These instructions apply to both capsule 2.0 and vision core lights.


flowOS “Pages interface” provides a framework that enables you to navigate through many modes and settings with just 1 button using a few types of button presses. This interface is consistent through all new flowtoys props in the foreseeable future - learn one, learn them all :)




PageFeature
1-3Each page has 10 modes, plus an 11th “autoplay” mode. All modes are adjustable.
4Favorites. Save your favorite patterns and/or create a show. 
The default modes in Page 4 are “bold red” & “autoplay”. You can save up to 60 favorites.
5Settings. This is where you can control your grouping, brightness, white balance, auto-sleep/wake and other features, and reset to factory default. There is also a bonus “random autoplay” mode at the end ;)
6-7Shortcut to Page 1 mode 1. The only other way to get to p1m1 is to cycle through all 11 modes and “off” on any page.
8-9Show pages. When you save your favorites/p4 “autoplay” mode, it creates a “show page” full of the modes from your favorites page. You can then edit/delete all your favorites without affecting the show pages.
10-12TBD. Still in development, room to grow!
13Bonus modes. 30-50 experimental modes. We were going to keep them secret, but they were too cool not to share! Tip: any page above 12 gets you to Page 13, so go for 15 clicks to make it easy!




Pages 1-3 :: Play, Party, Perform


Pages 1-3 have 11 modes each. 

Every mode is customizable through "adjusting". 


The quickview table below shows you: 

  • basic Page navigation,
  • the 11 modes in each page from p1-p3,
  • the adjust parameter of each mode, and
  • the estimated runtime of each mode.


> See pdf attachment of what the modes look like!



Page 1 :: Play

Page 2 :: Party

Page 3 :: Perform

Nav

  • Press the button 1x from “off” to go to page 1 mode 1 (p1m1).
  • Subsequent presses take you through the 11 modes of the page and off.
  • Click quickly 6 or 7x to get to p1m1 from any page or mode.
  • Click the button quickly 2x - you’ll see the indicator flash 2x to show you’re on page 2.
  • Subsequent presses take you through the 11 modes of the page and off.
  • After end-of-page off, the light returns to p1m1.
  • 3 quick clicks takes you to p3 - indicator flashes 3x. 
  • Subsequent presses take you through the 11 modes of the page and off.
  • After end-of-page off, the light returns to p1m1.

Mode

Adjust

Runtime

Mode

Adjust

Runtime

Mode

Adjust

Runtime

1

Rainbow

density

6.7

Candy

saturation

6.2

Flamebow

density

7.2

2

Rainbow Drops

density

11.8

Petals

density

14.4

Alicorn

density

5.9

3

Bold

color

4.6

Love

color

6.6

Liquid Sugar

density

4.6

4

Lantern

brightness

4.5

Watermelon

color

9.2

Rainbow Dash

density

6.2

5

Fire

color

5.4

Freedom

color

5.4

Fireball

color

7

6

Water

color

6.2

Microdots

density

11.1

Froth

color

5.2

7

Earth

color

6.9

Unicorn

brightness

7.6

Jammin’

color

6.9

8

Air

color

7.2

Blue Blazer

color

6.5

Bolder

color

3.3

9

Spirit

color

11.9

Solar Flare

color

7

Sunset

color

4.6

10

Pulse

color

7

Strobe

density

13

Daybreak

color

5.6

11

Autoplay

timing


Autoplay 

timing


Autoplay

timing



Pro-tip: You do not have to wait for indicators/blinks to stop to press the button.


Autoplay

  • Autoplay is the 11th mode in Pages 1-3, and the last mode in Pages 4, 8, 9 and 13.
  • Autoplay automatically cycles through all modes on a page. You can adjust the timing of the cycle.. 
  • Can't decide on a mode? Want to see all the modes in a page? Autoplay is your answer.
  • More details on autoplay and timing intervals here



Page 4 :: favorites


Page 4 is where you'll see your most recently saved patterns. You can also use grouping in combination with favorites to create “looks” within a prop set (pair of poi, set of clubs, dragon staff with lots of lights) or “scenes” amongst multiple props sets, and change modes on cue without needing to use multiple different groups.


> Click here for instructions, tips and troubleshooting on Favorites


Video below is a brief intro to Favorites using the "capsule 2.0" light as an example - the features and navigation are the same for vision props:




Page 5 :: settings


Adjusting your settings is an advanced feature that requires you to understand the basic button presses of flowOS. 


You will need to know how to:

  • "Page click" to get to the settings page
  • "Press" to navigate and select settings
  • "Long press" to adjust your setting
  • "Hold to save"


P5 modesSetting - click to access specific instructions 
1Grouping
2Brightness
3White balance
4placeholder (dim red)
5Auto-sleep/ wake
6placeholder (dim red)
7placeholder (dim red)
8placeholder (dim red)
9Radio test
10Reset to default
11Random autoplay


Each “mode” on page 5 represents a setting that can be adjusted.

  • Settings affect the overall behavior of the light and in most cases apply to all modes.

  • Settings are temporary by default, and can be saved.

    • To save a setting, “hold to save” (about 7 sec.) The setting will be applied until you change it. 

    • To “temporarily” apply a setting, do not save. The setting will be retained until you turn the prop off, then it will return to the previous setting.

  • Each settings mode displays its current setting until you adjust it. 

  • Adjusting a setting:

    • Most settings have 5 levels to choose from. This simplifies adjustment and enables you to know when two different lights have exactly the same setting.

    • Setting levels are indicated by blinks, similar to page number blinks.

    • When adjusting a setting, the light will blink 1-5x to indicate what level it is on. Press to select. 



Page 8&9 :: show pages


This feature is for advanced favorites users only! With flowOS 2.0, you can save favorites auto-play to create a show page, which can be used like extra favorites pages, and/or for dedicated shows. Click here for instructions on using advanced Favorites.



Page 13 :: bonus modes

This page contains bonus experimental modes - 34 bonus modes in capsule 2.0 and 50 bonus modes in vision props.