AJ Guptill from Crosspoint Church in Fredericton, NB, Canada brings us this combo of glowing boxes and blinders for their stage. (Originally posted May 2014)
AJ got the idea from another design on the site called Glow Grid.
He made his glowing boxes different dimensions and out of different material. They used white shelve boards that were 1ft x 8ft.
They used an air nailer to nail on 1×3″ strips of trim to hide the LED strips under. AJ bought the cheapest RGB LED strips he could find on eBay. He bought one 24CH DMX LED decoder to run the 8 panels and two 3CH decoders to run the top and bottom half of their projection screen LED strips.
Then they needed 4 power supplies to run the decoders. They used a combo of some 4CH wire he bought off eBay and some CAT5 cable to hook everything up. The Cat5 was easier to use and tidier in the end.
They switched from their 24X6ft triple wide screen back to a 16:9 (17.7x10ft) format screen. They built the screen out of 2×6 pieces of lumber and 10ft sheets of drywall. Then they crack-filled them and painted it. They use the same three 4,000 lumen NEC NP-2000 projectors (can find them as cheap as $250.00 on eBay) that powered their triple wide screen and built a “stacking” box to stack all three projectors to get an extra bright image out of it since they would be pulling the projectors almost twice as far back as the original set-up.