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  1. k6ccc

    The color Pink

    Yea. Percentage vs 8 bit binary. Almost everything in the LOR world displays percentages. The DMX world runs in 8 bit binary which gives 0 - 255. Divide the numbers by 2.55 so you end up with 100, 40, 100
  2. TheDucks

    outdoor speakers

    Ground loops are the bane of residential (coax) Audio . the source and the Amp need to be plugged into the same circuit. NB Commercial equipment uses 'balanced (600ohm) inputs, fed with 2 cond shielded If common circuit is difficult, look for an Audio line Isolation Transformer (this is the one I got many years ago from RS) https://www.amazon.com/RadioShack-System-Isolator-Electric-reducer/dp/B002YGM5D8?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ffsb-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B002YGM5D8
  3. Mr. P


    I better interupt this thread, people will think you are having a coversation with yourself.
  4. k6ccc

    So Cal Mini Get together

    Let's do it! Saturday 21 October at the Round Table Pizza at 403 E Arrow Hwy, Glendora, CA 91740. Unless anyone has a suggestion otherwise, I am going to propose 6:00 PM. Note that this location is less than a half mile from my house. I expect to have my Halloween lights up in addition to my year round landscape lighting. For anyone who wants to get a behind the scenes tour prior to the get together, or come over afterwards to see the lights, that is available.
  5. Loved your video and explanations of how you did things. Too bad about the GCLF this time. Like how you are using ordinary items (couch tall lamp for example) to build light displays. Very creative. thanks for sharing your story & lights.
  6. default

    Running multiple networks?

    Pursuit, It seems you got your answers, I just wanted to add a visual way of add networks, every so often this question comes up and I thought it would be handy to point people to this thread. Here's how I have my multiple networks setup. I use a Notebook PC to run my shows. I currently run 6 networks both Regular LOR speed (56K) and Hi-speed Networks (500K). I use a cheap USB hub I got from Staples. See the pic below. I numbered each connection point to make sure I keep everything straight. Open up Device Manager on your PC, as you plug in each USB Adapter one at a time, it will show up in Device Manager. Below is a picture with some of my USB adapters connected, showing Com Ports 3, 4, 5, 6 all as USB Serial Ports. As you plug in each USB Adapter it will come up with the next available Comm Port, The USB adapter will remember what Comm Port it has been assigned. If for some reason, you want/need to change the Comm Port here is how it is done. Click the Comm Port you want to change. In this example I want to change Comm Port 3. It will open the Properties Box for that Comm Port, Click the Advanced Button. It will open the Advanced Setting for (whatever Comm Port) you choose to change. In my example Comm Port 3. Click the Drop Down Menu. This will show all the Comm Ports and allow you to change it. Once you are done, it would be wise to label the USB adapters with their Comm Port Numbers, it wll help eliminate confusion in a few months/next year when you go to hook everything up again. To setup Networks in LOR, Open the "Light-O-Rama Network Configuration" program and click the "Advanced Button" From here you can add your Networks to LOR. In the example below I am adding the AUX A network, fill in the appropriate info and click OK. After you are done adding all you new networks click the Export button to save this config. It will help later as you upgrade LOR programs. When all is done, I highly recommend that you create a some sort of cheat sheet to help you remember what networks you have setup. In a years time, this info will fade from your memory and a cheat sheet helps. Here is how I have mine setup. Hope this helps. Alan...
  7. Your show has inspired me this year. I've put together a movie montage of some of my favorites, rather than trying to find a new Christmas song to sequence. Of course, it's way too long and taking forever to sequence. Awesome show, sir.
  8. Love your show! Thanks for sharing.
  9. Does anyone have a great resolution video of the Grim Grinning Ghosts and willing to share? I am trying to find a copy that I can use with a projector. I have searched for free youtube converter software and everything I have found comes with intrusive add ons.
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