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About GDesch

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  1. Hey y'all, I'm looking to pick up a few extra controllers for this season in case something goes wrong (which happened last year with a bad triac), and was wondering if anyone had some gen 3's or gen 2's sitting around that I could buy. PM me, or send me an email @ emailformycouponsandjunk@gmail.com (yes that is my email that I check actively). Thanks, GDesch
  2. Does anyone by any chance happen to do 5 channel drummers using drummers similar to those from Wire Frame D'Lites? Attached is a video of a 3 channel setup, where the arms alternate, I was wondering if anyone did a 5 channel setup with each arm having independence (this is how I thought of hooking them up, being a drummer I wanted them to have a true "rest" position). Either way, if someone has some sequences with drummers such as Mannheim's drummer boy that I could look at/steal timings from, I would be very appreciative.
  3. Howdy y'all, I am doing a 16x100 pixel tree with a 6 layer dumb rgb star this year, and am looking for any 16 string sequences anyone might be willing to share, preferably 16x50 which seems to be a "standard" size for a lot of people, which I can easily stretch using superstar. Any and all sequences would be appreciated. Artists who I am looking for particularly: Mannheim Steamroller Carpenters Micheal Buble TSO Ann Murray Mariah Carrey Pink Floyd I am also looking for the following specific songs Cant Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake Hot Chocolate by Tom Hanks from Polar Express Let It Go by Indina Menzel You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch My email for sending anything is emailformycouponsandjunk@gmail.com I would be happy to compensate in some way, or offer existing standard sequences I have to anyone who might want to poke through what I have collected over the years. Thanks, and have a wonderful safe lighting season, GDesch
  4. Howdy y'all, Been doing LOR for 5 years now, and am looking to add a smart pixel tree to my 2017 display, probably with 16 lines. My current setup is 10 controllers, mostly gen 3, but a few are gen 2. I guess I'm wondering what I will need in terms of network options, I am looking right now at a PixCon16 controller, but if a cheaper one would work, great! I also have heard I will need to change my network speed, and that gen 2 boards are not compatible with the 500k required speed for smart devices, I currently run my show with the black usb-rj45 adapter. Should I replace my gen 2 boards, or just run another LOR universe with the red high speed adapter? Does running another universe change how I will do programming/ visualizer? Also, I am looking at doing a "brians globe" topper, or to be specific a half globe, will I need another controller for this, or since I havent addressed all the pixels I can run with a PixCon16 can I run this off the same one? Will running off a different controller make programming easier? In terms of products, are Light-O-Rama store pixels the only pixels out there for this? Are they the most affordable? Most durable? I'm also soliciting opinions on design, attached is a picture I took today of what is currently up with my display, with basic paint drawings of the outsides of the proposed tree. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-TlpEtqEHdULVJ0LW1UZ0xMeTQ Sorry for the drive attachment, pic to large for forum's tiny attachment limit. Some info on the section, its roughly 17 feet tall, I am looking at my attachment point being below the "swirly" that will be replaced. I am wondering based off this, what should my spacing be? How should I make my strings face one way (I have seen rainyoregonchristmas's pvc jig) or should I use clips of somekind, and what as a backing? And how many pixel strings should I buy/use, one strand of 50 per "strand" or two daisy chained? Thank you to anyone who read this massive garble of text, and thank you further to anyone who responds!
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    So just curious... who here is still old school?

    Old School. Dont want the frustration of CCRs . I have exactly 28 Inca bulbs in my whole show (1 inside each luminaria I got from a friend, he used them to give them the proper amount of draw so they could be dimmed, and I havent had the time to take them out and replace them with a LED plus a resistor [they each have 3 leds plus the one inca]). I dont know, with 144 channels, I dont want CCRs to steal the show (plus led strings are a lot cheaper).
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    Non CCR assignments as CCR

    OOOOHHHHH!!!! I get it. So what I am wondering NOW, is how do I set specific props to specific rows? Sorry to be so needy
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    Non CCR assignments as CCR

    What I mean is right now when I auto sequence, right now I am only sequencing a visualizer that has my mega tree in it. I can change the type of TCM effect done on the tree, which really leads to some great effects out of the tree. What I am wondering is if you can set different props I built in visualizer so they dont get put under a CCR/ TCM programmable effect, and some that do, if that makes any sense?
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    Need help with mega tree.

    Nevermind, figured it out.
  9. Hi all, I purchased superstar sequencer for the interaction with visualizer and the auto sequencer (I know, I'm a lazy lazy man) . Anyways, I really like what it can do for my mega tree, with the sequencing effects. What I was wondering, is how do I set which prop is treated as a CCR in terms of having the ability to do effects (Ribbon Assignments to TCM)? I have 8 or so props, but I dont want all of them to have access to these transitions (because that would mean 150 more dollars I dont have in this years budget), plus I dont need it for more than 2 of my props (my mega tree and my mini tree array). My mega tree is RGBW, but with only basic light strings, and this was properly set up in visualizer as a basic 32 channel mega tree, if that helps. Thanks, GDesch
  10. I was wondering if anyone might have a schematic for the CTB16PCG2. A friend recently sold me a broken controller, and I want to fix it in time for this years display. If anyone knows how to get one of these plus maybe a pc board layout/ silkscreen, that would be GREAT!!! Thanks, GDesch
  11. Hey all, So I want to build a mega tree with the visualizer. My tree in real life will be 8 strands, with four colors on each strand, each color on each strand will be individually controlled, for a total of a 32 channel mega tree. How do I build this in visualizer, and have it be recognized as a mega tree prop (I also have superstar and want to use that for some auto sequencing). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  12. Ok, so this year, I am adding a half a mega tree (it is backed against my house). It is going to be 8 strands, with 4 colors of lights per strands(Red, Green, Blue, and White), no this is not a rgb tree, these are just regular light strings. It will be controlled by 32 Channels, as I want each Strand to be individually controlled. I have Superstar, and would like to use the automatic sequencer for this, and this alone, I already have the rest of my sequencing done, I just want to add this feature. I was wondering how to add this as a feature to my visualizer, as a half tree, and what settings to use for the auto sequencer to get good results. If anyone could give me some info, it would be helpful. Thanks, GDesch
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    List of Homes for Colorado

    Yep, that's the way I see it too! I wish more members from LOR were on there in Colorado though. And not all those displays are animated btw...
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    Christmas lighting shirts

    I need one of these with manager or something on it...