GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

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GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

Post by doce » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:51 am

hi everybody
is there a way to configure a GPIO line in such a manner that i can switch a led when QLC+ is operating (after booting time of appr. 10sec)
so the intention is to have a status LED which shows the correct operation of QLC+ because the is no other visual feedback like a display.
via virtual console? i am stuck... :cry:

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Re: GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

Post by janosvitok » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:51 pm

Hi,

try to use GPIO plugin. Create scene that will set desired pin (or chaser if you want the LED to blink) and make that scene autostart (Image in function manager).

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Re: GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

Post by doce » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:05 pm

Hi Jano,
Thank you for the quick answer.
the GPIO Plugin seems to present in the input / output tab.
Where else?
i mapped the Gpio output lines to universe 2 but cannot figure out to assign it to a scene or chase.

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Re: GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

Post by janosvitok » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:47 pm

Most probably* you have to patch dimmer channels to GPIO universe. DMX channel 1 = GPIO0, etc.
Then you can build scenes from those channels.

*I don't use GPIO plugin myself.

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Re: GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

Post by doce » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:56 pm

thanks
i will figure out and give feedback

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Re: GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

Post by doce » Thu May 25, 2017 11:33 am

still figuring out on this..
is there a tutorial or an manual entry on this topic?

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Re: GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

Post by janosvitok » Thu May 25, 2017 11:36 am

How far did you get? What is your exact problem? What did you try and what was the result? Can you attach your workspace?
(Note: I don't have raspi, so I can't comment first hand).

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Re: GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

Post by doce » Thu May 25, 2017 11:49 am

hi jan
on Uni 1 i have my show in autostart mode running
on Uni2 i have a simple Chase which points towards GPIO out pins
i am not clear how to get both running at the same start time
Uni 2 serves only as indicator for qlcplus is up and running..

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Re: GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

Post by janosvitok » Thu May 25, 2017 12:21 pm

If you set the Uni 2 chaser as start up function, does the GPIO work?

If yes, just create a Collection of the show & the chaser, and start the collection.

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Re: GPIO usage as status indicator of QLC+ ready

Post by doce » Thu May 25, 2017 2:14 pm

Yes everything is working as expected thank you Yan.
i can run the show on Uni 1 out on DMX and parallel Chaser on Uni 2 on the GPIO Line as a blink LED. -cool-

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