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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Trigger an event from within a sequence
« Last post by Bos Lights on Today at 01:04:08 AM »
Thanks Brichi, I followed your instructions and it worked great, stopping a looping eseq after the eseq has looped at least once worked great :) My goal is to make it work with enabling and disabling relays, so I will test that next and report back.
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Have a Falcon F16v3 with one 4 port Differential Expansion board connected. Can I add a second 4 port Differential Expansion board? If so will the Meanwell 350 power supply be enough to handle the additional board?

Running 100 12v pixels on each of the F16v3 ports so 1600 pixels on the controller.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: WS2811 Directly From The GPIO Using Pi Zero W.
« Last post by bloojoop on March 22, 2019, 10:31:53 PM »
I have run some small strings directly off GPIO successfully as well.  In case you are interested there is a new Pi Zero W PIhat that recently released located here:
https://jboards.ecwid.com/Pixel-String-Pihat-Zero-p133155360


I have some of JBoards other products and have been quite satisfied with them.  I will be ordering two of these boards to add to my collection. I will get them with the 12V regulator so I can power the pi directly from the PIhat using a 12V source for my pixels. 
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: p5 panels with pi zero w
« Last post by ee351 on March 22, 2019, 08:36:56 PM »
Okay, just did some more testing with the pi zero.


With 50ms sequences and gpio set to 1 (multicore), everything stays in time and no ghosting or flickering.  I think we need a gpio setting between 0 and 1 (0.5)?  ;D


Anyways, I think this pretty much confirms the zero can't keep up with 25ms sequences, at least with my p5 panels.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: p5 panels with pi zero w
« Last post by ee351 on March 22, 2019, 07:38:30 PM »
When I set the GPIO to 1 (multi core) the ghosting and flickering goes away but the sequence plays slower.  A 30 second sequence will take about 38 seconds to play through on this setting.  I'm using 25ms sequences so later today I'll convert these to 50ms to see if it makes a difference.

On a single-core Pi Zero driving P5 or multiple P10 panels at 25ms timing may be too much to ask.  There's a reason why we normally recommend using a BBB for driving panels.   Using a Pi is definitely a YMMV situation and has quite a few factors determining whether it will work successfully or not.


I am kind of getting this feeling, since it works perfectly on a pi 3B.  I'm thinking the zero just doesn't have the horsepower to drive my p5 panels.  It's close, but just not quite enough processing power it seems.


I did run across this thread, which mentions changing the framebuffer.cc file to fix some ghosting issues:


https://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7423.15.html


Unfortunately, I think the directions may be a bit dated as I was unable to find this file in the specified directory.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: p5 panels with pi zero w
« Last post by ee351 on March 22, 2019, 07:33:27 PM »



You might want to try "0" and then lower the voltage to about 4.8.   For my P5's, I had to lower it just a tad below 5V or I'd get ghosting.


I just now tried adjusting the voltage from 5.0 all the way down to 4.6.  No improvement at all.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Trigger an event from within a sequence
« Last post by brichi on March 22, 2019, 06:17:30 PM »
I got mine working pretty good, I can do a zoom chat maybe Sunday of you still need help. I thought this would all work with the F48 as my master pushing out data but I don't think it will so it was fun getting it to work but probably won't be of much use to me

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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Trigger an event from within a sequence
« Last post by Bos Lights on March 22, 2019, 06:12:58 PM »
Very good point Poporacer, I will test both scenarios starting a eseq directly and via a script 👍 and post an update.
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F48 Pixel Controller / Re: Spacing out universes
« Last post by JonB256 on March 22, 2019, 05:54:11 PM »
I'm largely talking about the "I plugged my lights into a controller and plugged in the controller and the lights didn't do anything" crowd.  And yes, I have seen forum posts like that. 

They mostly ask questions in the Facebook groups. I don't spend much time in those groups.
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Are you running the latest master code on this or v2.6?  In Master, we use a different library now, GraphicsMagick vs the previous ImageMagick, so I'm wondering if the effect is still the same in Master.  If it is, then I will dive deeper into the code.  I have a note to look at it, but haven't had a chance yet.

Running on Master.  Will switch it to v2.6 and test.

Switched the PocketScroller to v2.6.  So far, the script is not working.
Reinstalled MatrixTools and tested - looks good.
Erased old script, installed new from Repository and edited.
Still nothing. :(

but I do see this error message :
Can't locate auto/Image/Magick/QueryMultil.al in @INC (@INC contains: /opt/fpp/lib/perl/ /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl/5.24.1 /usr/local/share/perl/5.24.1 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl5/5.24 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl/5.24 /usr/share/perl/5.24 /usr/local/lib/site_perl /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl-base) at /opt/fpp/lib/perl/FPP/MemoryMap.pm line 682.
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