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Randy

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About Randy

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    San Diego CA
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    Engineer

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  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    5.1.4
  • License Level
    Pro

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  1. If you have downloaded the new version of Trackskull (1.4.0.5) to use with your Servodog controller, be aware that they changed the way they refer to the servos on the Puppet Mode Option page (for either Head Tracking or Joystick parameter settings). It used to be that my servos were referred to as #0, 1, 2 and 3 in previous versions. With the new version, the reference to servos is now #1, 2, 3 and 4. This change is not documented anywhere, and it cost me quite a bit of time trying to figure out why things weren't working correctly...
  2. I turn it on manually each night, usually just before the startup time of the display. There are some times when I'm not home, and I just start up the Santa when I get home. As to my extremely low tech solution to mute the projector startup, I start the DVD player and get it to play, then put my hand over the projector lens, turn on the projector, let it warm up and play blue, etc. on the back of my hand. Then it starts to show the Santa image and I quickly remove my hand from the lens. From down on the ground, it appears that Santa just "flew in" to the window all of a sudden...
  3. So last night I had this experience that I think takes the cake in running a display for 11 years... I'm standing next to our donation box, which is right next to a table that has information on it about our Autism charity, as well as a bunch of candy canes and chocolate treats that we give out to the kids... I'm watching the lights, but out of the corner of my eye I spot this 7 or 8 year old boy walking in my direction from across the street. I turn to look at him, and I see that he has what looks like a folded up bill in his hand. I'm guessing his Mom or Dad gave him the money fo
  4. In a central place in your display, by the street, mailbox, etc., place a 3 ring binder "guestbook" with sheets in it for your guests to sign and make comments. They will put very inspirational things on those pages that will amaze you about how meaningful your display is to them. These sheets can be read and cherished by you and your family all year long and will provide motivation during times when you might wonder if you want to do the display.... Hands down, it's one of the best parts of our display... Check out some of the best guestbook entried from our 2012 display... http://www
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