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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Smart light problem
« Last post by dgingery on June 17, 2019, 09:02:03 PM »
This show is running off my pi also.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Smart light problem
« Last post by dgingery on June 17, 2019, 09:01:01 PM »
My lor is not running or even hooked up.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Smart light problem
« Last post by JonB256 on June 17, 2019, 08:59:13 PM »
What other programs do you have running?

For instance, if you are an LOR user and have it running in the background, it will do exactly what you are seeing. (the E1.31 output is being duplicated and the controllers are confused)
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Smart light problem
« Last post by dgingery on June 17, 2019, 08:53:57 PM »
I'm running a small light show at night with smart rgb strips. It's programed with xlights, running with fpp. My lights will run for a few seconds and flash off then come back on. I'm using a Alfa pix4 to run them. It's only running 3 sets of strips. I have changed all my cat5 plugs out. That was not the problem. Can anyone help with this issue????? I think my next step is to check the output on the power supply or am I running down the wrong road?
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I will yield to Dan on the technical details.  Once you add a 32GB sd card and WiFi dongle if needed you just over $100 for 8 outputs, so very comparable to an F4 in price.  Since I also like to spread around controllers and not do much power injection and often need more than 4 outputs, I can get 2 F8 boards for the price of 1 F16. 

I have all my controllers which includes F16s, F8s and zeroes connected over WiFi so I like the full FPP because itís one less device to setup since I donít need a remote Pi although the new 2.x is making that even easier.

These boards are small enough that you can fit other things like distro boards inside a cg1500 easily. 

I do prefer the F8-PB over the F8-B because I find them slightly easier to mount since the PB is on top of the F8 board it sits flush with the mounting plate.   Whereas there is a gap between bottom of the F8-B board and the mounting plate underneath the pixel connections.   I also donít need the Ethernet port on the BBB. 
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The Water Cooler / Re: Network error on Tapatalk
« Last post by JonB256 on June 17, 2019, 04:45:49 PM »
Been that way for months.
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BeagleBone Black Controllers / Re: Intro to the F8-PB
« Last post by JonB256 on June 17, 2019, 04:44:14 PM »
From a recent post by Dan:

4) The BBB's differential outputs currently only offer support for the "dumb" receivers.  I hope to rectify that in the future, but without one to really work with, I don't know if it's possible or not.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Master/ Remote Problem
« Last post by Poporacer on June 17, 2019, 03:33:55 PM »
I think either number should work
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Master/ Remote Problem
« Last post by mmais68569 on June 17, 2019, 02:04:05 PM »
Either phone number?
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BeagleBone Black Controllers / Re: BBB-based controllers versus Falcon controllers
« Last post by dkulp on June 17, 2019, 01:55:50 PM »
Couple things:
1) The $51 doesn't include the Beagle, so you do have to add that.  Other things like SD card, wifi adapter if you want/need that, etc...


2) The 700/string is at 25ms timing.   If you do 50ms timing, it's more like 1400 pixels per string.    For some reason, the Falcon doc really just assumes 50ms timing.


3) The BBB's do only drive ws2811 pixels and DMX/PixelNet.   That's it.   No other options.   


4) The BBB's differential outputs currently only offer support for the "dumb" receivers.  I hope to rectify that in the future, but without one to really work with, I don't know if it's possible or not.


5) The DMX outs on the BBB controllers are via a full RJ45.  If you need DMX, you WILL need to make a custom cable.  The F4v3 has jumpers and such so you don't have to.


6) With expansion and differential receivers, the F8-B can drive 36 strings of 1400 pixels (50ms) which is WAY more than any of the Falcon controllers.   


HOWEVER, one thing to keep in mind: the BBB controllers run the full FPP.   This is a plus and a minus.  On the plus side, it gives you things like master/remote mode with local storage (so no need for e1.31), DDP protocol, full linux capabilities, PixelOverlayModels, etc....    On the minus side, installing and configuring FPP is way more complex than the simple firmware on any of the fully hardware based controllers.
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