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  1. Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    Thanks Will do,
  2. Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    After Reading this whole post, I have a few questions regarding the controllers, I noticed that Colorlight card is talked about but I was wonder if you can do animation Graphics or is it specifically use for Video control and can you hook directly to your computer to control the ColorLight? Also I understand from all the chat the difference between BBB and Pi but still not sure which one is the best. Just to give you and Idea I am looking at going to use a 32 panel and then 4 panels for a light pole text message. So I am not sure if it is cheaper to purchase the kit or just P10 or P5 panels then the other controllers. Would someone be willing to have a chat with me over the phone to help me get a clearer picture? Thanks
  3. LOR equipment to Canada

    If I correct the S/H includes the brokerage fee but one thing to remember is when its ships that you if you insure it for the cost of the item you may end up paying more as you will have to pay the PST/GST on the insured value. It might be cheaper to have someone who lives close to the border to pick it up for you and then ship it from their location. One good thing about this is if its not too pricy you may not have to pay PST/GST when crossing the boarder. No guarantee on that as it is up to each guard as I ended up not having to pay for two controllers. The first one I had shipped to me in Canada and it was $60 to ship to me in Canada vs $25 to the Box number across the boarder.
  4. Which Is Better

    I am looking at getting E17 sockets type LED's and wondering which is better SMD or 5 LED types. Thanks
  5. Pixel Matrix Questions

    So I have decided to order the P10 panels but before I do was wondering if anyone in the Lower Mainland area of BC or even close to the boarder want to tag onto my order to share the shipping cost. Let me know. Thanks
  6. Pixel Matrix Questions

    Hello, I am looking at making a Pixel Matrix however my window size is Length = 82 1/2, Width = 52 3/4 inches. I was thinking of going 80X50 pixels but due to the cost I will have to down scale my desire. I was thinking of picking up the Pixcon16 with 16 - 100 pixel set with the thought next year expanding the Matrix. So my questions that I looking for answers is: 1) I am looking at ensuring the terminations are at the bottom or the side. So I was thinking 32X50 or 50X32 which I am more inclined to use since it would look better. My question is the 50X32 a good matrix or is there a better layout that would use up the 1600 pixel count? 2) I am aware that the Pixcon16 controller can handle up to 5440 pixels in the DMX mode however my concern is do I have to power inject, add a second power supply, or can the current system handle the pixel count. Also when I says DMX mode does that mean E1.31 protocol? Thanks
  7. Friendly Neighborhood Competition

    Yes it happen in my area as I kept adding lights to my house my neighbors stepped up with their lights however they admit they can not keep up...
  8. This is for all ACDC Fans

    It might be too late for me to add it but can I get a copy darkpato@telus.net Thanks
  9. Celtic Carol - Lindsey Stirling

    Hello, May I get a copy also darkpato@telus.net Thanks
  10. Who wants a free sequence?

    Hello may I have a copy, darkpato@telus.net Thanks
  11. light of christmas

    May I have a copy too. darkpato@telus.net Thanks in advance.
  12. SuperStar Pointing to wrong directory

    HI Brian, What I did was update to S5 and thought at the time I could keep S4 also so I pointed installed S5 into a separate folder within the Light o Rama main folder. Of course I found out it removes S4 and you can only use S5 so after awhile trying out S5 I need to revert back to S4 due to time constraints learning a new system. So I uninstalled S5 and cleaned up everything an then installed the latest version of S4 however it seems there was issues with location directories. Anyways I will try your suggestions to see if this works however I have it working fine for now. Thanks for your suggestions
  13. In S4 the SS is pointing to the wrong directory for instance sequencing and I not sure how to change the directory so that when it is looking for the instance sequence files when I performs the Instant rendering. The only why I got to work was to move the .scb files to that location.
  14. Looking for snoopy vs the red baron

    Hello James, I started working on mine not finished yet so wondering if I could get a copy Thanks Darkpato@telus.net
  15. disney world of color

    WoW that was great if you can share your work darkpato@telus.net. Thanks.
  16. DUMB RGB COLOR CHART

    How does your floods look in the SS as I have 2 DMX lights that are 7 channels and I can not figure out how to get the SS put in 7 channels. Thanks
  17. Preview Design Help S5

    I want to put in my preview two DMX lights which are LED's and each light is typical DMX universe, the problem I am having is putting them into my preview design. I am having an issue of assigning each light 7 channels as a flood on the preview for SS5. Can someone please explained to me how it is done? Thanks
  18. I Have a few 32 channel sequences that I have adapted to my system. darkpato@telus.net
  19. Roxxxtar, I not sure but were is the original motor located, I am assuming its located at the center either on the left or right side of the wheel also did you already taken it apart ? The reason I am asking is from my research the motor is using a belt system that stretches which then will not turn the wheel. If it is the motor all you need to do is look at its motor and find one that has the same shaft, voltage, revolution, and size.
  20. Pixel Matrix Questions

    So Dibblejr, would you recommend then 50s instead of 100s for versatility or are the LOR 100's 2 50's together as IC they do not sell single 100 pixels strings. I was thinking since my window is 82 1/2 inches by 52 3/4 that I was thinking 80 X 50 eventually with 1 inch spacing. But that would be for the future and if I decided to go with the matrix that Caniac has then I switch those pixels to a tree or even arches. Yes with my research I was aware of the possible color variations with different MFC strings I just want to make sure if I go LOR that I have other options later on.
  21. Pixel Matrix Questions

    Sorry guys this may have been answered in the Forums but could not find it and I want to make sure before jumping into pixels, strips extra that I get all the facts straight. Now I know the Pixcon16 will control any RGB strings and that the advantage is that it is setup to use LOR protocol. My question is if I buy the pixels from LOR can you connect non LOR pixels to the LOR pixel string. Also I am looking at getting the 100 pixel string but from your experience would it be better for 50 pixels string and if I need 100 to connect two 50's. What I am planning is making a matrix with the 100's for now and when I have figured out using the other suggested option is to switch the pixels to a tree next Christmas. Thanks (And Now I really got the bug)
  22. RJ45 to DMX cabling

    Hello, This year I purchased two led lights from a auction which are from a professional lighting company that went bankrupt. Since the lights only have DMX connectors I was wondering were If I go E1.31 protocol what can I use to connect the RJ45 cable and switch it up to DMX connectors. I see there is https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/For-Vixen-E1-31-sACN-to-DMX-Interface-Bridge-4-DMX512-Universes-output-perfect-replace-USB/1037515_32588441791.html but I only need on universe since I only have two sets of lights and can dasy chain them or can I just use this http://www.elationlighting.com/3pin-rj45-dmx-adapter. I know LOR sells one but its way to expensive for just two sets of lights. Thanks
  23. RJ45 to DMX cabling

    Hello K6ccc, Yep its a 3 pin XLR so I am assuming that the pixcon16 would be okay to connect this too since it comes with 4 E1.31 to DMX Bridge Port.
  24. RJ45 to DMX cabling

    This is great and what I am looking for now is it LOR protocol or E1.31?
  25. Pixel Matrix Questions

    If I decided to go for one of these packages should I go for 12v or 5v? I am assuming 12v would be better bet. http://store.lightorama.com/plpipade.html
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