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    It's here: http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...put-controller
    Someone already took it and did a remix, but he didn't change it much other than to round a few edges and apply some circles (which i do not think actually saved filament as he suggested).
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    looking at the renard 4 Universe controller Rev A. I was reading, and being new to this I saw that they did not com with Renard/DMX headers and shunt jumpers. I have no ideal what that means. Can some tell me what that is and where I can get is?

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    Default Re: Renard 4 output controller vs pixel extenders

    It's a four output, 16 universe, pixel controller.

    The last universe can optionally be set to drive a chain of Renard boards or to output DMX serial Protocol. The Renard/DMX headers and shunt jumpers configure the serial baud rate to match the Renard boards you're using.

    The Renard/DMX header is a common 2X2 .1 pitch. Below is a 2X20, you cut it down to the size you need.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/40-Pin-Head...cAAOSw-phcwPty

    The shuts are .1 pitch also.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-10x-BLU...4AAOSwj85YPRcM

    The Renard/DMX output pads on the board spacing is nonstandard. I made a pigtail using a short piece of cat5 wire soldered to the pads with a RJ-45 jack on the other end.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Surface-Mou...IAAOSw~jpcXd3o

    -Craig


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    I wanted to run this with my DIY Led Express 6 Port E1.31 Bridge so if I have this right I need to buy the renard 4 Universe controller Rev A then get the Renard/Dmx header and the shuts to set baud rate.Then some thing so I can put the signal in from my bridge. Do you think I can run a pixel tree with this

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    Yes, the 4 output controller will run a pixel tree. It takes in Ethernet E1.31 data in and outputs Pixel data.

    It optionally has one port to output RS-485 for Renard or DMX. It's also kinda unique in that it has an in and out port for the Ethernet E1.31 (daisy chain-able).

    The bridge takes in Ethernet E1.31 and outputs RS-485 for Renard or DMX (not Ethernet).

    The bridge has Pixel Extenders avaiable.. but I'm not sure if they could be configured to run one extender off the 4 output controller's RS-485 port.

    The Ethernet E1.31 can go: -> 4 output controller -> bridge. Or, use a network switch to split the Ethernet E1.31 to the bridge and controller.

    Link to Ron's page and manual.
    https://ronsholidaylights.com/four-output-controller/

    -Craig
    Last edited by Reddy_Kilowatt; 08-29-2019 at 04:44 PM.

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    So I ordered the 4 output controller from Ron and did not get any assembly instruction with it and can't find any. Also it said only need to solder a few through hole components. all the components need to be installed. I have no problem building this controller myself but where do if find the layout for there components.

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    Default Re: Renard 4 output controller vs pixel extenders

    The user guide lists the components to be installed and the location.
    https://ronsholidaylights.com/four-output-controller/
    The picture shows everything in place.
    Phil

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