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    Hello all. This is a information thread on the RenardESP WiFi adapter. The development thread can be found here.

    What does it do?

    The RenardESP adapter will convert any Renard that uses the SS BOM (and most of the non - SS models) from a device controlled by RS-485 Serial to a device controlled by e1.31 or sACN over WiFi. It does this by replacing the RS-485 receiver chip on the Renard board.

    So instead of running CAT 5 through your yard and connecting your Renards to a RS-485 USB adapter or an e1.31 bridge, you can cut the cords and stream all your control data over wifi. Here's an illustration:



    You can continue to daisy chain Renards off the first one with the WiFi adapter, or you can install an adapter in all your Renards to go 'completely wireless'.

    Installation is fairly easy. You just remove the 8 pin DIP receiver chip, and replace it with a ribbon cable adapter.



    I'll have updated build instructions up shortly on my website here. There should be a group buy starting soon. In the mean time, please use this thread to ask questions and I'll update this post as needed.
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    The Group Buy for this board has started !

    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...588#post398588

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    Default Re: RenardESP Information Thread

    Would this work on boards running the Renard boards running the dmx protocol? Also how does the starting dmx address on the picc chip fit in


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    I have written a DMX driver but I haven't tested it yet. It doesn't have a way to offset the data to a different start address yet, it would just send the data from the e1.31 universe over to DMX as is.
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    Default Re: RenardESP Information Thread

    Will this work on a Ren-T? I have a ren64 XB and need the zero cross from it.

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    Do the boards need to be oriented in a particular direction for reception


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    Quote Originally Posted by madsci1016 View Post
    Hello all. This is a information thread on the RenardESP WiFi adapter. The development thread can be found here.

    What does it do?
    Here's an illustration:



    Are these illustrations available anywhere other than on Google Drive?
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    They should be public accessible. Let me see whats not right.

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    Is anyone else having trouble seeing the pictures in the first post? Drive said it was visible with no sign in required.

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    I just checked again. Goes straight to a sign-in page. No method to get around it.
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