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  1. A few years ago Doug “Wire Frame Delights” made me a 6’ singing bulb. I never got around to using it and converting my show to RGB so about a month ago a member stopped by my house to see my setup and get tips. I gave him that to get him started perhaps with singing faces but if not it is still a nice prop to light. My friend Orville helped me out a bunch and never asked for a dime even though he was going through tough times due to the hurricanes. Always much appreciative for all of the help and all of the friends I have made along the way. JR
  2. Veterans Day is a time to honor American veterans of all wars. Each year we set aside this special day to remember those who have served in our armed forces. From those brave service members who fought and died in the trenches of World War I, to those who are fighting on the ground, at sea, and in the air today, we owe them our deepest respect and gratitude. To all of those that are serving or have served we salute you.Thanks,Wireframe D'Lites
  3. Orville, as you know if the earth was flat ,cats would have pushed every thing off it by now. !
  4. 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.
  5. Orville

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    What? You didn't see the new list of all these cool items from LOR? A Trio {3} of Singing RGB Hearts for Valentines Day An RGB Singer Jester for April Fool's Day A Singing RGB Leprechaun for Saint Patrick's Day George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Barrack Obama and Donald Trump RGB Singing Presidents for Presidents Day Two versions of RGB Standing Singing Soldiers for Veteran's Day and other Military Holiday/Homecomings/4th of July. Two versions of Seated Singing Soldiers {1 in a wheelchair} for Veterans Day and other Military Holidays/Homecomings/4th of July. 5 different RGB Rocket variations with RGB launch trails and RGB explosion effects for the 4th of July and New Years Eve. A singing RGB woman face for Mother's Day/Secretary Day/Boss Day A Singing RGB man face for Father's Day/Secretary Day/Boss Day An 8 foot tall RGB Singing Snowman for Christmas An 8 foot tall RGB Dancing/Singing Skeleton for Halloween Prices and availability to be announced. How did you miss them? Look down Keep Looking Still looking? Good. Are you ready yet? Nope, haven't heard a thing really! Well you did ask, so thought I'd put out a wish list of things that'd be nice to have in a display setting for other Holidays throughout the year, as well as Christmas. But thought I'd just put out some suggestions for all those DIY folks that can do this type of stuff and a possible hint to LOR for future display items. Would I like to see things like this from LOR? Of course. Now if any come to be, that'd be great to have pre-built, ready to go, made by LOR for some of us that just don't have the skill set, or the time/resources to create such things.
  6. Thinking about coming back this year on a smaller scale - maybe only 1 SPIRAL TREE and some outer props. Earle
  7. OMG...today they added 2 big inflatables!!! 😄 If they keep this up I'm going to sneak into their yard at night with my LOR controllers, mini-Director, outdoor speaker, & SPT1 cords and rewire all their lights & props! And something tells me they might not even mind! 😄
  8. Havent sequenced it yet... Just finished mixing the audio 5 minutes ago and sharing it for all of you who enjoyed last years mix I made. I will post a shared sequence in a month or so when I finish it... This is just for those who wish to download it and get started on the sequence. Fair warning it's a long mix but it's all over the place to help mix it up a bit. Do you have what it takes to light this one up? Show me what you got after you sequence it! Here is the audio download link for those who want to download it. As always, This is FREE USE for all Christmas decorating fanatics but do NOT sell the audio or sequence. This is custom mixed by me and I am doing it for the love of the holiday. Share as you wish, mix it, add to it, make faces, whatever you like... Just do NOT sell it! This is my yearly giving back to the community! Audio file download link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xf3e6Q7PIpfGZxrxv1J9KCnWFtVGcnei/view?usp=sharing Click here to download from google drive Hope to see you all in Daytona at the Christmas expo On July 20th at the vendor hall! I will be there wearing my GriswoldStyle shirt
  9. That’s a Homeowners Insurance Policy payment preparation. You just never know what may happen and then you will feel the wrath. I have spikes and all sorts of fun stuff to be driven into a skull that should fall on it. At Christmas most don’t get out so no worries. But in Halloween night , not gonna happen. I will be there to stop any child from getting hurt or worse. When you normally get and expect 300-400 and they come in trucks, cars , vans, busses and trailers and normally get out in 10's you just cant have that many at once running through a display, no matter how prepared it is. Heck I run cables through pvc conduit over my sidewalk that is secured by spikes in the ground and yet UPS, FEDEX, USPS and the latest even Amazon Prime drivers still trip over it. It is 3" diameter. And that is in the daylight. I love children that much that I will not allow them to risk injury or death in my yard. Not even my 2 boys go through the yard when I have a display. JR
  10. I've heard many on the forums and on FB state they use other brands - for whatever reason. Since getting into this hobby many, many years ago - I've only used LOR products. Had a very few warranty issues and LOR stepped up - and fast on all of them - controllers, floodlights, cat5 connectors - whatever failed - LOR helped me get back into blinking. So again - I only use LOR, some assembled, some complete need assembly, some cards only and used all my own stuff to finish building. Well, the reason for this post today - I'm assembling controllers #18 and #19. I have a habit of not being gentle in most all things I do - kinda bull in the shop... When putting the power female connectors onto the board you need to insure a good connection - properly placed slide-on is not between the outter insulation, all the way engaged, etc. I use my needle nose to grab the connector as my "fluffy" hands don't always fit. Well, I slipped with brute force and pounded the 303 board chip so hard you would think I purposely was trying to smash it or knock it off. Just finished assembly, went to hardware utility, took a deep breath - bamm! To my surprise the channel I sabotaged works perfectly. Thanks LOR!
  11. Hey everyone! I’ve been making face masks for my neighbors here in Nashville. Came across some Christmas lights fabric and figured I could make them for you all as well. They’re $10 each with free shipping. https://bit.ly/StramMade-Masks
  12. 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.
  13. I have a few others on YouTube if interested.
  14. a box of LEDs I used the other day said the max end to end was 90 strings (200 W) - I wasn't sure if that was meant to be a challenge or not...
  15. ***STOP UPGRADING TO S5*** If you are currently using S4 then please wait to upgrade until after this Holiday Season. Too many posts starting "I just upgraded to S5". S5 is totally different then what you are use to using and you will not learn it fast enough to run a good show this year. Run your show with what you have been using in the past then upgrade next month. This will give you a full year to learn the new software and work the bugs out of your show. No sense in going through all the frustration now and risk the chance of your show not playing. You have been warned.
  16. Here are a few of my new sequences for 2019. Enjoy!!
  17. 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:
  18. Took a while 424 drill holes and a lot of pushing lights into holes but I think it turned out pretty nice. Huge Thanks to JR Dibble and James Morris for all the great sequences and a few assists!
  19. My sequence made it all the way to becoming an LOR YouTube video!!
  20. First I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all that have commented here. I am a humble person and would never have considered replying here but the majority of you along with many others will be affected by the following statement. Some of you already know this but some may have missed this. I would like to apologize for not sharing any more sequences at this moment. This is due to some members that have no morals, respect or integrity. I simply post in my opening "Sharing Sequence" threads that they are shared for Private Use Only. I even go to the extreme of including the same words to include Sharing in the paragraph under as well as Sellers Please Do Not ask. To top it off I include the same wording in the instructions that I send out in the sequence(s). Then once I send it in about 90% of the "sent" replies I place the "Private Use Only" there as well. Still members went out of their way and shared/ sold them the exact way I sent them or copy pasted in to their config and shared or sold them, thinking "because I changed things around it is my work". That is 100% wrong, period. Therefore before I can figure out how to at least slow down the problem I will no longer send shared sequences. I will also never sequence a special request be it VO or Song for free. My time is worth more than to have someone ask me, I sequence and then the share or sell. Thank you all for your kind words. JR
  21. needs pixels, lots and lots of pixels!
  22. Steve, Here is the walkthru video I did that shows how I create show playback files on my editing pc, then transfer and play them in the show pc. Any questions, ask. Link to xplorer2x Hope this helps. Alan...
  23. I tried to blame mine on the extra gravity caused by my years of good eating. JR
  24. Finally sequenced it. Here is the download link for the LMS file and here is the preview video. Preview video is kind of crappy due to recording on phone from laptop but it gives you an idea of what the sequence has. Download LMS here... Includes AC channels, Pixel arches, RGB Floods https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZgutAnl-PxPZjjUouoUWAxA_luTzcNVR Audio Link is here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xf3e6Q7PIpfGZxrxv1J9KCnWFtVGcnei/view?usp=sharing Preview video below If you make faces for this, Please share them with me. Thats all I ask. Again, Do NOT Sell the sequence, audio or any part of this. It is FREE for all to use in their displays. Alos if you download please remember to show some love and click that like button or post a comment. I will try to upload a new one each year if they continue to be popular.
  25. Some do, and yet, you have posted 10 times in seven years.
  26. OK, now that I tried to download the files, it looks like the project files won't do you any good. I'll upload them as mp3's and yo should be able to import them and edit as yo wish. The only problem is that yo can't see how the tracks are laid out when yo add the background music. When you export as mp3's, all the tracks are merged in to two stereo tracks. Sorry about this, but again, feel free with any questions. "No good deed..." huh? EDIT: mp3 links: voice over only template: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jQ1dlH3Ps1ihpm-WibefeqnJwwkdfaRS/view?usp=sharing sample with background music: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kacFGplkdUf7HwNpcZ4E1vs7dXWyXWUh/view?usp=sharing
  27. You can open/expand the prop to see the channels inside of the editor. Right click on the first channel and you will see the sort option in the menu listing. You can sort them in several different ways. Like you, I used to manually sort them and it sucked till I found that option. Hope it helps!!
  28. This was sequenced by my daughter who is in 9th grade. This was her first attempt at sequencing. We only have 6 strands of dumb RGB strips in the sequence for a total of 18 channels. Please ignore the bad video quality. I recorded it from my car. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am not musically inlined so I just sequence off the wave forms. However, she can play several intruments and can break down the music into different parts. Thank you and Happy Easter. Here is the link to the files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r5ltxwxqkzkeznp/AACfTMmGSpuz8v7n5Q90NK94a?dl=0
  29. Here are a few extension files: LAS is an Animation Sequence . LMS is a Musical Sequence . LSV is what saves your visual preferences (zoom level, etc) within the Sequence Editor. . LCS is the compressed sequence. LSC is the schedule files. These are created/edited when you adjust your schedule. LSS is the show file. This is the file that contains information to run your show. LCC is the LOR Channel Configuration file. SUP is a Superstar Editor file. LEE – Visualizer file. LFF – Visualizer fixture file . LPF – Visualizer prop file . LPE – Pixel Editor file . LID – Intensity Data file. LOREDIT – This is the file that is used in the LOR S5 Sequencer. BAK is a backup file.
  30. 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
  31. You're very welcome David. May you get as much enjoyment out of everything as I did when I was doing Halloween Displays. Now it's only Christmas for me due to health and medical issues. And I'm glad you will be able to put everything to good use. And just in case you folks are interested, this is what David scored {all for FREE to}: 4 Skinny Pumpkin-head Boo Ghost Blow Molds, 1 Witch w/broom Blow Mold, 1 large ghost w/Jack-O'-Lantern Blow Mold, 2 Large Wire Frame Skulls, 1 Large Wire Frame Bat, 1 medium sized wire frame that spells BOO, 2 Black electric candles, 2 black rubber rat props, 11 strands of M5 Orange LED 35ct Light Strands, a small plastic bat w/own controller to simulate flapping wings, 1 large tombstone w/2 spiders on it, 1 small tombstone w/2 spiders and a half web at the top, extra bulbs, for the Light strands and Blow Molds, extra fuses for all the decor that uses them in their plugs, 1 5' tall dancing skeleton and a large, very unruly, wire frame Halloween Tree. And the CTB16PC Controller {built and assembled by LOR}, which is a V2, but still in excellent condition. And some plastic chains. Some of the smaller items were in a red tote w/green lid for easier transport. Thankfully I sent David a PM and told him to bring a large vehicle to get it all if he wanted it. And he brought his pickup, got everything to fit nicely in it too. Again, enjoy it all David. Very happy to see this stuff go to someone that can use it in Florida that could pick it up. BTW: David, you're the first person that has ever made it to my house without having to call and ask for further directions or instructions on how to find it. Most that have never been here, or only once or twice, they still get lost trying to find me, and I usually have to go out and find them to get them to where I live. It's really easy if they'd just follow the route I give them, but no, some of them always end up making a wrong turn somewhere. Even had a few that had been here numerous times, still end up on the other side of the manufactured home park {the South side} and yet, they KNOW I live on the North side. How they managed that, is still a mystery to me! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
  32. Open your sequence, right click on the prop,(on left hand side of sequence) click add or modify motion effects. When the box comes up click add and then under subsection click custom. At this point you will be able to choose which pixels you want to use.
  33. Hey everyone! Just wanted to share a project that I've been working on here. This was my first time using Light-O-Rama and I wish that I had a few more lights to spare to make it even better, but I was really happy with the end result. I don't ever plan on proposing again, but now that I have the equipment I'm excited to find other uses for it! I'd love to hear any tips about what to improve for the next project.
  34. As the originator of this poll, I am biased. I use a PC to control my shows. Ever since ver 5.3.0 when the ability for users to create thier shows with S5 Sequencer was removed from the Sequencer program this procedure is now a function of Show on Demand to create playback files "on the fly" it has been very frustrating to struggle to get a show to perform as expected. It is not easier for a PC user. 2 things that are disapointing to me. 1) Communications - LOR has been less than forthcoming about why this action was taken. Many have asked and questioned the reasoning for this and it has never been addressed by LOR. Please do not leave us in the dark, we have a lot of time and money invested in our shows and we deserve to be informed. This change happened back in July 2019 (IIRC), there has been plenty of time to address this, and yet nothing from LOR 2) Documentation - As far as I have been able to find, there is no clear concise set of instructions on what a pc user is required to do to get a show running with a seperate show pc. Users in the forums have figured some ways to make this happen, but only thru trial and error and a lot of time. As I understand it, users are to move every file that is referenced in File References within the sequence to the show pc. That is a handy piece of info to have. I only found out in a post, when I questioned where the "Create Playback Files" option within S5 went in 5.3.0. Please do not misunderstand my position or post, I am not trying to trash LOR. I think they are a great company, I have dealt with them on purchases, questions, and warranty issues and all were dealt with very professionaly by LOR. I also think that Forums users are very well educated in LOR products and very helpful and eager in answering questions for other users, both new and veterans. Without these folks in the forums helping out, LOR would be swamped year round with questions. There, I said my piece. Alan...
  35. https://youtu.be/wconH3dqPxU posted a few from this year's show to my YouTube channel (these links or link in signature). https:// had to republish this one due to an upload error
  36. 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.
  37. Before I moved into my HOA, I carefully went over the rules as I have a somewhat larger display than a typical homeowner. There was nothing in the rules about holiday lighting, and I verified that it would not be an issue with them. After about 5 years an issue did arise - and involved my "tune to" message board. Apparently a resident put up some sort of religious sign and "signs" are prohibited. So this resident put up a complaint about my "hear the lights - tune radio to 97.7FM" message board made from mini lights that alternated between the two phrases. Nothing was said about the numerous Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Peace On Earth signs in my display. Well because you cannot see the message board during the day (the lights are off), the board gave me an exception as long as I request permission to do it every year. My neighbor across the street did get a letter from the HOA board last year about his Christmas lights - they told him to take them down. But that was in July.....
  38. As many of the long term members know, I always say thank you whenever someone helps me. Once again my friend Bob helped me this time it was with his MIIP program. It took me 3 years to finally get it up and running and based on the previous years and not being able to follow through with his assistance I was surprised when he offered it once more. And just like me - all for free, on his lunch break. I had one song uploaded for all of that time. Well today he helped me on his lunch break. I had a to me a huge problem when I couldn't get it to work. He got on my computer and in a short time got it up and running and the show ran as scheduled tonight. Halloween is my test holiday and this will be a great tool for Christmas. For Bobs sake and sanity I hate to say everyone should install this but everyone should install this. THANK YOU BOB for all you do in the LOR forums. JR
  39. You can save as many Network preferences as you like. The picture belows shows the different Preferences I have saved. As you can see, I use many different Network Configurations for testing different controllers. For shows I would use the network settings shown below for ALL networks to be active. When I build a new prop in the garage and want to test only that prop instead of hauling out of my controllers, I only make the Network that the controller I am testing active. No need to send info to controllers not currently present on the system. I also have a NO Networks active config saved, this is helpful for testing Show Editor, Show on Demand on my Editing PC, before I move everything to my Show PC. If you have networks active and no controllers hooked up, then CommListner will throw out errors because it sees no controllers. Be sure to load a All network preference when trying to get your show to run. Hope this helps. Alan...
  40. I agree with jr on this, if the kid falls over the cables and breaks an arm then the parents have a claim against my homeowners insurance. My yard is not kid friendly during my shows so I don't allow them to run through the lights.
  41. SpEx will do it https://vimeo.com/307201135/f77e815314
  42. I would state who is selling your stuff so that the rest of us know who it is.
  43. Please don't convert now as it is way too late to get comfortable with S5. S5 has a huge learning curve and if you have to ask how to convert from S4 to S5 then I would tell you to wait until after the Holidays so you have all of next year to learn it. Trust me if you change now you will have nothing but headaches and be hating life.
  44. I've been around long enough to take Orville with a grain of salt. 😁
  45. You could use "Lines Unconnected". Be sure to change the Start Pixel number and orient your starting pixels to the way you want them displayed. See the gif below. Hope this helps. Alan...
  46. That is just how the Twinkle works, random pattern and colors. They should make another effect and call it Sparkle so you can get a random pattern in a chosen color.
  47. Something I found awhile ago from another group of another hobby. Ten Commandments of Electrical Safety (1) Beware of the lightning that lurks in an undischarged capacitor lest it cause thee to be bounced upon thy backside in a most ungainly manner. (2) Cause thou the switch that supplies large quantities of juice to be opened and thusly tagged, so thy days may be long on this earthly vale of tears. (3) Prove to thyself that all circuits that radiateth and upon which thou worketh are grounded lest they lift thee to high-frequency potential and cause thee to radiate also. (4) Take care thou useth the proper method when thou taketh the measure of high-voltage circuits so that thou doth not incinerate both thee and the meter, for verily though thou hast no account number and canst be easily replaced, the meter doth have one and as a consequence bringeth much woe upon the supply department. (5)Tarry thee not amongst those who engage in intentional shocks for they are surely non-believers and are not long for this world. (6) Take care thou tampereth not with interlocks and safety devices, for this incureth the wrath of thy seniors and bringeth the fury of the safety officer down upon thy head and shoulders. (7) Work thee not on energized equipment, for if thou doeth, thy mates will surely be buying lunch without thee and thy space at the table will be filled by another. (8) Verily, verily I say unto thee, never service high-voltage equipment alone, for electric cooking is a slothful process, and thou might sizzle in thy own fat for hours on end before thy Maker sees fit to end thy misery and drag thee into His fold. (9) Trifle thee not with radioactive tubes and substances lest thou commence to glow in the dark like a lightning bug. (10) Commit thee to memory the works of the prophets, which are written in the instruction books, which giveth the straight info and which consoleth thee, and thou cannot make mistakes.
  48. Almost sounds like you are talking vacuum tube amplifiers or something...
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