The Next Generation in Holiday Lighting Controllers and Accessories
Our goal is to further the hobby!
Welcome to the Renard Plus website where you will find information on the next generation of Renard controllers and accessories. Here you will find all the information you need in selecting, building, and using our boards. We will also provide comprehensive documentation. So come back often.
The Renard Plus Series is a PIC microcontroller based Christmas light controllers with 8, 16, 24, or 32 channels that connect to AC SSR's, DC SSR's, LED strips, or DC Floods. The board design are based on the PIC-based 8-port dimmer concept originally developed by Phil Short.
We will provide support for questions, ideas, build assistance through the DIY Christmas forum. Here you can ask any questions, use what information you need and leave the rest. We are real down to earth here and don't get excited about much of anything except holiday lighting projects.
Mac designed his first controller, the Simple Renard 32 back in 2011 and showed
it off at the 1st Oregon Mini. This is what it looked like:
This board was designed small to take advantage of getting a low cost prototype board and as you see we have come a long way in the past couple of years. We are not a company or a business, just a bunch of guys trying to enhance and further the hobby by providing low cost easy to build controllers and accessories.
The Renard Plus Series of controllers and accessories have been designed to take advantage of newer PIC technologies and simplify board construction and use.
Last update: 09/19/2014, 09:42:00
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