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help needed finding set up instructions for uDCG-P2

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    First of all a big thanks to Ed and Phill, I recieved my uDCG-P2.
    I was very impresed when I saw it and won it at the Sydney mini.
    So thanks guys.

    Now onto my problem.
    I searched the wiki & got 1 hit about product information and when I click on the link the information is missing. So what i need is the info on setting up my uDCG-P2 and getting it running. I could find plenty of info on the ECG-P2 & D2.
    I dont mind reading and videos are great too if there are any out there. This is all new to me so go easy on me.
    I am running LOR S3 advanced
    Would like to run these
    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DC24V-WS2811-pixel-module-with-12pcs-5050-RGB-SMD-LED-100mm-diameter-20pcs-a-string/701799_580483911.html
    DC24V WS2811 pixel module, with 12pcs 5050 RGB SMD LED,100mm diameter,20pcs a string
    I have the 24v psu
    I just need your help in putting this jigsaw puzzel together as I dont want to blow anything up again lol.

    Cheers John
     
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    I guess my biggest concern would be, what do I do with the jumpers?
     
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    it may not be there. i think i've only sent it to the 1 or 2 people who used uDCG-P2 last year.

    see attached

    -Ed
     

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    Ed, did you get around to updating the DCG firmware? You may remember I enquired late last year about WS2811 support and a possible DMX issue. You were under a lot of pressure from the ECG community at the time, and there are clearly more than 1 or 2 of them, so I didn't want to hassle you at the time.

    Dave
     
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    Thanks Edd
    Thats what I was looking for.

    And thanks Yagoona lights and lithgow lights for their help in chat last night. We now have the lights operating in test mode.

    WS2811-pixel-module-with-12pcs-5050-RGB-SMD-LED-100mm-diameter-20pcs-a-string

    still need to work out the chanel count on this string of lights http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DC24V-WS2811-pixel-module-with-12pcs-5050-RGB-SMD-LED-100mm-diameter-20pcs-a-string/701799_580483911.html
    DC24V WS2811 pixel module, with 12pcs 5050 RGB SMD LED,100mm diameter,20pcs a string

    So i belive this string to be 60 chanels
     
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    Still require help.
    What I have so far
    from the Quick notes
    7V-40v supply into P-DMX with no output to pixels
    K2 open,K3 1-2,3-4, J1 open & J2 open
    Bingo we have power supplied via 24v :)
    Downloaded uneversal boot loader (ubl)
    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,2507.0.html
    The uDCG-P2 IS reconized by PIC 32 bootloader Application V1.2w/J1sys Extensions v1.2a
    Device connected Firmware Version 2.5
    Can run a test as per previous video, so unit and lights are working fine.
    to perform test
    uDCG-P2 Console v1.0
    cmd> network host='Test1' test=1 speed=250
    cmd> network test=0
    cmd> save
    XML saved to flash.
    cmd> reboot
    Rebooting ...
    cmd>
    exit console, can repeat, however lights will stay on last colour.
    cmd> config
    uDCG-P2 Configuration
    Host: Test1
    MAC: 00:04:A3:00:00:00
    Test: N
    DMX: 250Kbps
    Str 1: Y TM180X 3000Kbps U:1 S:81 P:20
    Str 2: Y TM180X 3000Kbps U:1 S:141 P:123

    With the above string setting, I have string 1 starting at chanel 81 to 140. So I made a quick sequence to test in LOR to run in dmx mode.
    Device type = Dmx Universe ,Unit is blank, Circuit 81-140 (20 RGB chanels) There are no other controlers in this sequence.
    In LOR Network configuration have set
    Lor Port to none, Dmx adapter to A700eqed, protocol to raw dmx.
    When I open lor control panel I get lorCommListoner.exe
    30:Listener [info] listing on port 8837
    32: listener [info] connection accepted <612>
    710:dmx1 [info] A700eqed: raw dmx adapter opened.

    Now I go to play sequence and nothing?
    What can I be missing here?
    I do have a cat5 crossover cable in place.

    If you have a sugestion please respond, maybe its something small I have over looked.

    Ask away

    Many thanks
    John
     
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    Thanks for your reply Andy.
    Dont see anything there I havent tried or done.
    I do have playback isues and I do have a lor dongle I am using with crossover cable.
    The lor listener seems to be working well.
    Its probably something simple I've missed.

    Cheers
    John
     
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    and control lights is checked in the sequencer right?
     
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    yep
    Would appear so, control light has a tick against it.
    Control holiday lights designer does not. Not sure what that is.

    Cheers
    John
     
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    Holiday Light Designer is a fairly cool outdated visualiser type program that worked with LOR. I had a play with it about 2 years ago until the demo expired. Your lights were entered into a 3d type layout and you could view your display from different angles and it would also work out your power usage if you punched in all the wattage etc into it.
     
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    John, I have no clue about your LOR setup, but you may have the speed set too high for your 2811 pixels. It's a few months since I tested the uDCG-P2 with 2811s in TM180X mode, and I can't remember the exact failure modes, but in my case, the speed range where it "sort of" worked was 2200 to 2450, so I set it to 2325.

    My ambition exceeded my capabilities last year, so I ran out of time and in the end, the pixels weren't used in anger, but the test was never really successful for me - I believe I had DMX issues (slow response, missed events etc.) but I don't know whether the problem was in the controller or DMX signal driving it. So I'm really keen to see how it works out for you.

    Dave
     
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    That does sound like a cool program. Also sounds like a lot of work for a demo though, was it not worth getting the full version?
     
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    Thanks dave that sounds like it woud be worth trying.

    cheers
    John
     

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