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DIY Ethernet E1.31 Controllers?

While the ESPixelStick based controllers are great sometimes you want (or need) a wired Ethernet connection. One of the Xmas lighting site members (Barnabybear) has written code for a great range of controllers using an Arduino Nano, ENC28J60 Ethernet shield and a RS485 module. You will not find a cheaper wired solution that these. You can find more information on various postings on the DIYCHRISTMAS.ORG site. Here is a summary of his projects:

Cabled E1.31 to 16 on/off outputs, test firmware and parts:
https://diychristmas.org/vb5/showthr…ll=1#post91147

Cabled E1.31 to WS2811 pixel:
https://diychristmas.org/vb5/showthr…ll=1#post91536

Cabled E1.31 to 4 outputs WS2811 pixel hardware:
https://diychristmas.org/vb5/showthr…ll=1#post95062

Cabled E1.31 to DMX:
https://diychristmas.org/vb5/showthr…ll=1#post91537

Cabled E1.31 to TLS3001:
https://diychristmas.org/vb5/showthr…l=1#post100881

All firmware variants and set up code as .HEX files.
https://diychristmas.org/vb5/showthr…ll=1#post97088

The above board is a the single output WS2811 pixel controller. As you can see there are not many parts required. It uses a inexpensive RS-485 module as a invertor driver for the pixel data line as the NANO outputs negative logic (so it needs to be inverted). 

Updated Site

Well sort of updated…

I moved to a new hosting provider and ended up re-building the site from scratch…

it`s pretty much identical to the old site but I cleaned up a fair bit of behind the scenes stuff..

I have added a new page for a Pixel Goggle kit I have made up for members of my local Makerspace. You can find more information here.

Hi

 

I’m a hobbyist…

I like to build things…

Mostly electronic things that have lights, motors and sometimes sounds. My intent is to post information on the various projects that I done. My hope that others may find the information interesting and possibly useful.

For the projects I do post about, I will try to include as much information as possible as I have always appreciated that when I have searched for ideas on things that I want to make.

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