For this year we will have over 50 Christmas props. The show is run by a Raspberry PI 3b+ using the FPP software. This “Master” Pi is connected to the EDM FM transmitter and a wired Ethernet network. This network connects to all the other controllers. There is a 2nd Raspberry Pi, running in FPP remote mode, which controls the P10 panel through a colorlight card. The Tune to Radio sign is powered by a Beaglebone black, running FPP, with an octoscoller.
All the pixels controllers are controlled over the wired Ethernet using the E1.31 (Streaming-ACN) Protocol. The Falcon F16v3 and Sandevice E682 pixel controllers have 16 outputs to control all the RGB LED props in the display. One Sandevice E6804 controls the two large windows matrix’s. The other E6804 is used as E1.31 to DMX512 bridge for the Renard Controller. The Renard 32 Controller is used to dim the 120v AC props.