12-26-2016, 03:24 AM

Hello,

I would like to build an 6 x 9 array of addressable LED strips (each strip about 1.7 m long so 53 LEDs per strip for a total of 2862 lights). The strips would hang vertically with 7 inch grid spacing together forming a 3D box display. I want to program a variety of effects such as a point of light bouncing around the box or orbiting bodies.

Would it be reasonable to use 5 or 6 AllPixels and Bibliopixel to run this array?

Each row of 6 strips would have 318 LEDs, so each AP could run two rows of 6 strips (636 LEDs) with the last one running just one row of 6 (for a total of 5 APs). Alternatively, I could use 6 APs, each running a column of 9 strips (477 LEDs).

Using LPD8806 strips, what would be my expected refresh rate?

If people have suggestions for a better/simpler way to execute this project, I'm all ears.

Gratefully,

GH

I would like to build an 6 x 9 array of addressable LED strips (each strip about 1.7 m long so 53 LEDs per strip for a total of 2862 lights). The strips would hang vertically with 7 inch grid spacing together forming a 3D box display. I want to program a variety of effects such as a point of light bouncing around the box or orbiting bodies.

Would it be reasonable to use 5 or 6 AllPixels and Bibliopixel to run this array?

Each row of 6 strips would have 318 LEDs, so each AP could run two rows of 6 strips (636 LEDs) with the last one running just one row of 6 (for a total of 5 APs). Alternatively, I could use 6 APs, each running a column of 9 strips (477 LEDs).

Using LPD8806 strips, what would be my expected refresh rate?

If people have suggestions for a better/simpler way to execute this project, I'm all ears.

Gratefully,

GH