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  • #8980
     Vampirolatino2 
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh boy, I think I found the solution why the fucking shit wasn’t reading the global shit…. shit!

    It’s because it is ONLY accepting/looking for GlobalConfig_B2SServer that name. If I change it to GlobalConfig_whatever it doesn’t work. So there ya go, a nice bug from DOF R3. the * isn’t working AT ALL. Something is embedded in the program to look for that specific file name….?

    And I think James problem is around this (the bold part):

    <LedStrip>
    <Name>Sideboard Left</Name>
    <Width>1</Width>
    <Height>151</Height>
    <LedStripArrangement>RightLeftTopDown</LedStripArrangement>
    <ColorOrder>GRB</ColorOrder>
    <FirstLedNumber>881</FirstLedNumber>
    <FadingCurveName>SwissLizardsLedCurve</FadingCurveName>
    <OutputControllerName>WS2811Controller</OutputControllerName>
    </LedStrip>

    <LedStrip>
    <Name>Sideboard Right</Name>
    <Width>1</Width>
    <Height>151</Height>
    <LedStripArrangement>LeftRightBottomUp</LedStripArrangement>
    <ColorOrder>GRB</ColorOrder>
    <FirstLedNumber>1</FirstLedNumber>
    <FadingCurveName>SwissLizardsLedCurve</FadingCurveName>
    <OutputControllerName>WS2811Controller</OutputControllerName>
    </LedStrip>


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    #8982
     Vampirolatino2 
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    Did a quick and dirty test and FINALLY I GOT IT WORKING! :yahoo:

    Tomorrow I will clean my cabinet.xml and tailor it to my setup. Do a final test and post results. James, don’t worry I will try to help you, yours is more easy than what I was dealing with. Sigh … finally … light at the end of the tunnel … see what I did there? lol :P

    #8983
     James K 
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    Glad you got it going! Spending hours hunched over a cab troubleshooting something can be maddening! I think you are right that my problem is still something in my cabinet.xml file. I switches LED strips and the second strip works fine in the first strip’s position. Maybe I’ll try adding the second strip to another port on the teensy instead of daisy chaining the two.

    I did, however, receive this and got it going B-) Need to figure out a decent mounting setup to my DMD grill.

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    #9008
     Vampirolatino2 
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    Thanks James! Yes… hunting down a problem is crazy. But I think you can daisy chain them no problem at all.
    I will upload a customized cabinet file for you to test.

    Edit: attached file

    Try it and let me know. You should have the start from right to left all sorted out now. Remember that the strip goes: Start bottom right side and the end is bottom left side. Making like a horse shoe.

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    #9456
     James K 
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    I tried the updated cabinet.xml and still only one strip works. If I connect the other strip in the first position, it also works. I went ahead and doublechecked all the solder points and everything is good. I have configuration issue still I believe. Any other ideas?

    #9467
     Vampirolatino2 
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    Now that I have a little more understanding of the concept behind how it works. I have more confident thatwe can solver this.

    If you are sure it isn’t hardware. Then we can move on to the software part.
    Question:
    How many leds in total you have?
    How is the placement?
    Where the data start?
    Example:
    720 leds in total
    144 in the right
    432 in the back
    144 in the left
    Data start at right side of ledstrip all the way to the end of the left side.

    Then post your cabinet.xml again and…
    With this information from you, I can see what is wrong in your cabinet.xml

    :good:

    #9468
     Vampirolatino2 
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    A quick overview of your old cabinet file you posted and I can already see that you are using the wrong direction of <LedStripArrangement></LedStripArrangement>
    If your data for example Start at PF Right, you use: <LedStripArrangement>LeftRightBottomUp</LedStripArrangement>
    But if is the same data coming down to the Left side, then you use <LedStripArrangement>RightLeftTopDown</LedStripArrangement>

    Picture it like this: If you see it in front of you you see the right side like this >>>>>>>>>>>
    So it mean the data flow from left to right, and you want to use it as a side? Then is Bottom Up

    And the left side is like this <<<<<<<<<<<
    So it mean the data flow from right to left, and you want to use it as a side? Then it flows Top Down

    Here you can see and play with them: http://pinball.weilenmann.net/docu/DirectOutputWIP/toy_builtin.html#DirectOutput_Cab_Toys_Hardware_LedStrip_LedStripArrangement

    #79010
     uncels 
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    Did any of you tried this with an ESP8266  (Arduino) ?

    I’m waiting for parts, to have it running.

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