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About Rockhammer53

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  • Birthday 11/22/1949

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    Spokane, Wa
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    Retired Electrical Engineer/Engineering Geologist

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    Ham Radio, Firearms, Motorcycles, Electronics.
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    Visiting online Christmas displays.
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  1. Rockhammer53

    Pixel Tree sequences

    Hello James, If I could impose on you for any pixel tree sequences. Having a hard time wrapping my head around S5 so will be using 4.3.26 for this remaining year. Thanks in advance. Jim rockhammer53@yahoo.com
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    10 LAWS OF COMPUTING 1. When computing whatever happens behave as though you meant it to happen. 2. When you get to the point where you really understand your computer it's probably obsolete. 3. The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you'd least expect to find it. 4. When the going gets tough upgrade. 5. For every action there is an equal and opposite malfunction. 6. To err is human...to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, its downright natural. 7. He who laughs last probably has a back-up. 8. The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions. 9. A complex system that doesn't work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine. 10. A computer program will always do what you tell it to do but rarely what you want it to do.
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    5.0.0 How do you edit the RGB lights?

    I also miss the clipboard for changing color and so forth. S5 initially had me flummoxed for about two days...now chargin ahead !
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    Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    with some mustard
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    New Wave of CCR Sequences and 4th of July Sequences

    Looking Great !! Any more 4th of July work coming up for a 16 channel ribbon tree ?? Up to my ears in building props so little time for sequencing.. Thanks.
  6. Rockhammer53

    Starting Pixel Number

    Thank you, sir.
  7. Rockhammer53

    Starting Pixel Number

    Ron, would it be possible to get the link to your how-to on the fan project ? Thank you, Jim
  8. Rockhammer53

    The lights with the new IC P9883

    I have a few damaged WS2811's that I just cut out the damaged section, re-solder in a working piece and use ample silicon seal and am back in business. A coupe strips have been repaired a few times...for some reason one of my cats seems to want to chew on the silicon covering when I'm not watching...the perils of an open basement. Use a low wattage iron and be gentle with your work. They are easy to repair if you take your time and are careful.
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    Pixel Matrix

    I have a coupe of the T1000s'...I've tried various ways to send DMX and other protocols ...they only seem to understand LED EDIT on the SD cards...and find the answer a resounding NO...so I've programmed a free running matrix "sign" that scrolls during my show. by using the "set" command ( powers up the T1000s in last programmed state) and using one of the ac outputs of a CTB16PC to power up and run a 12vdc p/s that runs the T1000s. Kludgy but it works for a ws2811 matrix on the T1000s...MUCH easier to make a matrix or sign with a Pixcon 16 and PE or SS IMHO.
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    Intensity Files and CPU horsepower

    Thanks for the explanation, like run-time vs compiled. <sorry, old command line mentality>
  11. Rockhammer53

    Jingle Bell Rock Anthem

    Hi James, If you are still sharing, I would like to have a look. rockhammer53@yahoo.com Thank you.
  12. Rockhammer53

    Just Finished.. 4th of July Face Why I Love America

    I would also, Sarge... rockhammer53yahoo.com Thank you.
  13. Rockhammer53

    16 CCR Christmas Vacation Sequence

    Any chance you are still sharng this ?? rockhammer53@yahoo.com Thank you.
  14. Rockhammer53

    Pexicon 16 used for a matrix

    Provided you have the requisite number of authorized "CCR's" (pixel strips) in SuperStar for uploading intensity files, it allows for horizontal or vertical matrices...very hard to do with only 2 or 4 allowed but once you are set up for 24 or more, you can do LOTS of configurations, including half strips or multiple, zig-zag forms. The Pixcon 16 is incredibly versatile and allows complex designs. the only caveat is that ALL pixels must be of the same chip family ie either something like WS2801 (what the CCR's are) or WS2811 (and others), you cannot mix pixel types. The Pixcon 16 is also a DMX bridge, that allows you to use stage lighting elements, moving heads and other DMX devices...a LOT of fun to build up a killer show ! Once your SS sequence is finished, you export your SS file as an intensity file to Sequence Editor, You cannot edit the SS portion in SE but have to go back to SS and make changes and then re-export the modified intensity file into SE. The same also happens using Pixel Editor, it will import into SE as another intensity file...these are displayed in SE as blue/striped lines, one for each type of intensity file.