Arduino DMX controller


This Arduino powered DMX controller came along at just the right time. We had shown you a project earlier that involved the DMX system and several commenters remarked on the price to get into DMX hardware. If you happen to have an Arduino around, you can build a DMX controller. He found a schematic for a DMX driver, and built some custom code to control it all. You can download his code on the project site.


  1. jai says:

    But where are all the DIY DMX receivers?

  2. SSP says:

    And to think that I didn’t know what I was doing this weekend.

  3. Dielectric says:


    Here’s one:

    and some background info:

    Hey, it doesn’t use an Arduino, imagine that!

  4. neat hack…

    though when you drop a term like “DMX” the least you can do is link it to an appropriate wikipedia article so people know what you’re talking about.


  5. Jesbus says:

    Or people can learn to use fucking google.

  6. Nick says:

    For dmx recievers, has a selection, and under resources has the libraries for reception and transmission for AVR micros. Found them when doing a similar thing.

  7. AS says:

    Jesbus, I (and by extension, everyone) will only google things they find interesting. To do a writeup with no link explaining what the hell it’s on about is bad form – it will get less reads.

    For proof, see the number of comments.

  8. Jon Williams says:

    DMX is fun and pretty easy to implement. For those who are interested in the Propeller microcontroller my November column (“The Spin Zone”) in Nuts & Volts magazine details building a DMX RX/TX board for the Propeller Platform (also my design, available from Gadget Gangster).

  9. incognito53 says:

    i just used “fucking google” and searching DMX came back exactly what I thought was going to come back. a rapper. granted, now that i know what it is from that wikipedia article i can better understand it, but not everyone knows what to search for in “fucking google”

  10. Jon Williams says:

    Technically, it’s called DMX512-A — here’s a couple useful links:

  11. error404 says:

    The actual article is here:

    Please hAd, don’t get into the habit of crosslinking into the blogosphere and just link the real post.

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