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Offline mmais68569

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Pi Cap use in xLights
« on: December 05, 2018, 05:46:52 PM »
I have a Pi cap I would like to run a tree next year.
The tree will have 16 strings of 70 2811 pixels. I would like to run 8 strings off one output & 8 off the other output.The problem I am having is how to set it up in xlights. Do I start with string one up then connect the second string to the end of string one & run number two down. This would be a zig zag pattern in xLights?
On FPP the start channel on output one would be 1 & the last channel would be 560
Then on output two the start channel would be 561 & the last channel would be 1121?
Thanks for any help.
 Mike

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Re: Pi Cap use in xLights
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 05:57:02 PM »
Set it up in xlights just like you are going to make it


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Re: Pi Cap use in xLights
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 06:00:08 PM »
16 strands x 70 nodes = 1120 nodes x 3 channels / node = 3360 channels / 2 outputs = 1680 channels per output or 1-1680 and 1681-3360
don't confuse nodes and channels
I am running 600 12v nodes off one output for a window matrix 20 col x 30 rows.  Five 120 node strings connected in one long string.  Power injection at 240 and 480.  Last year I ran at 30% brightness and this year I am running at 20% brightness.  You should try out your settings as soon as you have all the equipment in house.  Just lay the strings out on the floor and test.
Jim Nealand
Kennesaw, GA all Falcon controllers, all 12v Master Remote Multisync with Pi and BBB P10 and P5

 

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