jerry72

Matrix: Strip or node

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SO looking at building a matrix this year,24x50 roughly 48"x96". I know i can use either pixel nodes or 300/20 strip. Just wondering what looks better on a matrix, the strips or pixels? Video or pics would be good to show the difference. 

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6 hours ago, jerry72 said:

SO looking at building a matrix this year,24x50 roughly 48"x96". I know i can use either pixel nodes or 300/20 strip. Just wondering what looks better on a matrix, the strips or pixels? Video or pics would be good to show the difference. 

Jerry, I purchased the $75 matrix panel that Holiday Sequences produces. It is a heavy gauge of plastic. It will accept either but I will be using nodes as soon as I get my frame built. I don't think I could have beat the $75 building it myself. Also the nodes I got from China fit very snug in the 12mm holes.

One of the best items (prop wise) I have purchased. Go over to their web site. That custom sequence of yours will be graet on it.

JR

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SO looking at building a matrix this year,24x50 roughly 48"x96". I know i can use either pixel nodes or 300/20 strip. Just wondering what looks better on a matrix, the strips or pixels? Video or pics would be good to show the difference. 

Hi Jerry;

If you take a look at what I posted here: Pixel String Question(s)

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=50592&share_tid=42995&url=http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/42995-Pixel-String-Question%28s%29&share_type=t

You can see my 24x48 pixelnode matrix.

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Mike


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20 minutes ago, whitebuck said:


Hi Jerry;

If you take a look at what I posted here: Pixel String Question(s)

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=50592&share_tid=42995&url=http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/42995-Pixel-String-Question%28s%29&share_type=t

You can see my 24x48 pixelnode matrix.

Thanks
Mike


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Mike do you mind opening the post you are referring to and copy that link? The link you pasted just goes to the entire forum page.

Thank you

JR

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Mike do you mind opening the post you are referring to and copy that link? The link you pasted just goes to the entire forum page.
Thank you
JR

Sure,

Here is my video post:

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=50592&share_tid=42995&url=http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/42995-Pixel-String-Question%28s%29&share_type=t


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From what I am seeing pixels are prefered. I can have a custom matrix made with 1.875" spacing so get a good look.

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From what I am seeing pixels are prefered. I can have a custom matrix made with 1.875" spacing so get a good look.


I see the value of both, but I was able to pick up off spec pixnode net and it worked for me. Strips have been on my radar, but clearly aligning then was something that needs some work.




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2 hours ago, whitebuck said:

That takes us right back to the same thing.

This is exactly why I don't use taptalk.

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My larger matrix is 84x42 with 1.125" spacing utilizing Boscoyo Monster Matrix.  

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That takes us right back to the same thing.
This is exactly why I don't use taptalk.



Oh, ok, didn't think about that being an issue.


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Here are the videos:







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30 minutes ago, whitebuck said:

Here are the videos:
 

 

 

 




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I am impartial to the Army and the God Bless the USA!!! Did you build the sequence?

JR

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I am impartial to the Army and the God Bless the USA!!! Did you build the sequence?
JR


I bought the 16 ccr sequence from Brian B. and then spent hours converting it to my matrix. I have Version #2 Ideas in mind after I add a few more songs.


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I bought the 16 ccr sequence from Brian B. and then spent hours converting it to my matrix. I have Version #2 Ideas in mind after I add a few more songs.


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The remainder of the house I did on my own to go with the matrix.


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Nice. I am having boscoyo build mine out of a single piece of material. I figured 1.875 spacing would be good. 

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Nice. I am having boscoyo build mine out of a single piece of material. I figured 1.875 spacing would be good. 



If you don't mind, I'd like to know your experience with that and what it costs, if you would please share. Feel free to pm me.


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I built mine out of Nodes using Holiday Coro's Pixel Net I got on sale a while back.  If your going to have the matrix closer to the viewers, a closer spacing of the nodes will make it look better, but if it's from a distance, you can make them a little further apart.  Mine is a 126 X 63 Pixel Node 3" on center.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIQmFemP5tM

 

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1 hour ago, Little_b said:

I built mine out of Nodes using Holiday Coro's Pixel Net I got on sale a while back.  If your going to have the matrix closer to the viewers, a closer spacing of the nodes will make it look better, but if it's from a distance, you can make them a little further apart.  Mine is a 126 X 63 Pixel Node 3" on center.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIQmFemP5tM

 

Your matrix looks nice what's the size in feet 

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I built mine out of Nodes using Holiday Coro's Pixel Net I got on sale a while back.  If your going to have the matrix closer to the viewers, a closer spacing of the nodes will make it look better, but if it's from a distance, you can make them a little further apart.  Mine is a 126 X 63 Pixel Node 3" on center.

 

Very Nice!


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3 hours ago, Dennis Laff said:

Your matrix looks nice what's the size in feet 

It's about 16' x 32'

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10 hours ago, whitebuck said:

 


I bought the 16 ccr sequence from Brian B. and then spent hours converting it to my matrix. I have Version #2 Ideas in mind after I add a few more songs.


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Those look very nice with a 2" spacing. I feel better about mine being a 1.876 spacing. Holiday Sequences has the God Bless the USA medley for Matrix that i am gonna get.

http://www.holidaysequences.com/13-Ribbon-Matrix-God-Bless-The-USA-p/matp-gbusa.htm

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