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Offline ArcadeNut

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Re: Its coming, PiCap
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2016, 06:30:48 AM »
It works with all the 40-pin versions, but newer quad-core versions will be able to drive more Pixels.


with a Pi3 how many WS2811 can you drive per output?

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Re: Its coming, PiCap
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2016, 06:34:57 AM »
It works with all the 40-pin versions, but newer quad-core versions will be able to drive more Pixels.


with a Pi3 how many WS2811 can you drive per output?

Users have reported 1000 pixels per output on a Pi3. That's a lot of pixels.

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Re: Its coming, PiCap
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2016, 06:58:14 AM »

Users have reported 1000 pixels per output on a Pi3. That's a lot of pixels.


Thanks!  I'm going to use a Pi3 for a small show on a 42' boat this summer and wanted something compact.  2000 is a lot of pixels.

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Re: Its coming, PiCap
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2016, 09:56:30 AM »
Thanks!  I'm going to use a Pi3 for a small show on a 42' boat this summer and wanted something compact.  2000 is a lot of pixels.

42' boat, something 'compact'....  Oh the irony...  :)

The PiCap should fit your need and if you need another at the other end of the boat, just add another as a FPP remote and connect them wirelessly.
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Re: Its coming, PiCap
« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2016, 11:39:21 AM »
Technical question.  Can you control the brightness of the outputs like you can a Falcon controller?  I supposed this would have to be an FPP feature?
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Re: Its coming, PiCap
« Reply #50 on: December 30, 2016, 12:46:22 PM »
Technical question.  Can you control the brightness of the outputs like you can a Falcon controller?  I supposed this would have to be an FPP feature?
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Already answered in another thread. Essentially, no.

http://www.falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php?topic=6674.0

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Re: Its coming, PiCap
« Reply #51 on: December 30, 2016, 01:19:19 PM »
I knew once they posted an entire megatree running on a picap ... that this would be the model for how to do it every time.

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Re: Its coming, PiCap
« Reply #52 on: December 30, 2016, 02:46:21 PM »
Technical question.  Can you control the brightness of the outputs like you can a Falcon controller?  I supposed this would have to be an FPP feature?
Thanks,
You can control the brightness using Dimming Curves on our models in Xlights.

 

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