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  1. After fifteen years or so, I find it necessary to get out of this hobby for health reasons. I have a large selection of LOR AC, DC, and various other controllers/components that are looking for new homes. I am not trying to sell them, but they are being offered free with only one catch, you must pick them up as I will not ship. If you know of anyone that might be interested in trying out this hobby, this might be a chance for them to get into it for minimal cost. All of the AC controllers are first generation boards in boxes with pigtails attached. Probably have about 20 AC controllers, several DC controllers, pixel controllers, 12x50 pixel tree, 24x50 and 6x50 pixel matrices, etc. I am not offering these to someone wanting to resell them, but to hobbyists who want to expand or get into the hobby. I am located in Casa Grande, AZ, midway between Phoenix and Tucson. If interested, please message me above or email at circus4u at msn.com
  2. 90% of Americans live check to check. Only takes one glitch to set most people back, or even totally derail some. We live with a constant stream of advertising, and media, telling us that our lives are less than good if we don't fill our homes with stuff. At the end of the day, we are all responsible for our own actions. However, I hesitate to judge those fallen on financial hard times. I fully understand that it could be me, very easily, if life's pieces were to fall the wrong way. I have seen injury, and illness, put people out of work through no doing of their own. People tell me that I make a decent living because I work hard, have good work ethics, and am good at what I do. Truth is, those 3 things only add up to half of the reason. The other half is pure luck....which could turn at any time.
  3. The “gofundme” part destroys it for me. “Gimme” is a national problem. Puking. Go pay your own way.
  4. k6ccc

    I missed it

    There were several threads here on the forum that started within minutes of the E-Mail being received. Facebook not needed (or wanted).
  5. My show is getting pretty big as I add new stuff every year. Unlike some others on here, cough,,,cough,,,dibblejr,,,cough,,,cough,,, I don't want to have eight networks. I like the fact that I can run my show on two, one RS485 and one E1.31.
  6. JR and James I would like to thank you for all of the sequences that you share with me (and everyone else) Your kindness is just above and beyond what anyone should except of you. Without your help and kindness I would not be able to have a show like I do. Especially the big Boy Scout show in the middle of April. For the other people reading this, these two GENTLEMEN put in so many hours making these sequences then SHARE them, not sell them to you and me just out of the kindness of their hearts. Once I get some video of the show I will post the links to it Thank You, Again YIS Marc Gerner Gernergang@gmail.com
  7. 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
  8. As opposed to us I guess....
  9. Take heed people, see how easy and quick that was when members fill out their profile properly? Thank you DavyPenn.
  10. Great job! It's always nice when someone else is touched enough to spend that much time filming your show. I like his foot notes too - like the sound is better than he's recording. Really nice tribute from your Headcase friend.... One of my most viewed songs was when a neighbor posted it. I was touched. But mostly - I do it for me - so if they video or not - I still have a good time.... 😎
  11. Well before actual setup begins, you need to sort out how much power you need, where to get it and how you are going to get it to your controllers.Similarly. where are your data runs exiting the house, and where do they need to go. I put my controllers close to their props, (even more important with pixels) to minimise the length of the multiple output cables, but it does mean longer primary power feeds. Buy a lot of three way AC taps, you'll need them.
  12. nope, I just changed it, I guess when I made the profile it had that auto selected. When I opened my visualizer to uncheck that box, I saw the version I had.
  13. I store it everywhere.... Storage units, both garages - hooks hanging trees from the ceiling is my favorite place.... Normally I setup roof and house mounted objects starting late Sept. Then Halloween in the yard first/middle of October. The day after Halloween - Christmas yard props start; arches, fans, firesticks, mini trees, floodlights, luminary cans, candy-cane spinners, strobes - you know - just the typical yard clutter stuff.... Try to be done for Lights On Thanksgiving. Just moved last year - so got started in August - it's a great way to meet the neighbors as they all want to see/meet the guy getting a sunburned playing with his mega tree..... Yep - bothers you now was my intent.....
  14. I usually start setting up mid September and I set up the bulk of Halloween and Christmas and only turn on the Halloween stuff first. Starting November 1st I tear down the things associated with Halloween, webs, monsters and ghosts and set up the last things which are only associated with Christmas, mega trees and things. This worked out good last year as we had rain the entire month of November except for maybe five days. If I had to tear down Halloween and setup my entire Christmas show in November i would have been screwed because of all the bad weather.
  15. Started in 2009, never have stopped. Always working on something for Christmas Thomas
  16. That looks like a pretty basic setup. Shouldn't take long to do. I on the other hand start about Oct 15.
  17. Oh man, I can't see the pictures from the original post. If you still have them, could you repost? New and that idea sounds awesome, Thanks! Nevermind I'm at work and I think they have it blocked. I'll check when I get home.
  18. Here is proof that all this reporting about black holes is a hoax. 😂
  19. I'd love to hang out with a bunch of LOR gurus. I appreciate the group focus and ability to learn from others and really take meaning to linking, daisy chaining, and understanding the software, etc. The stars may be lining up with the latest weather forecast in Lubbock. It will be a friday night decision. I'll be messaging to see where the meeting is.
  20. If there is any chance that you can get to hang out with this great group of people it would be worth your while to do so. These minis are only a once a year event (the close ones to you). It beats starting out and trying to learn this stuff on a forum because you will get hands on, network and make friends with people who know this stuff. If I wasn't so busy I would drive there from Alabama in which I have done before. The OKC group are great. JR
  21. 💡 Remember to Whitelist "Light-O-Rama" <broadcast@lightorama.com> in the not Junk settings of you e-mail client / mail user account.
  22. Got home from work to see an e-mail from LOR saying my order has shipped. WOW I am impressed with that kind of service. Thanks LOR Wayne
  23. Don

    I missed it

    The good news is that usually there is a Summer sale that lasts (usually) 2 weeks or so. So, not all hope should be considered lost.
  24. You can upgrade to 4.4 it will do the conversion if you need help just let me know will explane I do it all the time you have LIC for ver 4 you should be able to to newest vev of 4
  25. Decisions, decisions and decisions. If there is a chance that you may want a larger tree later get the pixie16 16x50. If unsure you can always add another pixie8 later on down the road and replace the 25 ribbons. Or use the pixie 8 and short strings for arches or something and get a pixie16 and new ribbons for a tree. Also circles would be a great addition if you go with option 2. JR
  26. got everything I needed in about 2 minutes -- picked up a new Pixie16 controller & 16 X 100 RGB strings. That brings me up to 2 controllers and 3200 lights for my display. Let the nightmare of sequencing everything together begin!!!!
  27. Yes, they take Paypal on checkout.
  28. I have been re-visiting S5 for the first time since the beta period last year and must say that the experience is enormously improved. I have successfully upgraded all of my 50 odd sequences and find them playing back on actual lights normally in the sequencer and the show player and by the way, using MIIP. I have also found that the S5 show player seems to handle raw S4 sequence files so even if the upgrade didn’t go well, the original S4 files will play fine, which keeps some options open. Once the RGB breakout editing is restored, I think the sequencer will behave very much as it does in S4, but significantly faster in both loading and responsiveness during sequencing. If you are upgrading from an S4 Visualizer file, it is important that the Vis and the S4 sequence config match exactly. All of my tracks and groups came over intact although a few channel names needed editing. I do have a few comments\suggestions as to the layout of some of the menu items, specifically the right click context menu from the sequencing grid. In S5, the timing commands have been placed in a sub menu, Timing Mark, which means an extra mouse click every time you need a timing command. I use (and maybe I am in the minority) Insert Timing, Multiple Timing, Resize Timing, Copy Timing and Delete Timing very frequently, all of which now require an extra mouse click. It would be helpful if they could move back into the first level menu. One other thing, Resize Timing used to accept, for example, .05 as an entry, now it requires 0.05, which for me adds a lot of keystrokes. Overall my comfort level with S5 is improving rapidly and I am looking forward to the next release. Thanks to all on the development team for your hard work.
  29. HLE has some. https://www.holiday-light-express.com/RGB.php
  30. I ran the F48 last year and it is so much easier. I center it on the house then branch off to all areas of the house for my pixels. It was like having 12 four port controllers.
  31. I'm pretty much the same way.
  32. + + + I would also like to see that. I am using SanDevices controllers for almost all my pixels - although a lot of that is because in 2012 when I first started with smart pixels, there were FAR fewer options than there are now - and only CCRs from LOR which were A ) far too expensive, and B ) would. not allow me to build my tree the size that I wanted.
  33. 1) Not that I'm aware of. 2) Not that I'm aware of.
  34. That large of a sheet of coroplast is going to be a huge wind load. A quick Google search found several windload calculators. I would start by determining what the windload will be based on the highest wind speed that can be expected. The wind load goes up at a squared function so it goes up very fast as the wind speed increases. As for structure, for my 48x48 inch Holiday Coro singing faces, I used 3/4 inch aluminum U channel. The Coro was attached to it with screws and 1.25 inch fender washers. I used the aluminum mainly for the weight savings. I can’t tell you how well it will hold up in wind because the faces did not get mounted on the roof as planned because I was running really late. That meant that the two faces just leaned up against the front of the house. Next year will get them onto the roof.
  35. HP Envy 795-0020 8th gen Intel core i7-8700 12gb ram 2 - 1tb hardrives 256 gb sata solid state drive AMD Radeon 550; RX 550 graphics 4gb GDDRS 1 48 inch monter 1 27 inch curve monter Boes spearers
  36. Time Out! If he is talking about a Pixie - that is RS-485 - NOT Ethernet. All Pixie controllers are RS-485 only, and except for the Pixie 2D (I think), they are LOR protocol only.
  37. Here is another excited person wanting the RGB fades and ramps!! Way to GO!!!
  38. YES YES YES!!! My day will be complete!
  39. Yes. It's called RDS (Radio Data System). LOR does not directly control RDS, but it CAN write data to a file that another program uses to control the RDS data. It also requires that your transmitter have RDS capability.
  40. Earle, your shows will be missed, I for one looked forward to the videos every year. Your skills are second to none!
  41. After talking to you and Joel i know they went to a good home and will make things in NC a little brighter come Christmas time. It was a nice visit and I really enjoyed every minute of it. Thank You Earle
  42. I use big print program. I paid for 30$ for it. If you need an image converted to pdf on a certain scale then just message me and I will convert it for you for free. And free for anyone that needs it done.
  43. I don't differentiate what kind of bulbs attached to AC controllers. Your CMB 24 needs some siblings I Started(RGB) with the LOR Flood package from a Spring Sale and went down hill fast (who can only have ONE). Added another CMB-24 for bullets and did not even make it to the season, before I ordered another (that one is on the chimney for the ridge lines and the only spare RGB port I have.) SMART RGB has its own issues. Controllers need to be fairly close to the first node, so BIggER is not always beTTer. Hit the LOR spring sale Hit it HARD and to h*ll with the budget. You can eat cheap for a couple of months. 😜
  44. Please understand, that sharing music on these forums is strictly and rightly prohibited. JR is not being difficult. He just needs a legal copy of the songs to work with.
  45. If you need info on what version of any song I used please PM me.
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