Large led strip project

by Aryxo on Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:08 pm

Hello,
first please excuse my approximate English
I want to drive above 48 meters of rgb led strips, three strips of 16 meters in paralell. Actually, I really have to control only 16 meters but i want to put three pieces side by side.
I have a lot of questions, first what should i use to drive those 1536 Leds? Unforntunately i don't think an Arduino Uno will be enough :wink: Maybe a "biggest" arduino? or a raspberry pi?
Then, what alimentation needed? Would this be a problem for the strips to be connected with so others strips? Thanks!!
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Re: Large led strip project

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:07 am

Running three strips in parallel with the same pattern should not be a problem. A Due or a Raspberry Pi should have the cpu power & memory for 16 meters worth of pixels. You will need a lot of power though. Probably 75A or so - depending on what kinds of patterns you will be running. You will want to feed power at multiple points on the strips. Every couple meters or so should be sufficient.
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Re: Large led strip project

by Aryxo on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:31 pm

Thank you! I will post again when the project will be more advanced
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