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Falcon F16V3 on a Mobile Light Display
« on: October 02, 2017, 10:44:28 AM »
Well, its complete.  Installed the F16V3 into the RotaryLights.org step van (breadtruck) to operating 688 nodes (and 1000 more to come) of epoxy filled controllable RGB made by Ray Wu.   This is all powered by a parallel bank of 12V deep cycle batteries that is then step down to 5V via two DC:DC inverters.  Noting the RGBs fade in power at the end of four meters, we inserted power at the end of one strip and the line continues for another two meters (total of 344 nodes, about 6.1 meters).   A Raspberry Pi 3 takes care of driving the F16 card, till the new firmware is delivered.  At which time, we can drive the truck around a park, and have it remotely pick up the WIFI signal and become sync'd with the on the ground show. 

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Re: Falcon F16V3 on a Mobile Light Display
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 10:46:36 AM »
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Re: Falcon F16V3 on a Mobile Light Display
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 11:33:01 AM »
Slick. I am now taking apart a homecoming float with LEDs and pixels. Only needed to run for 3 hours so a single car battery was good for pixels. (and it was still 80% charged when done). I used Dan Kulp's new F8B+ as a Remote. Used a Pi as a Master to get the Audio.

Also ran 4 strings of AC LEDs from an inverter connected to a second battery. Turned out to be overkill with the second battery but having it go dark in the middle of a parade is too too too embarrassing.

Love to see mobile applications. Thanks for sharing.

 

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