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P6 panels and Beagle Bone

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by deblen, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. deblen

    deblen Apprentice Elf

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    Hi,
    Can one setup a Matrix with P6 panels with a Beagle Bone, the same as for a P10 setup.


    If not, has anyone a recommendation.


    Thinking of using 8 x 3 (total 24) panels


    Thanks. Deblen
     
  2. SmartAlecLights

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    the p6 32x32 panels dont work at all
    the p6 32x16 1/8th panels do
     
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    deblen Apprentice Elf

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    Hi Smartalec,


    I have the P6's already, 32 x 32. Looks like I bought the wrong type.


    Is there a way I can run video through the panels.


    Deblen
     
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    Yeah nah, not unless you want to run a different controller.
     
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    Hi


    If that is the case Bbayjohn, what would I require to do, as the panels are not much use then.


    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks Deblen
     
  6. CaptainMurdoch

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    32x32 panels should work fine if they are 1/16 scan panels. I modified the code a long time ago to support these. I tested the code personally with a 64x64 P3 panel which was really 4x 32x32 panels put together in one frame.

    In the FPP UI, just select 32x32 as the panel size and you should be OK.
     
  7. SmartAlecLights

    SmartAlecLights Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    that would explain why the p6 32x32 1/8th scan panels dont work..
     
  8. SmartAlecLights

    SmartAlecLights Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    Len i ended up getting this system to control them
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Linsn-801-802-control-system-1-sending-card-sd801D-sd802D-1-receive-card-rv801D-RV908D-hub75/611322254.html?spm=2114.13010208.99999999.540.Y5609d

    but apparently there is interference from the pi hdmi an the linsn card DVI input.
    it it will work perfectly if you run xlights from your computer tho
     
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    Yeah, those probably work the same as the 1/4 scan 32x16 panels. I should have some of those in hand soon and will work on a patch to allow FPP to support 1/4 32x16 and 1/8 32x32.
     
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    Hi Captain, thanks for the feed back. :)


    Alex, thanks also for the feed back, looks like the Captain has it in hand.


    Once again thanks to the efforts of the ACL forum.


    Deblen :)
     
  11. SmartAlecLights

    SmartAlecLights Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    Yes the Captain is the main man.. all the great work with FPP
     
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    Hi,


    Captain Murdoch, I was wondering if you had the chance to look at the P6 panels 32x32 1 eight scan.


    Thanks Deblen
     
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    watching with interest as I also have some of those 32x32 p6
     
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    I haven't had a chance to look at this yet. I want to add support for the 1/4 scan outdoor 32x16 panels also but haven't got to that either.
     
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    Thanks Captain :)
    We look forward to a fix for those panels.
    For the time being I plan on using one of Smartalecs boards for this Christmas.
     

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