***Update Spring 2015… These have been disassembled and rebuilt using RGB bullet pixel nodes. See new video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCrtGR… Using 1/2″ PVC cut to 22″ and connecting 2 “T” connectors together with a bolt, I made the spinner. Each leg on the spinner has 5 pixels (RGB Pixel strips), with a total of 40 pixels. […]
This is what I used to make my pixel spinners for my 2013 display. Still some assembly work to do after the video was shot. Items used Pixel strip (in silicon sleeve) with 30 RGB’s per meter, 5 meter roll 12V WS2811… Used 1 roll per spinner., I cut a the strips into sections of […]
Rebuilding and replacing my original pixel strip spinners for 2015. These spinners will have 12 pixels per leg. The old spinners had 5 pixels on each leg. This should provide a much more dense look to the spinner while giving me more control over the element. Total assembly time was around 3 hours from start-to-finish, […]
Building a GE Color Effects Pixel spinner using PVC pipe. Total of 64 pixels make up this spinner. So far I’m pretty happy with the results. At the end of the video is a demo with music to show how it looks in action.
Here is another video on how to build a pixel spinner. If you have visited the display you’ll know that the spinners have been used for many years in the Leechburg Lights display. There are 96 individually addressable pixel “bulbs” on the spinner. The previous model had only 40. This latest upgrade and should prove […]