”it’s easy as Pi”
Pi Hat Controller Kit
Recommended to have basic FPP knowledge. This kit is meant as a beginner kit to get you started in the world of pixels.
This kit includes everything you need to get a quick light setup going. It has an SD card with FPP preloaded. This also includes sequences and a schedule for all of 2021. When you plug in the kit it takes about 5 steps to get it connected to your network and synced to your location and time. After that this complete setup will run lighting sequences that change for the holiday from Sunset to Sunrise. You can run a few floods off of this as landscape lighting. Once you get your show setup you can push it over to be a remote controller for your Master FPP. The Falcon Christmas Forums are a great resource for learning everything about Falcon Pi Player. If you'd like to help out the Falcon Developers you can donate Here. You can sequence your own sequences by using the xLights Software.
1-150W IP67 outdoor power supply
1-Male plug for the Power Supply
1-Raspberry Pi ZW with Wi-Fi
1-16GB Micro SD card with Sequences, Schedule, & FPP Installed.
1-Pi Hat Controller
1-IP67 3 Port Junction Box
2-15" 3 Core xConnect Pigtails
Optional Add on:
Assembly Instructions (we will be releasing videos soon):
1: Pull pigtails and power wires into the Box (The wires will be tight)
2: Connect Wires to the PI Hat (Wire colors: Brown/Red is V+, Blue/Black GND/V-, Yellow/Yellow Green Stripe Data)
3: Install Brass Spacers onto Pi Hat
4: Install SD card (if not installed)
5: Line up the 40 pin connectors from the Pi hat to the PI and push together
6: Connect the Brass Spacer Nut
7: Connect the Male Plug to the Power Supply (Brown wire to Brass Screw, Blue Wire to Silver Screw, Yellow Wire to Green Screw)
8: Plug in to power
9: Wait for Green Light on the Raspberry Pi
10: Open your phone's Wi-Fi Settings and connect to FPP password: Christmas
11: Open your browser and type "fpp.local"
12: Open Status Control/Network and Enter your SSID and Password for your local network and Click Update Interface. Scroll to the bottom and reboot.
13: Connect your phone to the same network as you entered in your SSID information on FPP
14: Open your Browser and Type “fpp.local” and confirm FPP is connected to your
15: network (if it is not connected go back to step 10.
16: Click Status Control/FPP Settings/Time Tab then Click "Look Up time Zone"
17: Click System Tab on Far Right and Click "Lookup Location"
18: Scroll to the top and in Red Bar Click "Restart FPP"
19: Plug your Lights in and Enjoy
150W Waterproof Power Supply
- IP67 Designed for indoor and outdoor installations
- Protections: Short Circuit/Overload/Over Temperature
- Tested to 100% full Load at factory
- CE, ROHS, & BIS Certified
Raspberry Pi Zero WH
What is the Raspberry Pi Zero WH?
With all of the features we know and love of Raspberry Pi Zero W; the new Raspberry Pi Zero WH is the same board that also includes professionally 40 PIN soldered headers. The difference between this edition and the current Pi Zero W is its pre-soldered GPIO header. This makes it much easier to start prototyping with a Pi Zero board, because you no longer need to solder pins to the header manually. It's perfect for everyone who doesn't own a soldering iron or who wants the soldering legwork done for them.
There are many instances where you do want a header on your Zero W, for example in order to easily take advantage of the GPIO expander tool for Debian Stretch on a PC or Mac.
Using the GPIO expander with the Raspberry Pi Zero WH decreases the setup cost for anyone interested in trying out physical computing in the classroom or at home.
Raspberry Pi Zero WH Features:
Mini-H-D-M-I port (1080p60 video output)
1GHz ARM11 single-core processor
40PIN pre-soldered GPIO headers
Composite video and reset headers
CSI camera connector
Added wireless connectivity
802.11b/g/n wireless LAM
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
Micro-USB OTG port
Micro USB power
Micro SD card slot
Dimension: 65mm x 30mm x 11.6mm
Pi Hat Controller
Raspberry Pi Pixel HAT Controller Dual Output 5v - 12v
Run over 1000 pixels using FPP as standalone or networked with other pixel controllers but with a very small size?
This add on feature enhances the power of the Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W to allow you to run FPP or other pixel controller software of your choice all in one tiny little controller. Using xLights or other software, you can link via LAN or Wireless to sync you sequenced pixels or servos to you show. Or you can have the power of running as a stand-alone controller with Web Interface accessibility. Using FPP, and this Raspberry Pi add on allows you to remotely access and upload you sequences from xLights, control the schedule of your shows, control your pixels directly or even have them sync together with your entire show.
Under channel output, select Pi Pixel settings. Add 2 RPIWS281X outputs. These are for the dual pixel outputs on the pixel pi hat.
Port one is next to the power supply coming in and port 2 is the one on the side.
Want to make you vehicle be dazzled with lights or do a mobile show? You can run and have more than one of these to each control large amounts of pixels or servos for your show.
Each add on to your Raspberry has two outputs, both with Positive, Ground, and Data outputs and with the Raspberry Pi Zero you have two MicroUSB inputs. No need to power your Raspberry pi directly, you can power direct into this add on. This allows to power so your 5v or 12v pixels and the raspberry pi all within the add on, giving you that much need extra MicroUSB inputs you need.
With a dedicated data level amp, you will know you will have the power to light up your pixels with ease. Each output allows you to control over 512 pixels given you 1024 pixels at a full 40 FPS, you know you will not go out of sync with the rest of your display or even go wireless for those on-the-go mobile props or costume effects.