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    Yep, just go to the Set Date/Time page and pick your RTC from the drop down. FPP will do the rest for you. For the RasClock you pick (you guessed it) RasClock.

    If you have a BBB with an Octoscroller with a RTC like me then you can also point to that as the NTP Server in the field just under the RTC settings.

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    Hello,
    i have (16) 10w 12v RGB floodlights, I would light to control them with my raspberry pi 2, can some one tell me what RGB controller board i need to complete this, via pc wifi etc.

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    Hi Everyone,
    Has anybody tested the wifi strength of the Pi 3 or compared it to the Pi2 wifi dongles? The Pi 3 is basically the same price as the 2 and trying to decide which to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricR View Post
    Hi Everyone,
    Has anybody tested the wifi strength of the Pi 3 or compared it to the Pi2 wifi dongles? The Pi 3 is basically the same price as the 2 and trying to decide which to buy.
    It's on my to do list. Right now my pi3 is a media pc but it's easy to pop a new sd card in it. I was waiting for full FPP support first. 1.8 should now let me test it. I really wouldn't get a pi2 over a 3 given that you aren't loosing anything with the 3 and only gaining stuff.

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    I have three pis i bought these have fpp loaded and one has a ras clock installed i have the battery s and never installed it thay also have usb dongles for remote mounting the wifi antenna. these kits are complete and never been used just powered up to check. if someone wants all three i ll take 150 or 50 each buyer pays shipping . pm if intersected
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    Would it be better to buy the pi2 or pi3 just starting out

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooster423 View Post
    Would it be better to buy the pi2 or pi3 just starting out
    You'd get a better answer on the Falcon Website. But I think they should support both equally now. You'll be spending a lot of time on the Falcon site, figuring stuff out. They have also finally released an xLights User guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidcole View Post
    You'd get a better answer on the Falcon Website. But I think they should support both equally now. You'll be spending a lot of time on the Falcon site, figuring stuff out. They have also finally released an xLights User guide.

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    I have both but I am only using 2 of the Pi 2's. The Pi 3 were setup but ran out of time to use them but they work. They are both equally supported in FPP 1.8. You can directly install on a Pi3. Earlier you had to do some work around a. I follow the falcon forum closely and the only complaint some people have with Pi3 is that the wifi is not as strong as the Pi2 dongle. However other people on that forum completely disagree and say the strength is equal.


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    I wouldn't buy anything but a Pi3 at this point. They are the same price and equally supported. A 3 is also more powerful. Wifi aside (I try to avoid any extra variables so I try to do wired anyway) it is much better.

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    On a side note I realized I was 1 Pi short so I ordered another canakit Pi 3 from Amazon today around lunch. Just the $49 one with case and power supply. It does come with a good case and power supply - would cost more than those 3 things separately. Would you believe they have same day delivery on those now? Awesome! That said I DO plan on running this new pi3 wireless on the other side of the yard with one of my Pi hats running a few hundred ws2811 pixels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripplett View Post
    On a side note I realized I was 1 Pi short so I ordered another canakit Pi 3 from Amazon today around lunch. Just the $49 one with case and power supply. It does come with a good case and power supply - would cost more than those 3 things separately. Would you believe they have same day delivery on those now? Awesome! That said I DO plan on running this new pi3 wireless on the other side of the yard with one of my Pi hats running a few hundred ws2811 pixels.
    I also have that Pi3 kit on my Christmas list.


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