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  1. Here's a handy mega tree design program. You can adjust height, width, number of stringk/strand, etc.. Mega Tree Design Tool
  2. Never going to get someone elses 48 channels sequences to matc you disply because of different display elemenst. You'll have to learn to copy/paste channels from shared sequences that can match portions of you display. So never limit yourself to x number of channels when making sequences. For 16 channels mega trees, you can get shared or purchased sequences and then copy/past them into you 48 channels existing setup or visc-versa.
  3. On surface, might seem like a great tool but maneuvering it into tight spaces would be a major limiation for me. Much of my zip tying for display elements requires some finger tip control of ties. Kind of an expensive options for simply zip tying bundles of wries. Don't through all you zip ties into your toolbox and get a flush cutter pair of pliers to cut ties.
  4. Might just heard visitor'singing along to SC..never seemed so good....so good...so good. Saw Neil in the late 80's,. Being first of December, inlcude 4 or 5 christmas songs. Anno8uced he's retiring from performing last year becuase of MS or something similar.
  5. I guess I['m having mix emotions on this one. On the No side, I have the thought that a "flashy" house should be limited to thge holiday season when it's kind of ok to be tacky. Managing the length of days throught the seasons would be a show scheduling issue. The potential audience versus the neighbors you might alienate might be a balancing act, irregardess of the muic type
  6. You can combine several eye/mouth functions into single strings. But you will have to keep number of pixels in mind as you set up universes. In SE, add DMX Universe via Edit - Add Device. For outline, add 100 pixels for universe xyy. If you want to copy an existing 'ouline" from an AC channels, copy it and then multiple paste it into your 100 rgb channels. I'd then create a group for those 100 channels as "|Face 1 - Outline".
  7. Kieeping in mind all of your "guest" and not just a few, I would keep it shorter. Don't want tyo drvie3 guest away that may not appreciate 15 solid minutes of the same song/theme.
  8. Source hardware for P10 panel built and up next, power supply. First time I'm using 5v, so just want to confirm I on the right tract. Took some digging but found P10 16x32 output numbers on another forum. For full white, it was measured at 1.38amp. Did a amp to watt conversion which was about 6watts at 5v. So for 6 P10 panels and the Raspberry Pi/PiHat, seems that a 100w-18amp power supply would be plenty? Can't ever imaging running all panels at 100 percent white. Thannks Mike
  9. With a display full of rgb lighting produces, this will be my first purchase of led strings and will be going with Holiday Lights Express shortly. BTW, seems the trend is for retailers to start discountingchrismtas items, well before christmas. Might not be the rock bottom prices you see after christmas but yuou would at least have product to buy instead of looking at bare after christmas shelves.
  10. Going to give P10 panels a test this year and starting to think about ordering. Can you use a single 5v power supply to power both the Raspbery Pi/PiHat and the p10 panels. Reapberry uses a micro USB power connection. Is that the smal 3/16" or so male connection that so many remote devices use (i.e. phones, mpe players)
  11. So if I'm following correctly, you could use either of the following in brridge mode, within e1.31 1) Pasberry Pi wityh a Pi Hat 2) Beagle Bone Black with scoller. The hat or scooler allows you to make connection between RP or BBB, to the first planel?
  12. So for a RP 3 B+, would that require a Pi Hat and not Octoscroller? Didn't see any mention of a PI hat to 1st panel cableon link or whether it was included. What tyupe of cab le is this? Is it the same cable whether using PI Hat or Octoscroller?
  13. Thinking about getting a Raspberry Pi and and folling around with it on several P10 panels. Tried doing some research but no clear on needed cables. 1) For panel to panel connection, is that a 16p ribbon and is this standard across all p10 panel manufacturers? 2) For Rasberry Pi to first panel connection, assuming that is not a 16p rfibbon cable, but what? BTW, what type/size are the power connectors on p10 panels. Again, is this standard amoung manufacturers? Thanks...Mike
  14. For dump RGB, that's the nice thing about the cmb24d, doesn't have to stay connected to the computer. You load the sequence directly onto the cmpb24d, disconnect from computer. When cmb24d is powered, the sequence starts. You would pewoercmb24d from a landscape transformer that has timer/photocell. Or connecting 12v poser suppy to a plug in timer. I'm freeing up a cmb24d this year and might give it a try as landscape lighting.
  15. John Storm's video on using RP to drive LOR AC contgrollers. Went throught sequence file conversion process form LOR to format for FPP,. Rasberry PI Driving LOR Controller Thanks for the info so far. Feeling comfortable enought that I might give the RP e1.31 process a try this year ...just to fool around in spare time. Looks like for under $100, you can get into a single P10 / FP setup.
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