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DCG/uDCG-P2 Firmware for WS2811 Pixels?

Discussion in 'EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems' started by adski, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. adski

    adski Dave Brown

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    Hey Ed - just wondering when we'll see WS2811 support for the DCG series controllers - I'm stumped without it! My aging brain assumed that it would be straightforward to port the pixel driver code from the ECG controllers, but there's, no doubt, more to it than that.

    Dave
     
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    bbayjohn Senior Elf

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    Hi adski, did you ever get the udcg-p2 working?Did you find an update?
    I would really like to get this working this year. I Need to find some help files if anyone can point me in the right direction. Like how do I map the channels to this unit. With the help of Yag and LL last year we were able to get the test run to work. Now I have a p12s that has dmx output, I should get it to work.
    Cheers
    John
     
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    adski Dave Brown

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    Hi John

    No, I never managed to get it working properly (using the TM1804 substitute for the 2811) and as you can see, there was no response from Ed.

    I haven't seen any updates on the forums and there's nothing on the j1sys web site - the DCGs don't rate a mention anywhere.

    I bought a few E6804s to get me going this year, but like you, I'd like to get the DCGs working as well.

    Cheers
    Dave
     
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    neilric99 Full Time Elf

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    I am waiting on the uDCG-P2 update as well to drive my ws2811's and strobes as well as some other standalone elements.

    Ed is saying that it is a #1 priority so I am hoping (praying) soon.
     
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    bbayjohn Senior Elf

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    Well I managed to to get my ws2811 string to work. Be sure to read the
    uDCG-P2 – Quick Notes to configure the jumpers first before powering.
    Boot loader below
    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2450.0;attach=2407
    http://www.j1sys.com/legacy/UBL_Quick.swf
    With the below string set up commands be sure to type it the SAME format as below. Ie capitals and spacing. You will need to change it to set your channel configuration but this is what works for me.
    string num=1 act=1 type=TM180X speed=3000 univ=1 start=226 pixels=20
    string num=2 act=1 type= TM180X speed=3000 univ=1 start=287 pixels=50
    save
    reboot

    Now the test

    network host=’Test 1’ test=1 speed=250
    save
    reboot
    TO TURN OFF (not that this part works for me have to power down to turn off, maybe the update will help with this)
    network test=0
    save
    reboot
    Still yet to test controlling the board but that will be another night as its getting late. I plan on running the udcg-p2 from a p12s dmx output.
    Hope this helps
    John
     
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    bbayjohn Senior Elf

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    I second that. Soon has been a long wait. Please Ed, I would like to run them this year .
     
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    zoobmarine New Elf

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    Did the uDCG-P2 got a firmware update? If so, where its available? Thanks
     
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    Robert Apprentice Elf

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    Here is the downloads page,

    http://www.j1sys.com/downloads/
     
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