MadMapper 30 channel RGB LED strip controller WS2812b

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MadMapper 30 channel RGB LED strip controller WS2812b

Postby montymotz » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:10 pm

Hello Forum,

can I use the following components together with MadMapper?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/30-channel-RGB-L ... Swax5Yz4YF

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CDTE9UC?th=1

Thanks in advance :)
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Re: MadMapper 30 channel RGB LED strip controller WS2812b

Postby broken » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:28 pm

I don't believe the decoder/controller will work with WS2812b strips.

It seems to have 4 outputs for GND, RED, GREEN, BLUE.. where the WS2812b strips have 3 outputs for GND, DATA, 5V connections..

30 channels of DMX is not nearly enough for LED pixels. Each LED on a strip of RGB WS2812b needs 3 DMX channels EACH (1-red, 1-blue, 1-green) - if you have 1m of WS2812b at 60leds/m - that's 90 DMX channels you need just for that 1m of leds.

Depending on how much LED length you require, finding an appropriate decoder/controller will be the biggest challenge. I've opted with an ARTNET solution with 6 universes (3072 DMX channels) to control my LED strips.
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Re: MadMapper 30 channel RGB LED strip controller WS2812b

Postby mad-matt » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:34 am

You controller is not for digital strips. You can look at Advatek Pixelite or Enttec Pixie driver for instance
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