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Snowflake to use with pixel LEDs

by hoangnam Dec 14, 2016
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just a tad to big for my bed

Did you use a custom model in xLights or does it fit one of the standard models. If it's custom do you mind sharing it?

Nevermind. I see that the model is included in the download. Thanks for that.

This looks great, I especially like the animation effects in the video.
Assuming you used an Arduino to control them? is there any chance that you could share your script please?

Thank you. The animation was controlled by xlight sequence software. Therefore I don't have the Arduino code for it. Try the ALA (Arduino light Animation) library.

Your snowflake looks great!

Can you please upload the xlight sequence?

I‘m printing the snowflake and have ordered a teensy and an OctoWS2811- think that should work...

Ah! Of course. I should have realised that.
No problem, I will write some animations to control it with and Arduino, like hI have done with my others.
Having said that, I may also give xLights a try, although, it looks like you have to buy controllers instead of using arduinos for xLights.
Am I correct?
Thank you for replying.

The controller was a esp8266 (nodemcu v2) and flashed it with Espixelstick firmware v3.

Appreciate the details, I'll have a look and may give them a try.

I've ordered a nodemcu v2 from here https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06Y1LZLLY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Hope it's the right one. I don't have anyexperience with these, much less using them for WS2811/12.
I have found this guide http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?43825-ESPixelStick-Flash-Tool
Am I right to follow this?
Do you know of any other sources that will be useful please?
I am hoping to use these boards as controllers for next years Christmas lights using xLights or vixen. Currently all my annimations are stand alone and each one runs it's own Arduino sketch independently from the rest.
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

Yup. That's the tool that I used to flash it

Excellent, thank you.

What is the exact size of the pixel holes? I know they fit the 2811 12mm bullets but as the material isn't flexible I'm curious what size you made it?

I printed 2 in white PLA and they're fine preferable in Petg or Abs

What is the measurement though?

It's in the description