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The Water Cooler / Re: Poll: What is your Profession?
« Last post by tfetty on February 26, 2017, 05:31:07 PM »
I'm a Maintenance Scheduler/Planner for a power generation station. Just getting started in this hobby.


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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Install FPP on a non Raspberry Pi board
« Last post by ThreeSizes on February 26, 2017, 05:26:06 PM »


I'm prototyping pixel suits for theatrical application. I need small size and wifi. I can't get official pi zero's in quantity, full size pis are too big, but the Orange pi zero is nearly perfect. Smaller than an official pi zero and built in wifi.

I know of several people that would like to see an orange pi zero FPP build, as many are getting into pixel wearables now.

I have you researched the ESP8266-based pixel devices like the ESPixelStick which receives E1.31 data or just driving pixels directly from a ESP8266 microcontroller depending on your application? I'm doing just that with a Wemos D1 Mini (one of several ESP8266 microcontrollers), a 5V USB power pack, and a bunch of 5V ws2812 pixels.



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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Bridge mode
« Last post by AAH on February 26, 2017, 04:29:41 PM »
You can't get too much cheaper than a Pi 2. The Pi Zero doesn't have inbuilt ethernet so if you want to use it as a bridge you really need to add a usb ethernet dongle to it.

What are people using generally as "bridge mode" SBCs?
Looking at cheap vs powerful?
Maybe Pi Zero or similar??
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Bridge mode
« Last post by MacArthur St Light Madnes on February 26, 2017, 04:24:16 PM »
What are people using generally as "bridge mode" SBCs?
Looking at cheap vs powerful?
Maybe Pi Zero or similar??
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: New board integration with FPP
« Last post by MacArthur St Light Madnes on February 26, 2017, 04:05:11 PM »
Awesome... I had a friend put me onto them as he has one running Windows 10... Thought if they are powerful enough to do that they could be master to quite a few slave Beaglebones or Pi's... But might be a few issues there...
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Learning Center / Re: New to RGB
« Last post by JonB256 on February 26, 2017, 02:42:32 PM »
The F16v2 will be more than adequate. You may need another power supply or two depending on layout.
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Learning Center / Re: New to RGB
« Last post by Closc25 on February 26, 2017, 01:05:23 PM »
Yes they are all smart pixels
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Install FPP on a non Raspberry Pi board
« Last post by cpwtech on February 26, 2017, 11:15:13 AM »
Well, this is timely.


Since the official Raspbeery Pi Zero is a loss leader and will never be available in quantity, I bought a handful of Orange Pi Zeros to see if FPP would run. I'm still letting the install script run as I type, but it looks like I'll have some issues like the OP. I was hoping to direct drive ws2811, but sounds like that may be a dream. No matter, I could always put a micro on a shield to do actual pixel driving.


The Orange Pi zero is nice for our pixel driving use with builtin wifi. I thought it would make a good small embedded controller for mobile elements (trains, clothing, etc)


I did buy an extra orange pi zero with the intention of offering to send it to one of you FPP devs for free, in exchange for whatever help you could offer in getting FPP supported on it. Does anyone want to take me up on that offer?

Why not just use a raspberry pi?

Same questions cpwtech:  It seems now you're using OrangePi + Arduino to drive pixels when you could just use a raspberry pi.


I do have a Raspberry Pi and another one on it's way, but if I could figure this out.....for the price of 1 Raspberry Pi I could have 2 Orange Pi's so twice the controllers for the same price.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Install FPP on a non Raspberry Pi board
« Last post by madsci1016 on February 26, 2017, 10:14:11 AM »


Why not just use a raspberry pi?



Well, i said why in the post you quoted:


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Since the official Raspbeery Pi Zero is a loss leader and will never be available in quantity,


I'm prototyping pixel suits for theatrical application. I need small size and wifi. I can't get official pi zero's in quantity, full size pis are too big, but the Orange pi zero is nearly perfect. Smaller than an official pi zero and built in wifi.

I know of several people that would like to see an orange pi zero FPP build, as many are getting into pixel wearables now.

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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Install FPP on a non Raspberry Pi board
« Last post by Materdaddy on February 26, 2017, 09:55:25 AM »
Well, this is timely.


Since the official Raspbeery Pi Zero is a loss leader and will never be available in quantity, I bought a handful of Orange Pi Zeros to see if FPP would run. I'm still letting the install script run as I type, but it looks like I'll have some issues like the OP. I was hoping to direct drive ws2811, but sounds like that may be a dream. No matter, I could always put a micro on a shield to do actual pixel driving.


The Orange Pi zero is nice for our pixel driving use with builtin wifi. I thought it would make a good small embedded controller for mobile elements (trains, clothing, etc)


I did buy an extra orange pi zero with the intention of offering to send it to one of you FPP devs for free, in exchange for whatever help you could offer in getting FPP supported on it. Does anyone want to take me up on that offer?

Why not just use a raspberry pi?

Same questions cpwtech:  It seems now you're using OrangePi + Arduino to drive pixels when you could just use a raspberry pi.
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