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  1. Re: Considering mixing some wireless to reach neighbors

    Here's a new wireless product.... it's a plug-in replacement for the popular XBee radio. This little guy runs on your wireless network, and you can control Renard products at up to 230,400 baud and...
  2. Thread: Renzilla

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    Re: Renzilla Update

    Since this past spring, we've added a few adapters to Renzilla... and now you can connect LED strobes, or dumb RGB strips (12vdc or 5vdc), servos for controlling animatronics and even pixels with the...
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    Re: Large Outdoor Enclosure

    Indeed! I put high voltage caution messages and small locks on all my CG cases, putting it way beyond accidental and into the realm of vandalism if someone were to mess with one.

    But coupled with...
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    Re: Large Outdoor Enclosure

    Another good source is Office Depot or Office Max, or go to Really Useful Boxes Inc - Welcome - Buy Online Now!

    Lots of options and sizes and the boxes are easy to use for this hobby.
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    Re: RENZILLA GROUP BUY IS OPEN

    Since I posted this, we've added some adapters to Renzilla that make it kind of interesting... One is the PX-1 adapter. This allows using smart pixels on the controller. Another is the Servo...
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    Re: Hello from Minnesnowda

    HAH! I have the whole basement to work in... I finished it about 14 years ago and nobody used it so I put all my junk down there and do whatever I want. I'd have even more room if I didn't have to...
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    Re: Large Outdoor Enclosure

    How about a picnic cooler? Not horribly expensive, quite weatherproof, and you can often pick them up for peanuts at garage sales.
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    Re: RENZILLA GROUP BUY IS OPEN

    For those of you who may be on the fence about Renzilla, here are a couple photos of the board with RJ45 adapters plugged in -- one view with the wireless XBee module, another view with the...
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    RENZILLA GROUP BUY IS OPEN

    Announcing the official GROUP BUY for RENZILLA CIRCUIT BOARDS ONLY.

    The group buy will end on May 1st, and is likely the ONLY group buy to be offered on these boards in 2014. Following this group...
  10. Thread: santa hat

    by dirknerkle
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    Re: santa hat

    Actually, HeadBlinker is a battery-powered, wireless 8-channel Renard controller on a 2" square board. In the video, I used only 3 of the available 8 channels to control the 11 RGB leds that I...
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    Re: Hello from Minnesnowda

    One of my goals has always been to find ways to lower the cost for a hobbiest to get into -- and hooked on -- this great hobby. I know Christmas Carolina has a high population of LOR users, and I...
  12. Thread: santa hat

    by dirknerkle
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    Re: santa hat

    Here's a different take on the Santa Hat -- it was fun to make and it was fun to be out in the street greeting people... although it was pretty cold here in Minnesnowda this year so I didn't use it...
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    Hello from Minnesnowda

    It's not much, but I thought I'd share one of our videos from last year...


    https://vimeo.com/82437941
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