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DMX512

DMX512 (Digital Multiplex) is a standard for digital communication networks that are commonly used to control stage lighting and effects. It was originally intended as a standardized method for controlling light dimmers, which, prior to DMX512, had employed various incompatible proprietary protocols. It soon became the primary method for linking controllers (such as a lighting console) to dimmers and special effects devices such as fog machines and intelligent lights. DMX has also expanded to uses in non-theatrical interior and architectural lighting, at scales ranging from strings of Christmas lights to electronic billboards. DMX can now be used to control almost anything, reflecting its popularity in theaters and venues. DMX512 employs EIA-485 differential signaling at its physical layer, in conjunction with a variable-size, packet-based communication protocol. It is unidirectional.

Control a LED Spotlight set-up with an Arduino via DMX

“The task was to control a lighting system with an Arduino via DMX. The task was to control a lighting system with an Arduino via DMX. In the trade there are already adapters from PC to DMX but so far …

DMX RGB Mixer for Lights

“Five channels circuit to control Red, Green, Blue, Brightness and Strobo of your LED lamps in an handy box! In these days a complete and rich lights control DMX console is available to buy at shops for a few tens …

DMX Animatronic Robot

“This project describes the development of a fully functional animatronic prototype. It is implemented from scratch and it aims to be a guide for the development of future more complex animatronic robots. The system is based on an Arduino microcontroller …

Build a DMX FeatherWing to Control Lights with a Feather M0

“This project uses an Adafruit Feather M0 Basic Proto board to control a group of Color Kinetics or other RGB light fixtures using the DMX-512 protocol. We’ll build a DMX-512 interface FeatherWing then connect it to the …

Mover3D: the 3D Printed, DMX Controlled, Desktop Moving Light

“This is Mover3D. A 3D printed moving light using the industry standard DMX-512 communication protocol for lighting control. Thus, it can plug in to any standard lighting control console, creating the ultimate lighting desk toy. Mover3D features full RGBW …

Two Wire (DMX) Interface With Screen and Buttons

“DMX is a protocol used to control stage lighting fixtures and special effects. Each device has it’s own channel(s) which it responds to. This channel is user selectable by a DIP switch or a display with buttons. There …

Introduction to DMX

“Introduction In this tutorial, we’ll cover DMX512 (Digital Multiplex with 512 pieces of information). Originally intended as a way to standardize communication among lighting dimmers, DMX512 has been adapted to control a variety of stage lighting and effects such …