Pocket Beagle (PB) Panel Driver Board (Kulp PocketScroller+ v2)
A cape for the PocketBeagle that provides 6 HUB75 output connectors for driving standard P10/P5 panels. It also contains a temperature sensor,two push buttons for access to the FPP menus, and an OLED display. However, due to limitations in the PocketBeagle, the OLED can only be used if the 6th HUB75 output is not used.
- 6 HUB75 output connectors
- USB-A connector for a USB ethernet or wifi adapater
- 3.5mm screw terminal for providing 5v power. This provides power to the PocketBeagle, the buffer chip, and the USB bus.
- Temperature sensor.
- OLED Display
The PocketScroller has 6 output connectors, each of which can drive more that 12 P10 1:8 scan panels for a total panel count of 72. It supports the 1:4 scan P10 panels, 1:8 scan P5 panels, and 1:16 scan P5 panels. Other panels types that use the 1:8 or 1:16 scan rates are also supported. Note: 1:32 scan panels are NOT supported.
The OLED display on the PocketScroller will not fully function if all 6 outputs are used. Due to lack of enough GPIO pins on the PocketBeagle, the OLED shares pins with output 6. If you use all 6 panels connectors to run panels, the OLED will display information at boot time, but will then shut off once FPPD starts. If not using all 6 outputs, it is advised to leave port 6 open so that the OLED will continue to function normally.
The FPP software that runs on the PocketBeagle is capable of playing sequences off the local SD card, but can also accept e1.31 or DDP data via a network adapter plugged into the USB port. (WIFI or Ethernet) Any software that can output e1.31 should be able to send effects to the PocketScroller for display on the Panels.
*This does not include the Pocket Beagle which must be purchased seperately.