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  1. We have had a sleigh and several reindeer made from plywood for several years now, bought them at a garage sale so no idea how old they really are. The sleigh hasn't weathered very well so I needed to make a new one. I also wanted to make it easy to take apart and put together so we can store it indoors. The old one was all screwed together. We started with a sheet of exterior grade plywood and one of the old sleigh sides as a pattern. Which became a couple of these: And then this: I think the inspector approves First coat of primer on everything, a couple coats of white paint to come:
  2. I've watched it, but don't really like the direction that the show has taken. Everything seems to be about the tear jerk story, and not about the lights. Competing different styles of show against one another (static, vs amusement park, vs animated, vs synchronized) makes no fair comparison.
  3. All delivery carriers are aware that all deliveries go to the garage entry door. They walk by it every time they deliver to the front door. I think decorations to them are like candy to a baby. All summer long no problem but as soon as the props go up they lose their minds and start delivering to the front door, which just as you mentioned never gets answered or used. Ive got some horror videos as to why deliveries must go to the closer door as well as do their employers. I guess they think cameras are just part of a prop or something and all of the signs are printed in a foreign language. JR
  4. she had me at the horse pooooh aroma, she would never be able to sneak up on me.
  5. First thing I've won in years & years.... Hopefully just started a streak...
  6. After 12 months I may finally get my life back. Finally getting my 4th and hopefully final surgery on September 27th. Get a brand new shiny hip and for the first time in 12 months I will no longer be in pain
  7. A hint - click the Intensity Icon. I know of 3 different ways to add fades to a motion effect. The newest method call Drag Edges is very handy. It is shown last in the gif below. Hope this helps... Alan...
  8. Control the kids going into a show.... :)
  9. Ai: i know what you mean. Approx 5 years ago while i was setting up my display an older Gentlemen pulled up in a mini van to tell me about my display, between puffs of oxygen from his tank he let me know my Display gave him 1 more reason to live another year, I have not seen the Man again but i will always remember 1 more year even though setting up takes time and a lot of PAIN. So don't think what we do does not matter it does to Somebody. Because it gave them 1 more Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. 4 WEEKS !!!! 4 weeks (from yesterday) is the Central Oklahoma Mini. If you are interested in attending, please PM me and I'll add you to the invite list. We are getting a head count for charis/tables and food. So please contact me if interested. Thank you, Tom
  11. I go thru a lot of ties. Mounting my LED strobes took over 2000! There was one for each bulb plus some extras on each of the 40 strands https://vimeo.com/280309439 I will be sticking with the old fashioned ties.
  12. May be a good idea for some but not for me. Something else to carry around. Something else to misplace/lose. Different tension for different application throughout my display Cheaper with not buying it. Slows down progress (gotta handle the tool and material). and lastly, manually working zipties by hand has worked fast and flawless for decades.
  13. Here you go Bob. Added the brown Clock wire.
  14. Something like this should work. Obviously you can make each string whatever length that you want. Because the power and ground does not have to travel down and back up each hanging piece, the resistance is far less of an issue. Make sense?
  15. Here are a few of my 2018 videos. More of my videos can be seen here: http://www.buscochristmas.com/Videos.html I would also like to thank the forum members that have shared sequences. Wayne
  16. Buck268

    MP3 director

    After spending about an hour on the phone with dibblejr I'm now able to create my own sequences. After all these years, I now have new songs for my neighbors to listen to. It's funny how one little thing can get you wrapped around the axle. Still got lots to learn but, thanks to dibblejr I'm on my way...………………...
  17. I’m with Tom. Only gfci popping issues from using vampires and spt are when the connection is setting in a puddle, not once from snow. Worst part about vampires is that with some brands the plastic pieces are cut a hair too tight. So during take down I need a flathead screwdriver to separate the male and females. BE SURE POWER IS OFF!
  18. That's one piece of advise I always give to newbies. Figure out how many extension cords you need and then triple it. Then be ready to buy more.
  19. UPDATE: What I found out. The board had a prior owner. The 'config' was set to 98% Maximum intensity Range. Changing that to 100%, cured the issue (Wheeew!)
  20. drive 3ft x 1/4" rebar into the ground about 8". ziptie the middle rod of the tree to the rebar left sticking outta the ground. bamm. done.
  21. LOL, if you post a pic you know someone like Ducks is going to call you on it. 🤣
  22. 3 videos on my Dropbox link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/krmgnb4sglfqsc0/AADo4n5LYcCh4-ELfnT4Qoq9a?dl=0 First video clip just shows the back roof, being a corner house I wanted to have lights shown from different sides. The second video is side view just shows my hedge and wall lights (are not controlled). Can’t forget my Ho’s. Last video is front view of the house during a sequence for a minute. My street is at a T intersection so I have 3 tune to signs to cover any direction of traffic coming to see the display. 32 ac channels. Pixie 4 for arches. 26 inflatables. Fm transmitter inside and a soundbar mounted outside.
  23. WHEW, Sunday morning 7:15 am was on the roof ,got all three of the mounts up and cross member done and hung the 5 led snow flakes, each has two colors of led rope ,blue and white. Took a tumble after getting off the 12 foot ladder and banged my left knee, the leg I just got out of the hospital for. Yeah its black and blue and sore,I am on heart meds so one little bump and i look like I have been is a brawl. The front of the house is mostly done ,Just have the big hedge to trim and then add 20 sets of nets , and put up a 7 foot wire tree that is wired with blue leds. THis year I have 32 more channels now 64 and That used up a 500 foot reel of spt1 added to what was left over from last year. Sunday night test every thing worked but one snow flake on the roof wouldnt light the white rope, went nuts OMG something wrong with the controller ,panic, I knw the snowflake worked. Monday 7:05 am up to the roof with a ac cord to test , it worked , with my toner and meter found the vampire plug at the controller was defective changed and back in business. The FM transmitted is up ,speakers hidden in the bushes played a cd while working in the front yard, neighbore were putting up their lights and they said turn it up , we rocked out all day. Did test last night and noticd the blue nets kind blink a little during fade HMMMMM what could that be , I have three controlles pluged into a strip and in one outlet ,may try seperating them ,keep ya posted. Looks like we will be ready forThanksgiving night. Better get that hedge trimed, Good luck yall be safe out there . It's 67 degrees here in fort lauderdale, had to put on long sleeve shirt and pants golly !!!!! David
  24. The weather finally rose above freezing today, so I only had to tromp through about 7" of mushy snow. So, I started really getting items up on the house today. The only house props left are the two giant candy cane clocks on each side, so straightening and then the wiring. Next weekend is supposed to be even nicer, so hopefully all gets done by then. I didn't put up the canes because we are supposed to get quite the rain soaker on Thursday evening. I'll get the yard props up during the week before the rain, hopefully. Here's where I am at so far.
  25. Correct. Also make sure NONE of the Windows generated sounds are enabled.
  26. Mine was in Washington DC taking my oldest son to see the place where nothing gets done. The whole time around the beltway it kept telling us to get into the local lanes and then back onto the beltway, then back onto the local lane, then back onto the beltway. Lucky I had a triptik as well and just shut the dumb thing off.
  27. Got it all painted up. I added a split PVC pipe for runners at the bottom.
  28. Sent As per the new policy: You understand You will not share or sell this sequence. you understand adding it to your sequence or modifying it does not make it your work to share or sell
  29. Unless it is in writing in your rental contact that they are not responsible for damage, document the damage and sue them in small claims court. If you take that step, keep documentation in case they try to retaliate against you.
  30. yEP...DO A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR VIDEO ON "FALCE F16V2 OR f16V3" and "lightorma". Some pretty good video that go througt the whole process of infacing Falcon'swith LO|R. Seems straight forward once you have mastered the process but there is a pretty decent learning curve before yhou reach that "guru" point.
  31. Looks more like a display and not a show. I wonder if the Mad Grab sale is what financially set him in a rut.
  32. No - at least not to a human being. Test equipment could likely measure it. Yes. Debtoes is doing exactly that for her large neighborhood display. I'm sure some others are as well. You do need to deal with frequencies and radio placement to make it work. I can help you with that if you need it (Radio Guy).
  33. ~DOC~

    Paranoid

    Ah Ah WOW speechless.
  34. I just sent you my 6 ring star. Should be easy enough to remove the three extra.
  35. An encrypted (protected) file can only be opened on the same computer that saved it. However as long as you have a LOR License entered, files are only saved as protected if you specifically save it as protected. As long as you don't save as protected files, you are fine.
  36. Thanks! I work REALLY hard to keep it a nice clean set up. (I also try to keep all the cables and extension cords hidden as best as I possibly can!) - I want the display to be nice, but not "in your face!" So I'm glad you think it's the right amount! I don't think it is a channel overlap issue, because the show runs perfectly fine using the "Simple Show Builder" it just becomes an issue with the normal show editor, and scheduler. Ask and ye shall receive! Those are the only two videos I have of this years show so far. Looking at getting the other 16 songs recorded at some point this week! Thanks again for the awesome feedback! ~Matt
  37. From your picture, it appears you have a setup for a Pixie4 or even possibly 2 Pixies2. (see The Ducks comment above.) What I see that doesn't look right to me is your starting and ending circuits for Unit ID's 03, 04, and 05 - see picture. In a normal setup each string should start with #1 pixel and if a 50 pixel string should end with 150 A quick lesson in Pixie channel counts. Each smart pixel = 3 channels (RGB), assuming you have 50 led strings, 50 pixels X 3 channels (RGB) = 150 channels (circuits). The ways yours is setup would mean the first pixel on Unit ID 02 would not light, the first 2 pixels on Unit ID 03 would not light, and the first 3 pixels on Unit 04 would not light. Also by having the ending circuits end higher than 150, you are sending data to pixiels that do not exist. Makes sense? Without knowing what controller you are using, it's a guessing game. As The Ducks mentioned it matters what the starting Unit ID you assigned. Hardware Utility will automatically assign as many Unit ID's as it needs based on the controller. Alan...
  38. Didn't think about this. Cable is pretty cheap also. Thank you
  39. Installed 4.4 yesterday. Seems fine. MIIP seems happy too.. You must have scared it off.
  40. Dang dude. That’s great of you to be thinking of her so much. Makes me tear up.
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