Falcon FPP BBB
Falcon Player on BeagleBone Black
The development team is currently working on port Falcon Player to the Beaglebone Black hardware platform
|BeagleBone Black||Raspberry Pi|
|Base Price||$45 - shop around||$35 - shop around|
|Processor||1GHz TI Sitara AM3359 ARM Cortex A8||700 MHz ARM1176JZFS|
|RAM||512 MB DDR3L @ 400 MHz||512 MB SDRAM @ 400 MHz|
|Storage||4 GB on-board eMMC, MicroSD||SD or MicroSD, depending on model|
|Video Connections||1 Micro-HDMI||1 HDMI, 1 Composite|
|Supported Resolutions||1280×1024 (5:4), 1024×768 (4:3), 1280×720 (16:9), 1440×900 (16:10) all at 16 bit||Extensive from 640×350 up to 1920×1200, this includes 1080p|
|Audio||Stereo over HDMI||Stereo over HDMI, Stereo from 3.5 mm jack|
|Operating Systems||Angstrom (Default), Ubuntu, Android, ArchLinux, Gentoo, Minix, RISC OS, others…||Raspbian (Recommended), Ubuntu, Android, ArchLinux, FreeBSD, Fedora, RISC OS, others…|
|Power Draw||210-460 mA @ 5V under varying conditions||150-350 mA @ 5V under varying conditions|
|GPIO Capability||65 Pins||8 Pins|
|Peripherals||1 USB Host, 1 Mini-USB Client, 1 10/100 Mbps Ethernet||2 USB Hosts, 1 Micro-USB Power, 1 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, RPi camera connector|
Completed Octoscroller Boards
Notice Port Numbers in Green
P10 Power consumption
When determining your power needs, it is suggested that you take the more conservative numbers. Look at Analysis #2 for more safe numbers.
Power Analysis #1: Measurements from Patdelaney, calculations from Steve Gase:
Using these panels: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-P10-Indoor-SMD-3in1-Full-Color-Led-Display-Module-1-8-scan-320-160mm/1791940107.html
According to the Aliexpress ratings: Max power consumption is 500W / M2 and Avg power consumption is 200W / M2
Using a multimeter on the output side of the power supply in-line with the P10 panels.
You can use the info gathered above to estimate your power needs.
Power Analysis #2: Calculations by JonB, expansion by Steve Gase:
Using these panels: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/A-Indoor-320-160mm-32-16pixels-3in1-SMD-1-8-scan-RGB-P10-full-color-LED/32398118617.html
According to the Aliexpress ratings: Max power consumption is 700W / M2 and Avg power consumption is 280W / M2
Using the "official" max answer from the makers of P10 panels (on AliExpress) is 700watts per square meter.
64 panels X 0.32M X 0.16M = 3.28M2 (coverage)
700W x 3.28M2 = 2,293.76W (power consumption)
Planning for 80% usage: 2,293.76W / 80% = 2,867.2W for 64 panels... 9 x 350W supplies.
Note: using 280W (avg) instead of 700W (max) would adjust the number downwards to 1146W for the 64 panels. It is difficult to interpret the "average" use -- rarely using white? ...so apply caution when selecting your numbers.
How to install Falcon Player onto BeagleBone Black
Download links to latest image: https://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,4649.0.html
Installation instructions https://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,9372.0.html