I got the North Pole (almost) completed.
This is the last episode for the P10 sign build. The sign acts as a “tune to” sign and general information about the display, namely a pointer back to this blog. It will run simultaneously with the display, but will run independently of any sequences playing at the time.
An optimization I’d love to add is current time and temperature. The BeagleBone Black does have internet connectivity so I am sure something like that is possible, but I may have to get creative with a solution for that. This will have to wait until I have more time to play with it and time is running out. I still have a lot to do to get everything ready for this year’s show.
I’ll be sure to post an episode about it if I can actually pull it off!
Update: Several people have asked for the xLights XML file I used to run the P10 sign so posting here: P10 Message.xml
I am curious to know if you are using the same controller to run your panels and your lights in the globe. I have mimicked your design with lights in the globe and trying to figure out how to control them. I am using a Pi with a color light card to run my panels and I am trying to find a way to run my globe lights with it as well.
I have a SanDevices E6804 inside the box controlling the pixels in the globe. You might be able to do it with a Pi Hat.