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  • BlakeD26 commented on Jboth's instructable RPi Christmas Lights6 months ago
    RPi Christmas Lights

    That make sense. Thanks for the reply. No worries on the display; I actually made it just for my christmas tree so I do not need too many strands on at once. I just made my vixen files have a maximum of 4 strands on at a time.

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  • BlakeD26 commented on Jboth's instructable RPi Christmas Lights8 months ago
    RPi Christmas Lights

    Edit: I figured it out. I didn't have the controllers in Vixen set up right. You must set it up as a generic output.

    I actually have two more questions. What is the transistor bank for? I am using solid state relays plugged directly into my pi so the fact that they are SSRs could be why I don't need the transistor bank. How many relays are you able to trigger simultaneously? I can only trigger 4 at a time and then when I try to trigger the fifth one they all go out.

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  • BlakeD26 commented on Jboth's instructable RPi Christmas Lights8 months ago
    RPi Christmas Lights

    Could you please explain the software a little more? What do I export the sequence from vixen as? .fseq? .tim? I have edited the main.py file to reflect my file locations but it locks up and I have to reboot as soon as I run it.

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  • BlakeD26 commented on Osprey22's instructable Raspberry Pi Christmas Tree Light Show9 months ago
    Raspberry Pi Christmas Tree Light Show

    Is there a maximum number of relays that can be "on" at one time? Whenever I try to make my own .txt files, all of the lights go off if I try to trigger 5 relays at the same time. I seems like 4 is the maximum.

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