Control Colorlight 5A-75B LED "receiver" boards using raw ethernet frames from Linux.
colorlight.py script accepts 128x128 RGB (24-bit) bitmap stream and sends it
out over ethernet (interface can be adjusted using
launch-led script can be used to spawn a single command in a dedicated Xephyr
(embedded Xorg "desktop") server, output from which will be automatically captured
and transmitted to the LED panel using
colorlight.py. Usage examples:
./launch-led xterm ./launch-led mpv -fs -vo xv movie.mp4 ./launch-led projectMSDL
COLORLIGHT_IFACE- ethernet interface name to use as output (default:
XEPHYR_RES- adjust internal xephyr resolution (default 512)
colorlight.py should work using plain python3.
launch-led requires gstreamer, xdotool and xephyr (contains built-in nix-shell
shebang so should theoretically work straight away if you have nix installed)
colorlight.py is currently hardcoded to transmit 128x128 bitmap on bottom
right quadrant of 256x256 panel (due to how our panel is wired up right now).
This is not an issue, unless you want to build your own LED panel from scratch.
Keep in mind Colorlight 5A-75B board needs to be configured first (if brand new) using LEDVision software (Windows-only). This is not an issue, unless you want to build your own LED panel from scratch.
LEDVision versions before 9.0 have built-in (raw ethernet transmission) functionality equivalent to this script (although with somewhat limited framerate) - this is somewhat of a solution if you are looking for Windows support.