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Am I missing something that a BBB can do that I cant get going with a Pi 3?


I have a 3 output hat on the Pi and 12 panels, 3 wide by 4 tall. I setup the first 3 rows as


O1 P1,2,3,
O2 P1,2,3
O3 P1,2,3


ran a test, those work fine, once I add row 4 like this



O1 P1,2,3,
O2 P1,2,3
O3 P1,2,3
O3 P4,5,6


I completely lose output 1 and 2 and only output 3 works


here are pics of my 2 configs

works fine - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G4ZKvpR3MqKm4DBZ1Dwc6uxMhyhpgB80/view?usp=sharing
lose rows 1 and 2 on display - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hz2p0wvLbvdf0h-Cs2O64pRV9qjMAZ4N/view?usp=sharing

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Re: Pi with hat, can't get 4 rows going even though configured properly
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 03:39:03 PM »
You keep finding ways to break this stuff  ;)
Using LOR (mostly SuperStar) for all sequencing - using FPP only to drive P5 and P10 panels.
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Re: Pi with hat, can't get 4 rows going even though configured properly
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 03:45:23 PM »
Am I missing something that a BBB can do that I cant get going with a Pi 3?

Try setting your outputs 1 and 2 to panels 4,5,6 instead of 1,2,3.  That might work.  I think we have determined in the past that the Pi library we use requires all outputs to have the same number of panels attached.  You might be able to get it to work by telling FPP you are using panels 4,5,6 on outputs 1 and 2.
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Re: Pi with hat, can't get 4 rows going even though configured properly
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 04:18:24 PM »
Here is how I would arrange.....Let port 1 retire.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2018, 04:31:19 PM by Sawdust »

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Re: Pi with hat, can't get 4 rows going even though configured properly
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 04:30:38 PM »
You keep finding ways to break this stuff  ;)
hahahaha, I am just testing out all scenarios but fo I start really building it all. im testing all scenarios between BBB, Pi's, Octoscrollers, hats and Colorlight card. I want to learn it all so when its time to build and program I am set with configs and numbers


Am I missing something that a BBB can do that I cant get going with a Pi 3?

Try setting your outputs 1 and 2 to panels 4,5,6 instead of 1,2,3.  That might work.  I think we have determined in the past that the Pi library we use requires all outputs to have the same number of panels attached.  You might be able to get it to work by telling FPP you are using panels 4,5,6 on outputs 1 and 2.


that didn't work but Sawdusts suggestion was perfect, thanks guys!!!

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[/size]Here is how I would arrange.....Let port 1 retire.
Correction arrows of top and bottom rows go up


worked perfect, thanks!!

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Re: Pi with hat, can't get 4 rows going even though configured properly
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 04:39:12 PM »
I like using ports 2 & 3 along with center feeding - if you mount the Pi right, you can use short ribbon cables.
 :) glad I could help  :)

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Re: Pi with hat, can't get 4 rows going even though configured properly
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 04:50:22 PM »
yes, love the idea and layout, was testing a 3x4 tune to sign and it looks great

 

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