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  1. Holy cow! Looks like you're almost powering your a city! Great job, thanks for sharing.
  2. I too am furthest from you but would love to be of any assistance as possible. Please feel free to ask me here or email me @ I'll try to respond as quick as I can... longer answers may require a bit more research. Thanks and best wishes! Ryan
  3. I always am extra safe about this so I consistently backup my files and backup those backups as well. I personally +1 the thumb drive experience as it should be relatively easy. Hope this helps.
  4. As DevMike said above and in another thread - they're still many months out from announcing the winners. Welcome to the forums - I noticed you're newer to the forum. If you have any questions on anything, please, please ask!
  5. Alright, no worries. Just was curious. Thanks for the update.
  6. Anyone know when winners are announced?
  7. So I've seen some of the comments here and want to weigh in on my thoughts: Initially, I thought about using the hill as an opportunity for "preemptive" signage for viewers, should you consider taking this house. Then, I was thinking about how some have said, "make use!" and thought about how that would be accomplished while also incorporating some signage (at a minimum). This brought on a concept of leaping arches and mini trees. My main concern is the traffic backing up to the road if it's a "shared" entrance/exit driveway. That could get messy and LEOs would need to be there to ensure safety is preserved. As that would be costly, I recommend continuing the search a bit longer... I'm sure Santa will reveal an early gift soon.
  8. Thanks for the clarification - I can see how we both could have taken it out of context. I apologize if I also came off as a dominant personality ... I'm not at all in such a place to be doing so.The knowledge I've shared and will continue to share has only been taught to me from people like you. People who are looking out for others. No hard feelings, it just put me off just a tad. Thanks for cleaning this up, I'm glad we could come to a happy conclusion. I'm sure we all have a perspective to share.
  9. Here's the link... Also, sir, your response I found was a bit ... rude maybe? You could've worded it a bit better. The clarification between controller types was necessary to me, because there was a confusion on language, at least in my perspective. If you noticed, I was looking for his response. AND, IF I was right, then it would have fallen into the category as I suggested. However, it left room for discussion and clarity on his end. The clarification I provided on language was a chance for me to understand what he was looking at so I could better assist. I needed the separation of controllers and then the terminology for light types so I could be of better assistance. But I'll "gladly" step out of the conversation... since I'm of no use apparently. Oh well, I'll go help someone else. No worries.
  10. Let's do some clarification, for everyone. It sounds like this was what you bought, OP, correct? If so, then this is what you get: The "Base Package" includes a single 16 channel controller. To make things easier for everyone, I've broken the language down to simple words. A standard controller is a NON-RGB controller. It can run traditional lights only. (LED or incandescent) This package you bought is a standard controller - it can only operate traditional lights. You can buy other controller types as well though. You can buy dumb or smart RGB controllers. DUMB RGB CONTROLLERS: control the whole RGB strip at once - one color for the whole strip at a time. SMART RGB CONTROLLERS: control each PIXEL of the RGB strip...individually. There are other products that fall in the RGB category, but thinking of the RGB strips for right now is a good way to have a working understanding of the difference. Each RGB product is different, thus having different abilities to be chained together. DUMB RGB Strips, for instance, have two different options: 1) Put two full-length strips together and run the power cord (under 50 FEET) without experiencing any drop in power. 2) One full-length strip run with up to 100 FEET of power cord without running into a power issue. There ARE ways to fix power issues, though. This is a bit more advanced, however. To add these controllers to your show, you buy them from a vendor and DAISY CHAIN them to each other via an ethernet or ELL connection. Each controller needs to have it's own power and it's own connection to the chain. The ORDER they are connected in doesn't matter, so long as each one is given the proper ID. (We can talk about this later.) Does this make sense to everyone?
  11. Look into these webpages as well.
  12. Read the following links, then provide us with a little more context about what you bought so we can help you figure out what's best.
  13. Most TSO (Trans Siberian Orchestra) songs or ones by Mannheim Steamroller are classics to our family. We also have done "throwbacks" to classic movies like "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."
  14. Which one of these did you purchase?
  15. George, Santa, you both have been a tremendous help in helping me get started. Thank you for all that you do for this community. I hope I've become a little more helpful like you two have. I've learned a lot from just participating in the thread. I have offered in the past to those who contact me by email, but my main source of assistance has been in design and setup, not quite in the sequencing. (Which is totally fine, I'm not the best when it comes to sequencing tactics.) I hope to one day spread this knowledge for others. ( I might open a more in-depth part of my website up where I go into much larger detail of how to build my show's pieces. ) Thanks again for everything, you two!