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Can CQC be used for controlling theatrical lighting and special effects
#21
Are you looking for just on/off or more?

i'm about to order some of the RGB LED strip lights and a controller which will pulse it in time with the music for the holidays. Damn cheap.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishl..._list_o_6?

list of the various bits I'm likely to buy.
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#22
More, full DMX control, like Hue but outside. Although, looking at the price of what you linked along with this wifi controller, price is way better, hmmm... Maybe this could be controlled somehow by CQC (or the Android app via Tasker / AutoInput)
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#23
batwater Wrote:More, full DMX control, like Hue but outside. Although, looking at the price of what you linked along with this wifi controller, price is way better, hmmm... Maybe this could be controlled somehow by CQC (or the Android app via Tasker / AutoInput)

Heck at that price I might buy both controllers and the lights, and just play around.
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#24
Answered my own question, did a google search (Thanks Amazon reviewers) for rgb UFO protocol, boom, lots-o-stuff...
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#25
IVB Wrote:Heck at that price I might buy both controllers and the lights, and just play around.

That's what I was thinking... Not clear about power supply for the WiFi controllers or the difference between the 4 and 5 channel controller (other than +1 channel) 4 channel does indicate the need for a power amplifier if wattage exceeded. Details!
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#26
This SUPERNIGHT 16.4ft RGBWW LED Strip Flexible Light Kit , 5050 300led Waterproof IP67 RGBWW LED Lighting + 40Key IR Remote Controller +12V 5A Power Supply - White Roll Strip , the 4 channel WiFI controller (still have to figure out the power thing, this one handles up to 8amps at 12v it looks like) and a 5 conductor ribbon cable extension looks like a starting place for me. Just bought deck furniture so toys will have to wait until next month...
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#27
Any success on this. I have just put on a small garden and I want to use RGB lights to light it up and I only have power there. A WiFi RGB controller is ideal but I want it controllable by CQC.

Is the UFO controller the way to go?
Mykel Koblenz
Illawarra Smart Home
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#28
At one point I was looking at this as well, I found this (similar to bat's post) and was considering reverse engineering it for CQC, not sure it is possible.

http://www.torchstar.us/catalogsearch/re...q=wifi+hub
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#29
Its always a gamble when you have to reverse engineer something like this. They can be overly complicated for simple control (take the WiFi power point switches - way too complicated just to toggle a discrete value).

I know of others that have a documented protocol but they are just way too expensive to justify for simple little installs.
Mykel Koblenz
Illawarra Smart Home
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#30
Enttec makes some good stuff that you might look into. I used some of their pixel tape in a piano bar I worked on a few years back. Pricey, but actual theatrical stuff.

http://www.enttec.com/

I also used this board to control some small led dots in the ceiling to emulate stars over the dance floor.

http://www.sandevices.com/E681info.html

Xlights/nutcracker is some software for controlling dmx that you might get some info out of.

http://xlights.org/
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