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  1. NTJP

    Tom Hanks - Polar Express

    I could use this too if you have time to send it. nhale560@hotmail.com Thank you
  2. NTJP

    Panic set in need Expert help with Pixie16

    Thank you for the help on PM Have set up phone call. Already feeling better about getting something going on the Mega Tree,
  3. NTJP

    Panic set in need Expert help with Pixie16

    How do you PM?
  4. Posted this is several forms asking for help Background - This is my 2nd year, have Showtime Central with 2 CTB16PC. 1st to use pixels. - In the spring I did a lot of research and asked questions about building a Mega Tree, the controller and setup. After all of that, bought the Pixie16 with 16 50 node strings in the Spring sale. Bought 4 more strings to make 20. Spent the summer building the tree. Got sick a couple of times in the hospital and fell behind on build. Anyway got it done and from all the reading in the spring, had chosen to use XLights to program, Spent 6 months programming sequences. Also on reading and advise used the Raspberry Pi with FPP. Well.... after weeks of trying to make this work I am now learning Pixie16 will not work with FPP as it is not DMX and also now reading you cannot fold them, so cannot have 2 together making 100 acting as 2 50 node strings. Therefore 10 dangles control 20 strings. Well to the point.... PANIC also a sick feeling in the pit of the stomach. My best guess is to convert the the XLights back into LOR and use PE. Last year was my first year and i am all LOR controllers. Have S4 and can also get S5, Pro user. Do not have SS. Would be great if someone could tell me how to make Pixie16 work with FPP. But what I need now is how to use PE to take the converted XLight files and add to the SEsequences I built last year. Hope this makes sense. My controllers. 2 - CTB16PC's, 1 - CMB-24D, and 1 - Pixie16. Can leave out the CMB24 if make it easier. Most important is to make the Pixie16 work. PLEASE HELP.....
  5. NTJP

    Pixel heat question

    Had not thought of the tape getting hot, and yes it gets real sticky and a black residue mess. Have watched a ton of videos and one of them showed using black tape to attach pixels for the tree. Had 1000 UV ties come in a couple of weeks ago, was going to use in other locations. How well will they hold up to staying in place on a round surface, such as PVC pipe. Would think they would slide around after heating up in the sun. This would cause the pixels not to line up correctly on a tree. Best I remember none of the videos watched used ties on a round pipe. Any thoughts or experience with ties and round pipe?
  6. NTJP

    Pixel heat question

    Great I'll give it a shot. Really was not looking forward to unwinding all of that tape. Took 2 1/2 rolls. But those pixels will hold up to any wind or storm.
  7. This is my first year working with pixels. Working on building a Mega Tree. Made a star for the top and after finishing it occurred I made have done it wrong. Used black tape to hold the pixels in place. Came out great, do not think they will move. However, did not occur to me until done this will hold in the heat and may lead to failure. Let me know if that is right or will it work like it is. Here is a picture of it while making it. Do I need to pull off all of the tape and start over????
  8. NTJP

    2018 Spring Sale

    I also have 2 e-mails and did not get an e-mail. Created a new one this year a few weeks before the sale just to make sure did not miss it. They both are Hotmail based. I received e-mails last year. But, the explanation would explain why did not receive e-mail this year. Kept checking for the sale to post and did not miss it. Got what I wanted. Will try g-mail and see how that works. Or is there other e-mail providers someone recommends? Is there anyway to test and see if we are receiving e-mails? Do not know how often they go out. Been a while since I received one.
  9. NTJP

    2018 Spring Sale

    Got my e-mail... On the way will be here next Wednesday.... Love Christmas. Friday of the sale my 24 year old daughter was in car and I was thinking of the sale. Started humming Jingle Bells. She started laughing and said are you humming a Christmas song? I replied... Everyday is Christmas for me. To which my wife replied... Yes it is!!! So excited about Wednesday.... Ain't it great to have an addiction you do not have to go to a class to get over.....
  10. NTJP

    2018 Spring Sale

    Was happy to get what I wanted... And yep clicked send with a quick response from the wife as her phone binged..... Man it does that fast. But, she will get over it when she sees the mega tree for the first time. Did miss having the countdown clock this year... Unless I missed it somewhere. Still have items to buy not on sale. Maybe I'll go on the bank site and disable her notice for the credit card...
  11. NTJP

    2018 Spring Sale

    So will my uMP3g3 (Gen3 mini Director Card with MP3 Player) work to run the Pixie16 controller a CMB24D and two CTB16 ?
  12. NTJP

    2018 Spring Sale

    Oh forgot... My dog's name is Zeppelin... Named by my daughter when she was 18... If that says anything about my influence on her musically. She listens to 60's and 70's music...
  13. NTJP

    2018 Spring Sale

    Pink Floyd... That is great... Never thought of that... Next will have to get some Led Zeppelin... Love the face
  14. NTJP

    2018 Spring Sale

    Yep.... "Not giving any Hints". But, sure hope there is a sale.... Last year was my first and sounds like the same. Checked daily for any hint of the sale and then when it posted, made my list and had my Ipad and computer both going... Oh yea, asked the wife if I could buy... Did not say how much.... Then came the sale... Just like having Christmas... Could not wait... Watched the count down and within 15 seconds had the order ready. Pushed buy and the excitement was like opening a Christmas present. Forgot to mention wife gets text alert anytime credit card is used.... Then I hear "NORMAN>>>>>" yep... She got the cost. Went all summer then fall building props and making sequences. Wife not happy... Said I love the computer more than her..... Then had an opening night.... After first sequence played she sad "What we doing for next year" SOLD Now wife excited and buying the mega tree.... Happy day...... Wife planning opening night with hot chocolate and candy canes... and here I am again checking daily waiting for that sale...... FOR YOU NEW GUYS..... It is living a dream and like being Christmas everyday of the year. You hear songs and dream of light shows..... It is a way of life...... ENJOY Use the form for questions and advise. Have received a lot.... dibblejr has been a big help answering questions and reading post. I know there are may others with advice I have read and all are good.
  15. NTJP

    2018 Spring Sale

    Think the fire will hurt the sale this year?