what I can do.

    C) I don't have any GECE stuff in the firmware or lights to test with. It's just WS2811 for now, but I could look at adding it if someone wanted to send me a light or two.
    Last edited by sporadic; 08-16-2015 at 03:08 PM.

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    Default Re: ESPixelStick - E1.31 WiFi Pixel Controller

    I would be interested in a Group Buy for this. I would prefer Euros personally. I can send you a few GECEs if you wanted to try and get support for those. Just let me know. Thanks for all your work on this. It's really impressive. I have several HUZZAH ESP8266's I've been playing with for Home Automation projects.

    P.S. I'd probably be in for 10...
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    Default Re: ESPixelStick - E1.31 WiFi Pixel Controller

    I'd be interested in 12.

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    Default Re: ESPixelStick - E1.31 WiFi Pixel Controller

    I thought I read in the group buy main post it supported 4 universes? Is that old information and the # has been refined through further testing?

    Quote Originally Posted by sporadic View Post
    A) It mounts at a right angle so I'm hoping it'll clear. I'm still waiting on the connectors I ordered to show up and will do a fitment test when I get them. There a little odd at 3.96 pitch, but keeps it open to use the wafers or euros.

    B) The firmware currently only supports a single universe, but I'm pretty confident it could support two if required. I've tested 4 universe before, but its a little sketchy and you get some resets. I'll try dragging some more lights out this week and see what I can do.

    C) I don't have any GECE stuff in the firmware or lights to test with. It's just WS2811 for now, but I could look at adding it if someone wanted to send me a light or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gocats7 View Post
    I thought I read in the group buy main post it supported 4 universes? Is that old information and the # has been refined through further testing?
    Correct, that's old information. The current firmware supports 4 universes without issue. My test matrix is actually a little over that at 720 pixels:


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    Default Re: ESPixelStick - E1.31 WiFi Pixel Controller

    Nice!
    I'm in for 16, euro connector.
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    Default Re: ESPixelStick - E1.31 WiFi Pixel Controller

    Nevermind, read your website and it answers my question. Sorry
    Last edited by AuburnLights; 08-16-2015 at 05:45 PM. Reason: RTFM

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