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BeagleBone Black String Cape config
« on: August 01, 2017, 04:47:03 AM »
I'm just after some clarification on what the settings are in FPP in the I/O Setup, BBB tab and BeagleBone Black String Cape config. In particular when the cape is RGBCape48C.
The setting options are
#1 (-48). Pretty obvious that this is the 2811 output from the cape
Node count. number of pixels on that output?
Start channel. The FPP channel number as configured on the E1.31 tab
RGB order. Self explanatory
Direction. Assume that this is self explanatory in that it swaps the order from 1 end to the other
Group count. No idea
Null nodes. Assume it's the number of null nodes at the start of the string
Hybrid. Answered at http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php?topic=3287.0
Zig zag. No idea how it works with other settings
« Last Edit: September 02, 2017, 08:13:45 PM by AAH »
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Re: BeagleBone Black String Cape config
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 12:45:54 PM »
I got here while doing a search for "String Cape Hybrid setting".   Looks like there were no answers to the initial post.

Can anybody explain what the "Hybrid" check box does?


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Re: BeagleBone Black String Cape config
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 01:16:29 PM »



I asked the same thing almost two years ago:

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php?topic=3287.0


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Re: BeagleBone Black String Cape config
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 07:12:08 PM »
Thanks for the link, Dan.   I had no idea it was an old legacy thing.  I was hoping it was something new that might be similar to virtual strings.   ::)

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Re: BeagleBone Black String Cape config
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 03:07:49 AM »
Hybrid mode in the old days of DIYLA was defined as the following, if the first three channels had any value other than zero the whole string would light with the color defined by first three channels. The pixel data would start on channel 4 for individual pixel control.

So if you sent non zero data the whole string would become a dumb string based on first three channels.
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