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Offline dwcbinky

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Help with adding laser pointer to FFP Pi, for Halloween setup.....
« on: September 17, 2015, 08:02:20 PM »
Sorry for posting but I haven't found anything about this in the forums.

I'm new, all I have currently is a Pi V2 B with FPP installed, Xlights and some smart lights (WS2812B LED strips and WS2811 Pixels (string LEDs)).
Arduino uno and PIR sensor.

I only need the WS2812B 20 meters (4 strips) and 4ea. (5volt) lasers to trigger with the light sequence.

This is for a Halloween setup, the lasers will be in some Aliens hands shooting my house and the LEDs will be shooting out of a spaceship at my house.
I'll put a Opaque white tube around the LED stips to give it a star trek kinda look. Theme is "Aliens blow up my house".

Oh, and I need the sequence to be activated by a PIR sensor.

I don't know if its possible and not sure what other hardware I need.

I'm hoping someone on here can help..... 

DWCbinky

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Re: Help with adding laser pointer to FFP Pi, for Halloween setup.....
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 07:07:02 PM »
Is it safe to say I asked the question inthe wrong forum..

I think I only need to know if I can trigger a  FPP from a relay closer.

If I need extra equipment, that fine, i don't know which direction to go. i would think DMX, but the more i read the more confused i am.,

Mike

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Re: Help with adding laser pointer to FFP Pi, for Halloween setup.....
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 09:14:07 AM »
You can set it up as an event and trigger it from the PI's GPIO pins.  If you go into the FPP Input/output Setup menu, on the bottom you will see GPIO inputs.  From there you can link an event to one or more inputs.  If you click on the help menu link, it will show you how to set up the circuit.

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Re: Help with adding laser pointer to FFP Pi, for Halloween setup.....
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 09:17:10 AM »
Sorry for posting but I haven't found anything about this in the forums.

I'm new, all I have currently is a Pi V2 B with FPP installed, Xlights and some smart lights (WS2812B LED strips and WS2811 Pixels (string LEDs)).
Arduino uno and PIR sensor.

I only need the WS2812B 20 meters (4 strips) and 4ea. (5volt) lasers to trigger with the light sequence.

This is for a Halloween setup, the lasers will be in some Aliens hands shooting my house and the LEDs will be shooting out of a spaceship at my house.
I'll put a Opaque white tube around the LED stips to give it a star trek kinda look. Theme is "Aliens blow up my house".

Oh, and I need the sequence to be activated by a PIR sensor.

I don't know if its possible and not sure what other hardware I need.

I'm hoping someone on here can help..... 

DWCbinky

Sounds cool, I can't wait to see the video.

Pat

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Re: Help with adding laser pointer to FFP Pi, for Halloween setup.....
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2015, 03:39:25 PM »
Thanks tbone321
I'll try that this weekend in the FPP software, I won't be able to test all of it yet, still waiting on the DMX conroller. But I can configure the Player.


Thanks again
dwcbinky

 

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