One Day Build

DMX512 Data Rate “Limiter”

Final assembly on variboard

The Problem

You get what you pay for. So if you pay squat, you get squat.
In my case, we bought super cheap LED spots to light our small-ish techno parties via DMX512. The money saved went into a pretty neat and modern lighting console. The result is that the cheap LED spots can’t keep up with data rate of the not-so-cheap console. Which causes the LED spots to do exactly … diddly-squat.

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New Toy

The ARM-Cortex SoC Microcontroller from Cypress.

To be precise, I got a prototyping board with that µC. It’s almost weird to call it a microcontroller. But that’s what Cypress calls it, so, whatever.

Big thanks to a good friend of mine who sent it to me.

That’s the thing:

PSoC 4200M-Series Prototyping Kit

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