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05-18-2012, 11:02 AM
Has anyone used Vixen to control lights and fountains in a water display.
I started with just doing a single spray in the backyard pond,
now I'm getting all Bellagio.
Jumping water jets, lights, agghhhh.
Thought of using the 12 or 24VDC Renard controllers.
I thought there was a thread here a while ago.
Found this
but wondered if any diyc'ers have done anything.

05-18-2012, 12:35 PM
I built a couple of laminar fountains a while ago using RGB LEDs but I wasn't exposed to Vixen at the time.

Here is an amazing website for laminar fountain design: http://laminar.forumotion.com/

And here's a link of some early pictures of mine (no pics post lighting setup though): http://laminar.forumotion.com/t162-ike-s-prototype-project-my-first-laminar-nozzle

05-29-2012, 10:33 AM
Thanks, the laminar fountain is part of the project.
For now, I'm looking to use lawn sprinkler valves to turn on different sprayers.
To start, probably eight, plus 8 lights to fill a Ren16.
Then onto 24 etc.

Greg in Canby
05-29-2012, 10:50 AM
My Wife, in NO uncertain terms forbade me to dig a pool and animate it with water.

I for one think your idea sounds like a ton of fun and very cool. I see no reason why you couldn't use a RENLSD (wired or wireless) or even a mixture of DC and AC SSRs with a wireless simple32 or whatever floats your boat - so to speak.

06-07-2012, 11:40 AM
We have a small pond in the yard, and just wanted to 'animate' it a bit with a fountain.
For now, it's just a 1/2 hp sump pump, a pvc pipe with holes cut into the cap for the spray pattern,
and a few low-voltage landscaping floodlights.
But I can see a pvc pipe arrangement with 8 valves and (at first) 8 light channels.
Doing this all with 12 or 24 volts (except the pump) keeps the power safe.