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    Default Tune to Sign,How Many Panels are you using?

    Since I will only be using the front side of the P10 enclosure to display the "tune to info".
    I'm thinking that 2 panels would be enough since I'm only going to use one side of the enclosure. I was going to use 4 panels,but thats when I was thinking of doing both sides.
    What do you guys think? Is two enough? What size did you use? Thanks

    BTW: Since I got you here,I plan on using a few WS2811 pixels,probably 6-10 pixels total for some effect. Whats the best route to take on this? E6804 maybe?
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    Default Re: Tune to Sign,How Many Panels are you using?

    mine was 3w x 4t.

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    Default Re: Tune to Sign,How Many Panels are you using?

    Yeah,mine is 3w x 4t also. I just want to make another sign just for the purpose of the "info" since I have video playing on the 3w x 4t.
    Didn't think of the pi cap,thanks.

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    mine was 3w x 4t.

    e6804 or pi cap with pi

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    Default Re: Tune to Sign,How Many Panels are you using?

    I went with a one-side 2X2. No scrolling needed. Actually, I do not like scrolling....takes away from the show
    I also briefly tell what song is playing (Song Name shortened)

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    Default Re: Tune to Sign,How Many Panels are you using?

    I use 3W and 2H.
    My plan was to use just for Tune to, but I used it for matrix faces and such and some video. I am only 50 feet from road so size of it is not an issue.
    To run it I use one of RonP's 16 universe controllers. This thing has been a rock and last year was my 3rd year with it, no issues whatsoever.
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    Default Re: Tune to Sign,How Many Panels are you using?

    Hi:
    I have been working on "Tune To" signs for awhile. My first attempt was to use an old "Marlboro" Moving Message sign, which had programmable messages. I modified the internal EPROM but was never able to program the thing remotely. I have the remote keypad and can program in any message I want, but not from Vixen or an Arduino. Yet. I'm still working on it!!!

    So, I have decided to use 12 MAX7219 8x8 matrix display modules which are available on Ebay and others.

    I have two of these strips (12 modules each). They display very well and even though they are only 1.3" square, they are plainly visible and readable at 15 to 20 feet. This surprised me, too!

    The display container will be using an Infinity Mirror made to fit the modules. Infinity Mirrors are great inventions and should show off the sign spectacularly.

    I have done extensive experimenting using Arduino Nanos, MD_72XX and MD_Parola libraries and have had very positive results.

    I will try to post some pics, etc as the project progresses.

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    Default Re: Tune to Sign,How Many Panels are you using?

    I am just in the process of creating mine for this year. I also thought 2 would be a good start for one side only. After getting the panels (which are P6, roughly 7.5 in. square, 32 x 32), I don't think 2 is enough. I ordered 2 more with the intention of making it a 1 x 4.
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    Default Re: Tune to Sign,How Many Panels are you using?

    Not sure how this will work, but I am going to try to do something like 20 nodes wide x 5 nodes height in a really basic tune-to sign. Will be a pretty basic DIY setup using PVC and Boscoyo strips.

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    Default Re: Tune to Sign,How Many Panels are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by ezellner View Post
    I am just in the process of creating mine for this year. I also thought 2 would be a good start for one side only. After getting the panels (which are P6, roughly 7.5 in. square, 32 x 32), I don't think 2 is enough. I ordered 2 more with the intention of making it a 1 x 4.
    Now that I see what my other matrix looks like,I also think 1x4 would be better.

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    Default Re: Tune to Sign,How Many Panels are you using?

    Mine is only 50 ft from the street.. a 3x3 was plenty large enough..
    Not enough for video, but text and simple images worked great.
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