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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: FPP LOR Issues
« Last post by tbone321 on February 17, 2019, 09:12:43 PM »
A screen shot of the FPP LOR setup screen would be helpful.  Did you both enable and save the configuration and restart FPP prior to testing?
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Canít get USB stick to mount
« Last post by JonB256 on February 17, 2019, 07:27:53 PM »
Iíve had this particular PI 2B working with the same exact USB stick in the past, also have it working fine on a Pi 3B+, just this card will not work now.. My show will be small enough tha it should fit on the micro SD card. Iím using Internet Explorer and also Safari on my Ipad.


Dennis

It may have gotten a small, hidden (ext4 or btrfs) partition on it. A normal FAT32 format may have trouble with that.
The SDFormatter program can remove all hidden partitions under options.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / FPP LOR Issues
« Last post by ericg2000 on February 17, 2019, 07:24:54 PM »
i'm tired of fighting this... i have a LOR pixie controller, LOR high speed dongle, WS2811 pixles.  i created an anaimation sequence in xLights, played it and it controlled the pixels when connected to my laptop. 

i moved the use dongle to the FPP and it will not do anything.  i configured the output to LOR, set the configuration and nothing.  what am i doing wrong??  any input will help. 

i am using the red lor dongle, a pixie 2 controller and the latest xlights.  it all works on the pc just not on the pi.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Canít get USB stick to mount
« Last post by jnealand on February 17, 2019, 06:43:39 PM »
@Kensington - I have never formatted a USB drive using the Pi - ever.  They are all FAT32, but from when they were first bought.
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Sell/Trade / Re: Introducing the Pi WS281x Pixel Board
« Last post by Emuney18 on February 17, 2019, 06:11:46 PM »
Can you explain how you get 6 outputs from one pin?


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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Canít get USB stick to mount
« Last post by Dennismz51 on February 17, 2019, 05:18:28 PM »
Iíve had this particular PI 2B working with the same exact USB stick in the past, also have it working fine on a Pi 3B+, just this card will not work now.. My show will be small enough tha it should fit on the micro SD card. Iím using Internet Explorer and also Safari on my Ipad.


Dennis
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No you can not use "regular" lights with the F16. The F16 controls "smart" RGB pixels and strips. . If you want to control 120v lights you culd go with a LOR, Lynx Express or Renard controller. There are other ones out there also. If it's "dumb" RGB's your looking to control there are "dumb" controllers out there to control "dumb" RGB's through Holiday Coro, Amazon, Ebay, Aliexpress. It would ultimately depend on what it is you trying to do.
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Hello,

I was wondering if it was possible to plug regular Christmas light strips that are non LED or RGB into a F16v2 though the voltage ports and if the lights will dim on and off. Is this possible or would I have to get a different controller?
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Sell/Trade / Re: Introducing the Starburst Hub system
« Last post by lrhorer on February 17, 2019, 02:27:13 PM »
Absolutely.  The Stand-Alone hub serves just that purpose.  It supplies up to 8 strings of any geometry one likes with signal and power from a centralized location.  For example, I have a mini-tree with 4 strings, and I am using 4 of the 8 ports to serve the data and power to the tree.  The hubs can also be daisy chained to serve more than 8 strings.  The printed circuit board is identical for both the Full Starburst and the Stand-Alone hubs.


I have spoken with others in this thread about the possibility of changing the pin order, and I may do so in the next version of the board.  (I have quite a few of the existing version on hand.)  I am not entirely convinced of the desirability for doing so, however.  Ray Wu's 4 wire pixels are wired as V+, DI, V-, DO.   Changing the pinout to match that would make things a bit simpler when using those pixels, but not the most common 3-wire pixels, which are V+, V-, DO, like my boards.  The Falcon 16 boards are wired V-,Clk,DO,V+.  Plugging a string in backwards to the F16 will usually blow the entire string, as well as usually the port fuse.  With the pixels wired as V+, V-, DI, DO, plugging in the string backwards should only blow the last pixel, not the entire string.  Similarly, with the pixels wired as V+, V-, DI, DO, accidentally plugging in the string to the F16 should at most only blow the last pixel.  I am not certain what would happen if a string wired V-, DO, DI,V+ were plugged into the F16 controller.  It might damage the controller.
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Sell/Trade / Re: Introducing the Starburst Hub system
« Last post by David_AVD on February 17, 2019, 01:55:35 PM »
This idea (central hub) can be used for other types of lighting elements.  I've just made a similar board to put on the trunk of a tree so I can have pixel meteor tubes wired back to it, instead of using 3-4-3 T pieces.  For mine I used the common 0V CLK DAT V+ pinout (used on lots of controllers) with the CLK (not used on 3 wire pixels) redeployed as the DAT return wire.
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