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What to bring to the xlights/falcon room at the expo?

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. smeighan

    smeighan Dedicated Elf

    Jan 19, 2012
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    4217 Greenfinch Dr CO 80126
    Dear Expo Users;

    The Falcon/FPP/xLights development team is going to be in our own room. The room is 20'x25' in size. It should be big enough to allow individual conversations or mini classes.

    The room will be staffed by
    Chris Pinkham. FPP
    Dave Pitts. FPP, xLights, Falcon controllers
    Sean Meighan. xLights/Nutcracker, setup of FPP
    Gil Jones. xLights, superstar conversions
    Steve Giron. xLights, FPP user

    This room will have two p10 panels, a megatree, two more matrices, other rgb display elements. as we sequence your songs we will show how to create models, how to share sequences, how to use papagayo.

    So what should you bring?
    Bring yourself and plenty of questions.

    If coming to discuss xLights maybe
    1) Laptop with xlights loaded on it
    2) All sound files you would use. Bring a song you have not yet sequenced, we will sequence it together
    3) If you want to see movies playing, bring some mp4 snippets
    4) Bring a spreadsheet with the list of your display elements.
    5) Bring a picture of your house. We will use this for PREVIEW. It helps when we do your layout.
    Have a list of your controllers (e682, p12r, pixlite, alphapix, renard, lor,falcon, dla). Have some idea what display elements you will connect to each device.
    6) Bring your raspberry pi (Models B,B+ or pi-2) or your beagle bone black. The FPP folks will help you get it installed with latest software.
    7) Bring your LOR lms,las,sup files for conversions, imports.

    So we do expect we will train you on the entire process (mark up timing on a song, create SETUP, models, previews, create effects, save as fseq, upload to fpp, setup a playlist, run your sequence.

    If you bring nothing, we still will take you through the process as we will have all computers. hardware, controllers, lights needed to show you the steps needed.

    One note; sean will eb teaching the beginning class in the xlights/falcon room at 11am on thrusday. This is a duplciate of the the real beginning class later that day.

    We will have copies of FPP, xLights 4.1.11, Audacity, Papagayo and will help you install them on your machines , if needed.

    We look forward to meeting you at the Expo.

    Falcon and xLights dev team
  2. richardd

    richardd Full Time Elf Generous Elf

    Jan 3, 2011
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    I hope it it recorded for those of us who can't attend... PLEASE PLEASE record it!!!!
  3. neilric99

    neilric99 Full Time Elf

    May 20, 2010
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    I heard that Sean will be recording some of the sessions

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