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  1. controller issues

    Really sounds like a configuration issue to me also. Did u go into HU and assign each controller a separate #
  2. My brain is about to explode and I know it is something simple I am over looking. I decided that I would run my Pixels on an AUX this year. So I set up my 3 CTB16's on com 3 as units 1, 2, and 3. I set my pixie16 as AUX 4 and 50 watt floods as AUX 5 and 6. I can get either the CTB16's or the pixels to work but neither together. Thanks for any help you can give me
  3. I built a 12 foot tree using the kit from https://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_4. I used a steel pipe instead of the recommended fence pipe. I also used a three channel star from http://store.3glightingcreations.com/24-3-channel-star/'. It is threaded and will screw onto the pipe. It was super easy to assemble and raise by my self.
  4. S0 I want to do two singing faces with pixels. Would I be better off with two Pixie 8's or one Pixie 16. since they would be mounted fairly close together distance from the controller should not be a problem.
  5. Building pixel tree

    First you need to decide what spacing between lights you want to use. My experience is if you want nice graphics is 3 inches minimum. Using strips from Boscoyo https://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_6&products_id=2&zenid=nc1go8lo27f4a06gk69c3tcni1 you can make your spacing in one inch increments. So for example if you have 50 pixels per string x a 3 inch spacing your actual useable string length is 150 inches.Using the link I sent will calculate the rest of the measurements you asked about. Boscoyo also make the topper and the cable kit to put your tree together. That's what I used last year and it was perfectly adequate and I was able to put everything up by myself. Key h = Height of center pole L = Average Length of Light Strand C = Circumference of base of Mega Tree r = Radius of Base(Edge of base to center pole) D = Diameter of Base Fill in any of the known information below **All units should be the same. Ex: Feet, meters, inches. DO NOT PUT name of unit in box, just the value! Quantity of Light Strings for Mega Tree: Fill in any 2 of the following: Average Length of Light Strings: units Center Pole Height (h): units (must be at least 1/10 (.1) unit smaller than string length) Radius of Base (r): units Diameter of Base (D): units Circumference of Base: 338.18834988805 units String Spacing on Ground: 21.136771868003 units
  6. Building pixel tree

    James will this help: http://www.altoonalights.com/mega/mega_calc.php
  7. Mega tree pixel mounting strips

    I used Boscoyo for my bullet pixels on my tree. They worked great. Just be prepared to have some sore hands from pushing the pixels into the holes in the strips.
  8. Pixie16 & Config

    Dibble, I am not the most tech savvy guy but I can tell you that I ran my pixel tree last year without any problems using the Pixie16. My tree had 16 strands of 50 WS 2811's. I ran 2 350 watt 32 amp PS, one to each bank of the pixie16. Only problem I had was that at first I had my network speed to slow. Once I upped that everything ran like a charm . Charley
  9. Case for Pixie16 and 2 P/S'?

    I used a cg1500 to mount my pixie board, I than mounted it on the inside wall of a flexible plastic storage container with latches. Same type that you buy from any retailer to store your stuff in.Two 12v 33amp 400w water proof power supplies were than placed inside the storage container for extra protection. I used a hole saw to cut a hole in the upper wall of the storage container to run my wires. I than cut a strip from an old inner tube and pop ribbed across the hole so that water would run down the wires and not into the container. Storage container was mounted at the base of the tree. Not as pretty as some of the solutions but everything stayed nice and dry.
  10. Questions about Pixie 16

    Box, I built my tree with the Pixie16 connecting 16 strands of 50. I ran it on one network which also had 3 CTB 16 PC controllers. As Mr. P said just bump the network speed up and it will work fine without lag.
  11. For Pixel tree, Individual nodes or use strips?

    I used nodes to build mine. It is a 180 tree with 16 strands of 50 controlled with the pixie 16. Mounted them using the stripes from Boscoyo Studios as well as there mega tree kit. All in all I was pretty pleased with the out come.
  12. Pentatonix "Mary Did You Know"

    If still available could I please get a copy. Thanks Charley cdlouke@att.net
  13. License Level

    Thanks Mr. P...I was afraid that was going to be the case
  14. License Level

    I have a 16 Pixie Controller running 16 strings of 50 smart pixels. What license level of superstar do I need to be able to export to the sequence editor using the instant sequence. As always much thanks for the help.
  15. Pixie16

    Ok I got all the strings to work in the HU. I was under powering the board with just one 32 amp power supply. I added another 32amp to the other side and it works fine in the HU. My problem now is figuring out how to get this in to my sequences that I have already built for my three CTB16PC . I very naively thought I just needed to add a new unit ID # and add 16 channels to it. I have built everything in the visualizer but am not sure how to export it to SE or what to do with it. The hardware side of this I can figure out with a little trial and error, this software stuff is making my head explode