@AJ yeah, i guess you could say all of us have done that in the last couple years. You kind of have to be able to work with both types of people in this field. Its really just about keeping it simple and making sure everyone's on the same page. If there's enough money for everyone on the project that def helps. I'd say were relatively happy lol!
@Anonymous - we're in the middle of a Hack CHhat on LED Art. Perhaps someone can help you when we're done in about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, enjoy the chat!
Great being here I gotta Go. Thank you all So much!
@Jake Lampack Very true. I do like how it gives you immediate feedback, though. That's a lot harder with direct coding.
would like some assistance whenever anyone can offer XD
@AJ if you're trying to do addressable LED stuff, and loop in other fun things, I'd probably start with a Raspberry Pi and the neopixel library
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@Aaron Oppenheimer Thank you!!!
adafruit has some great tutorials on this stuff, i would just pick one you like and follow it to a T. then maybe do another 1 or 2, then try your own project
Oh, one questions about large-scale wiring for a custom installation project. Are there languages/formats/etc. for doing wiring diagrams that everyone would understand or is it just a wild west?
@AJ I can second Adafruit as an amazing resource for beginning with LEDs. I'm a software engineer who didn't know a single thing about electricity when I started, and Adafruit got me over the hump.
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@Aaron Oppenheimer @Soma Holiday Thanks! Yeah, I think my problem is that I thought I need ed my own projects from the get-go, and that just set me up for failure before I even began.
I'm thinking about all the low-voltage DC wiring, plus power injection wiring, plus power supplies, etc.
Question about floura, any plans to add light bands that are beneficial to plant growth. Not something like a full on grow light but a light that stimulates growth of house plants?
I will definitely check those out!
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@AJ Adafruit has a lot of tutorials on specific project ideas that can be very inspiring and educational
@sander that looks awesome. love that the phone looks like its hovering. nice mobile app integration too!
When talking about addressing, is there a common spec/protocol? Is it a single network, or multiple networks are used? I can only imagine what would take to control instalations in the 100k+ LEDs, like the tree
@AJ thanks :-)
@Soma Holiday Well, now I know what my weekend is gonna look like. Thanks!
@CopperJockey Light frequencies good for growth of plants depends very much on the plant! And they're still researching it, too. Used to work in a research greenhouse doing automation. Pretty interesting stuff, but a deep well to dive into.
@sander How did you develop the phone app?
@CopperJockey we don't have...
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