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Anyone with CFOLights Nano Matrix PiHat experience
« on: February 08, 2019, 05:54:20 PM »
Is there anybody that has experience with the CFOLights Nano Matrix PiHat? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.  I'm going to use it for a "Tune To" 1x4 P5 sign. The PiHat can be found here:  https://shop.cfolights.com/product/nano-matrix-pihat/.




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Re: Anyone with CFOLights Nano Matrix PiHat experience
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 10:36:56 PM »
I have two of them.  What would you like to know?
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Re: Anyone with CFOLights Nano Matrix PiHat experience
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 05:45:34 AM »

Greetings OM,

    Just interested in how they perform. Any flukes or special things needed to get it up and running on a Pi 3B+?


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Re: Anyone with CFOLights Nano Matrix PiHat experience
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 11:25:52 AM »
Nope.  Plug them in and hook up cables.  However, since you are running four P5 panels (the pixel count equivalent to 16 P10 panels), you may very well find poor performance with a single output.  You may want to get the three output matrix hat rather than the single output nano matrix hat.
For 2018 I ran a P5 matrix (3w x 2h) and a 4w x 3h P10 panel as my tune to signs.  Also displayed artist and song title, and other information at times.  Original testing was using matrix Hats but I ended up running them each from a Pi 3B driving a ColorLight card.



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