Archive for March, 2009

Ethernet DMX

March 25th, 2009 15 comments

Last week I recieved the Arduino Ethernet Shield –
There were all ready complete examples provided, so it was very easy to get started.
Then I thought it would be nice to have a Ethernet DMX Controller, so i could type the IP-Adress of the Ethernet Shield in explorer, and from there control my movinghead (Stairville MV250H). 

Then I found this page showing how to use an MAX485 and the Arduino as a DMX interface –
I tried it, and it worked 🙂 – And the Arduino could communicate with my movinghead.

Then I combined the Ethernet example and the DMX example, to make a HTML Page where i could click on different buttons to change the DMX values that would be sent to my movinghead.
Try it out yourself… You need a MAX485, follow the link above on how to connect it to the Arduino. Just use pin 3 instead of pin 11, as the Ethernet shield uses Pin 9 to 13!

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