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  1. k6ccc

    Mega Tree Parts

    Mr. P is right. If you look at the link targets, all of them point to the same file.
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    Mega Tree Parts

    I have not measured the pixels for my Pixel Tree rebuild yet (12 volt and 100 pixels per string), but I have assumed from day one that I will be injecting power at bottom end of each strip (controller at the top).
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    Pixel heat question

    As long as you get them tight, Ty-wraps will hold just fine. This was the first year of my pixel tree: Using a steel cable like that was a stopgap because I could not do what I originally planned. I did change that after two years for as couple of reasons. One was that in storage and handling between years, the pixels did tend to move a tiny little bit, but the more significant issue was to get the look that I wanted. I ended up doing something similar to what I originally planned: Then covered the strip with split loom molding as seen on the right strip: I am rebuilding the pixel tree again this year and will do something similar to what I have now - except the tree will be 24 strings of 100 pixels instead of 12 strings of 50 pixels as it is now. More details on my existing tree and star at: http://newburghlights.org/pixel_tree.html
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    Mega Tree Parts

    I am aware that the LOR pixels are lower power than most. I just spent a few minutes checking out other well known website that have pixels and lowest I could find for 12V x 100 WS2811 pixel strings were 70 watts. So I suggest that the original poster include a link to what he is planning on so we can sanity check for him.
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    Mega Tree Parts

    I agree with Mr. P, even your revised 27 watts per string for 12V x 100 pixel strings seems very low. 36W for 50 pixels is the closest you would find as "typical", but there is a lot of variation. I would be curious to see any strings specs that are only 27 watts for 100 pixels (I've never seen any that low). Please post a link.
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    Pixel heat question

    My only comment about using tape is that is tends to make a mess if or when you need to unwind it to replace a failed pixel. Particularly true if it gets hot where you live (note that includes off-season storage). I think most of us use ty-wraps rather than tape.
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    How to create equalizer effect on RGB nodes

    Yes, it is the VU Wizard. I used it for my opening night opener a few years back.
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    SHow Music

    I'm just the opposite of Vince. I hate sequencing. As a result, I add a song or two every year and all get revised because of added or revised props. I am using MIIP so people can pick the ones they want. There were 13 songs in 2017. Because I am making major changes to the hardware, all songs are getting fairly major re-writes. I don't expect to add any new songs this year as a result.
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    strobe light strings?

    Mine were delivered to the mail room at work about 1030 this morning. Takes anywhere from 2 hours to two days to get the 100 yards or so to my shop. Had not made it before I left for the weekend - damn!
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    5.0.24 link error

    The first download link in Mike's 5.0.24 announcement results in a 404 Not found error The second works fine. After fixing the link error, please delete this thread.
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    strobe light strings?

    If it's a Gen 3 controller, you could create a dimming curve that sets any command other than 0 to output 100%. That does not protect against plugging into the wrong cord however. The only real protection against plugging into the wrong cord would be a relay right at the device you are attempting to protect. That would get rather cumbersome and add quite a bit of expense. That would not protect against twinkle however... Make sure of what you are plugging in...
  12. Brian, I've been chasing my tail for a bit about why some scenes were not showing. Finally determined that it was related to a text mask. I generally know how text masks work, but this involved elements on the main 40 layers and stuff that was in groups. And I could not make any rhyme or reason to it. Let me explain in some detail. For starters, this is your "God Bless the USA" with of course my few thousand other channels added. There is a text mask on layer 31. The scenes that appear when the text mask lets them through are on layers 32 - 35 and works correctly. There is a bunch of stuff going on on layers 1 - 30 that ignore the text mask. I have a group called "Pixel Star and roofline" on layer 39. Within that group, my pixel star is on layers 2 - 7, and at least for this section of the song, six segments of my pixel roofline are on layers 22 - 27. Lastly I have a group on layer 40 called "Semi-Static" which has various stuff on layers scattered from 21 - 40. Everything in the Semi-Static group stays on properly regardless of the text mask. The problem is with the Pixel Star - on layers 2 - 7 of the group "Pixel Star and roofline". The Pixel Star is being masked out by the text mask. But that's the only thing affected. The roofline pixels in that same group are not affected, nor are all elements in the "Semi-Static" group. So my question is how does a text mask affect elements that are in a group?
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    Text mask and groups

    Brian found the issue and sent me a fixed version that works perfectly. Thanks Brian!
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    Adding pixel arches to existing LOR

    No. Typically when people use pixels for arches, they have 25 or 50 pixels per arch. I have six arches that each have 50 pixels on two inch spacing that are illuminating the inside of 3/4 inch PEX tubing. The first link is my arches and how they are built. The second link is my way too sparce videos page, but watch the first video to see some of what I did with them. http://newburghlights.org/CCP_Arches.html http://newburghlights.org/Videos.html
  15. Unplug your existing USB to RS485 adapter and plug in a POWERED USB hub into that port on the computer. Then plug multiple USB to RS-485 adapters into that hub. Note: STRONGLY recommend a powered hub. This is the one I'm using on my server: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DQFGH80/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This is a USB 3.0 hub, but you can get the USB 2.0 version for a few bucks less if desired.
  16. That would be be just one network. The two jacks on a USB485B are just two jacks on the same network. Mr. P just beat me to this info...
  17. The biggest issue you are going to run into is channel capacity. The ELL is limited to 115K data speed and NOT enhanced protocol. Five CCBs is 1500 channels which is pushing it for 115K. More importantly, since you plan on using Pixel Editor functions (yea, I know they are not called that in S5), that requires Enhanced Protocol - which the ELL does not support. Run a cable and run 500K enhanced for the CCBs (and the CTB16s if they are Gen 3). If the CTB16s are not Gen 3, plan on a second network for them.
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    DMX rotating spotlights

    Gag? Where did leave my "Mr. Fusion"? LOL
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    My July 4th "light" and noise show

    I always say: "Leave the fireworks to the professionals - like me" And yes, I have all eight fingers plus two thumbs, and they all work properly.
  20. OK, it's a little off-topic for this forum, but here is a clip of my July 4th "light" and noise show. (and yes, I know that the audio and video are a couple seconds out of sync).
  21. Well, I just ordered a new computer to replace my rather elderly family room computer - what I do most of my sequencing with. Since you can hardly find anything with Windows 7 (and thankfully Windows 8), that means I am making the leap to Windows 10 Pro. Looking for advise from you experts who have already made that transition of things to know - both LOR related and otherwise. I am looking forward to a massive improvement in speed and in particular, video performance. The new one will have an Intel i7-8700 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070ti.
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    strobe light strings?

    Just got my shipping notice too!
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    Windows 10 familiarization

    My personal opinion on RAID-0, avoid it like the plague. A real pain if a drive fails (twice the chance of that happening) or as I had happen a few years ago, the computer died. Had to spend a while to get the RAID-0 "lined up" so the data could be read on another computer. RAID-10 maybe, but now you're talking about four of those expensive drives!
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    Windows 10 familiarization

    The C drive IS a M.2 SSD and is BLAZING fast. The D drive is a 2TB spinning drive. In my case, the LOR file storage is on the server on spinning disk - two 1TB spinners in a RAID-1 array that will do parallel read. The LAN connectivity between the sequencing computer and the server is GB all the way.