Lawrence Drive Lights - P10 "Tune To Sign Build"

LawrenceDriveLights

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Here is a quick summary of my Tune to Sign

View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jkarga3mqusc6se/Photo%2018-5-18%2C%2010%2058%2047%20am.jpg?dl=0


Using 4 wide by 2 high P10 panels with a Beagle Bone Black and a Hanson Electronics octoscrolla.
http://www.hansonelectronics.com.au/product/octoscrolla_without-rtc/



This was another big learning curve for me, but with the help of the ACL and other Youtube clips and asking some questions I got it working!


Here is a you tube video of my home made enclosure which is basically a timber frame with some clear plastic sold as table top protector from bunnings to water proof it.

Here is a youtube video I did of the Tune To Sign.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjOZLR7cbbY


I did use the Boscoyo P10 panel mounts. My video showing the mounts

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yr95MS_xqY&t=4s



I did get chance to test the Tune To sign out and it got caught in a rain storm and no leaks, so all appears good.
View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4cn6m06fbxztw24/Photo%2018-8-18%2C%203%2001%2047%20pm.jpg?dl=0
 
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mbl111

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How do you send data to your sign? Is it just a standalone prop that displays the "Tune To" message with FPP on the BBB? or are you able to control it from your sequences too?
 

LawrenceDriveLights

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How do you send data to your sign? Is it just a standalone prop that displays the "Tune To" message with FPP on the BBB? or are you able to control it from your sequences too?
I am not 100% sure which way I will go for our display to be honest.
In the video above it was running directly from xLights with the BBB in bridge mode.
 

LawrenceDriveLights

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Another update.
I am using the Tune To Sign as part of our small Halloween display (more of a excuse to test everything before xmas).

After running our Halloween show for a couple of nights (from 8:00 pm) we had a couple people knock on the door and ask when are we turning the lights on, my Tune To sign does display show times when display is running, but I am not running the Tune To sign before the show starts.

So I quickly made up a sign out of some spare coro and grabbed some stick on numbers and made a static sign that slides down into the front of the Tune To sign during the day,

View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/91nrbwcu3jq433s/Photo%2022-10-18%2C%2011%2057%2018%20am.jpg?dl=0



View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gt8gkxswiipiq1k/Photo%2022-10-18%2C%202%2017%2044%20pm.jpg?dl=0


View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cz85pdi448v0tcc/Photo%2022-10-18%2C%204%2010%2028%20pm.jpg?dl=0
 
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bpratt

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Just looking at doing my own 5 x 2 P10/P5 for a 'tune to' sign that I could also do a sms messaging thing on.

So which of the boscoyo panel bits and pieces did you get to put your one together ?
 
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