Rave Rover Revision 1 ready to be disassembled to reuse parts!
New frame design for Rave Rover revision 2
Cutting out the new LED Matrix
Main Floor LED Matrix
Stage grid layout in CAD, new stage is only 2" thick, with so many more LEDs, the diffusion height can be much thinner.
Cutting out LED Matrix supports
Got a few to cut!
Starting assembly on the grid.
Assemblying the main matrix
Test fitting the top cover
Another angle of the top cover fitted
Lots of LEDs this year for Rave Rover, 121 modules for the floor alone, which is 363 LEDs total!
Each LED module uses a 4 wire interface. Blue and Red are ground and +12v, while Yellow and Green are the Data and Clock lines to tell the module what color to display.
LED Module Testing - Strings of 11
Air cylinders for lifting the dance stage off the floor this year, and a cut off pressure switch.
Test fitting LED modules
Getting ready to start installing LED modules.
Showing the grid structure of the floor itself, how it interlocks.
7 strings of 11 modules done, about to start wiring the ends together.
Wiring the ends of the strings together.
Some modules didn't stick, so hot glue is in order!
The grid itself
Installing LED modules into the 'wings'
So many LED modules!
Main floor with the actual translucent material on top in full daylight. These modules are SO bright!
Sketchup! Platform layouts for the Aluminum tubing to be welded together.
Aluminum cut and ready for the welder!
Grid completely filled
Color testing all of the LEDs
Rave Rover shirts!
Side supports mounted
Drive train frame
Checking frame fitting
Linear slides mounted!
Adding air cylinders for the stage to raise and lower
Air lines and cylinders
Four cylinders able to lift over 100 lbs at 60 psi
Rails for motor mounts
Testing motor/wheel fitting
Bolting everything together....
Motors Mounted and subwoofer fitting
Testing fitting of pole and batteries
Sparks are cool!
Bottom view so far
Shot of the wheels/motors and cylinders
Electronics board started
We have power, and yes, that's an LCD monitor onboard....
Power on the Rover!