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  1. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Yea, I am going to test the wi fi side of that tonight when just running a test sequence to each panel. Nothing further at the moment.
  2. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    At the immediate hour, I would test that thought out as well as I am only testing the 100 panels I just got in one at a time. I need to make sure they all at least work before I confirm payment with Ray. I just need to see a test pattern ran on each and every individual panel. I may test the wifi capabilities of the pi using that process.
  3. MGoBlue102

    2018 Spring Sale

    Yea, got my order yesterday. More to start building on.
  4. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Cool, I will check that out and see what is necessary. I doubt I have a camera or mic so will have to figure that part out. I just have a laptop. It may have both. I know at the top, there is a small hole that I believe is a camera. Today was the first time I heard of that interface. Glad you happened to be on today.
  5. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Oh ok, did not think about using converters too. Man, that seems like you add in the possibility of headache when something is not working right, trying to figure out which component is the issue. Would be nice to keep straight runs where possible. I guess there is always that small possibility that everything will always work exactly as expected for as long as you need it to....
  6. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Wow, just wow, where are you going to put that huge one. It appears to be 9-10 feet wide. Amazing though. You have got some serious amounts of p10's in your arsenal. Man so many questions. What is the black material between panels, steel? aluminum, coro? what is the white outer layer? I can tell it is aluminum but what did it start as? fascia material from a hardware store, pre cut straight sheet or a roll? Any issues with glare off the plexi? How close to the panel is the plexi?
  7. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Oh, I think you already answered. Using the RJ45 ethernet connection off the PI as an output. I assume you are using the wifi or usb ports as your input from the show pc to get the initial communication flowing.
  8. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    How are you connecting the pi directly to the receiver?
  9. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Wow, looking them over now. Incredible. Looks like you have got some time invested.
  10. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Thanks, yea, I have some 350's now and ordered some various aluminum products to do the framing enclosure. Considering some extruded aluminum channels with t slots as well as a few other options but not locked into any one item. They are about 1" thick and 1" wide for the single and 2" for the double. The grooves appear to line up perfectly with the screw holes on the backs of the panels and it would give me some serious strength without adding too much weight. Another thought is some flat aluminum with holes lined up to connect panel to panel which is fine but gives me no depth on the back side. I am considering making a 3" deep product to allow cards and power supplies to be inside with the panels and all the wiring etc. not seen since this particular matrix will be on my porch and plenty of people may be in that area when asking for candy.
  11. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    I have a BBB and Octo coming. Hopefully it is delivered this week. I will be trying that setup myself to make my own determinations for my 56 panel matrix. I have three concepts all together that I will be trying primarily. BBB/Octo straight to matrix. Pi/adafruit matrix hat straight to matrix and then using a colorlight/linsn receiver connected to the panel getting it's signal from a controller/sending unit. All of which will be driven by either the Xlights, FPP or LOR sequencing software to start with. Still trying to find posts or video of any or all of those concepts to know for certain if someone else has already tried such and if it worked or not.
  12. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Oh, hate to hear that. I was trying to figure out if my solder job was bad on the adafruit matrix hat that i put on the pi since fpp was running fine, I figured it could be nothing else. The panel just lit up the red bulbs only in any of the test patterns I used. Maybe I need to get an older PI too. I took the adafruit hat off and tried to undue the solder to redo but no luck.
  13. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Oh, I am not sure what that zoom session is. Pi with hat was first thought, then pi to receiver was second then bbb with hat was third. Going to try each and every config. Then recently I started thinking of how I could still keep my LOR controllers in play as well. Ultimately, all my components do not need to be individuals going rogue with their own controllers. They all need to be connected and sequenced. Right now, it is either xlights or lor sequencing that I will attempt to use once I know hardware is all good.
  14. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Oh, ok, the home phone probably does not have text msg. .
  15. MGoBlue102

    Receiving Unit Options for P10 Panels

    Was having a hell of a time installing any FPP on the pi 3 b+. Ended up using a beta version from what I can tell. It is a 2.xxx version. Anyhow, got that part to work so I could at least communicate to the pi via internet however still never got the panel to successfully run any sort of test.