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Cross-post from the Light-O-Rama FaceBook page.  Here is my newest ServoDog project.  I call it 'PT Spotlights' (PT meaning pan/tilt).

 

https://vimeo.com/63974001

 

Testing some DIY moving RGB light heads.

  • Standard metal-gear servos (8x)
  • Light-O-Rama ServoDog controller (1x)
  • Light-O-Rama 16-channel DC controller (1x)
  • Seasonal Entertainment Rainbow Spotlights (4x)
  • 20-AMP eBay Power Supply (overkill, but what I had on-hand)

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Per request I am adding my materials list for this:

 

Major Components:
ServoDog Controller $95.95
LOR 16-ch DC Controller $99.95
Rainbow Spotlights $48.00 ($12 each x 4)
10A Power Supply $19.00
TowerPro MG995 Servo $52.64 ($6.58 each x 8)
Servo Pan/Tilt Brackets $43.36 ($10.84 each x 4)

 

Minor stuff:
2" PVC pipe
2" PVC pipe end fittings (4)
Duplex outlet boxes (4)
4-pin Deans Connectors
4-wire ribbon cable

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Wonderful project, fine job putting all that together. Close to $400 in parts alone.

 

I wanted to do the same thing, but the closest I got was the Quad Scan from American DJ.

Runs each scanner separately from a DMX line and only costs $260.

I have run it from LOR's S3 using their iDMX1000 and some other software.

 

I didn't have the thrill of making my own, though, like you did.

 

If you're going to use these outdoors, are you going to add weatherproofing?

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Yeah, looking for ideas on weatherproofing.  I have spoken with Greg at Seasonal Entertainment and am going to get some blank Rainbow Spotlight boards and populate them with white LED's to see if I can get a more defined spot out of them.  Not sure I need RGB for this application anyway.

 

As for the price, that is the danger of one-off builds like this, you really don't know what the price will be until you get it all together.  I was surprised when I added it all up.

 

(EDIT:  Oh, I just realized that who PondDude is!  Glad you like them!)

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Cross-post from the Light-O-Rama FaceBook page.  Here is my newest ServoDog project.  I call it 'PT Spotlights' (PT meaning pan/tilt).

 

https://vimeo.com/63974001

 

Testing some DIY moving RGB light heads.

  • Standard metal-gear servos (8x)
  • Light-O-Rama ServoDog controller (1x)
  • Light-O-Rama 16-channel DC controller (1x)
  • Seasonal Entertainment Rainbow Spotlights (4x)
  • 20-AMP eBay Power Supply (overkill, but what I had on-hand)

left me speachless (which isn't easy).

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