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Joe T

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  1. Joe T

    Do I import PE into SE like I do SS?

    Yes, I imported the SE file into PE and went from there. Thanks!!
  2. I am getting close to finishing my first song in Pixel Editor. These are new props that I'm adding to an existing sequence. I use 4 Cosmic Color Ribbons in the existing sequence that I originally programmed with SuperStar, and then imported them into the Sequence Editor. Will I need to do something similar to that with the programming I'm doing in Pixel Editor? Or does the show read straight from the Pixel Editor through the network configuration? Bottom line: Assuming I have the network setup correctly (which is another whole topic), once I finish the Song in PE and save both the file and the intensity data, do I need to do anything else?
  3. Joe T

    Attaching a smart pixel controller

    Thank you. I read about the ELOR board, but I'm also reading the Introduction to DMX and E1.31 from the LOR publication http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/IntroductionToDMXandE131.pdf I've got more to study and more questions to ask, but it looks to me like I will run my LOR network with the USB to RS485 converter like I always have. Then buy a router, and hook the computer's LAN port to one of its ports and the PS1 controller to another. Does that sound right?? I've got a LOT to learn.
  4. Joe T

    Attaching a smart pixel controller

    I'm also wandering into this world of pixels. I ordered a SanDevices PS1 with an e682 board. Their web site says it is compatible with LOR, so I assume I can daisy chain it in the same network as the four CTB16's I have. Does that sound correct?
  5. Joe T

    New 4th of July Display

    The led strings in the white stripes do have a bluish tint to them when they are against the white stripes of the flag, but it is not as apparent in person.
  6. Earlier in the year I asked some questions about building a flag display for 4th of July, now I can't find that post. Some of the people that helped me asked that I show what I ended up with. I made this flag out of a 4X8 sheet of plywood and repurposed some of my LED strings from Christmas for the stripes. The stars are 7 watt C7 bulbs like what night lights use. Using 63 channels (50 stars & 13 stripes). I also have 3 Cosmic Color Ribbons in the shape of stars as part of the display, but this was just a test of the flag. I want to thank those who helped with suggestions earlier in the year - sorry I can't find the post and thank you individually.
  7. I REALLY appreciate these ideas! I already have the controllers from my Christmas light display and will be using 3 CCRs to make large 5-pointed stars to go with the flag. So there isn't any added expense for that. My intent is to control each of the 50 stars so that I can create geometric shapes in that blue field as the music plays. I thought about the C-9 and C-7 bulbs, but they are pretty large - my stars have a 3" radius. I guess I'm just not familiar enough with the pixels to know how to make them work the way I want. I found some bulbs on the Action Lighting web site 5W T7 candelabra base 110 volt bulbs that I think might work. It says they use C-7 sockets and they are only 7/8" across. I just wonder if the 5 watts will be bright enough for my purpose. Again, thanks for the ideas!
  8. I am building a 4th of July flag from a 4X8 sheet of plywood. My plan is to drill holes and stick the mini lights through. I'm using 70 M5 led mini light strings for each stripe and the blue background. Here's my problem - I want to have a single light to illuminate each star so I can control them separately (yes, 50 channels just for the stars in the flag). I thought I'd be able to just cut up a white light string and put vamp plugs on each one, but I read that the leds don't like that much current. I tried cutting up an incandescent mini light string with one light on a plug, but it immediately burnt out. Ideas? I'm stuck.
  9. I bought one of the kits with the CMB24 controller and 8 rgb dumb strips. In programming for Halloween, I'm having trouble getting the strips to be orange. I'm using the S3 software. When I use either of the 2 orange presets from the color pallet, the strips appear pink rather than orange. Does anybody know what settings will give me a good orange color?
  10. This is my 3rd year to use Light-O-Rama products in my home Christmas display. I have received so much help from this forum, I thought I'd attempt to pay back and post my most recent adventure building a controller box for the CMB 24 controller I purchased at the Mad Grab sale. I bought the package that has the 8 dumb RGB strips. I want to add the RGB floods next year. I've attached pictures to show what I did. I went to Home Depot and bought a big plastic box in the electrical section. The Power supply I purchased from Light-O-Rama is the biggest piece and is 9" long, so I bought a 10" X 10" box. I want to run CAT 5 cable from the box to the strips and I want to be able to just plug them in, so I bought some outlet boxes, CAT 5 jacks & cover plates. You can see from the pictures the process I used. I made some mistakes along the way, but am pretty pleased with the result. I hope this can help someone else. Enjoy!!
  11. I bought the CMB24 with 8 dumb light strips in the Mad Grab sale. I already use S3 to program regular lights and Super Star for my Cosmic Color Ribbons. I then import the Super Star into the S3. I'm not sure how to program the dumb strips. I've looked for tutorials, and read as many of related forum posts as I could find. Is there a video to watch somewhere I am missing? Do I just convert 8 channels in the S3 software to RGB and program them like other regular channels? If I don't get started soon, I'll be panicking as Christmas gets closer. Help??!!!???
  12. Joe T

    Fade up or down in SSS?

    Thanks Ron. I guess that's one of those "well, duh" moments for me!! Much simpler than I thought.
  13. Last year I put my Mr. Christmas box away and moved up to 32 channels of Light-O-Rama. I am adding 4 CCR arches to my production this year. This is the first time I've used SSS and am having a LOT of fun with it. The Youtube tutorials are terrific! Thanks for that!!! Here's my question: How do you fade the light intensity up or down on the ribbons? I just can't figure out in the scene setup or the morph setup how to do it. When I look at the Deck the Halls example Brian did and posted on youtube, it looks like the intensity fades up at different times on the CCR's. Thanks for any help.
  14. Joe T

    July Sale

    So incredibly stoked! This will be my first year with LOR display and was happy to catch this sale in the Forum. Placed my order and UPS tracking says my packages will arrive on Monday. Whoo-Hoo! Thanks Paul!
  15. Thanks Ron & SoCalJimH! Your trick worked! It's very helpful to be able to stop & start without going all the way back to the beginning.
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