Hi all I’m working on a project to chain 40 (4x10) 64x64 2mm fm6126 panels together to create a screen for playing films.
I also want to be able to split this into two separate 3x6 screens. This sounds more doable from what I’ve read thus far.
I’m not sure that it matters, but I’ve received funding to help bring back to life a Black owned movie theater from 1914 in order to play contemporary short films for our community.
So far I have two 64x64 panels as mentioned above to demo with just a pi4.
I was excited to demo when my pi for this project came in (after months of supply chain woes) and realized the 2x8 gpio ribbons don’t fit on the pi4s gpio spacing. Initial reading led me to the adafruit hat or the electrodragon active 3 as extenders and the necessary power supply, however it wasn’t until the basic came in that I realized these would be absolutely necessary.
I’d like to do no soldering if possible, which seems doable with the active3.
Could I get a recommendation for power supply and any insight on options for the 40 panel configuration?
I’m hoping to make this as mobile as possible to screen at parks. If there’s any insight there I’d definitely appreciate that as well, but I do understand how much that can complicate things. Give me ideas to try and I’ll do my best though!
I also hope I can update this thread as I continue to piece things together.
Thanks in advance for all the discussion and time thats already been put in to this space that can allow me to dream this up! I’ve done basic pi projects before, but nothing quite to this scale or needing as much hardware.
Looking forward to building with you all!