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Recent content by franky_888

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    Matrix inside mega tree

    No such thing in this hobby :)
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    Matrix inside mega tree

    xLights will assume all things will be equal: Either your mega tree will consistently be X stips by Y nodes or your Matrix will be X pixels by Y pixels. The models wouldn't account for the extra pixels you're planning to add in the middle. As Cathelest says you'd need to use a custom model...
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    Looking for major advice for a MAJOR show

    As far as I know, the prebuilt controllers only have the pixel outputs pre-wired, but all of the F16/F48 boards have DMX/LOR out that you can tap into (you'd have to wire these in yourself however) From PixelController.com DMX/Renard/Pixelnet Outputs 4 - Dedicated RS-485 outputs. 3 RJ-45...
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    How do you attach your Lights to a Colorbond Roof Line?

    Seconded! I'm stealing this idea! Generally the magnets can be found on eBay/Aliexpress, at least thats where I got my existing magnets from.
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    Answered FPP wifi issues

    Sorry just getting back to this now. Any particular reason you have both connected to the same home network? What are you trying to achieve by doing so? While this may have fixed your issue, it will come at a cost. Without the gateway the Pi won't be able to sync time (unless you set the NTP...
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    Answered FPP wifi issues

    I had issues like this with my remotes last year. If they go into tethering mode you should see a WiFi network called 'FPP' visible near the Pi. Next time it plays up check for that. Some other questions: How are you connecting to the FPP, are you entering http://fpp or http://<ipaddress> in...
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    First year of pixels - controller choices

    Sure, but again, without much actual detail I can't guarantee this is just going to work; you're going to need to do some power calculations and test your voltage drop. I've colour coded the diagram for you as it was hard to layout in one colour :) Output 1: Starts at the right side of the...
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    F48 question

    A DMX universe is 512 channels, you can span more than one universe per output if you want to. The F48 can have up to 1024 pixels per F48 port (therefore spread across the A, B and C receivers depending on your F48 slider configuration). The board itself can drive up to 16384 pixels From the...
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    Ammo box - Controller box alternative

    I used these BIG W storage containers this year https://www.bigw.com.au/product/brilliant-basics-clear-storage-container-15l/p/682344/ It was big enough for a 'full sized' power supply (not the slimlines), two 6-way automotive fuse boxes and a differential receiver. I still covered these with...
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    First year of pixels - controller choices

    You can, but you still need to get an ethernet cable to it (it needs to plug into the F16/F48 ultimately for it's data). You don't need a differential expansion board on the F16 if you only want to use 1 differential receiver (you can plug this into the DMX1 port I believe). The differential...
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    First year of pixels - controller choices

    You won't get an F4 in Australia without buying direct from pixelcontroller.com and using a shipping forwarder - the only way to get falcon gear in au at present is via the ACL group-buy...
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    Soldering strips - what size wire?

    It would be, but then you'll be limiting the current you can draw into the strip. You would need to power inject more frequently and use smaller fuses suited to the smaller gauge wire.
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    PI 4 - Unable to connect to FPP

    192 networks work fine, just not 192.168.7.x and 192.168.8.x as Daryl mentioned above - these are reserved for internal functions of FPP
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    Converting a ropelight star to pixels

    On our star this year, quite a bit - particularly if you haven't tied back the excess wire between the nodes and you rest that wire against a wall after lining everything up perfectly :mad: We didnt bear down too hard on the ties as the holes in the sides of the square strip seemed quite...
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    Soldering strips - what size wire?

    Not saying this is the correct way, my fingers developed somewhat of a tolerance for heat after doing many strip solder joints. I found it better if you leave inner three wires a little shorter (don't strip off any extra black insulation off, or even cut the three inners back a little bit to...