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About BMurray

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  1. BMurray

    Mounting too much in a CG 1500 case

    I have two CG1500 set up like this. No issues.
  2. BMurray

    My P10 Panel Singing Bulbs

    I didn't make them myself. These along with MANY others are downloadable directly through xLights. Sorry, Its's a closed group at this time. There was a window of about a week for anyone to commit to the project and join. We all have been working on these for about a month now (I think). I have put in probably 50+ hours myself. This is my first time doing anything with xLights really. I'd like to think I'm a perfectionist when it comes to this stuff. Every time I review it I ALWAYS find something that I feel I can make better which is why it took me so long. So Ill be much quicker the next time.
  3. So, I'm getting into xLights for this year. I joined a group that each member is doing a Lyric Track for a song they've chosen. When all is said and done those who have contributed will have access to almost 300 completed Lyric Tracks to utilize in their display. I gotta say I'm loving xLights. The built in Papagayo is awesome. Especially with all of the characters (faces) that have been graciously submitted. This is my submission ( The audio has a weird echo to it from the screen recorder) but you'll get the idea...
  4. BMurray

    Forsale singing trees

    This will probably be the last year I'll be using my dumb node Holiday Coro faces. I'm switching over to xLights and the faces used on the P10 panels are incredible. The P10 matrix I'm building this year will take the place of the "main" singer in my group for some of the songs. So, I'll be posting my "for sale" post next year
  5. BMurray

    strobe light strings?

    I haven't received the my order yet so I emailed them if they could combine this order with the previous order to reduce the shipping...and they did
  6. BMurray

    strobe light strings?

    Got the email. Got my refund. They now have strobe strings in Red, Green and Blue. So of course I had to order those too
  7. BMurray

    Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    Is the color light board able to be connected to a laptop or only desktop computer? I have already ordered two BBB and octoscroller. But I want to run snippits of video too. The BBB and octoscroller s weren't that expensive so if I need to put them.on a shelf for a smaller project I can. I still haven't received my P10 panels yet so I'm trying to see what the BEST option is at this point before I start building. Thanks!
  8. BMurray

    Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    So is it better to get a color light board or just run the matrix with the BBB/octoscroller or Pi
  9. BMurray

    You know you're addicted when...

    When you have color night vision cameras. So when I'm not home I can watch the show to make sure everything is working like it's supposed to in glorious 4k . Black and White night vision cameras are Sooooo 1980's...
  10. BMurray

    Best method to video display

    I have a drone but I also video with my phone ( Galaxy Note 8) on a tripod. Takes great video... I would ask your neighbor if you could film from their porch.
  11. BMurray

    Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    Already ordered 4 of the distro 8 boards. Don't know how many I'll need. I'm adding around 4,000 more pixels to my display this year too. So I'll probably need to use them all....
  12. BMurray

    Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    What is this? And do I need one??
  13. BMurray

    Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    Well.... I'm getting on the P10 panel bandwagon. Just ordered a 36 panel kit and an extra P10 scroller and BBB from .http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=75&products_id=461 Going to make two matrix. One 2x4 for the Tune To sign and MIIP info. The other will be a 3x9 for my kitchen window. Guess I got almost 300 posts to read through to get an idea of what to do...
  14. BMurray

    Adding additional Alphapix16 controllers

    I currently have (5) Alphapix 16 and (1) Alphapix 4 and a Pixlite 16 controller and am getting an addition 2 Alphapix 16 for this season. Each Alphapix controller is capable of driving 2 universes per output (pixel packing) for each of the 16 outputs for a total of 32 universes. It can also control an additional 1,536 channels through the its 3 RS485 Outputs (512 channels per RS485). So, total outputs/ universes is 19. But for simplicity I keep it to 1 universe per output (170 pixels max = 512 channels). Each Alphapix needs to have it own unique IP address which can be set up through its web interface. I believe it is shipped with a generic IP of The controller needs to be connected to your computer through the Ethernet port. Open up your web browser then type in the IP address It will then take you the the web interface to change any of the settings you need to. including changing the IP address to one that you choose. Make sure you save the settings each time you change them before disconnecting it from the computer. Your first controller will have universes 1-16 then 17,18,19 for the RS485 outputs. Then the next would be set up with universes 19-35 and 36,37,38 for the RS485 outputs and so on...
  15. BMurray

    Pixel Tree or CCR Tree

    I have a 12 strip tree for three years now. And two years prior 12x50 pixel tree. I repurposed my pixel tree into some matrix's. The strip tree is great for images. But the pixel tree is great for effects. I prefer the look of strips personally. I even have them outlined to my house.