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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. LOL, if you post a pic you know someone like Ducks is going to call you on it. 🤣
  19. Board was in a box that HC sells. Not sure if it is UL approved for fire. Picture is after I removed from the box. Since I was in the process of connecting everything up I did have the box open up. I am going to mount the new one in a metal electrical junction box. Ducks, thanks for the info on the voltage and fuses.
  20. That is correct. A Pixie16 or Pixcon16 uses 16 Unit ID's, a Pixie8 uses 8 and so on.
  21. I tried a few ways to share. But have been unable. You must declare you live with me to be on my family account.
  22. That is exactly what I had to do years ago. My old 16 channel boxes simply could not live on the same network as Pixels. One thing to note: The USB-RS485B is certainly capable of 500K speeds. I have about 5 networks in my display - some enhanced (pixels) and some not (16 chan controllers) - and each uses the little black cube.
  23. ...and weight. Those regular AC 25, 50 or 100 foot extension cords get heavy REALLY fast. And expensive. I put all my boxes near the props but I leave the computer, amp and FM transmitter in the garage. I created a snake with the four long AC extension cords, 2 data cables and the speaker wire from inside the garage. The 1 Pixie II plugs in to an existing outside outlet. At least it's only one heavy snake to pick up. All the others are shorter SPT1 cords with vampire plugs from the box to the lights. MUCH lighter and easier to pack. This year, I had four new outlets installed outside, so I need to make a couple of mods to the snake. The extension cords will all be outside but the data and speaker cable will still come from the garage.
  24. 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.
  25. Got it all painted up. I added a split PVC pipe for runners at the bottom.
  26. Standalone you can load a automation sequence directly into the flood and it will play the sequence when plugged in. There is no need for a computer or director to run the sequence.
  27. If this is the drive where your entire LOR data folders are located, you can run Lorpost.exe and point it to the new drive letter. Lorpost is in the c:\programs x86\ lor folder This assumes you are using S4, as your profile states.
  28. I just bought 10 light led strands from Val at Christmas-LED.com to repair a wireframe She sells a lot of various lengths along with the colored clip caps.
  29. Matt, I don’t like the fact that the playback files are now being stored in a different location than the main .loredit files. I spend a lot of time keeping all files, music, videos and relative background images as well as prop images in a specific folder for for each song I synchronize for organization. Now I’m going to have to hunt the files that are created and move them after every edit. I liked the ability to say where the files were going to, when we had to do it manually. I’m not against the automatic creation of the playback files, but I want them to go into the same folder as the main files or the ability to say where they go for each .loredit file I create.
  30. Looks more like a display and not a show. I wonder if the Mad Grab sale is what financially set him in a rut.
  31. No, you are doing it backwards. As Mr P said. Open existing sequence. Add new CCR channels at the BOTTOM. Save new config. Copy and paste from new CCR sequencing into the modified sequence. Save as a new file for safety. Open next sequence and import the new config, then copy and paste the new CCR content again. Rinse and repeat.
  32. Awesome! Right now all dates are looking good, so I’m postponing my vote until closer to the poll closing. We’ll see if life gets in the way of any of them.
  33. He cancelled those classes from what I read on FB.
  34. Yep, first year. I'm a quick study
  35. k6ccc

    MP3 director

    Buck, you might want to check this out as well. George has been used by many people to learn or improve sequencing.
  36. Yes, Just run the Main Bank only (the one that also powers the electronics) AKA Logic power. the + terminal on the Right (bottom) 150W will run 4 strings (200 nodes) ALL white, you might squeeze a 5th one in, but limit the (boards) All white use
  37. ~DOC~


    Ah Ah WOW speechless.
  38. Chill Dude! 🤐 LOL 🤣 It''ll be OK 🤖
  39. my son and I measured it out to approximately 340 total feet. My longest runs are just over 30 feet, so I figured on having to break those into 2 runs. I think I have a good idea of where to place the controllers. I'm thinking one Pixie 4, two Pixie 8's and one Pixie 16. I'd only be using 21 or 23 of the 36 ports, so it gives me some expansion for the future. With 6-8 ports open near the ground and 7 or so on the roof. Any recommendations on power supplies that work well with the Pixie controllers? Thanks for your help!
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