View Full Version : Progress on the P6s for this years upgrade

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

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


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:


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


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).

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.


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

Now you see it
Now you dont

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

So much to do, so little time.

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

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.


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

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.



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.