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Say watt??

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Say watt?? last won the day on December 23 2017

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About Say watt??

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  • Birthday 09/10/1970

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    central Iowa
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    Product development

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    Muscle cars, Notre Dame football, Steelers football, carpentry and woodworking. Hanging out and doing projects with the wife and kids.
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Through internet search.
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas (Halloween is a very close second)

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  1. Say watt??

    building a design

    That prop is AWESOME....rock on!🤘
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    No LED light

    Not sure if you have solved this yet, but the same thing happened to me on a controller I built two years ago. I had the two voltage regulators swapped. One is 5V and the other is 10V if I'm not mistaken. That little mix up most definitely fried U1. LOR was kind enough to send me two 485 driver chips in short order. Free of charge as well, even though I totally admitted it was my mistake. Great service.
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    7 Segment Display ???

    I started working on something like this last year, but ran out of time for getting it going this past Christmas. It's going to be a roughly 20"x72" box with five 14-segment displays in it. I originally planned to use it as a "TUNE TO" sign, but I'm thinking I will scroll text across it as well. As others have suggested, my thought was a separate sequence everyday for a countdown. I hope to get it finished by summer, just need to find the time.
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    Tune To Sign - Built and Testing!

    What material is the box for your sign made from?
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    When do you just stop...

    Great news! You sound really pumped about. A perfect venue for an animated light display. That flat roof......I can see cool things happening up there. There's just something appealing about putting stuff where it really shouldn't be. Put as much up there as you can! Good luck and thanks in advance for the pics and video when it's up and running.
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    Has anyone ever encountered this...

    I had something similar happening last week. I unloaded and reloaded the LOR control panel and that fixed it. I also saw Chinese characters at the top of the log in the status window. Every few days I see the Chinese text and reload the control panel before weird stuff starts happening, so far it has worked. I'm running SE version 4.2.6, but will be updating when the season is over. Apparently updating to version 4.2.12 or higher will cure this.
  7. Say watt??

    It's almost here

    Merry Christmas to you and yours and to all!
  8. Say watt??

    The same ol, same ol GFCI tripping issue

    If you were using some sort of electrical device outdoors that you were coming in contact with, a circular saw for example, I would say use a gfci. In this case I think you would be fine. I guess if you have local regulations that say you have to have them then there's not much you can do.
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    Transferring version update via thumb drive

    What version of S4 did you update to at that point?
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    The same ol, same ol GFCI tripping issue

    I think gfci outlets are similar to breakers in the fact that the more they trip, the more they are prone to tripping. If it was me, I would get rid of them. You're on a breaker, the controllers are fused and a typical light string is as well. I realize gfci is meant to protect people, not property, but who actually hangs out in the middle of their light show amongst all those cords?
  11. Say watt??

    Lights at the Ranch has come to an end

    My comment had nothing to do with traffic flow or anything like that. I was just agreeing with what I quoted. I know my neighbors really enjoy our display, they've told us many times. I'm in a town of 2500 and we would have to drive at least a half an hour to see anything like what we do. I play songs I like, but I'm not opposed to using next door neighbors suggestions if they had any. After all, it is for other people to enjoy too. If it was just for us it would be in the basement or garage, where it's warm and my fingers and hands work better.
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    Transferring version update via thumb drive

    When I got home tonight the show was running like a dream and has been for 6+ hours. Even at midnight, by myself, it's still fun to watch. It seems as though unloading and reloading the control panel fixed it. I noticed the Chinese text in the status window was gone after doing that. Even the English text was a different font. I'm off work now until after the first of the year. Since I'm home and can keep an eye on things. Maybe I'll ride it out if that continues to fix the problem should it happen again. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
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    Lights at the Ranch has come to an end

    Same situation here. When I read your post, something occurred to me.......maybe it's time to asks the neighbors what songs THEY would like to see lights dancing to.
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    When do you just stop...

    It may very well be time to shut it down at your home, but I wouldn't give up on finding another location nearby that is better suited. It doesn't necessarily have to be a public place. Maybe a local business would be interested. If you're simply tired of the setup/tear down etc., that's a different matter. If it truly is strictly dealing with people and traffic don't rule out another location without at least talking to some people first. Merry Christmas!
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    Transferring version update via thumb drive

    The sequences run fine in SE and with "Show on demand". I unloaded LOR control panel, reloaded and changed the schedule to start while I was watching it this afternoon. From what I could see in the daylight all seemed to be good. I paid close attention to props that I knew had issues last night and they ran as sequenced. I just renewed my license with an SE upgrade so I'm good through 5.9. I guess I'm a little hesitant to update that far at this point of the season. Most of the changes don't apply to how I use SE at this point anyway. That being said, it makes good sense to me to to get completely up to date while I can. I trust your advice and will go with 4.3.26. How hard is it to revert back if I did by chance have issues? Thanks for the help guys.