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  1. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    No I would never recommend trying to use a switch even if that Pi has a gigabit connection. First off the switch is going to cost more than a USB 3.0 to gigabit adapter. Second the traffic coming out trying to talk to the color light is going to go everywhere and load down the network. Wi-Fi is an option if the fpp is going to be running as a standalone or as a slave.
  2. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    It really sounds like we need to do a zoom session to answer some of your questions. This is how I've helped k6ccc Chet and a few others. Do you have a microphone or a webcam that you can use on your computer?
  3. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    When using a color light card your pi or beaglebone black needs to have two ethernet connections. The first one is to receive data and then the second one is needed is a dedicated output to the color light card typically what is used as a USB 3.0 to gigabit adapter.
  4. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Not necessary. The amount of water that would drive into that seem even in the driving rain would be minimal. I've already accounted for a small amount of water with drain holes on the bottom and I've used Cedar for that reason as well. I've been using this setup for a few years with success
  5. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    No, absolutely everything is designed for the water to run over the seams on to the next panel similar to the way you would shingle a roof. This allows things to move and breathe while keeping it weatherproof. The only thing I'll have to worry about is If gravity reverses but I think at that point I'll have bigger things to worry about.
  6. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Here's a link to a bunch of pictures of my P10 panels to give you some ideas how to build. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwDgEpqsgNhfSzVGYVFoalRWMWc
  7. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    I think the beaglebone with the Octo is going to be a good setup for you. I've run all three setups. One of the reasons I switched to the color light card was to remove the pi or beaglebone from the back of my P10 panel. My P10 panels were in a position where if I had to get to the beaglebone or pi it was going to be difficult and with the color light card I don't have to worry about things like corrupted SD cards. When you're planning this you're going to have to figure that you need 2 amps per panel so figure on to 350 watt power supplies. I would suggest to mean well lrs-350-5. Correction. I remember hearing that the beaglebone does not play well with the mean well power supplies on Startup.
  8. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    When running the P10s from the pi or a beaglebone with a hat I always seem to have some glitchy data on a panel or ghosting that was minor but still there. I know the color light is a bit more complicated, but I found have had a Brighter Image with better color depth and 0 problems with glitching or ghosting on the panels. At the moment I'm running in bridge mode and the leg time is not noticeable. I did change bridge mode timing from 50 down to 25 milliseconds.
  9. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Zoom is a way of doing a computer conference between two or more people that allows you to share computer screens video and audio. You can find the link for it on xlights.org
  10. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    The fpp 2.0 software still is a work in progress you may not run the panels yet. Unfortunately because you bought the pi 3b+ that's the only image that's going to run on it.
  11. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    The beaglebone set up can run the panels fine but I'm partial to using the color light card with a pi because it runs the panels at a higher refresh rate which gives a better-looking result. You might benefit from getting on a zoom session with somebody with some one-on-one.
  12. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    If you're running 56 panels you're going to need a beaglebone black and an octoscroller or a color light card run from a Raspberry Pi. There's a ton more information that you need to decide which direction to go and you're not going to find it here on the Lor site. You need to be searching your options on the Falcon Christmas website to get your information.
  13. Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Just so you know a color light receiver CANNOT be run from an Lor controller. It sounds like you need some help understanding how this stuff works before you go ahead and spend any more money. There are many different ways to run P10 panels these days it all depends on your needs and the size of the P 10 display that you're going to build.
  14. Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    It's a 60 amp power supply. By using a Raspberry Pi to drive the panels the panels are not drawing as many amps as they normally would. You should figure 2 amps per panel when they're running to full potential like when using a colorlight card. When I switched my 4x8 P10 panel setup from a Raspberry Pi to a color light card I had to add an extra power supply.
  15. Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    If you read through this thread you'll find a lot of the information you are looking for. The other place to look if you want to learn about P10 panels is on the Falcon Christmas forum. This is where all of us have gone to gather the information to do this.
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