Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode

    Hello, I am a newbie user. I have connected my Falcon picap (attached to raspberry pi 3b+) to a string of ws2811 nodes powered by 12v supply through picap.

    I cannot get the lights to light up at all in the test mode. The strip is getting power (12v checked through multimeter) so the problem is definitely the data line. Is there anything I can do in the test mode to see if Falcon pi is sending out the data signal at the software level or there is data coming out of the Falcon picap board’s data line?

    I am essentially in troubleshooting mode and looking for ideas to determine if the picap is not working or Falcon pi player is not sending anything at all.

    Thanks,

    G

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    529
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode

    A screenshot of your output configuration page on the pi would be helpful.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode

    Here is the output configuration on the Pi. Since this is just testing, I have a string of WS2811 12v lights - 50 lights. Attachment 45152IMG_0391.jpg

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Sauk City, WI USA
    Posts
    2,227
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode

    doesn't look like the output config uploaded correctly.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Sauk City, WI USA
    Posts
    2,227
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode

    click the "enable string cape"?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode

    Tried that. Does nothing :-(

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Sauk City, WI USA
    Posts
    2,227
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode

    It should be checked so make sure it carries a check.

    Config looks okay to me although I haven't used a piCap.

    Do you have any other inputs or outputs configured?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    529
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode

    Be sure that when you check enable that you hit the save button

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Folsom, CA, USA
    Posts
    2,413
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: FPP and Falcon Picap + Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working in Test mode

    Quote Originally Posted by gassy View Post
    Be sure that when you check enable that you hit the save button
    Then you will need to restart the FPPD
    In Lights Therapy

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •