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Offline Roy Beaty

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Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« on: July 14, 2014, 05:58:15 PM »
A big thank you to all the Falcon Christmas guys for all your hard work and help at the Academy!  Chris, Tony, and Dave, I enjoyed meeting and talking with you all at your booth, in class and at dinner.  I appreciate how much you guys give to this community.
Looking forward to next time we meet. 
Roy

Offline Steve Gase

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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 06:04:52 PM »
100 times ditto!!
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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 09:08:28 PM »
Thanks, I enjoyed it.   There was so much going on that I never even got a chance to unpack my box of Pi's and lights for demoing in the booth area.  I didn't really expect to have much time for that though and enjoyed chatting with everyone there.

I do want to see any videos that people took of the 3 matrices in action, and I'm sure others would as well, so if anyone has those, please post links.  I didn't get one on my phone until after the Radiant Holidays display was taken down, so I only have two of the three on video.
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Offline David Pitts

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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 09:27:37 PM »
I too would like to thank Jon, Fred, Tom and Jim. Without them we would not have had the time and resources to have any lights. It is hard to pack huge matrices into a suit case. It is equally as hard to tear down and set up the lights before and during the show without help. Jon Back pulled a trailer behind his car for hundreds of miles just so we could use it in our booth. Without the help and support of these members we could not have pulled it off.  There were also many others that pitched in and i thank them also.

Lastly I would like to thank MyKroFt, the Captain, Steve Gase, Alan Dahl and Sean for all their efforts. Steve great idea and model of the three displays.
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Offline CaptainMurdoch

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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 09:34:52 PM »
I second David's comments, demonstrating FPP and the F16v2 would have been non-events if we didn't have the displays we had.  You guys made it a lot easier on us and I appreciate all of your help.

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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 10:28:12 PM »
I enjoyed coming and the work was part of the fun showing everyone we knew what we were doing.  But this was not possible without the help we had.  Thanks to everyone,

Tony

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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 10:51:11 PM »
Here is my brief video showing the linked Pis in action -

https://vimeo.com/100775680

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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2014, 10:56:52 PM »
Thanks for being a part of things guys.  Glad to have you here!

Offline CaptainMurdoch

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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2014, 11:05:14 PM »

Here is my brief video showing the linked Pis in action -

https://vimeo.com/100775680

Thanks, and bonus points for getting the back of my head in the shot.  :)



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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 08:18:54 AM »
I too would like to thank all the guys from Falcon.  Your innovations are very impressive.  Thanks for taking the time to talk and answer the questions I had.  Again,  Thanks Guys - You did a GREAT job!!!

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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 09:10:46 AM »
It was great to meet everyone and see the great new features of the FPP and the 16v2 boards. Awesome work by everyone including all the hardware y'all put together at the Academy.

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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 09:53:35 AM »
Here is my brief video showing the linked Pis in action -

https://vimeo.com/100775680

Note in this video, the left and center - light hardware was Falcon, but the right one was San Devices - all working in harmony together :)

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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2014, 10:23:55 AM »
Here is my brief video showing the linked Pis in action -

https://vimeo.com/100775680

Note in this video, the left and center - light hardware was Falcon, but the right one was San Devices - all working in harmony together :)

For those wanting even more detail:  :)

Center
- FPP in Master mode on a Pi attached to the back of a F16v2
- connected via ethernet to wireless router
- 40 pixels wide by 30 high
- 10 strings of TM1804 bullet nodes, 3 strands per string, horizontal layout starting at bottom left

Left
- FPP in Remote mode on a Pi attached to the back of a F16v2
- connected via ethernet to wireless router
- 47 pixels wide by 22 high
- 11 strings of TM1804 bullet nodes, 2 strands per string, horizontal layout starting at top left

Right
- FPP in Remote mode on a Pi sending E1.31 out ethernet to two San Devices controllers
- connected via Edimax wireless dongle to wireless router
- the same universes were unicast out separately to both San Devices units so the pixels on the tube matrix mirrored the pixels on the table in the front.
- 16 individual tubes of 37 pixels each, configured as 16 strings, 1 strand per string, vertical layout starting a top left

Nutcracker was configured with a single custom model using a spreadsheet that Steve Gase made.  This allowed us to create a sequence with Nutcracker effects which spanned all 3 matrices at the same time even though they were three different sizes and configurations.  Balls bounced from left end to right end between the 3 displays, curtain swipes started on the left then crossed the middle and finished on the right, etc..  There was a bit of a rush of adrenalin and a little fist clench motion accompanied by a deep "Yessssss!" comment when all three came online together the first time.  :)
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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 10:45:55 AM »
I know I was excited. Whole house effects are now possible. The three pi players could have been located in different states. Falcon put player, the most amazing thing I have seen.
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Re: Thanks for being at the Academy guys.
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2014, 11:39:13 AM »
Very cool stuff.  ;D

 

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