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    Hi there
    first of all top forum with nice messages.
    I'm trying to find my way in this and that does not really work.
    I am Henk from the Netherlands and since I am so overwhelming with your shows.
    I want to try to make something nice here, since here in NL most gardens are illuminated with string lights and everything is so static.

    first steps arduino with 3 banks relay's and send them with Vixen works well, all just wait for the right relays, so I have the wrong ordered low level instead of high level but this works.

    now I would like a second arduino that will control LED strips by means of transitors and so the color can arrange, stuff on the way.

    I want to use a third arduino to send pixels, I already have some pixel rings but I still have no way to do this, see lots of scripts on the forum trying to install and see that Vixen send data to the arduino mega but output does not want work with me. When I do demo test the ring works fine.
    fastled works fine but comunicate with vixen really does not work.

    someone maybe an idea?
    mega installed in vixen a controller to made serial 1 or 2 led rings configured this linked as rgb.
    when vixen starts the signal begins to cut into the arduino and the output remains off.

    Maybe I read something wrong, hope someone can help me on my way.


    love your shows and this forum

    hoop i can make somting nice hier .

    greatings Henk

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    Default Re: introduce myself and some questions

    Quote Originally Posted by longhenk View Post
    Hi there
    first of all top forum with nice messages.
    I'm trying to find my way in this and that does not really work.
    I am Henk from the Netherlands and since I am so overwhelming with your shows.
    I want to try to make something nice here, since here in NL most gardens are illuminated with string lights and everything is so static.

    first steps arduino with 3 banks relay's and send them with Vixen works well, all just wait for the right relays, so I have the wrong ordered low level instead of high level but this works.

    now I would like a second arduino that will control LED strips by means of transitors and so the color can arrange, stuff on the way.

    I want to use a third arduino to send pixels, I already have some pixel rings but I still have no way to do this, see lots of scripts on the forum trying to install and see that Vixen send data to the arduino mega but output does not want work with me. When I do demo test the ring works fine.
    fastled works fine but comunicate with vixen really does not work.

    someone maybe an idea?
    mega installed in vixen a controller to made serial 1 or 2 led rings configured this linked as rgb.
    when vixen starts the signal begins to cut into the arduino and the output remains off.

    Maybe I read something wrong, hope someone can help me on my way.


    love your shows and this forum

    hoop i can make somting nice hier .

    greatings Henk
    Have you considered joining the Belgian xLights group on Facebook. There are a number of Dutch lighting enthusiasts there. There are also a few other European groups and numerous that are in the xLights main group.

    It may not help with your software but it will help you discuss local issues with sourcing lights and controllers and the like.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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    thanks ill go see if i can find somthing there

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    Most likely you are not setting up the Arduino receive procedure properly. Keep in mind that each pixel uses three channels. You need to set up the color handling to generate three channels per pixel.


    2018 - Moving and going to visit my Daughter in New Zealand. Most likely I will be dark or nearly dark, Some static stuff that is simple to put up.

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    vixen shows 12 leds is 36 chanels of the controler

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    perfect. Please post a screenshot of your patching setup.


    2018 - Moving and going to visit my Daughter in New Zealand. Most likely I will be dark or nearly dark, Some static stuff that is simple to put up.

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    Welcome, there are several members on here that are from the Netherlands, be sure to update your profile w/ a location
    Matt

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    IMG_4234.JPG
    here is the setup

    and also profiel is done thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithsw1111 View Post
    There are a number of Dutch lighting enthusiasts there.
    (changed quote somewhat)


    Just living at the other side of the country....

    Take a look at the espixelstick. To try this out you just need a wemos mini or something like that.

    Leuk om meer Nederlanders te zien hier!
    Errors for fun only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhenk View Post
    IMG_4234.JPG
    here is the setup

    and also profiel is done thanks
    It looks like your color handling is set up properly from a patching point of view (correct number of outputs). Have you verified the filters are set up properly?

    Also, can you post a screen shot of the controller setup?


    2018 - Moving and going to visit my Daughter in New Zealand. Most likely I will be dark or nearly dark, Some static stuff that is simple to put up.

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