Stage Designs

Jagged LED Cross

Anthony Eden from The Salvation Army – NSW/ACT Combined Youth in Sydney, Australia brings us this fun use of LED pixel tape.

From Anthony: We recently ran a series of Youth & Young Adult Events for The Salvation Army around NSW & ACT. For these events, I designed a cross based around LED Pixel Tubes.

We used 15x 1m pixel tubes for the cross, cable tied to a simple MDF timber backing. The MDF allowed the cross to be assembled off site, while also keeping the weight down. This cross was taken to multiple venues, so it was important to come up with a simple & robust design.

To complement the cross, we also dropped a further 20 Pixel Tubes at random heights across the back curtain – creating a staggered effect. At various times, we simplified the looks to just focus on the cross.

The tubes were sourced from Alibaba, along with DMX/SPI decoders and cabling. I sourced 12V 72W power supplies locally, and wired these up to work with the tubes.

Control was via the sACN output in Resolume Arena 6, to sACN Nodes on stage. This allowed us to use pre-existing video content & textures – and map this across the tubes.

Further details about how I wired up the tubes are on my website: https://mediarealm.com.au/articles/led-rgb-pixel-tape-tubes-guide/

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