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If they are soldered adequately, then they just weren't "flush" with the board when installed.

Continued rocking will eventually break the connection (so stop!)

Fixes I would consider are:

1.  While pushing down on the connector, re-flow the solder joint.
2.  Use something like toothpicks to shove into that space to stop the rocking. If that gap is too small to insert anything then do #1 or just leave it alone because the amount of flexing is minimal.

Like JonB256 Said!!
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: falcon pi player 1.8 not installing
« Last post by pixelpuppy on Today at 06:17:16 AM »
I had 2.x-beta running on Pi Zero with a CFoL nano matrix hat running a P10 panel, so that combo definitely works.
I'll try updating it to the v2.0 release (or v2.1 if it comes out today ;)  ) and see if its any different.


The next thing to help you troubleshoot the problem would be to post screenshots of your FPP setup screens.  Especially the FPP->Input/Output->Channel Outputs->LED Panels screen
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If they are soldered adequately, then they just weren't "flush" with the board when installed.

Continued rocking will eventually break the connection (so stop!)

Fixes I would consider are:

1.  While pushing down on the connector, re-flow the solder joint.
2.  Use something like toothpicks to shove into that space to stop the rocking. If that gap is too small to insert anything then do #1 or just leave it alone because the amount of flexing is minimal.
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The two power inputs on my F16V3 are loose/move and especially the right side one (I purchase this one last year).  If you put your finger on them you can rock them back and fourth.  My neighbor just received his and his are tight to the board. 


I checked the board and they are soldered in solid.  Plus the multi-meter shows continuity even if I rock them back and forth. 


Is this something to be worried about? 

[/size][size=78%]Thank you,[/size]


Jason

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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: falcon pi player 1.8 not installing
« Last post by masterful on Today at 03:05:14 AM »
Thanks for that. No I appreciate your input there.
The hat seems to be working fine. I will build up the second one I have yo be certain though. And swap out all the ribbon cables in case one is bad.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Determine night time
« Last post by k6ccc on September 20, 2018, 10:25:19 PM »
Easier solution.  A light sensor.  I sequence in LOR, so I'm going to use LOR terms.  You should be able to translate.  I run year round landscape lighting that comes on when it gets dark.  There is a light sensor inside one of my light fixtures.  When it gets dark, the light sensor triggers an input on a InputPup controller.  That triggers the evening show using a setting in the Show Editor to start the show on a trigger.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Sequence freezes after running from script
« Last post by Trioxide on September 20, 2018, 08:57:24 PM »
So I was able to work around the freezing problem by having a script run on the rise of the GPIO with the following script:

#!/bin/sh
###########################################################
# CheckIfStuck.sh - Stop scripts based on whether or not #
# FPP is currently stuck on a sequence of some sort. Remaining = 00:00       #
###########################################################

###########################################################
# Guts of the script.  You probably don't need to edit    #
# anything below this block                               #
###########################################################

# Loop forever

while /bin/true
do

   # Get our current status

   STATUS=$(fpp -s | cut -d',' -f11)

   # Check that we got something meaningful
   if [ -z "${STATUS}" ]; then
echo "Error with status value" >&2
exit 1
   fi

   # Act on the current status

   case ${STATUS} in
# STUCK ON 00:00
0)
fpp -c stop
;;

# STOPPING GRACEFULLY

2|*)
# Do nothing for stopping gracefully for now, or unknown
;;
   esac

done


I know this doesn't fix my problem but it does work.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Determine night time
« Last post by Trioxide on September 20, 2018, 08:53:56 PM »


Have another issue I am trying to work out.  Would like the motion sensor to only turn on the driveway lights at night time.  So what is the best way to calculate that it is night?  Problem is this changes depending on the season.  Found a script for python to determine this at stackoverflow.com but it is not working for me.  I am wondering if 'import ephem' is not working.



#!/bin/sh
###########################################################
# StartPlaylist.sh - Start a playlist on the local system #
#                                                         #
# The Playlist will play once and then stop.              # ###########################################################
# Edit this line to hold the playlist name in quotes
PLAYLISTNAME="Driveway_Lights"

# If you want to start on a specfic numbered entry in the playlist
# then put the entry number inside the quotes on the line below
STARTITEM=""

#encoding: utf8

import ephem

import math

import datetime



sun = ephem.Sun()

observer = ephem.Observer()

# ↓ Define your coordinates here ↓

observer.lat, observer.lon, observer.elevation = '48.730302', '9.149483', 400

# ↓ Set the time (UTC) here ↓

observer.date = datetime.datetime.utcnow()

sun.compute(observer)

current_sun_alt = sun.alt

altitude = current_sun_alt*180/math.pi

if altitude < -18:

    fpp -P "${PLAYLISTNAME}" ${STARTITEM}
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Learning Center / Re: IP configuration for Falcon controller
« Last post by papaloco on September 20, 2018, 08:08:25 PM »
You are correct.  Thank you.  Embarrassing, but it certainly helps. 
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