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Offline patdelaney

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BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« on: April 07, 2015, 08:30:16 AM »
I posted a a video of the progress that I am making with FPP on BBB and different configurations of P10 panels.

I have 2 matrices configured and driven by 2 different BBB.
 
Matrix 1 is 11 16x32 P10 panels mounted vertically on 3/4" square steel pipe. I picked it up at Menards (local hardware store).
Matrix 2 is 9 16x32 P10 panels mounted horizontally on 1/2" electrical conduit I picked it up at Menards (local hardware store).

Here are pictures of the frames.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/syktz0tm61gh76u/AAAGeVbGrwN_ee2sMero-pHQa

The P10 panels have the magnetic standoffs so they attach nicely to both frames. This is not for outdoor use. It's just what I am using for testing because it's easily configurable.

I am driving both Matrices from 1 HolidayCoro 5v power supply. I did check the current draw and the one PS was sufficient.

https://youtu.be/_9kbaW1Jnrc

We have a Wiki page if you are interested in test driving the FPP on BBB with Octoscroller locacted here:
http://falconchristmas.com/wiki/index.php/Falcon_FPP_BBB
as well as more information on the Falcon Pi Player here:
http://falconchristmas.com/wiki/index.php/Falcon_FPP

If you have any question fell free to ask.

Pat

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Re: BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 10:41:16 AM »
Pat, I have to say that is just cool looking.

Never seen the connectors you have between the pipes.

Also curious on how the panels stay attached to each other.  I was thinking of using large binder clips as they don't seem to have anything else?
« Last Edit: April 07, 2015, 08:44:38 PM by arw01 »

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Re: BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 11:36:35 AM »
Pat, that looks great.

minor question, though. Does it ever get cold in your basement?

and arw01 - I may look at big binder clips. A lot cheaper than clamps.

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Re: BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 01:12:42 PM »
Yes Pat, that looks great.
I looking forward for next year being in new Home and Playtime  ;)
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Re: BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 06:22:59 AM »
Pat, that looks great.

minor question, though. Does it ever get cold in your basement?

and arw01 - I may look at big binder clips. A lot cheaper than clamps.

Most of the stuff that you see is not normally running, but when it is, it does get warm.
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Re: BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 06:27:48 AM »
Pat, I have to say that is just cool looking.

Never seen the connectors you have between the pipes.

Also curious on how the panels stay attached to each other.  I was thinking of using large binder clips as they don't seem to have anything else?
The connectors are just 1/2 conduit clamps and then I uses a threaded dowel with some nuts to create the clap to keep the pipe from sagging. The panels are attached with the magnetic stand-offs.

The BBB are just clamped on for testing. But you could just zip-tie them to the pipes.

Pat

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BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 10:15:18 AM »
The 90-degree connectors are made for going around outside corners of walls when you can't make a normal bend in the pipe.  When I did electrical work in college I remember having to make what I believe was called a "shepherd's hook" bend to get around corners instead of using these.  With these you take the cover plate off to fish wires through but with the shepherd's hook you could pull wires through the full length of pipe using a normal fish tape.
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Re: BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 06:00:22 AM »
Wow. Your long sign really is making me rethink what I want to do this year for signage. Really looks nice, and nice simple cost effective construction. Well done. Will you add water proofing/resisting fir being outside?

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Re: BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2015, 06:04:16 PM »
Wow. Your long sign really is making me rethink what I want to do this year for signage. Really looks nice, and nice simple cost effective construction. Well done. Will you add water proofing/resisting fir being outside?

I'm not sure what I would do for waterproofing it. But I am open to suggestions.

Pat

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Re: BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 06:32:52 PM »
waterproofing these indoor p10 panels is not easy. best I am hoping for this year is to mount the panel on wall under the eaves and using lexan to cover the front and sort of seal it the best I can. Luckily the weather here is not bad, but you never know as we are really doing rain dances right now for next years El Nino to come through.

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Re: BBB Testing of 2 of my P10 Matix
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 05:15:25 PM »
Suppose it depends on the size. My 2x2 matrix was pretty easy to seal against the weather. These larger matrix constructions start to present a bit of imagination.  I wonder if heat shrink wrap is transparent enough to be good for this?

 

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