Raspberry Pi Adapter PCB to support 2 2811 strings, 1 2801 string and 1 DMX output
- Supports 2 2811 pixel outputs
- Supports 1 2801 pixel output
- Supports 1 non-isolated DMX outputs
- Runs under Falcon Player (FPP)
- Has 75HC245 to level shift signals from Raspberry Pi 3.3V logic to 5V logic
- Can power cape and Raspberry Pi from 5V or 12V input
- Uncommitted connection to GPIO pins for external use. Powering down, starting show, changing sequence etc.
- Mounting holes to suit Pi 2, Pi 3 and Pi Zero
- Real Time Clock (RTC) for show scheduling
- Supplied with M2.5 Nylon spacers to separate the Pi and rPi-28D
- 3 fused power inputs for the 3 pixel outputs. 5V , 12V and/or 24V pixels can be connected
- Supplied with 3 7.5A ATO automotive fuses
Note: Raspberry Pi, SD or micro SD card and USB thumbdrive are not supplied. Included in photos to show the application.
A Class 10 SD/Micro SD card is recommended and 4-16 GB is the recommended size range.
The rPi-28D+ requires a Raspberry Pi (2, 3, 4 or Zero) running Falcon Player and configured with channels, sequences and channel output settings must be configured.
The installation procedure for Falcon Player (FPP) and the download is at https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/ . The image to be downloaded will be FPP-v*.*-Pi.img.zip where *.* is the version. The latest version at at the top of the page.
Support for Falcon Player is at http://falconchristmas.com/forum/
The FPP user manual is at https://falconchristmas.github.io/FPP_Manual.pdf
User manual Ver 1.1 (suits rPi-28D and FPP 1.9->2.x. rPi28D+ works the same but has fusing)
An updated but still incomplete user manual for the rPi-28D+ to suit FPP4.x rPi-28D-plus-user-manual-V1.1-prelim
Jeff at Canispater Christmas put together the above review of the rPi-28D and guide to the board. The full video shows you some light tips and some info on what’s happening in his life. The rPi-28D and rPi-28D+ are functionally identical with the latter having onboard fuse. Note this video is for an outdated version of Falcon Player and the installation process, interface and setup has all changed.