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    Quote Originally Posted by kenl92 View Post
    That is awsome!
    My sentiments, completely!
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    Greg your controller has ALOT of potential. I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these. I am in dire need of wireless! I need to cross some streets and this will do me wonders!!

    I think you should look into a daughter board with onboard SSR's. That would really be great.

    Ben
    128 lynx Freestyle DMX channels(not all used), 4 SSR4 DMX channels, 120 Ren24 channels, and 48 Ren16 channels!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
    I think you should look into a daughter board with onboard SSR's. That would really be great.

    Ben
    Ben,

    WJohn is already looking at designing a daughter board with onboard SSR's. He said he would make that design available to everyone also.
    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmbartlett View Post
    Ben,

    WJohn is already looking at designing a daughter board with onboard SSR's. He said he would make that design available to everyone also.
    I am actually in the market for a DMX wireless system. BUT!! This is just as good.

    Ben
    128 lynx Freestyle DMX channels(not all used), 4 SSR4 DMX channels, 120 Ren24 channels, and 48 Ren16 channels!!

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    Greg supplied me with a Prop 128 main board and daughter board late last year. I got around to building them a couple of weeks ago.

    Man that wireless is cool!

    The biggest challange was getting that SMD part done, not that it ended up being hard, it's that I'd never done it before. I didn't use any special paste flux or small diameter solder. I put a weight on it to hold it aligned on the pads, then took regular solder and a chisel tip iron and ran a bead bridging the 8 pads on one side of the part. I removed the weight and did the same to the other side. I then used solder wick to remove the bridges. There was one pin that wasn't making good contact, but it was pin 16 on the end, so it was easy to touch up. There are three SMD parts for both the Prop and Helix boards. I just have one daughter board, so only one part to do.

    The Xbee Pro comes setup for 9600 baud, so I needed to reconfigure to 57k baud both radios using the configuration tool that Greg put me onto here. Greg told me that he plans to eventually have the software set up to configure the radios rate automatically.

    I'm going to run the Prop in mode 2 only, so I left out the several pieces of the board that allows it to run stand alone.

    After testing the Prop and daughter, I installed them in a YBS enclosure along with 52 SSRs. I plan to use it for the Mega Tree this year. There's room in the box to house 96 SSR, so one day....

    Here are some pics:
    YBS enclosure
    Open enclosure
    Prop Main Board
    Prop Daughter Board
    Bank of 32 SSRs
    Banks 2, 3 and neutral bus

    The Helix will have several improvements over the Prop, but I'll leave that unveiling for Greg.
    Bob
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    Bob,

    Which enclosure is that?

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    Bob
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    I love the smell of solder flux in the morning....smells like Christmas magic...[URL="http://photobucket.com/setup-2008"]Set up Done!![/URL] [URL="http://www.vimeo.com/rlilly/videos"]Showtime!![/URL]
    (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true) Ephesians5:9

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    The Helix, the upgraded Prop 128 v2, is ready for release to the group. I've opened a Group Buy post at: http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...5139#post65139.
    Greg

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