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jrock64
02-01-2016, 02:59 AM
Well still moving forward this year.

Got my 8 P6 panels mounted together.
At least its a start.

http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31620&stc=1

Seems to have an unusual bow in it.:unsure: How did that happen?
But at least the wires don't seem to be sticking out too far.:wink:

http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31621&stc=1

The clue to what this will eventually be can be found in the lounge.:cool2:

Joel

beeiilll
02-01-2016, 07:32 AM
P6 panels eh ! What are you driving it with for those? Last I knew FFP could only support P10 panels?

I was looking at using a bunch of P3 panels but then it gets into video cards for driving and more work (although the resolution would be wild).

jrock64
02-01-2016, 09:16 AM
As long as they use a HUB75 chip with 1/8 scan they are all the same to the BBB - Octoscroller driver.
Won't know for sure until some hardware from the presales comes in.

Joel

jrock64
10-30-2016, 09:03 PM
Getting closer

Now you see it
34262
Now you dont
34261

The 24" wires I had were still too short, so thee BBB had to move also.

So much to do, so little time.

CaptainMurdoch
10-31-2016, 01:42 AM
What did you use to bevel the edges on the inner vertical edges of the panels?

jrock64
10-31-2016, 08:45 AM
I removed the plastic backer from the board and carefully ran them thru a table saw.
The fiberglass was not touched.

joel

CaptainMurdoch
11-01-2016, 12:25 AM
Thanks, Looks good.

jrock64
12-30-2016, 02:20 AM
Postmordem on the jacket project.
The matrix was a 64 x 64 matrix composed of 8 P6 panels

Overall a huge success.
Everyone that saw it wanted my jacket.

Two videos that show some of what it can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRYDqs5vDcM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjKDTOU3XhA

The Megatrree and snowman effects are the exact same effects playing on the real items.

The BBB was ran as a remote so not too many wireless issues.
It also output the 16 channels to the ESP on my head for the hat.

Power was a Senty LS2180 now discontinued.
20800 mAh with two USB ports one at 2.1Amp max and the other at 1Amp
I had two if I had to switch out during the night, I never needed to.
The power for the panels and the BBB both came from the same power bank.
The matrix was ran at -80 brightness so only 20% power

The BBB will be upgraded to the red, industrial next year as it locked up several times, i think due to the cold.

The BBB was typically powered up about 5:30 and stayed on until 9:30.
Rebooting by cucling the power seemed to take a minute so it was only rebooted when needed.
Even when I was not wearing it I left it powered up and running the show as power did not seem to be an issue.

I thought I would save power by installing a switch that would cut power to the panels only.
Did not work, seems they can draw about 5% power through the octoscroller.

Room for improvement but overall better than expected.

Joel