Bobby Scott from Connection Point Church in Raytown, MO brings us this great LED tape design.
This design was built for their satellite campus. They mounted the LED tape to 1″ furring strips from Menard’s and Home Depot, painted black, to give them some structure so they would be easier to mount to the wall. They were mounted with 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips. Everything was run via Ethernet cable. The DMX decoder connections were punched-down to a 24-port patch-bay, and each element was terminated with an RJ-45 keystone connector. Bobby custom-made each Ethernet cable to lessen the cable mess on stage, but pre-made cables could be used.
Two 30-channel DMX decoders were needed for the stage level elements. These, plus the Ethernet patchbay and the power supply were mounted in a 6U equipment rack to provide a tidy, single unit to set on stage to run the cables from. Each of the upper chevrons were powered by their own separate decoders.
Total expenditure was about $1000, and most of the supplies were purchased from Amazon.