Visualizing DDB

Visualizing DDB

october 2021

1.) send an email to beams@stopsmops.com with the subject depence2

2.) you will receive the link and the password for the protected download

3.) download the DeskDough4depence plugin - unzip the file - execute the installer

Now you are ready visualizing the output of up to 16 Desk Dough® Beam.

If you need some help how to use a Desk Dough® in depence2 follow this link:

how-to-use-a-deskdough

Edison - der Preis

july 2021

we are very proud of our first award in the category technology.

Edison - der Preis
july 2021

we are ready! delivering version 1.0


how to attach the Desk Dough®?

june 2021

with our mounting bracket! options for VESA mount, several metric holes, recesses for cable fixings and a safety.
Desk Dough® goes ESC


Desk Dough® goes ESC

may 2021

Thanks to eleven design - Paul Collison - for using 7 DDBs at the australian contribution for the Eurovision Song Contest this year!

foto by: Jess Gleeson

visualize your creativity!

visualize your creativity!

april 2021

we are happy to announce that we are cooperating with syncronorm so you can use the Desk Dough® Beam in Depence2 for show control and visualization

soundcard and remote session

march 2021

testing some soundcard options for the sound2light input and developing the connection between sound2light and presets

due to restrictions in fact of the pandemic we built a miniature setup for testing the Desk Dough® Beam virtually. A tiny projector (150lm), a bit of haze and some playmobil figures are waiting for you to create some stunning beams.

soundcard and remote session
webinterface


webinterface

february 2021

we are programming the new webinterface (after the first version for the prototypes) with a lot of more functions regarding 

presets

sound2light

damping (motorspeed)

custom gobos

restart and update functions

february 2020

digitalism live concert. big thanks to prefocus for using 8 Desk Dough®Beam

fotos by: Til Wagner
visit prefocus
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fixture profiles

january 2021

after defining the dmx-protocol for the Desk Dough® we are now starting to build the fixture profiles for several lighting desks.

fixture profiles

launch of the website

Xmas presents

Xmas presents

december 2020

we are preparing the first 20 prototypes for giving them to companioned lighting designers in Germany, USA and Australia who supported us during the developing phase

november 2020

Desk Dough®Beam: "The Arena Test"

@Festhalle Frankfurt

Sitebreaker
dmx protocol

dmx protocol

september 2020

working on new functionalities and the dmx-protocol to make it readable as a protocol as of any other lighting fixture but prepared for future aspects.

display and buttons

august 2020

After trying out some display options we decided to ship the Desk Dough® Beam with an ePaper Display. You don't have to label the devices with the current ip-address or start channel on a piece of gaffa - the most important informations remain on the display after you powered-off the device. Even after months (or years, we are figuring that out). By the way it is saving electricity. The display itself is protected with gorilla-glas. 

And we have buttons - for navigating through the menu and giving you a haptic and audible click-feedback. 

display and buttons
july 2020

the company Stops & Mops is founded

its lockable!

may 2020

we have discussed a lot about how we can make the connections lockable and what connectors to use. We decide to build-in a IEC C13 socket instead of a PowerCon. Why? Because you can find a C13-cable all over the world, in every venue (at least at the PC in the office), in the market around the corner or in your hotel room. It is a standard cable you can find everywhere and there is also a lockable version. We tested it!

its lockable!
network

network

april 2020

integrating Art-Net and preparing integration of sACN

Beammachine
BeamMachine


the Desk Dough® Beam

may 2020

with the challenge to build a rock-solid housing with passive cooling we are developing the early prototypes. It is made out of an aluminium block, with cooling fins and a huge display.

Stage
How does a BeamMachine look like?

How does a BeamMachine look like?

march 2020

as small as possible but a maximum performance.

these are the first tiny hardware-components.

but the performance is not satisfactory. 

we have to keep looking.

Sitebreaker

introducing the beam machine to friends

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first steps

november 2019

first tests and programming at the loop light Office.

getting to the bottom of creating beams.

first steps
digital lighting

what is digital lighting?

overcoming mechanical limits 

transforming mechanical showlighting products into the digital world

 

 

OUR Vision

OUR Vision

taking beams to the next level

Our vision is to shape and modify beams with an easy and controllable desk functionality. Set up organic looks as easy as controlling any other fixture and fitted to 
YOUR creative needs. 

At the end of 2019 we started to bring our vision to real life.

foto by: Rocketchris Photography / Rea Garvey NEON Tour 2018