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  1. 8Track

    7 Segment Display ???

    Yes, that's what I was looking for. Apparently, there's nothing in the software as this point. Perhaps in a future version? But several have offered various "work-arounds" Thanks very much! 8Track Birmingham, AL.
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    7 Segment Display ???

    I'm wondering if LOR software can possibly allow you you to set up a sign that says something like: "IT'S ONLY XX DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! Where the XX is made up of any kind of "dumb" pixels maybe, laid-out in seven segments that can indicate any range of numbers (from 99 to 00 in the above) See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven-segment_display The software would need to check the computer's clock, due the calculation, and turn on the appropriate seven segments. If LOR software can't do it, wonder if any others can??? Many thanks, Ken - Birmingham, AL.
  3. 8Track

    Have You Seen This?

    This absolutely blows my mind !!! I hope to achieve something this good somewhere down the line! Wonderful World of Color Trees 2014 AVCHD
  4. 8Track

    outdoor speakers

    For those who are into this "hobby" on a serious basis and plan on doing this year after year, I think this should probably be one you should consider: https://www.amazon.com/TIC-GS-3-Outdoor-Ground-Omnidirectional/dp/B0007RSZX0/ref=sr_1_31?ie=UTF8&qid=1507749639&sr=8-31&keywords=Outdoor+speakers TIC GS-3 8" Outdoor In-Ground Omnidirectional Speaker Regards
  5. 8Track

    Best way to get started on a future huge project?

    Amen to the "peer pressure"! Yes, I know for some people, cost is an issue & I certainly understand. Maybe LOR can make some inexpensive 2 or 3 channel controllers. Plus, I want to learn more about solid state electronics. Maybe some enterprising people can develop some easy to assemble simple controllers from parts we can mail order from the big electronics houses (now that Radio Shack is unfortunately all but gone I think!) A few names come to mind; Amazon has some stuff, but mainly, Mouser Electronics, Newark Electronics, and Digi-Key Electronics come to mind. any Thanks!
  6. I'm brand new here, but I like to think big! If I start out really small, I want to make sure I get the right software, controllers & cabling, etc. I'm modestly computer & software literate, but I'm confused by some of the network speeds & protocols. I don't want to make the wrong step and then have to change everything further down the road. I think it was Dr. Martin Luther King who said, "I have a Dream!" I have this wild crazy dream that one day most everyone on our street was hooked into the Christmas lighting automation system. i live on a nice dead end street with a circle at the end. A rough estimate of the total length of our town-home community is 900 to 1, 000 feet long with about 53 "front doors" (residences.) Maybe we could win a Best Of Birmingham award! I think I might buy the top of the line sequencing software first just to get started and learn how to use it. But beyond that, what cabling and protocols would be best for such a big future project? Can any of them handle that long a distance and that many drops (customers & controllers) ? Any thoughts or guidance in this area would be greatly appreciated! Regards, Ken
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