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  1. Have you seen the agenda for LUO? There are some awesome topics and speakers. Not registered, sign up today. It promises to be a fun event. Register here: www.luo2017.whindo.com AGENDA: Friday, June 2nd: XLights & LOR Living Peacefully Together... by Clyde Lindsey Do you use XLights and want to add LOR or you use LOR and want to add XLights, but not sure how or they just don't seem to play nice with each other?? Then this session you won't want to miss!! Clyde is going to go over the "Tips & Tricks" on getting LOR & XLights to work together! Be sure to bring your Laptop!!! Saturday, June 03, 2017 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Opening Announcements 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM INTERNET CONTROLLED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS by Tom Hammond Tom will outline how to create an internet controlled, interactive Christmas light display, based on "FREE" software (Xlights and Falcon Player) and "Low-Cost" hardware (Raspberry Pi and Arduino). 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Pixels on a Budget by David Jones David is the "guru" of DIY, and he will show you how to have the Holiday show of your dreams, and not break the bank! 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Group Photo & Lunch!!! 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Raspberry Pi by Dan Blickensderfer You just got your new Raspberry Pi, now what? Let Dan show you how to set it up and control your lights wirelessly. 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Dumb RGB's by Clyde Lindsey Clyde will show you the many advantages of using "Dumb RGB". 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM The White Elephant Gift Exchange!! If you would like to participate in the White Elephant Gift Exchange, just bring a "wrapped" gift with you. It can be something from your own collection or something purchased...the choice is yours! It's always a blast!! 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Door Prizes & Closing Statements
  2. It's too bad they don't show more of the completed displays lit up. The stories of each family or neighborhood are ok, but if you blink you'll miss the shot of the display(s) lit up.
  3. New Session update: DMX and E1.31 Fundamentals This session will focus on an Understanding what DMX and E1.31 are and how to use and set them up for your display. It’ll will cover using an Enttec Open and Enttec Pro USB to DMX dongle for a basic 1 universe setup and E1.31 for multiple universes. Pros and Cons between both technologies and things to watch out for. It will demonstrate a few DMX and E1.31 controllers that are used in a display. Remember: Seating and attendance is limited so sign up now, here: http://lightupohio.whindo.com https://www.facebook...442437125883805
  4. Session Update: Are you thinking about adding pixels to your display or know just enough to get into trouble? Attend Light Up Ohio and get a good handle on pixels with two more outstanding sessions planned. Pixels 101 - A basic primer for anyone wanting to get involved into pixels but not sure where to start. This session will start by giving a general overview of what pixels are, the different types, the hardware required to use them, along with the different sequencer options. Pixels 201 - A slight more advance discussion of pixels and design considerations - Architectures of different types of systems will be discussed, along with the protocols. Performance differences of different types of pixels will be considered, along with costs of each types of system. Topics like power injection, and 5v vs. 12v will be considered. Remember: Seating and attendance is limited so sign up now, here: http://lightupohio.whindo.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Light-Up-Ohio/442437125883805
  5. Outstanding!!! That must have been a blast!
  6. Session Update: XLights/Nutcracker 4.0 Have you heard that XLights/Nutcracker will be releasing 4.0? One of LUO's own, Richard Renn, is currently testing and learning 4.0 and will discuss the many new features that come along with it and some new things that may come out this year. Some of the new features at this time, you can create your own timing marks just like we do in Audacity no need to import unless you want to; you can have multiple effect layers on a model converting your existing XML files to the new fseq, converting LOR data to 4.0 and how to use the channel off set to line up your models. Right now there are releases almost daily. Sure you can spend hours on our own learning how the new 4.0 works, but why use your valuable time when you can attend Light Up Ohio and learn it there, saving you countless hours. Seating and attendance is limited so sign up now: http://lightupohio.whindo.com
  7. Lots of options for hotels nearby, from a very nice Hilton to economy lodging. Search for hotels in, around zip code 43240, you'll find quite a variety to pick from. Hope you decide to attend. The best thing about Light Up Ohio is the people you meet there. They're a fantastic group of folks.
  8. The agenda, the topics for discussion and presentations are coming together very well. We have a very informative group of speakers who have kindly agreed to share their wisdom & a little humor with the decorating community. Most of you are probably familiar with TBDBITL, The Ohio State University Marching Band, known as The Best Damn Band in the Land; well Light Up Ohio is pleased to announce that TBDTITL, The Best Damn Transmitter in the Land will be present. That's right there will be a discussion about FM transmitters and that whole facet of our hobby. David Jones, DIY expert, will have several examples of transmitters on display as part of the talk. Both pre-packaged and DIY builds from kits. If you are planning to attend, and have an FM transmit rig (transmitter and/or antenna) you'd like to showoff, please let us know so it can include it in the extravaganza. And, for those of you that have seen David speak at prior events, you already know that he'll be giving away a surprise 'something' to a lucky attendee! This session promises to be fascinating and informative. Check back frequently for updates as additional presentations will be announced. Registration is open, so sign-up now. Occupancy of the lodge is limited and the marshals do enforce it. You won't want to miss out on LUO 2015
  9. My concern would be screwing it into the ground in a straight vertical position. In the video they say to reposition yourself to adjust the angle. However I don't see how you can check the angle. Even an inch off vertical will translate to several inches at the top of a 20 ft pole. With guy wires you might be able to pull the pole a few inches; but pull too much and you put a bend in the pole. I wonder what happens when it hits a tree root or a rock? Do you start over a few inches away and try again?
  10. I'd appreciate a copy of Appalachian Snowfall & My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (The light em up song). Oh, the Counting Stars too; it's cool. Tks! jerdeljac@occh.org
  11. Wow, Ft. Worth seems like a slap in the face to The Academy.
  12. Really good, really, really good!!!
  13. I look forward to seeing the video of your display ever year, it's Outstanding!!! It's on a very short list of my favorites. Congrats on another fabulous display.
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