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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Wifi Antenna
Last post by rayster - Today at 05:07:40 PM
So I am using the one JonD mentioned with a SMA to SMA extension to put the antenna on the out side of the controller box.
BeagleBone Black Controllers / Kulp K8Pi Issues
Last post by JonD - Today at 09:00:10 AM
The frame rate issues when these are attached to a Pi4 appear to still exist.  F-Tester shows they drop lights constantly.  I have found some light strings you can notice the drops and other lights you don't, but F-Tester shows them dropping consistently regardless of the light string used.  I did grab a Pi3b+ and replaced the Pi4.  When attached to the Pi3b+, F-Tester showed a flawless test and not a single light appeared to be dropped.  No frame rate errors on a Pi3b+, constant errors on a Pi4.  Easily recreated on all four controllers.

Originally, I was having an issue with one of the 4 controllers I purchased.  It did not appear to boot when powered from the K8Pi board, but trying to re-create the problem consistently did not seem to be possible.  When I decided to try a Pi3b+, this is the first board I went to, and the problem board booted right up.  At first I could not get the Pi3b+ to fail.  I went ahead and installed a Pi3b+ on the other 3 controllers (4 total) and they all seemed to be working fine.  That was until an update or two ago.  The upgrade on the FPP P4 master went fine.  I then upgraded the four Kulp K8Pi controllers from the multi-sync upgrade.  It turned every single Kulp into a brick.  No Kulp logo at power on.  I installed a fresh copy of FPP 7.1 2023-08 and that appeared to resolve short term.  They were displaying QR Scan code for the Wifi hotspot.  I powered off to move the controller next to an ethernet jack to give it an IP and it would not boot back up.  I had to re-image the SD card again.  If I assign the ethernet port a manual IP or have the controller plugged into an ethernet jack and get a DHCP address, and process the initial setup it appears to reboot fine after that.  I am not sure the K8Pi power issue was ever a thing at this point.  I suspect it could have been the SD image was corrupting.  I am using 3 different SD card types (two of which Daniel Kulp recommends) and fairly certain this is not an SD card issue.

Finally after a fresh FPP 7.1 2023-08 image installation, if I try to change the any Kulp K8pi controllers from 7.1 to master.  I get the following error "FPPD not found.  Rebuild required."   (I would upload the error, but the forum file upload appears to be broken).  If you hit the build button it turns the controller into a brick.

Most of these issues appear to be re-creatable, and unrelated to my personal network or settings.  I don't plan to use these in production, so I am not needing them fixed, but thought I would post what I have been running into.

Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Wifi Antenna
Last post by MikeKrebs - September 22, 2023, 10:03:51 PM
Are you up for a hack?

There is a long list here with various devices.
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Wifi Antenna
Last post by Nufernandes - September 22, 2023, 02:36:11 PM
@rayster, was looking to add better WiFi capability to the Pi so it can stay online to receive webhook requests. its going to be in the very front of the yard and the home router is far enough away that the signal is weak.

the Pi is attached to the back of the P5 panel setup and inside the case, so a better WiFi antenna should help keep it online, without it falling off due to weak signals
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Wifi Antenna
Last post by rayster - September 22, 2023, 02:25:54 PM
The RT 3070 is a video chipset. Most any Wifi adapter that will work with Linux will work. And the 3 B+ has wifi built in. So what are you trying to do?
Falcon Player (FPP) / Wifi Antenna
Last post by Nufernandes - September 22, 2023, 02:10:08 PM
Looking to add a Wi-Fi antenna to my Raspberry Pi 3B+, and establish a Wan1. what chipset does the Wi-Fi adaptor need to be, that FPP will recognize?
currently I have one with a RT 3070 chipset and its not recognized by FPP.

Falcon Player Plugins / Re: Integrating Twilio with Go...
Last post by Nufernandes - September 22, 2023, 01:54:52 PM
thanks for the suggestion, I will keep tweaking it.
Sell/Trade / MegaTree + Faces kit for sale
Last post by dkroz - September 21, 2023, 12:39:28 PM
After a few years of fun, I have to sell my Tree + 3 Faces kit (Raspberry Pi and switch are not included).
I prefer to sell it as a kit for $1500.
Local pickup preferred (Falls Church, VA).
Thank you!

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Today at 05:07:40 PM

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