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on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 in How To

Looking for an awesome way to control your show wirelessly?  Well... wait no longer!


Back in 2008, I came up with an idea to control the light show with a wireless remote control.  After extensive researching, I bought all of the parts then put it togther.


Here's what you need...

  1. Small enclosure or similar one
  2. Remote Control device
  3. Power supply
  4. Antenna
  5. Input header for Show Director or ControllerMini Director's have one onboard.
  6. Cat 5 output connector
  7. BNC Bulk Head


After getting the parts, now it's time for action.


Drill a small hole in the bottom of the enclosure or use the existing holes to run the wire through and another hole on the top to mount the bulk head through.  Next, mount the Glossary Link relay control board inside with velcro.  Take the cat 5 wires and connect them to the relay board terminals using a normally open contact.  I suggest using a standard "Straight Through" wiring schematic. It will make it easier to trouble shoot.  Now, take the laptop power supply and connect the DC power side to the power input of the board.  Mount the power supply on the inside of the enclosure and let the AC cord extend outside. Take the antenna wire and place in the center of the bulk head connector.  Now, screw the antenna on.


Note: I connect all of the Glossary Link ground wire together because they terminate in one place at the Glossary Link director card or Glossary Link controller.  Voltage on the trigger wires should be no more than 5 VDC.


The remote should be programmed to that specific relay board.  Depending on the type of "directing" device you're using, the possibility exists from two-six inputs.


Connect the cat 5 wire to your input device and now you're set.


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DISCLAIMER: this article is for reference purposes only.  Using the information above is at your own risk.


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