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Offline wftxlites

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Where can I get an FPD?
« on: May 09, 2017, 11:28:33 AM »
Where Can I get an FPD, FPD Circuit board or is there a group buy planned in 2017?

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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 03:47:22 PM »
There has not been a group buy for FPD for a long time.  Either go to the buy sell trade area and post a WTB (wanted to buy) topic.  Or post here what you are trying to accomplish as there are many new ways to accomplish some things.
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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 05:43:56 PM »
Thanks, I eventually need additional channels/universes of DMX and/or Pixelnet for RGB. I like the fact it piggybacks the PI. What would be another solution other than a Lynx Eth Dongle?

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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 07:47:31 PM »
The PiCap is an option depending on how many channels for DMX/Pixelnet you need.

https://www.pixelcontroller.com/store/index.php?id_product=47&controller=product

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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 12:23:03 AM »
The F8-B board I'm working on ( see http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7210.0.html ) could drive 8 universes of DMX or PixelNet (one or the other, not both). 


If you just need DMX, there are a bunch of options.  The F16v3 would give you 4 DMX universes.   The PiCap would give you one.   
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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 12:07:46 PM »
What would be the chance to get the board design for the FPD if it is no longer offered.  I can make my own circuit board. :)

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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 02:57:08 PM »
For pixelnet I use an approx $3 usb2rs485 adapter plugged into a RP3.  I used two of them last year.

Use this to search ebay.com  "USB to RS485 TTL Serial Converter Adapter FTDI interface FT232RL 75176 Module"


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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 03:19:18 PM »
i believe i have 1 or 2 that i wont be using.
$85 plus shipping
text me at 303 5202024

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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 06:28:55 PM »
PM sent, in case you are interested in a little project!

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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 03:52:47 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions and replies.


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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 10:06:58 PM »
So are you set. Did you get Sean's?
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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2017, 01:07:24 PM »

Dave,

I got one from Dan including the power supply. I do appreciate Sean's offer, however. Everyone is great and willing to help one another on all the forums I have been on year in and year out. This is rare in today's world. I think we all share a common goal to bring joy at Christmas time to all.

On a side note you never know what you might learn by asking a question on the forums. I did learn something interesting that I had not considered about transmitting pixelnet. It was one of those things that just slapped me in the face. JNealands suggestion about using USB to RS485 adapter. I guess sometimes you just get hung up on the norm of using the DMX protocol that uses it method of transmission and detection and not really thinking about straight up serial transmission as in the case of Pixelnet.

Correct me if that is not the case.


Thanks for asking,


Greg
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Re: Where can I get an FPD?
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 08:27:11 PM »
With the usb2 rs485 adapter you get one pixelnet universe and you specify which universe in the channel output section under other.

 

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