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April 9, 2010

Strobe Array

at 6:35 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Strobes are an effective way of creating atmosphere. Wizz Engineering designed a huge Strobe Array which used 24 small strobe lights that were controlled using custom DMX stage lighting equipment.

“The Strobe Array is a matrix of 8 x 3 small 10W stroboscopes. Each strobe has a relay soldered into it which forces it to flash, and the relays are controlled independently by a MPLI DMX512 interface. Patterns where selected using a single DMX channel. The Strobe Array needs 2 DMX channels to be controlled: one to select the pattern (a value of 0 is a null pattern) and another channel to set the speed at which the pattern is to be displayed.”

Strobe Array Pattern Demo from Charles Gervais on Vimeo.