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Offline Steve Gase

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Re: Difference in node types
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2015, 03:36:33 PM »
Interesting.  Are there any directions on how to use this firmware?  Each version uses different pins one PIC for signal output so they are not directly compatible with each other.  What configuration utility do you use?

The different firmware images knows about the appropriate pins used by each kit rev.

you load the firmware with the pickit 3.

you program using the Falcon SC/SSC Programmer software:
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php?action=downloads;cat=15

with this firmware, you get the additional features -- grouping, color orders, and remote programming over pixelnet found with uSC.  you are still limited to 128 pixels due to memory limits, but otherwise similar capabilities found with uSC.
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Re: Difference in node types
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2015, 03:39:40 PM »
I've used all versions of the falcon firmware on my sscs....v1, v2, v4.  I didn't have any moded v3 but I do this year and its loaded with the falcon firmware working great. 

You'll want to use this programmer for all versions of SSCs and USCs
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=40

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Re: Difference in node types
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2015, 05:30:31 PM »
If you are not using the Falcon firmware on Lynx SSCs you are missing a really nice upgrade.  One major one for me is to be able to re-configure an SSC without having to move the jumper or even remove it from the display.
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Re: Difference in node types
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2015, 05:30:56 PM »
There also is falcon firmware for the Zeus.

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Re: Difference in node types
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2015, 05:55:26 PM »
Sounds great.  It looks like I will be loading this firmware when I finish building my Ver 3's next week.

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Re: Difference in node types
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2015, 08:25:44 PM »
There also is falcon firmware for the Zeus.
I missed that...  Zeus uses the SSC v4 firmware as described here:

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,793.0.html

David, can you update the file download area to mention zeus?

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Re: Difference in node types
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2015, 09:49:23 PM »
Zeus firmware has been in download area fr a long time. :)
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Re: Difference in node types
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2015, 10:35:34 PM »
sorry.  i was looking under the usc/ssc folder.

 

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