I’m rebuilding my main RGB pixel power and data distribution box, leaving room for expansion for next year.
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We went to a polo match last weekend and we continue sequencing the song we started last time. Set your clocks back an hour and we have less than three weeks to get ready for showtime!
Here’s a quick way to sequence a song for RGB Pixels.
Here’s an introduction to xLights from Sean Meighan – awesome video, but it’s over 3 hours long so get some popcorn. Covers everything though so well worth it. https://vimeo.com/239465131
The Octoscrolla from Hanson Electronics has some interesting tweaks over the original design. Here’s a quick look at the board.
Just a few things I think about before programming the lights and how I approach the programming process.
Using Boscoyo strips, we outline the garage with RGB pixels. I cover a couple of different ways to insert the pixels into the strips and what we did over the weekend.
I’m outlining a fence with RGB pixels. I ran into an issue with the mounting design and took a different approach. It’s amazing how a small number of lights can look really great in your display!
I got the North Pole (almost) completed.
The Falcon F16V3 Pixel Controller is the latest in a line of awesome controllers from David Pitts.
This video covers all the features of this new board along with an Expansion Board and a Differential Expansion Board plus Differential Receivers. If you run pixels in your display or are thinking about running pixels, seriously look at getting one of these controllers.
Updated with a simpler step to flash the eMMC.
This covers all the steps needed for the full installation of the latest FPP 1.9 Stretch image for the Beaglebone Black. It includes the software tools you’ll need to download to format the SD Card and write the image to the card for both Windows and Mac.
Latest images are available at http://dankulp.com/bbb