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Moncha.go 2 – Easy To Use Ethernet Laser Show Controller

Moncha.go2 is Etherner/Art-Net/stand-alone laser show controller (also called DAC = Digital to Analog Converter). It’s a new modern version of popular Moncha.go 1 (also know as “Lego”).

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Moncha.go 2

 

 

What’s new?

Moncha.go 2 is basically a box version of Moncha.lite 2. Thanks to higher performance, you’ll gain following benefits when upgrading:

  • Maximal scan-rate up to 100.000 pps
  • Perfectly fluent laser show output – stable 50 or more FPS (Frames per Second)
  • Higher performance over Wi-Fi networks (real time lossless data compression)
  • Art-Net control
  • Web configuration
  • Standard ILDA output
  • No more Lego

Why do we decided to not use Lego-version anymore? It’s simple – the aluminum is more reliable and though. The Lego version was fun and we still think it was a good idea – it’s just causing the clients to think it’s “not-professional” enough (although that’s not true).

How to setup Moncha.go 2?

The Moncha.go 2 uses a new way of configurating your laser show controller using web configuration tool integrated inside. It allows you to set all the important laser drawing parameters like size, brightness or position. Here you can check, how it works using Apple iPhone (or any iOS or Android device):

 

When to choose Moncha.go 2?

In case you don’t really need DMX512 to control your lasers, Moncha.go 2 is a great option. It contains all the features of more-powerful sister Moncha.box 2, but it’s smaller and generally more cute 😁. If you still want to control lasers using DMX, you can use Art-Net, which is also supported in Moncha.go 2. Also if you are hobby-laserist using one or two laser outputs, Moncha.go 2 is good-enough.

Generally our recommendations when to use Moncha.go 2:

  • You don’t need DMX512.
  • You don’t need professional PowerCon connectors to power up the device.
  • You don’t want to integrate laser show controller inside laser system.
  • You don’t need practical buttons to switch between the animations from SD-card.
Moncha.go 2 top view

Moncha.go 2 is all you need to create professional laser shows. You can use with our software Moncha, Fiesta for Windows or Fiesta for Mac. The performance in a lot better comparing to older Moncha.go 1, while the price is the same. “More music – for the same amount of money” 😉.

5 thoughts on “Moncha.go 2 – Easy To Use Ethernet Laser Show Controller”

  1. When will you have a version of moncha for iOS? Something basic, which allows scrolling text and simple basic show creation for people who aren’t doing huge complex shows and don’t want to lug a laptop around when they travel. ArtNet Guru is too limited, with no way to do anything other than preset text and shows. Ideally, all you’d need to travel with is: laser, moncha.go2, wifi modem and iPhone/iPad. Please please consider it! Thanks.

    1. Michal Pokluda

      Unfortunately that won’t happen so soon. The reason is, Moncha is developed on Windows technologies (C#/WinForms/DirectX/…), which can’t be transferred to Mac OS / iOS easily.

      We’ve considered some remote control software for iOS, but the problem is, it’s quite complicated to actually start using it. You need some local Wi-Fi network, which should be ideally connected to Internet (otherwise iPhone has some problems connecting to Wi-Fi without Internet).

      What you can use with Moncha.go 1 is our Art-Net Guru application available for iOS. But it’s just to switch the animations stored on SD card.

      1. Sure. Older code wouldn’t be easy. Maybe a very lightweight version of Fiesta? That might be easier to port, especially if you are coding it for M1 native? Something to consider. Thanks!

        1. Michal Pokluda

          Well the question for us is also – is there a market? Unless it’s home user, nobody will use mobile to perform real laser show now. I know it sounds sexy, but the Wi-Fi connection is not reliable enough to provide – 1) safety, 2) performance. Don’t forget, laser shows should be performed with the safety in mind. Mobile doesn’t provide this.

          Anyway, the technologies are moving forward, we’ll see what we could do in the (near) future. It’s definitely sexy idea to control lasers using mobile – the question is how.

          1. Agreed about wifi for large scale venues, but there are plenty of applications for DJs and bars & small performances, art etc. where close proximity wifi could be used, however, don’t forget many iOS devices can use hard wired network connections, as well. I think you would find a market especially with the increasing availability of inexpensive lower power lasers.

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