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Learning Center / Re: Multiple strings per output
« Last post by aknflyer on February 27, 2017, 11:44:21 PM »
have a couple of distros on order for the house outline. But I like the small size, simplicity for my megatree plan. Meant to ask the same question bout your rgb strip hooks and topper.
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Learning Center / Re: Zero to Lights in 60 Days - I hope
« Last post by gilv58 on February 27, 2017, 09:21:39 PM »
Wonderful advancements but now I am hitting anther problem


I just received an F16V2-R. I have a RaPi set as master connected to a hub and I connected the F16V2 to the same hub


IP settings are:
FPP
ETH0
Static IP: 192.168.3.100
Netmask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway:
Primary DNS: 192.168.1.1

Secondary DNS: 192.168.1.1

WLAN0
Static IP: 192.168.1.235
Netmask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1

Enable routing between network interfaces is turned on.

F16V2:
Static IP: 192.168.3.101
Gateway: 192.168.3.100
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Primary DNS: 192.168.1.1
Secondary DNS: 192.168.1.1
 
Is this correct?


Now what?
How can I  control the F16V2 from the Pi/FPP?
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Renard Controllers / Re: Renard Plus 32 & FPP?
« Last post by XmasLightGuy on February 27, 2017, 07:57:52 PM »
Thanks guys. Looks like before further testing I have a simple little 'project' to build this weekend :lol: (or maybe even just some evening)
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Falcon PiCap / Re: PICAP RTC NOT WORKING ON PI3
« Last post by David Pitts on February 27, 2017, 06:19:42 PM »
They say a couple weeks.
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Falcon PiCap / Re: PICAP RTC NOT WORKING ON PI3
« Last post by Yamr6rider on February 27, 2017, 01:50:44 PM »
May have got fried from the short. PM me your address and I can send you another.

Speaking of sending out PiCaps....  PixelController says ones bought now will ship in March.  Are you able to answer if that is likely to be early or late March?
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I'm also that guy, that you probably found at the german board (including the capture): http://www.mikrocontroller.net/topic/352894
In the past i tried to get it somehow working and somehow succeded, in a very limited way that I can control some pixels, but the protocol as you already noticed understands different formats (or so).
I have also contacted Linsn directly regarding informations, but I got only interesting data for the USB serial connection to a sender card, which is in this case not that interesting (the sender to receiver card work in another way, they did not use normal ethernet framing, only the PHY for physical making 8b10b and so on are used).

I saw your posts on the german board, thanks for helping get the ball rolling on this.  I emailed Linsn as well but never heard anything back.

I have been able to determine at least 4 different image sizes sent in 8bpp mode.  So far, these seem to be just different buffer sizes:

0xd2 = 512x256 image in 274 packets per frame
0xc2 = 1024x512 image in 1094 packets per frame
0xe0 = ??x?? image in 4 packets per frame
0xe1 = ??x?? image in 2 packets per frame

I have seen all of these used at various times when only one 32x16 panel was configured.  My test code currently sends 0xd2 with 512 pixel wide images but only sends the number of lines necessary for the rows configured.  I want to figure out the 0xe0 and 0xe1 codes, but haven't seen them in a packet capture lately.  Once I connect more panels I should be able to reverse engineer those by just turning on certain channels and seeing which pixels light up.

I haven't had much testing or coding time in the past week so I'm not much further along other than examining existing packet captures.  Now that I have the ColorLight card working on my 14-panel matrix I will probably swap in the Linsn card as soon as one of the newer models arrives.  If that works fine I will post model number and links to the models I know will be supported by FPP.  I'm also trying to document the packet formats in the header of the source code.  It wouldn't surprise me if we saw direct support for these implemented in xLights and/or Vixen 3 if we can get the protocols documented well enough.

(I'm also interested in the dimm/brightness function, which seems to be in the header of the first packet), then I can maybe help.

Thanks.  I noticed the four 0xff in the header but didn't know what they were.  As a test, I changed those all to 0x7f and the brightness was reduced.  I tried 0x3f and it was further reduced.  Other values didn't work, the display went dark.  That is a good piece of useful information though and will help.
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I'm also interested to get the Linsn receiver card(s) working.
We use them here in professional led advertisement boards (e.g. 25 sqm, or bigger), they work quite good IF used with the sender card. Working without would be awesome. Although it can be used directly with the Linsn configuration and sending software, but this is extremly buggy and erroneous.
I'm also that guy, that you probably found at the german board (including the capture): http://www.mikrocontroller.net/topic/352894
In the past i tried to get it somehow working and somehow succeded, in a very limited way that I can control some pixels, but the protocol as you already noticed understands different formats (or so).
I have also contacted Linsn directly regarding informations, but I got only interesting data for the USB serial connection to a sender card, which is in this case not that interesting (the sender to receiver card work in another way, they did not use normal ethernet framing, only the PHY for physical making 8b10b and so on are used).
If testing should be done or something else, like further investigating on the protocol (I'm also interested in the dimm/brightness function, which seems to be in the header of the first packet), then I can maybe help.
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Learning Center / Re: Multiple strings per output
« Last post by Ebuechner on February 27, 2017, 09:18:16 AM »
I used almost The Identical fuse blocks and did the same thing. This is why I asked if the f-16 v3 would have more inputs to help eliminate the need for splitting things up with additional fuse blocks. I figured if it had four outputs per one input would be good.
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Learning Center / Re: Multiple strings per output
« Last post by kentd on February 27, 2017, 08:19:49 AM »
I got those from Amazon but you can get from Dave as well (disto board)

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Renard Controllers / Re: Renard Plus 32 & FPP?
« Last post by Ebuechner on February 27, 2017, 07:51:17 AM »
I use a couple of Renard Plus 32 controllers but I programmed mine for DMX. I believe the pins are number 4 and 5 that they use and the data + and - is reversed from Lor if that helps. It also depends on which Jack you plug into as well J1 RX. When you have a good data signal the rx/tx LED will flash rapidly almost looking solid.
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