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DISCONTINUED: HinksPix 16 - E1.31 to SPI Pixel Controller w/OLED Display - 16 SPI Outputs (Pre-Production)
DISCONTINUED: HinksPix 16 - E1.31 to SPI Pixel Controller w/OLED Display - 16 SPI Outputs (Pre-Production)

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Product Code: 615-PRE1

[Product Description Page]
This Controller has been replaced with the EasyLights Controller:
Hands on overview demo
Configuring the Controller
Product Features

General Information

    • Note that this is a pre-production release controller and is being offered at a lower than normal price.
    • 2 layer, 2oz Copper Power board with current carrying capacity up to 64 Amps
    • 4 layer, 1oz Copper CPU board
    • The HinksPix16 is designed for high density pixel based projects such as pixel matrix panels, pixel MegaTrees and house outlines.
    • Features five push buttons for control of the OLED functions.
    • Four additional LED status lights for monitoring controller power up state and E1.31 data input
    • Input voltage monitor (viewable from OLED and webpage)
    • Temperature monitor (viewable from OLED and webpage)
    • Per output RGB color mapping and String Selection
    • Output resistor bank (for adjustments for select pixels and to reduce short circuit possibility)
    • Two Vertical CAT5 Ethernet Input Jacks for mounting in tight enclosures. This allows for "LOR" style daisy chaining of controllers without the need for an independent network switch.
    • On-Board Wireless – for Setup and Control
    • On-Board, Stand-alone Sequence Player (not currently enabled is this firmware release, additional cost may apply for functionality)
      • On-board SD Card for storage of sequence and audio files
      • On-Board Audio Processor for stand-alone audio output capability
  • Controller Basics
    • Six 32-Bit CPUs provide capability to support up to 96 Universes, Wireless, and Stand-Alone functionality
    • Dimensions - Width: 4.72" inches x Length: 7.87" inches
    • Four Mounting Holes - 1/8" Holes
  • Data Input
    • E1.31 / sCAN (over TCP/IP over Ethernet)
      • Unicast: 96 DMX Universes
      • Multicast: 96 DMX Universes
    • ArtNet (over TCP/IP over Ethernet) - Coming Soon
  • Hardware Data Outputs
    • 16 SPI (pixel) Outputs
      • Each of the 16 SPI output can drive a unique string type
      • Each output can have 1,024 pixels segmented into 9 different configurations (RGB, NULL Pixel, Zig-Zag, etc)
      • Overall - Maximum of 10,880 Pixels or 64 Universes / 32,768 DMX Channels
      • Per Output - Up to 680 pixels / 4 DMX universes (exclusive of power, see chart below)
      • Each output features euro style plugs for easy assembly and removal
      • Each output is clearly marked on both sides of the connector with the output number so it is always easy to find the output.
      • Each output is marked with + / - / Data / Clock order to make assembly easier and error free
    • RS485 Output
      • Overall - Maximum of 512 DMX Channels
      • RS485 port does not "use up" SPI outputs / not shared with SPI outputs
        DMX output utilize an easy push and connect style connector
  • Power Input
    • 64 Amps Normal / (32 Amps per bank / two individual bank inputs)
    • Voltage Range: 5 to 13v DC – Each of the two Banks can be different
    • Two Banks of 8 ports. Each Bank (A or B) can have a different voltage applied
    • Up to 10 AWG wire (we recommend a minimum of 14 AWG for power inputs)
    • Controller is powered by power input on bank A - no separate power connection is required
    • No jumpers are required for voltage input selection
    • Polarity reversal input protection for CPUs and circuitry – NOT Pixel Power
  • Power Output
    • 5 Amps Maximum (fused blade) per output
      • Wattage per output
        • 5 Volts: 25 Watts
        • 12 Volts: 60 Watts
    • See the chart below for recommended maximum pixel counts per output and per controller
  • Software Data Output
    • 16 different protocols supported simultaneously – Each port will support a different protocol
    • Supported pixel protocols:
      • 2811 Family - 3 Wire (All HolidayCoro pixels are 2811)
        • WS2811 / WS2812
        • INK1003
        • TM1803 / TM1804 / TM1809 / TM1812
        • UCS1903 / UCS1909 / UCS1912 / UCS2903 / UCS2909 / UCS2912
      • 2801 Family - 4 Wire
        • WS2801 / WS2803
        • UCS6909 / UCS6912
      • 3001
        • TLS3001 / TLS3002
        • CY3005
      • APA102
      • More Coming.
      • Does not support "GECE"
  • Software Features
    • Firmware setting adjustments - Most settings via OLED interface, all settings via standard web browser on most devices
    • Firmware updates – Auto Download and Install from Internet.
    • Null/Ghost pixels (Any Number – Any Position) - Allows longer runs of data (25+ feet) – per port Segment
    • Reverse DMX addressing (start DMX addressing at end of string instead of at start) – per port Segment
    • Zig-Zag / Matrix Addressing – per port Segment
    • Color Order (RGB, BGR,GRB, etc) - – per port Segment
    • Brightness control – 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 15, 10 percent – per port Segment
    • Gamma control – 1, 2, 3. 4 – per port Segment
    • Each port has Test / Sample Pattern via a Web browser
    • Built-in temperature monitor can display board temperature and can shut down controller output when user selectable temperature is reached to prevent possible over-heating situations
    • Displays input voltage on webpage and OLED to aid in diagnosing problems and to ensure adequate power is provided to lights.
    • 32 Universes will support direct updates from 25 millisecond timed sequences
    • 64 Universes will support direct updates from 50 millisecond timed sequences
    • 96 Universes will support direct updates from 100 millisecond timed sequences
  • Warranty
    • Manufacturer Defects - 6 Months – for Pre-Production boards
    • Firmware - Free updates for life of unit
    • Warranty excludes any end-user induced or environmental damage (moisture, shorts, incorrect setup and other)
  • Support
    • Customers will have the ability to submit questions using our standard ticking support system or customers may call our dedicated HinkPix 16 support line for direct support from the developer
  • Physical
    • Operating Temperatures - Negative 40f (-40c) to 158f (+70c)
  • County of Origin / Assembly
    • China (from globally sourced components)

This controller is able to directly run, without and with power injection the following combinations of pixel lights:

Without Power Injection
100% Controller Duty Cycle
(100% Full White Output / May require one power supply per bank)
60 Amp input

With Power Injection
(@ 100% Full White Output)

Per Output

Per Controller

Maximum Per Output

Maximum Per Controller

30LED/10IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters
(with pre-attached waterproof connections)





30LED/30IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters





48LED/16IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters





60LED/20IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters





60LED/60IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters





8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 5v

83 Nodes

1,328 Nodes

320 Nodes

5,540 Nodes

8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 12v

111 Nodes

1,776 Nodes

320 Nodes

5,540 Nodes

Rectangle or Square Pixel Modules - 12v

78 Modules

1,248 Modules

320 Modules

5,540 Modules

Brilliant Bulb (single bulb)



320 Bulbs

5,540 Bulbs

NOTES: The above maximum recommendations can vary based on a variety of factors including - voltage, wire gauge, distance between pixels, temperature, color of light output, controller duty cycle, customer expectations of color rendering and other factors.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Amazing Product and UI April 26, 2017
Reviewer: Dylan Nicholas from NH United States  
What the HinksPix offers is untouchable at any similar price point. The UI and the features is simple clear and the best.  Thank you for the amazing product.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A+++ Vendor April 18, 2017
Reviewer: Patrtick Hall from Simi Valley, CA United States  
Extremely fast delivery of a quality product.  It will be a month or so before I am able to wire and test but I have no doubt that it will all be A-OK ! The documentation on the controller is excellent so I know I will not run into any issues.
Thank You so much for stocking this fine controller.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 hinkspix 16 pixel controller April 3, 2017
Reviewer: Charles Jarvis from Columbus, OH United States  
I ordered the new HinksPix controller , it was received on time a it is now operating as expected, after a software bug ( this is a BETA verson). I'm very happy with the chouce. Thanks  Charlie J.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 HinksPix 16-E1-31 to SPI pixel controller w/ oled March 21, 2017
Reviewer: Charles Jarvis from Columbus, OH United States  
I received the controller within the time noted from the shipper. I had no trouble connecting power or data to the unit. I also knew that this is a beta unit their would be possible issues.  I contacted Hoilday Coro and was directed to Joe which was able to solve my problems , which there two. One was mine and the other was a software issue. Again all problems was solved and the controller is working very well. Joe has not yet released all the functioning software, but is in progress. In all of this I am happy with the controller it operates quite well. I have been testing in my basement for couple of weeks not with all the lights connected and no glitches.

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Hinkspix 16 February 22, 2017
Reviewer: Vinc from France  
Card to the top not disappointed with the investment, the possibilities are huge and the promise up to be good, SAV is it perfect

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