I am interested in getting the LightCommander for experiments in the lab, but I haven't yet understood what's involved in driving it. Can the USB port, for example, be driven directly by something other than the PC and dev software that seems to be the advised approach? Can the DLP and LED boards be driven directly from some other source? Are these interfaces open and documented?
Argonne National Laboratory
Our X3-PM55 (which uses the same DLP5500 chipset found in the LightCommander) can be controlled via USB or IIC. We use a command structure whereby specific commands can be directed at various functional elements of the board (pattern generator, DLP5500, etc.). You can get some further details here.
I'm interested to know what kind of light-source/driver mechanism you want. The DLP5500 uses a specific control bus structure that communicates to a 3-color LED ballast. We support that as well as a more conventional PWM style interface.
- Adam Kuzman
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