bdwillie

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bdwillie last won the day on March 8 2016

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About bdwillie

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    Jacksonville Florida
  • Occupation
    Electronics Mechanic USN NAVY (civilian)

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    DYI stuff, model railroads HO scale Camping
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Googling the web
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    4.3.18
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    Advanced

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  1. Was never in the Navy but have worked for them for 36 years this year.
  2. OOOHHHHHHhhhhhhh What a great idea!! If I don't do the relay that looks promising!
  3. Gonna try an experiment and want to know if anyone else has done this. I have a walkway post light at the fence at the beginning of my yard. I need it to be off when the show starts. It is on a standard photocell mounted at the house. I plan on using a DPDT 120 Volt coil relay. (with appropriate contact current capacity for the single bulb) and place it in the connection box (ample room) for the post light. Will use the normally closed contacts for the lamp output, with a standard 110 plug cord for the coil. Coil plug will be plugged into the LOR AC controller on the same channel as our tune to sign. Show starts for the night, post light goes out, show ends for the night, post light back on. Minimal fiddle factor for the build, and already have the parts from other train related projects. Also have socket for said cord so it can be removed and put up with the rest of light cords after the season is over.
  4. OK GOT IT! Apparently Commlistner has to be running for the universe to work in visualizer. It works now!
  5. Actidongle, The actual physical lights are working, just not in visualizer.
  6. Update, deleted the old fixture in visualizer and remade it, but for the life of me I cannot get this dumb strip of lights to work in visualizer. The actual strip is hooked up and merrily flashing away. cannot find anything on youtube for this. pulling out the rest of my hair here, I am missing something!
  7. Yes Sir! Did that, but no joy
  8. Had a prop/fixture already working in visualizer. When actually building the prop in real life decided to make it easier by using dumb strips instead of LED strings. Have the universe set up in sequencer, and will control the dumb strips just perfectly. Actual lights turn on and off just like they should. Back to visualizer... Click on the prop, go to properties, change from a LOR controller to DMX - universe 1 - Address 1, 2, and 3 for the Dumb strings in use. Won't work.. prop will not show up in visualizer when a sequence is played. All other "yard" items are showing up just fine. What have I done incorrectly?
  9. Only because I don't have a clue LOL! Thanks! Will keep reading and learning!!
  10. Didn't state mode cause I don't know?? USB Actidongle originally from Holiday Coro I picked up used from a member here. Nothing says E1.31 anywhere that I have seen. I have it set as universe 1 and the addresses used are 1,2, and 3. Would make life easier to be able to have two of those little buggers set to universe 1 address 1,2, and 3. Sorry for the ignorance, all new to me! and thanks for the help!
  11. Okee Dokee! Thanks!
  12. Probably a dumb question but.... I have purchased a small 3 channel RGB dmx controller from amazon for a specific prop. Got it in and it works fine for what I want. Please bear in mind that as of now this is the only RGB led strip and DMX I have ever messed with. Question is... Unit is set up for universe 1 address 1,2,3. I want to build three of these props that will all do the same thing all the time. They will also not be anywhere near each other in the yard. I know with the AC controllers you can have the same address on two controllers and they will function identically. is the same true for a DMX universe? If I set three of these things to the same address will that work and all three function identically?? Don't have another one yet to test the theory. Thanks in advance!
  13. Update, Got my hands on a used Holiday Choro Actidongle, ad a small three channel DMX controller from amazon, and I am off! Pray for me!
  14. Just some SPT1 wire here!
  15. TADA Went right through without a hitch! Updated! Thanks for the handholding dibblejr! Apparently the corrupt windows update files had the old laptop too confused to install the new version. Up and running again!