Before I jumped in to invest completely in this whole RGB Pixel Lights display, I decided to research all I could and watch a ton of "How-To" videos on YouTube. How to set up, build, sequence... etc. I could not afford to just jump in and buy everything so I had to slowly save and collect the different items required. Here is the list of what I collected to begin my light journey. [All underlines are links to products or videos]
^There are many different kinds of controllers out there, but I use the SanDevice e682 Controller. You can buy it pre-soldered, assembled, and tested for $189, or as a kit you have to solder yourself for $118. I chose the kit because I figured at some point, I'll have the need to purchase more controllers.
^The beauty of the e682 controller is that it can accommodate up to 16 plug in connections and 12 universes of 170 lights each for a total number of up to 2,040 RGB pixel lights!
^My current show is running on 1 SanDevice e682 Controller! It requires a lot of cable, but it's a fun challenge to only use one controller for 2017.
• Power Supply (Powers the controller and lights... depending on total lights, you will most likely need several of these.) ~$20 each
^The 2017 show is running on 2 of these Power Supplies.