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SteveNZ

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  1. PIN2DMD EVO128x32 Controller Board

    Just looking at the power connectors for the LED displays. Are you soldering the wires onto the board after manufacture at PCBWay? If yes, then wouldn't it be better to have suitable through holes in the PCB to be able to solder the wires with a better physical connection? If no, please provide a photo of the other side of the PCB (with the LED displays removed).
  2. PIN2DMD EVO128x32 Controller Board

    That is very nice. Thank You Lucky1
  3. Pin2DMD Editor Tutorial

    Thanks for the tutorials, they really do make it easier to get started with colorization.
  4. I thought I would start colorizing Scared Stiff: So far I have the attached done. It's fun but time consuming.
  5. WIFI bootloader install

    I tried again with the on board USB and it worked this time. Wifi is all set up and connected to my home WIFI router. How do I use PIN2DMD.EXE over WIFI? How about PIN2DMD editor? there is a place in configurtion to enter the address, I guess this is just the IP address eg 192.168.1.118 . it mentions port 9191 but i expect I don't need to enter this. In any case I could not get the editor to connect over WIFI.
  6. WIFI bootloader install

    Thanks Lucky, Is there some info about how to connect the 232 to the ESP? I don't understand the direct connection part. The ESP I have is a surface mount part that is soldered to the V4 board. Do I connect to the RS232 pins on the V4 board?
  7. WIFI bootloader install

    I am trying to set up the WIFI with my V4 board (Nucleo controller). I have loaded the nucleo_esp_loader.bin firmware the same way I load the normal PIN2DMD software using the ST Link Utility and the USB port on the Nucleo that is on the small breakout board. The blue status LED on the Nucleo is on. I then move the USB cable to the User USB port on the Nucleo and run ESP8266Flasher.exe. I already have the St virtual port drivers loaded and everything looks good in Device Maanager. When I try to flash the ESP8266 I get an error: Note:Begin find ESP8266. Note:ESP8266 ACK success. Note:ESP8266 ACK success. Error:Read ESP8266 register timeout. Note:ESP8266 ACK success. Any idea where I am going wrong? Regards Steve
  8. My panels are RBG not RGB, so I change the sequence using the menu and option button on the shield. When I load a new DAT file created with PIN2DMD.exe (V2.53) the sequence reverts to default and I have to change the sequence with the buttons again. I have firmware 2.55. Not a big issue because as long as I don't change the DAT file again, but was just interested to know if I am doing something wrong.
  9. HUB75 extension cable

    I could place the shield halfway between the standard DMD position and the extended DMD, then each of the 16pin cables would be about 500mm. However I think a more elegant solutions may be to boost the signals for an extension as suggested by Rappelbox. I'll do some testing with some LS245 chips and see what happens.
  10. Go-DMD with V4 Shield and Nucleo firmware

    Thanks for the replies. The VET6, looks good. I will look into that.
  11. I hope it is Ok to ask a Go-DMD question here. I understand that I can load the Go-DMD firmware on the V4 shield with the Nucleo controller. The shield has all the extra bits like battery and IR receiver. I tried loading the firmware godmd-stm32-v1.07-84.bin, but I get nothing on the display. Is this the correct firmware? am I on the right track trying to load Go-DMD onto this board?
  12. HUB75 extension cable

    Does anyone have any experience with how long the HUB75 cable can be? I have a P5 panel that I want to install on the top of the pinball machine so I need about a 0.9m cable. I made a cable and tested it but the display was very messy with waves and ghosting and other interference. This cable was about 900mm long I made a shorter cable about 200mm long and the extension panel worked perfectly.
  13. Pin2DMD Editor Tutorial

    Thank You, this Tutorial will help a lot.
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