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  1. Mr. P

    Pixel heat question

    It will be fine, don't over think things. 😀
  2. Mr. P

    Mega Tree Parts

    Ensure you have enough power supply power. Looks like you will be pushing 1600 pixels (4800 channels) per controller, it will require a lot of power.
  3. Mr. P

    S5 Availability

    You can read the latest release here:
  4. Mr. P

    Adding pixel arches to existing LOR

    Some will tell you Mean Well power supplies are the only way to go. Mean Well's are nice and they back their product but at $60, no thank you. A good regulated, switching power supply for $15-$20 will work just as good and give you many years of service. Keep in mind when looking that you never want to run a power supply constantly at 100%, always calculate a 20% overhead. Example: If you run a Pixie4 with four strips rated at 36 watts a strip that would be 144 watts total. I would run a minimum 180 watt power supply. Granted, some will say that you can run the lights at 50%, or not use white very often and a lot of other things but I always calculate at max capabilities of the lights being used. As far as the enclosures, many use the CG-1500 that you can find cheap anywhere if you do a little searching, $12-$18.
  5. Mr. P

    Adding pixel arches to existing LOR

    Vince is talking about pixel arches like the ones in the video:
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    Adding pixel arches to existing LOR

    The eight sections you are describing is the way you would make arches with a CTB16PC and standard store bought led or incan lights. You would wrap led lights around a pvc pipe in eight different sections and light the sections in succession for movement. With pixels you just use one strip or string of pixels and a pixel controller.
  7. With all the extra equipment you listed above to include all the pixels and ELL's to go along with your older generation controllers I can almost guarantee that you will not be able to run all that on one network at the slower speeds. The ELL's and older controllers must be on the slower speeds and once you throw in all the pixels You will probably have a ton of lag. Is it possible to run a SC485-RJ45 Serial Adapter to get your second network? You will have to find a way to get the older controllers and ELL's on a second network or purchasing Pro for PE will just be a waste of money. http://store.lightorama.com/scseco.html
  8. Mr. P

    Adding pixel arches to existing LOR

    Actually to be quite honest I wouldn't recommend the Pixie16 for arches. The Pixie16 is great if you have a bunch of things in close proximty such as a pixel tree or matrix. Smart pixels are very limited in the distance they can be from a controller and a bunch of smaller controllers over a wide area is much better then a large controller confined to a smaller space. I will be running 18 pixel controllers this year and only two are large 16 port controllers, one for my tree and one for my matrix. The rest are smaller four port controllers scattered all over the yard.
  9. I checked the online users and didn't see you in here so I figured I would throw it out there. 😀
  10. The USB485B is still considered one network even though it has two ports. You will have to use a second usb port and assign a different comm port for the second network.
  11. Mr. P

    Singing Faces How to. What do i need?

    Each CMB24D can do one face of eight channels. So you would need two of everything, CMB24D, power supply and enclosure. Also, please update your profile so we can see the software version and license level.
  12. Mr. P

    Singing Faces How to. What do i need?

    Dumb RGB would be programmed the same way, eight RGB channels per face. The only difference is you get to set the color and changing from the 16 channel controller sequences to RGB sequence is very easy.
  13. Mr. P

    Singing Faces How to. What do i need?

    That controller is not plug-n-play with LOR, you would need to add a dongle which is another $45. If you want true plg-n-play in a LOR network then you want the LOR CMB24D which I highly recommend
  14. Mr. P

    Singing Faces How to. What do i need?

    Which RGB controller are you planning on?
  15. Mr. P

    Windows 10 familiarization

    I have an older 2012 HP workstation laptop that came with Win7 Pro that I tried to upgrade for the grandkids a couple of years ago. I upgraded the memory but when I tried to put a SSD in it a blue box popped open and stated "HP does not recognize the installed device, please call HP Customer Support." Come to find out, Whitelist. If it is not on that list then it will not work.