Category Archives: Lighting Technology

DMX Wiring Over Cat5 or Cat6 Cable

I did not know there was a “standard” way to wire a DMX on cat5 cable.  This is from Pathway Connectivity Solutions. http://www.pathwayconnect.com/images/stories/wiring/Pathway-DMX-Wiring-Guidev2.pdf

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ComClone (part 2) – shop built intercom interface

        Previously I described how I used Richard Crowley’s Comclone, to build two of my own shop built intercom.  For details about the project, see our blog posting Comclone – shop built intercom interface Now to build … Continue reading

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Altman 360W Lamp Base End Cap w/Socket

I’m always forgetting the orientation of the lamp socket platform relative to the fixture end cap (base) when replacing the lamp socket.  So this photo is a reminder.

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Comclone – shop built intercom interface

Another project we have been working on here at WindWorks Design is building our own production intercom interface.  Clear Com, Production Intercom, and Telex all use the same standard, and each requires a headset (earpiece & microphone) as well as … Continue reading

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Common “pipe” dimensions for audio/lights

Quick facts around common pipe and thread dimensions for lights and sound: Microphone stand threads:  5/8″ – 27 thread Camera tripod sockets: 1/4″ – 20 Theater batten/pipe:  1.5″  Schedule 40 Black Iron pipe Lighting C-Clamp yoke bolt: 1/2″ – 13 … Continue reading

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Training Power Cords to be Nice Coiled Loops

Training power cords to behave and stay in nice coiled loops is easy.  Elongated and kinked cables are the downside of buying them sold in hanks. And trying to coil them ends up in bizarre tri-cornered loops.  But warm them … Continue reading

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Lighting Class Project – Jeremy Dominik

A note from our friend Jeremy Dominik: Thought you would enjoy one of my class projects from grad school. The moving light programming class I’m in once a year puts on a show called BAMM, which is basically an excuse … Continue reading

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No flipping the road case – no kidding!

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Sleep No More – theatre review

“Sleep No More” is by far unlike any other theatre production I’ve ever witnessed.  One of the most memorable theatre experiences ever. This past August, my wife and I were able to see this show during our annual New York … Continue reading

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DMX for Arduino

Over the past few months, we have been exploring programming our own DMX devices using Arduino.  If you are unfamiliar with Arduino, it is a very easy to program microcomputer board designed for prototyping and one-off projects.  It is popular … Continue reading

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