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breese

Quote from: Poporacer on February 01, 2023, 02:00:03 PM
Quote from: ldlammers on February 01, 2023, 11:53:56 AMHaving to the laptop run the show was not as convenient as using a controller
If you have an FPP based controller (or a stand alone FPP device), then you do not need a dedicated laptop.
I tested the battery option multiple times with multiple new batteries, could never get the controller to keep time. I ended up having to make sure the F16V4 had access to my Pi4 and the internet in order to keep the proper time....

jnealand

While some controllers can supposedly function as a master I do not believe they really are robust enough to do that.  Their main function is to control lights and not be a master.  Might be fine for a single standalone unit, but there is also not very much maintenance on their firmware like there is on a full functioning FPP.  Back in my long ago LOR and Vixen days I dedicated a computer to run my show.  I will never go back to that. 
Jim Nealand
Kennesaw, GA all Falcon controllers, all 12v Master Remote Multisync with Pi and BBB P10 and P5

breese

Quote from: jnealand on February 02, 2023, 08:03:03 AMWhile some controllers can supposedly function as a master I do not believe they really are robust enough to do that.  Their main function is to control lights and not be a master.  Might be fine for a single standalone unit, but there is also not very much maintenance on their firmware like there is on a full functioning FPP.  Back in my long ago LOR and Vixen days I dedicated a computer to run my show.  I will never go back to that. 
As systems engineer I understand that.
It would be nice if the Falcon controllers came with a clock chip that Actually Kept Time....

jnealand

There are many, many "would be nice" wishes, but if they all got done the the controller would probably be a lot bigger and lot more expensive and have a lot more bugs.  LOL
Jim Nealand
Kennesaw, GA all Falcon controllers, all 12v Master Remote Multisync with Pi and BBB P10 and P5

darylc

Quote from: breese on February 02, 2023, 11:19:16 AM
Quote from: jnealand on February 02, 2023, 08:03:03 AMWhile some controllers can supposedly function as a master I do not believe they really are robust enough to do that.  Their main function is to control lights and not be a master.  Might be fine for a single standalone unit, but there is also not very much maintenance on their firmware like there is on a full functioning FPP.  Back in my long ago LOR and Vixen days I dedicated a computer to run my show.  I will never go back to that. 
As systems engineer I understand that.
It would be nice if the Falcon controllers came with a clock chip that Actually Kept Time....
Have you contacted support@pixelcontroller.com?

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