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    Wisconsin
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    software engineer

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    adding to my light show at Rock Fest
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  1. There’s no Ethernet cable as it’s standalone, but next year I may bring the laptop as a backup.
  2. We had our annual rock fest this year where I have a light show going on at our campsite. First 2 nights it worked great, the last 2 I only had music and no lights. Any ideas wny? I'm using the Kingston SD cards they sell on the LOR website. Now that I'm home I made up another SD card, and that works fine. when we operate this at fest there's no scheduled time it runs, I either power it on, and push in the sd card, or the sd card is already in when I power it on. When I set up the show using LOR Hardware I select the LOR MP3 tab, selected are Plays anytime powered (you provider timer), Loop through showlist continuously , I then add the sequences, and the I Create Show. Do I need to place the SET TIME file on the SD card? Then in the wizards I take the defaults. Is that correct? These are the steps I used in creating both SD cards, is there any explanation why the first card worked for 2 days then stopped working?
  3. We’ve got some older rope lights that don’t have power chords, has this kind of end in the picture. I’ve got extra led power chords but I’m not sure if the rope light is led or incandescent, is there a way to tell? The led chords I have will push on the pronged end but there’s basically two female threaded ends. What will happen to the lights if I apply power to this? If they’re led I’d expect it to work, but what if they’re incandescent? Would it ruin them?
  4. sibbs

    building a design

    Setting up the campsite now at rock fest, on our site is a 60’ pine tree that has lights in it but we’re missing 2 power cords, any idea if these are available anywhere? Would an other option be to splice the wire and put on a different chord?
  5. sibbs

    building a design

    the finished props, with 3 days to spare! Thanks all for your suggestions. Both of them are one continuous light with black tape or flex conduit suppressing light where I don't want it. May work the skull head some more and get the mouth singing.
  6. sibbs

    building a design

    Was able to get the props built over the weekend, now it's time to get the lights added.
  7. sibbs

    building a design

    After talking with several lighting websites most thought they did not have a product for me, mostly I think because it's such a small time project and not worth their time. Except one, I ended up going with a LED light by Cbconcept, they seemed to have a good selection of T, 90, and end fittings and power chords. The cut interval is 19" which I'd rather be smaller but I figured I can always double up the light where I have to on the frame. Moment of truth this weekend putting everything together.
  8. TTT, once again, rock fest is coming up again and this may be a problem yet again. Is there anything I can put in between the generator and the controller so that the controller gets the reliable power it needs?
  9. sibbs

    building a design

    since I'm welding all the pieces of rebar together one thought I had was to weld in steel round pipe where I want light suppressed, shove the rope light through and caulk the ends. I'll look into the elwire, being that it's such a low power supply I wonder if it would be bright enough. most of them I've seen use a battery pack which I would not want, I'd need an inverter so I can hook it up to 110 and control it with the LOR. Also waiting to hear back from a rep at Environmental Lights where they have a 24v led strip lighting where you can cut the wire every few inches, plus they have T and L fittings so I can get the "dead ends" I'm seeking, that was pricey though and only 5M rolls, so I may do a combination of the two, regular rope light for the general outline, and then get the same color of the 24V light for the small detail pieces.
  10. We drew this out on a piece of subfloor plywood by using a standard paper size image and then using a projector to enlarge it on the plywood, then we traced it out. The projector controlled the size of the image and kept it to scale.
  11. sibbs

    building a design

    The weather proofing isn't as much of a concern for me as the small segments of lights needed that dead end. Most of the rope led lights I've seen online have cut intervals at 3'3", I've got pieces in there under a foot, is that even doable? Ideally that would be best, the other option is to loop everything with a continuous light and suppress the light where I don't want it.
  12. Is it possible to build a weatherproof rope light to follow a pattern I'm building out of rebar? See attachment. there are a few spots that "dead end" where I'd like to preserve that detail, is this possible? Is there any kind of 90, 45 T fittings to hook different light strings together?
  13. Would a true sine wave UPS be what I need? Feed the UPS with power from the generator, and feed the controller from the UPS?
  14. Thanks, is there such thing as a unit that accepts power input from whatever wave and outputs true sine wave power that the controller likes? I don't have specs on the generator's we use, if anything I'd say the RV generator may be putting out the right power as it did work every night. It didn't seem like anything consistent we did corrected the problem, what worked one night didn't the next but after restarting and unplugging, a few times it started working. Once we got it working it ran continuous with no problem.
  15. https://youtu.be/KehSkB0tLRch A partial song in our campsite setup.
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