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  1. Only a slight connection to lights. I signed a contract for a new driveway in September with company saying they could do it soon. Well they missed soon and wanted to do it after I already had wires across the old driveway. Wires were too low for trucks to get under. Had to push install into spring.
  2. All of this IS GONE as of Monday February 17, 2020. It WAS NOT SOLD! I gave it all away to an LOR forum member in Florida that was able to come and pick it all up. I'm not going to say who got it, but they will let you know when they're ready to reveal who acquired everything. Why for free? Because it was just taking up space and collecting dust, I had an extra controller I no longer needed and had read about a person here on the forum saying they're going to need another controller to up their display. And I've had quite a few folks on this forum pass things on to me and help me out a lot as well, I can't name some of them, but they know who they are. And a few have posted who they are with what they've sent to me. So I'll leave any names to be posted or items I received completely up to their discretion. So, because of these generous and kind folks on the forum that have helped me, I just opted to PAY IT FORWARD by helping out another forum member with these items. I Pm'd them about the items and controller and offered everything up for free. I had tried to sell them at various times, but never got any takers, and I really, REALLY needed to get rid of this stuff. And since I don't drive or have a vehicle, shipping them was out of the question for me. So after the PM's, they were offered and accepted by a LOR Forum member who's only been in the hobby for a short, not all that short, time and could pick everything up from my location. I hope they enjoy the controller, it is a V2, pre-built by LOR CTB16PC and all the Halloween Decor they scored on Monday 02/27/2020. So this topic can now be closed if the moderators of the forums would want to do that. Thank you.
  3. If the mosquitos would leave me alone for 3 mins I would record and post it. Unfortunately that's not happening any time soon. Everyone be safe JR
  4. Mr Dave, I haven't done much with video projection for a couple of years now. Others wil have better recomendatins for projectors. Here's an old archived post from a couple of years ago, still relevant. There are some video clips in that post. Alan...
  5. Couple questions. Do you use a single projector for your entire house? Do you have any recommendations? Where do you find video clips? I started looking into video editing and projection a couple months ago. Do you gave and finished videos with audio? thanks!
  6. james morris can I get a copy please camaro01octane@gmail , Anyone who works at hospital from the security guards, nurses, dr, lpn and etc.... There all the real essential people..... Everyone is doing the part from the truck drivers to the people at grocery store but the people who are in hospitals are the real angels....
  7. To provide an update on this topic: to my surprise the city I live in wrapped a large tree downtown with tiny RGB lights to help raise spirits in these trying times. Upon close inspection, I found they are identical to the ones shown above at Disney. Unlike Disney, they thankfully did not care about hiding the manufacture. The lights are made by a company called “Twinkly Pro”. I can’t find any specifications as to whether these would work with a standard pixel controller, but are likely limited to the company’s own controllers. Interesting lights though, it looks like all the mapping is done automatically via a mobile app offering customizable patterns to control them with. https://assetcloud01.roccommerce.net/files/_reinders/4/5/7/twinklypro-brochure.pdf
  8. I did my first dumb rgb lights this past Christmas, so I'll try and share what I learned to your questions. 1. I added a second USB485. So my LOR AC boxes where on one USB485 and the dumb RGB on another. 2. I live in Michigan and it got pretty cold this year and I had no issues with my strips. I even did tight bends as I was spelling out Merry Christmas in cursive. Maybe I got lucky, who knows, but what I did was put the strips through clear plastic tubing I ordered from Home Depot so that they wouldn't "kink" when I created the signs. 3. I did not mount them around any windows this past year, but easily could have using my plastic tubing method. 4. I did not do any power injection, so I am unable to assist here. My longest channel was a full 5m strip. 5. I used 4-wire security wire, again bought a box of it from Home Depot. There is a write-up on it somewhere here on the forum in the General Decorating area. 6. I use S4 pro level, I just added the rgb channels onto the end of one of my sequences, exported the layout and imported it into my other sequences as I added them. 7. This year I am going to smart rgb on the house. You can still light things up solid like you can with the dumb rgb, but it also gives you a lot of great alternative effects. The strips are almost the same price, but the controllers are a bit more expensive. 8. I bought all my strips off Amazon for this past year. I was dumb (pun intended) and bought one strip for each channel and cut them down to size. I did not have the soldering equipment I felt I needed, so if I do have to replace any elements next year I have plenty of extra strips, just have to buy a soldering iron which I am realizing I really need. Good luck! It was fun sequencing the many different colors once I got the hang of it.
  9. John, A quick little video to cure the issue you have. Alan...
  10. Mr Dave, I don't currently do Video Projection, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night. When I did play around with Video Mapping I learned some things to pass on. You can do Video Mapping without a seperate program, it can be done with a Video Editing software. The features to look for are being able to 1) add/edit multiple tracks 2) scale video/animated gifs 3) change opactiy of the house background picture (or just remove it before you render the final video) 4) since this video will be your media track for your LOR sequence, be sure it will render the final video to a compatible format to use with LOR (saldy I forgot what those formats are, I know .wmv works) Think of video mapping as picture in picture (pip), wherever you place a video, it will then show up on your house in that area. If need be, place a completety black layer as the bottom layer to ensure only your video clips shine thru. (I didn't cover that in the video) I made a video below, to show the basics of how to map a video using a Video Editor program. 2 Programs I have used for Video Mappping are Camtasia https://www.techsmith.com/video-editor.html tis a little pricey but easy learning curve and very pwoerful video editing capabilities AVS4YOU https://www.avs4you.com/ the video editor comes bundled with a suite of other useful software, audio editor, video convertor, photo editor, and inexpensive. Hope this helps. Alan...
  11. I believe if I recall Mike lives in FL. Very few of the LOR team actually live in the warehouse area. My mother lives about 2 hours west along with the rest of my family. JR
  12. No matter how many times or ways you post the same question you'll receive the same replies. Let HU do the work for you. The ONLY jumper you may need to install would be the jumper right next to one of the data ports. Sometimes LOR mistakenly leaves it off. Just turn all dip switches off and plug into a red adapter in your computer and assign the beginning unit ID as I state in the tutorial. JR
  13. People Are Putting Their Christmas Lights Back Up as a Sign of Hope Amid Coronavirus Fears
  14. Will price shipping and get back to you.
  15. k6ccc

    Computer broke

    One of my standard statements about computers is this. Unless you NEED a portable computer, go with a desktop. For the money, you get far more computer capability, they are easier to repair or add capability, and spare parts are FAR more common. Most of the computers I have bought in the past two decades are refurbs. Most of those are lease returns. I generally get mine from Tiger Direct - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/campaigns/deals.asp?campaignid=3331
  16. Did you try Christmas-leds.com. Val should be able to get them for you
  17. This was just on the tonights 6:00 news. If I want a divorce I can do it! Actually the more I think about this the more cons I come up with. As the sun starts shining longer, its ultraaviolet rays would play havoc on everything. If we were lucky enough, the coronavirus would be history by the time I could get 1/2 dozen or so non-xmas songs sequenced up. Let alone another month to setup everything. Can't figure out how I would deal with the grass mowing. So I guess what I'm saying is, I love the idea, but it won't be happening at Lake Victoria Lights.
  18. You can also do a forum search for LORTools. This will bring up a number of posts called 'Getting Timings Fast and Easy' that have a lot of helpful information. LORTools is a program I wrote to make importing the Audacity timing file simple and easy. The original link isn't working anymore, so here's an updated link if you want to download it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdsgarir6qsdow0/LORTools v1.5.zip?dl=0 I'm working on a new and improved version that has a number of other tools as well, but it isn't done yet.
  19. Try this link to John Storms video tutorial on the subject. https://sites.google.com/site/listentoourlights/home/how-to/timing-grids
  20. That's very generous, Orville. I hope the recipient really enjoys all you have given him.
  21. Orville


    I'd think I'd like one of that idiot Pelosi so I can have her sing to the Trump one, "What would I do without you".🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
  22. Hey Jeff, Here is what I ordered. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/LED-Strip-5050-30LED-m-5m-150LEDs-12V-flexible-light-Warm-White-White-Red-Blue-Green/32327518420.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.Yi7MRC (Choose the Changeable IP65) https://www.aliexpress.com/item/LED-transformer-5V-12V-24V-Switch-LED-Power-Supply-2A-3A-4A-5A-6A-10A-12A/32723534214.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.Yi7MRC 12V 30A 360W is what I choose. (Read on the forums that it is important to match power supply to lights... 12v to 12v and 5v to 5v... and is very important!) Plus I ordered: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/RGB-Amplifier-Controller-12A-For-3528-5050-RGB-LED-Strip-Light-DC12-24V/32259913274.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.Yi7MRC I didn't need them, but for $2 I figured what odds. I may yet. My total cost was $197 PLUS I ordered the cards at LOR. I used the kids Crayon holder as a case... and put a $1 board in between the power unit and my card. As for the FLOODS I ordered them from LOR too because I was a bit too confused... and glad I did as I now know a bit better. Next set of FLOODS I will order from Ali I think... I plan on running 16 RBG lights from 1 24 Channel board by doubling up. IN theory the math works... (yes pairing them up means 2 will act the same but I am good with that). As for the CAT 5. IT IS SUPER EASY.... I am a network guy... but as god as my witness I can show you how to do it in under 5 min via email or texts. SUPER EASY. You will need a CRIMPER something like this. https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Maintenance-Professional-Connector-Troubleshooting/dp/B075ZT8LBQ/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1510233455&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=crimper+rj45&psc=1 You can also order ends on Amazon... cheaply https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017YQZMNC/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1 You can get the covers too for $7... but my theory is why? I tape the ends anyway... https://www.amazon.com/BATIGE-Keystone-Coupler-Connector-Adapter/dp/B0716WND99/ref=sr_1_cc_8?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1510233727&sr=1-8-catcorr&keywords=cat+5+female It may seem not worth it this way... but honestly... I couldn't imagine doing it more cost effective long term. And FYI. ALIExpress had it to me in 7 days... and so did LOR for the cards. It could take you a weekend to prep... so it is doable. For me it took me longer to figure it out. Make sense?
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