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Looking for light display port configuration

Started by szaske, September 24, 2021, 12:46:07 AM

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szaske

I have 3 non-square windows that I'd like to outline in pixel strips. The windows with the numbers of pixels (at 30 pixels per meter) on each side are shown as an attachment. I'm planning on upgrading to 12v pixels. Here's a link to the strips.  How would you recommend, ports wise, I break out these strips and power them from a Falcon controller? BTW, my sequences run at 40 frames per second. Questions. Does Falcon require each port to drive the same number of pixels? My plan would be:

Port #1: Left Window Left + Top = 105 12v pixels
Port #2 : Left Window right + bottom = 88 12v pixels
Port #3 : Middle Window Left + Top = 95 12v pixels
Port #4 : Middle Window right + bottom = 77 12v pixels

Port #5 : Right Window Left + Top = 66 12v pixels
Port #6 : Right Window right + bottom = 51 12v pixels


Would this design work with a Falcon V2 controller?

taybrynn

you can run any number you want per port, up to the limits for the f16v2 which are way higher than your thinking.

however, it really it depends on the pixels themselves (the power usage per node) and how many you can run without requiring power injection

Poporacer

Quote from: szaske on September 24, 2021, 12:46:07 AMI have 3 non-square windows that I'd like to outline in pixel strips.
Just be aware that strips are a PAIN to modify and repair. And with the window layout you posted, you will be cutting/soldering those strips.
Quote from: szaske on September 24, 2021, 12:46:07 AMDoes Falcon require each port to drive the same number of pixels?
Nope
Quote from: szaske on September 24, 2021, 12:46:07 AMMy plan would be:
And you can combine more than one model on a port. I am not sure why you are using 6 ports for 3 windows? You could control all 3 windows on one port.... you would likely need power injection though. This was just for information.
Quote from: szaske on September 24, 2021, 12:46:07 AMBTW, my sequences run at 40 frames per second.
Is there a reason you are using 40 fps? Unless you are doing some advanced level of sequencing, you probably don't need 40 fps. Just because it is faster, doesn't mean it is better!
If to err is human, I am more human than most people.

k6ccc

Quote from: Poporacer on September 26, 2021, 10:56:08 AM
Quote from: szaske on September 24, 2021, 12:46:07 AMI have 3 non-square windows that I'd like to outline in pixel strips.
Just be aware that strips are a PAIN to modify and repair. And with the window layout you posted, you will be cutting/soldering those strips.


I'm going to second that one.  Strips would be a royal pain to build what you are trying to do, and WHEN (not IF) a pixel fails, a string is FAR easier to repair.  Also note that with a string, you can make pixel spacing almost anything that you want.  A few years ago CFOL made pixel mounting strips with 1.33 inch spacing for me.
Using LOR (mostly SuperStar) for all sequencing - using FPP only to drive P5 and P10 panels.
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