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Offline winwin

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wireless "USB" DMX dongle?
« on: June 28, 2016, »
Hi,
Is there way around using a USB cable and have a wireless communication between the show PC and the dmx dongle instead?
Or using a wireless device to communicate the DMX signal directly to the Lynx Express from the PLC?
Thanks!
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Offline jnealand

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Re: wireless "USB" DMX dongle?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2016, »
Use a Rapberry Pi for your show and put it with your controller.  You can then run the show on the Pi and access the Pi over wireless to manage the show.  Lots of other ways as well.  More than I want to cover in typing.
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Re: wireless "USB" DMX dongle?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, »
Renardesp sticks work as an rs485 chip replacement.
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Re: wireless "USB" DMX dongle?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2016, »
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Use a Rapberry Pi for your show and put it with your controller.  You can then run the show on the Pi and access the Pi over wireless to manage the show.  Lots of other ways as well.  More than I want to cover in typing.
Jim, I am thinking about the PI to run the show but for now it is more for the  off season when I am working from my laptop (different than my show computer) to test sequences/effects, thus trying to avoid to transfer files or connect/disconnect cables all the time...
Can files be uploaded over wireless to the PI? in that case, that could be the answer.
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Re: wireless "USB" DMX dongle?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2016, »
Put the Pi in bridge mode during the off-season and you can test sequences while creating them by sending E1.31 to the Pi.  When ready to play on the Pi, put FPP back in standalone mode, upload your fseq files and play directly on the Pi.

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Re: wireless "USB" DMX dongle?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2016, »
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Put the Pi in bridge mode during the off-season and you can test sequences while creating them by sending E1.31 to the Pi.  When ready to play on the Pi, put FPP back in standalone mode, upload your fseq files and play directly on the Pi.
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Renardesp sticks work as an rs485 chip replacement.
Having a dedicated show computer, I never really paid attention much to the Pi before but it looks like I need to check it out now; What you described seems that it would do the trick for me, the Renardesp being another option that would fit the bill too.

Thanks a lot for your help.
Birmingham, AL - Canton, GA