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Offline dgbcoleman

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renard ss8 and relay with Pi
« on: June 17, 2017, 07:14:40 PM »
Hello I am twelve and working on my second year light show using the Raspberry Pi. Last year I used lightshowpi with an 8 channel SSR connected to the Pi via gpio pins. This year I want to sequence my show with xlights/nutcracker on the laptop and FPP on the Pi. I have a renard SS8 that I have no idea how to use and I haven't even turned it on yet. I still have the SSR that I mentioned earlier and I want the SSR and the renard both connected to the Pi and talking to FPP. Where should I start and what resources should I use?

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Re: renard ss8 and relay with Pi
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 08:49:09 PM »
welcome. you are getting an early start on life with the CLAP.

first install fpp. there are instructions on this forum for that. 

 Here is a helpful post on gpio..
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php?topic=2961.0

for your ss8, you will need a usb to rs485 that will plug in the pi. after setting up FP and the gpio, the Renard setup will be easy peazy.

in xlights, setup your 16 channels in the same order you set them in fpp.




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Re: renard ss8 and relay with Pi
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 07:52:12 AM »
Thank you so much!

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Re: renard ss8 and relay with Pi
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 04:13:09 PM »
Yup...a falcon board or USB dongle

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Re: renard ss8 and relay with Pi
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 07:56:11 AM »
Would someone please explain how to set up the renard in fpp?

 

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