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This year more lights, sequences and interactive for anyone by starting the show with the push of a button which will randomly pick one of the 2018 Halloween light shows ;D 8) .
The Water Cooler / Re: Raspberry Pi with Pi Cap
« Last post by aknflyer on October 19, 2018, 10:46:11 PM »
Here is the link to the thread:,6693.msg64860.html#msg64860I got 2 from: Jonnyb44  for $47 a year ago. Pm him. Or you could have them printed from the files on thingaverse, but it looks like a $10 donation is required to get the files. Its pretty nice. Included a snap in holder you can mount, so you can snap out the pi to work on it and snap it back in.
F16V3 Pixel Controller / Re: F16v3 how to roll back firmware
« Last post by nmiller0113 on October 19, 2018, 10:16:14 PM »
Why do you need to go back? If you want to use as just an E131/Artnet controller then just put F16v3 in that mode. Beta b018 works great in E131 mode.
How do you get the F16v3 beta's?

The betas are on Github.

First install the new Bootloader, then install Beta b018.  It is pretty quick using a uSD card. Instructions are bottom of that page

Don't bother with any prior betas - you can go straight to b018. They don't build on each other.

Thank you!  I had no idea there were Beta updates available.
thank you. We were able to finally get some of the lights to work with the sequence, but now only 9 of the 10 strands in our big tree are lighting during sequence and the mini trees have no lights(have not even attempted adding in arches yet). Test mode works great, sound comes through perfect. Tried checking universes which helped get us up to the 9 strands. Any more thoughts?
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Remote not syncing with master
« Last post by Stormyblade on October 19, 2018, 08:10:15 PM »
My new Pi 3B+ arrived today.  Faster, better ..... nope still lags.   

So I found a work around.  I can get one pi to send E1.31 data and send mp4 data over a hdmi cable.  I can then put my hubbies awsome receiver outside on the driveway next to the projector as it has a hdmi in.  Sound and Video in sync!  Please don't rain on Halloween. 

I really would like to run my cheap USB fm transmitter & send E1.31 data from a master pi  and then have a slave pi to run the projector.  There are lots of people out there doing this right? If anyone has any other suggestions on what to try...

There will be a slight hiccup in the video (every 5 seconds or so) if you run video off a slave Pi.  I would presume this still occurs in v2.x.

I wasn't seeing any hiccups or sync issues while running 2.1 -- just the problem of FPPD stopping after the first song/sequence in my playlist and refusing to start again. I'm currently running the newest update, per Dan's suggestion, and am now seeing that my music, video, and lights are all out of sync - it's only a couple of seconds, but as we all know, a couple seconds makes everything look bad.

Oh, and I think I found my playlist stopping issue: I moved the playlist songs around and suddenly the playlist stopped at a different place. I moved them around again and found that there was one song/sequence that it always stopped at. Reloaded both the mp3 and the fseq file from my computer to the Pi and now there's no stoppage.

I might go back to the straight v2.1 version and see if that makes everything sync up again.

As for the outside speaker thought...I am thinking the same thing. However, I'm in Oregon where it's not uncommon at all to have rain on Halloween, so I'm hesitant to run something like a set of computer speakers on Halloween night; but I know I am not bringing out my home theater receiver.  I am currently using a small outdoor rated speaker but it just doesn't get very loud.
Great! Thank you Iíll give this a try.
Learning Center / Re: 2500 Pixels
« Last post by need_help on October 19, 2018, 06:49:17 PM »
I'm playing around with Xlights mainly because it's cross platform and I don't need windows, but I'm pretty much up for anything really. 

That's a great idea about the signature.  I will have to set one up and see if I can find any locals.  I'm assuming there are people near NY / NY area.  Not too many in the country where I'm from.
For me to place the best order, should I just get one controller and some extra power boxes?  Do I need any 4 String Differential Receivers?  If not I will just order the tonight to get the manufacturing started.  Of course I still have to order some power boxes and waterproof containers, I'm sure.  Then, a lot of learning!
Thanks for all the advice.  I will keep learning over the next month; i'm sure.
The Water Cooler / Re: Raspberry Pi with Pi Cap
« Last post by mmais68569 on October 19, 2018, 06:17:38 PM »
I checked & did not see one.
Learning Center / Re: 2500 Pixels
« Last post by jnealand on October 19, 2018, 06:15:41 PM »
In your forum signature and your profile put your location.  You never know when you may find someone, or vice versa, nearby that you can visit with and get some face to face advise.

Check out the videos on
and for
- canispater christmas
- gil jones
- Keith Wesley
- Clyde Lindsey

there are lots more, but there are some good ones in the above list.
The Water Cooler / Re: Raspberry Pi with Pi Cap
« Last post by jnealand on October 19, 2018, 06:05:10 PM »
Have you checked Crockett?
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