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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2013, 09:20:45 PM »
This is my first year to synchronize and first year to go RGB.  I will be using an E682 for my RGBs, using LOR sequences to drive 16 AC channels thru the LOR CTB16PC and to drive the E682 for the RGB pixels in six 60-pixel arches.  I would really like to use the raspberry pi in my setup.   However, I am not very knowledgeable about network stuff so I am not certain about my ability to setup the raspberry pi, but I sure would like "not to" have to dedicate a PC to my display!  Should I give this a shot for this year's Christmas display?  Or is this biting off too much for a newbie???  Thanks very much in advance.  Any advice here would be greatly appreciated.

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Glad that I did not scare you out of the FPP at the MS Mini!  Moreover, I am happy that you've found the falconchristmas.com forum!  Check your email for my cell number and call me if you what to chat about making the leap to the FPP this year.  I agree with David, go for it. 
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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2013, 06:07:45 PM »
Thanks Dave & Terry for your replies.  I am learning all kinds of new stuff this fall in making the jump to RGB!!!  I guess I will add figuring out the raspberry PI to that mix!!

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2013, 07:09:18 PM »
Just ordered my Raspberry PI.  The journey begins.  Or continues, I guess.

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2013, 09:36:09 PM »
UPS just delivered my pi this evening. excited to get started.

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2013, 03:39:54 PM »
Poor planning on my part here....  Received my new Raspberry PI in the mail today.  WOOHOO.  Now I have to get SD card & make sure one of my existing thumb drives will work.

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2013, 03:44:22 PM »
Poor planning on my part here....  Received my new Raspberry PI in the mail today.  WOOHOO.  Now I have to get SD card & make sure one of my existing thumb drives will work.

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2013, 03:58:34 PM »
Thanks David.  I figured I would make a trip to Wally World tomorrow and get some "stuff"....  Then hopefully get the RPI up & running Sunday.  Tomorrow is a granddaughter day, so I don't expect to be doing much Christmas light stuff tomorrow.  And LSU is playing football on TV, so I will be in front of a TV from 230 to 630!!

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2013, 04:15:05 PM »
I thought I posted a question about adding an RTC clock to the PI, but I can't find it now.  Arrgh.  Anyway, any advice in regards to adding an "onboard clock" to the PI?  My goal is to have the PI running my display as standalone, so I need to have some type of clock available!  Thanks in advance!!

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2013, 04:19:59 PM »
I was looking for the wrong keyword, apparently.  I found the threads with the info for the RTC clock.  sorry about that....

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2013, 05:13:52 PM »
Rasclock is supported.

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2013, 05:33:55 PM »
For those of you who have already powered up your PI players, what is the color coding for the micro USB wiring?  I stripped back the shield and there is a bare wire, green, white, black, & red.  When I put a meter on the leads, looks like the red has 5VDC on it with mV on the rest of the leads.  What did you use for ground?  The bare wire or the black?  I want to make sure I don't smoke my PI!!  Thx

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2013, 05:40:18 PM »
For those of you who have already powered up your PI players, what is the color coding for the micro USB wiring?  I stripped back the shield and there is a bare wire, green, white, black, & red.  When I put a meter on the leads, looks like the red has 5VDC on it with mV on the rest of the leads.  What did you use for ground?  The bare wire or the black?  I want to make sure I don't smoke my PI!!  Thx

I didn't cut any cables for power, I'm using one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Motorola-SPN5504A-850mAh-Home-Wall-AC-Power-Charger-Micro-USB-Data-Cable-/231067146336?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item35ccacd860

I'd do some googling to see what others have done if you don't get any good responses here.

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2013, 06:48:49 PM »
Mat, I will get back later tonight with the info..as I have set up my dock cables

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Re: The most amazing thing I have seen, the Pi Player from Dave Pitts
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2013, 08:53:16 PM »
OK Mat, this the info I use on setting up my Dock unit,
Green Data -
Gray   Data +
Red   +5v
Black  Ground


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