The Electromagnetic Fountain

Control scheme revised

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The time has almost come for ordering the parts for, and construction of the Electromagnetic Fountain. The summer break has put a nervous edge on the project. It has been difficult to contact people and keep the project flow going. The main hick-up (at least at present) has been to decide on how, and with what to light the fountain. The eventual solution is to use LED lights and DMX controllable RGB controllers manufactured by Wibre and sold by an Oslo-based company called Illuminator AS. After many communications with Svein Kjetil at NLI, and a long meeting with petter at Illuminator AS it became obvious that any ambitions to individually control 18 industrial RGB colour changing LED lights was economically impossible. So a new idea evolved during our meeting:

Each manifold with 5 jets should have 5 colour changing 3×1 LED lights.
The central jet should have 3 colour changing 3×1 LED lights.
Each set of lights (3 manifolds sets, 1 central jet set) has its own controller.

If this solution puts too much strain on the budget, then the only solution I can think of is that the number of water jets will have to be reduced. There is no point in having a poorly lit fountain.

Other changes to the scheme:

LANBOX LCX replaced with LANBOX LCE mini DMX controller.
USB connection to mac replaced with ethernet connection
x2 Milford Electronics DMX relay boxes for the soleniod valves of the water jets.

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