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  1. I’m moving from S4 to S5 and adding pixels this year. Just finished building the bullet strips and starting to build my preview. Just have some thoughts that keep cropping up on sequencing... I have about 12 sequences I’ve used the past few years. A couple I did myself, some I bought from the sequence store at LOR. I bought both versions from the sequence store: some I can change, some I can’t. None of these have the pixels that I am adding, a 16 x 50 tree with a 270 pixels boscoyo star. While I can’t change the sequences that are locked from the sequence store, I’m wondering if I can add to them. Can I add a tree/star to a locked sequence by adding another controller to it? And advice you all have on sequencing is appreciated! For clarity I have S5 Advanced but not superstar
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    New to S5, sequencing pixels

    Even if I take the advice to stay on S4, I can’t run my pixel tree/star with the old sequences. I guess I can run the old stuff off the computer and use the tree/star with my mini director and have it show effects not tied to the music and other controllers. But that’s no fun!
  3. Pixel Newby questions! I picked up the boscoyo chroma star 36, 270 pixel prop and have a question on what pixie I need to use. My plan is to build a 16 strip tree and top with the star. As of now, i have the pixie 16 and a pixie 2 Can I run 150 and 120 on each of the pixie two channels? Or is 100 the limit on each string? I’ve seen in the hardware utility where the string length can be changed and I think 170 was an option also, I have the advanced license and I’m on s5. Is this prop already built in the system? So much to learn and so little time, open to suggestions!
  4. Hey that’s a mighty nice offer, I’d like that! I’m at Matt.golden@sbcglobal.net thanks!
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    Cosmic Colour Pixel 2

    Thanks Mr P!
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    Cosmic Colour Pixel 2

    I also picked up a CCP II and while it came with a user manual, it may as well be in a foreign language! First, it came with a black jumper (I think) taped to the outside, but with no instruction on what it is for, or even if its supposed to be used or just a spare. LOR REALLY NEEDS a glossary or terms page...something to explain all the udacs and new words we are going to be using (can only imagine how many "stupid' questions that would be eliminated!) For instance....HU....no clue what that is! I think I have identified the dip switches. There are 8 in my Pixie2, the first 7 seem to be switched off and the last one is switched on. Any help getting this thing put together correctly would be appreciated! Then I can get to work doing the same for the Pixie16, and then to sequencing!
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    Can I skip controller 2?

    I am adding a second controller this year and want to use it for dancing arches. The two controllers I have are the basic 16channel residential model CTB16PCg3. I predominantly use the ready to go sequences bought thru the sequence store. My question is this, can I assign my second controller as Unit 3 and skip unit 2? It looks to me that the pre-made sequences have the arches on controller 3. Thanks! Matt
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    Can I skip controller 2?

    Thought about both suggestions, With as many pre-made, unchanggeable sequences that I use, I couldn’t copy that over to another unit ID. The distance I’d have to run 8-16 extension cords would be cost prohibitive.
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    Just getting started please help.

    My suggestion is the At Home store if available in your area, especially when they drop prices to 50-75% off AFTER the holidays. Think ahead for next year, you don’t need to know exactly what you are doing with the lights, but buy a bunch and think in groups of 4. I think I added about 60-80 light strands, good quality extension cords (probably 20), 2 inflatables, led 2 foot tall ornaments.....all for about $200 after Christmas. They will make up my leaping arches this year and other options. I also got a 15 foot tall family of three polar bears from sams for about $40....down from $200. No clue where that’s going! Need to cut down some bushes!
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    Can I skip controller 2?

    Thanks all. Here is a tweak on the original question. Can two controllers have the same unit ID? If I want to duplicate arches in completely different areas, can I have a unit 3 on the north side of my house and a second unit 3 on the east side? The reasoning is that it would be easier to set a second controller instead of splitting the original line off with extension cords and dragging them all thru the yard
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    Taking the Pixel Plunge ! Questions

    I think I’m going to add pixels too. I have mostly used the pre made sequences on the LOR site. Will I be able to add pixels to those sequences, or am I starting from scratch? I have used both styles of sequences, those you can change and those you can’t
  12. I’m looking for pixel bullets and comparing prices/reliability. New to the pixel game. Will the pixie 16 controller safely run the ray wu pixels? LOR rep replied to a question saying the pixie 16 would only work with LOR strings, but that didnt sound right to me . Additionally, I’ve noticed multiple Ray wu items that all seem to be the same.... also, how many strings can I run per line on the pixie? Assuming 100 bulb lines? Really not looking to do injection on them thanks!
  13. I’m really wanting to get into pixels this year, looking hard at all the options for pixel bullets. Now considering ribbons. I think I’m at a point where it’s “paralysis by analysis”! From your experiences, what’s the most cost effective way to go for a 10-12 foot tree with 16 strips....starting ground up with limited soldering ability. Thanks all
  14. 5v vs 12v? What’s the pros and cons there?
  15. Thanks for the feedback fellas. I have so many existing LED light strings that I will keep using them and phase in pixels over time. I was hoping to get a pre-made LOR controller (pixie 16). Figured it was long term cost effective to get that....or is that overkill? Can I run a 12 or 16 string off a smaller controller? So many questions!
  16. Here is my pallet to paint on, and a look at where I left off last year. Hoping for complete new layout this year
  17. I definitely will build my own, I’m handy enough to do that. And I’ve got tools and time! More interested in effects and colors than in scrolling words. I wonder on a round tree if it’s not a good use of $$$ showing it on the back side. Our home is a drive past and watch show, not one where people will see all sides of it
  18. For years I’ve used the little clips on the lights to connect to my gutter covers....or zip ties....and the lights are droopy and uneven. I want that professional, solid line look this year. Using C9 and C7 leds. Have a mix of ridge line and gutters to cover....along with a stretch of flat roof that has no gutter what do you all use for light clips to ridge lines, shingles, gutters? I’ve seen the canny system stuff, just wondering what you prefer. Thanks!
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    Looking for THX Intro

    Thanks trooper!
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    Looking for THX Intro

    Trooper if you are still being so generous I’d appreciate that too! No worries if you’ve moved on to other threads! matt.golden@sbcglobal.net
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    Looking for Extension Cords...

    Menards is where I’ve gotten most of mineleading up to Christmas, and the At Home Store when everything goes to 75% off after Christmas. I think I picked up 15-20 chords in January that are 12 feet but have three female outlets on the ends.
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    SPT vampire plug "in-line"

    Thanks Gris, Ducks. Much appreciated. I use all LED lights and never have more than 10-12 lines on a channel. I don’t know much about electricity, but from what I’ve read that seems to be acceptable. Will be at 32 channels this year for the first time, any suggestions are always appreciated
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    SPT vampire plug "in-line"

    I examined the delay issue I was seeing last year and traced it to the generic splitters I picked up at the dollar store. Will not be using them this year. Thanks for the feedback K6ccc
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    SPT vampire plug "in-line"

    I love this site for tips and tricks just like this! I am starting plans on my third year display and never even knew this was an option. I was running 16channels and using scores of splitters and extension chords to run my display. I ended up with a lot of delay....items I wanted triggered together would have a noticeable lag i do have a couple questions on this method. Is there delay? Will the 30 strobes listed in this inititial post fire at the same time visually. Or will the last one in-line have a noticeable delay from the first? Also, I like to change my layout around. Can vampire plugs be removed and the wire reused in a different layout or will the vampire plug leave too big a hole to use safety another time? thanks all, sparking ideas here!
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