Ready to get into smart pixels?  Light-O-Rama Pixie controllers let you do it with ease.  Watch this video to see a great example of what multiple smart pixel controllers can accomplish.  Focus on the pixel trees and grids on the house.

 

 

Three different smart pixel controllers designed to get the job done.

 

Pixie 4. Four port smart pixel controller. Pixie 8. Eight port smart pixel controller. Pixie 16. 16 port smart pixel controller.
Pixie 4 Pixie 8 Pixie 16

 

Three different smart pixel controllers with either 4, 8 or 16 ports offer an economical, smart pixel controller designed for pixel artifacts like ribbon, bulb or pixel trees. Each port can control up to 100 smart RGB pixels over a standard LOR network. LOR USB adapter to controller connection operating at up to 1Mbits/sec eliminates the need for a LAN.

The Pixie 4/8/16 controllers can be used with older sequences which do not use Enhanced Pixel protocol. It also supports Enhanced Pixel protocol for use with all the latest pixel support capabilities of our ShowTime Software Suite.

Sequences already written for the Cosmic Color Ribbon and Cosmic Color Bulb controllers can be used with this controller by changing the Unit IDs to align with the Pixie 4/8/16.

The controller is assigned one unit ID, which is the base unit ID. This unit ID controls pixel string #1. It responds to successive unit IDs to control pixel strings 2-4, 8 or 16.

Pixel controller pixel ribbon/string connectorThe controller is supplied with screw terminal plugs for each pixel port. The pixels ribbons/strings are connected to these plugs which are then pushed into the connectors on the board. This arrangement simplifies prop storage, assembly and damaged component replacement.

Complete systems are available including a controller, power supply, weatherproof plastic case and multiple ribbons, bulb or pixel strings.

 

  • Up to 100 pixels per port
  • Each pixel’s color and brightness is individually controllable
  • Simple LOR network connectivity; no LAN required. LOR network speeds to 1Mbit
  • Appears in the ShowTime Sequencing Suite software as 4-16 unit IDs with up to 100 pixels/unit ID (300 channels per Unit ID)
  • Supports legacy mode which makes each string behave like a Cosmic Color Ribbon or single string Cosmic Color Bulb. Supports all features of these devices (color effects and macros)
  • Each port individually fused
  • Three inputs for interactive shows
  • Stand alone program storage for independent operation
  • Test button runs red, green and blue down the pixels strings for simple verification of your connections and pixel strings
  • Supports all Light-O-Rama pixel ICs including WS2811 400KHz, WS2811 800KHz, WS2812, WS2801, LDP6803 and SM16716.  More to be added.
  • 5VDC or 12VDC pixels
  • Plug in screw terminal connectors provided for each string

 

Pixie 4

4 SPI ports

Each SPI port handle up to 100 smart pixels

Current:
15 amps maximum
15 amps for ports 1-4

Each SPI port has replaceable ATM 4 amp fuse

Voltage:
5 VDC or 12 VDC

Operating Temperature:
-20 to +140 degrees F

Board dimensions:
4.625″ length x 3.375″ width x 1.0″ height

 

 

 

Pixie 8

8 SPI ports

Each SPI port handle up to 100 smart pixels

Current:
30 amps maximum
15 amps for ports 1-4 and 15 amps for ports 9-16

Each SPI port has replaceable ATM 4 amp fusee

Voltage:
5 VDC or 12 VDC

Operating Temperature:
-30 to +140 degrees F

Board dimensions:
4.5″ length x 3.875″ width x 1.0″ height

 

 

 

Pixie 16

16 SPI ports

Each SPI port handle up to 100 smart pixels

Current:
60 amps maximum
30 amps for ports 1-8 and 30 amps for ports 9-16

Each SPI port has replaceable ATM 4 amp fuse

Voltage:
5 VDC or 12 VDC

Operating Temperature:
-20 to +140 degrees F

Board dimensions:
7.875″ length x 4.75″ width x 1.0″ height

 

 

 

How does it all fit together?

Typical Layout using Pixie 4/8/16 controllers on a high speed LOR data network

1.  The Light-O-Rama ShowTime Sequencing Suite works on your personal computer running Microsoft Windows and allows you to design your own shows.  The ShowTime Sequencing Suite then runs your shows and sends the right commands at the right time to the various control channels.  The ShowTime  Sequencing Suite can even keep music synchronized to the controller commands.

2.  Speakers to play the music accompanying your show are attached to the computer sound card.

3.  Your personal computer communicates to the Light-O-Rama controllers using a device plugged into the computer’s serial or USB communications port.  The blue line shows the standard serial output of the computer (RS-232 or USB) connected to our high-speed adapter that transforms the signal to the native Light-O-Rama network protocol (the purple line) that then connects to our various types of high-speed rated controllers over standard computer network wire.  We recommend Cat 5 LAN cables available from us and off-the-shelf from your local big box store in the computer section.

4.  Light-O-Rama Pixie 4 controller.  4 ports and each port can 100 smart pixels.  External power supply is required.

5.  Light-O-Rama Pixie 8 controller.  8 ports and each port can 100 smart pixels.  External power supply(s) is required.

6.  Light-O-Rama Pixie 16 controller.  16 ports and each port can 100 smart pixels.  External power supply(s) is required.

7.  External power supply based on amount of power required.