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scubado last won the day on May 16 2015

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About scubado

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  • Birthday 08/04/1965

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    Oregon, Wi
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    Production copier service

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    Used to be an avid scuba diver until I got into this hobby.
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Videos on YouTube and been building my own light fixtures and was looking to step up from static lights. I believe it was Carson's video that sparked the addiction for me.
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Halloween and Christmas

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  1. scubado

    mini transformer for lights

    Heat gun or torch. They used hot glue. I use silicon 2 to reseal. When sealing, don't let the silicon reach the board. Test b4 sealing, wait 2 days to cure b4 hanging.
  2. scubado

    mini transformer for lights

    If you buy more of these tubes, take a close look at the pictures, look for usb jack on power supply. These are not as bright as the 12v ones.
  3. scubado

    mini transformer for lights

    I have about 300 of those tubes. The power supplies are not weather proof! I cover mine w a plastic bag. You can run 12dc and eliminate the power supply. I also deconstruct them and replace the wire w longer 18 gauge speaker wire and reseal with silicon2.
  4. scubado

    Questions what to buy?

    If I were starting from scratch, 100% dumb RGB ribbon and strings. No AC strings. DC controllers. For first year, add pixels when ready for adventure. Going the RGB route, you can do so many creative things. Permanent landscape lighting, change it up for whatever holiday, less to setup for the big show.
  5. scubado

    Leaping Arch Wireing

    I'm surprised nobody mentioned this, for dealing with 8 channels, you only need 9 pins. Common ground.
  6. scubado

    S4 verses Xlights 4

    Hi guys, it's been awhile since I've been on here. Last 3 years I've been running in animation mode, haven't had the time to program songs. This year I'm back into it. Adding about a 1000 pixels this year along with Christmas tree quartet. I currently have advanced S3 w/superstar. Currently been looking at Xlights and its seems a lot easier to use and setup. Wondering if S4 is worth the upgrade. Also wondering when S5 is coming out, any rumors on what's new?
  7. scubado

    Feature Request - Twinkle Speed

    How come LOR doesn't jump in on this to explain why they haven't addressed this. Seems like it would be easy to add a dialog box to select speed like you would select intensity with a firmware upgrade if needed.
  8. scubado

    Feature Request - Twinkle Speed

    Sooooo, why not a firmware upgrade? This has been on the wishlist for years. My programming computer is currently dead and sequencing on my show computer is no fun.
  9. Currently using S3 and dumb rgb objects, Can you change the speed of shimmer and twinkle in S4? I know this used to be a wish list item, but haven't heard any more on it. Would love to be able to select speed and fade from slow to fast.
  10. scubado

    Summer Sale? Anyone got a scoop?

    I'm looking for Z to go on sale!
  11. scubado

    Number of Lights?

    Don't forget the led indicators on the controllers
  12. scubado

    Why We Do It.

    I enjoy working with the technology and building props, I hate sequencing. I enjoy the kind comments during the year when working in the yard. I would love to hire George to sequence for me, but he would look at my visualizer and say "WTF, dude!" Seriously, I wouldn't blame him
  13. scubado

    Light O Rama Icons

    I would enjoy them as well! mr_led@frontier.com
  14. scubado

    How to mount LED Strips under Retaining Wall Stone Cap

    Just use a bead of silicon, gives the backside better weather protection. If you need to replace a section down the road, razor blade works well.
  15. scubado

    HELP! REALLY confused about LED Lights!

    Max-Paul PM'd me about my statement above that I should maybe clarify. "Running a string of lights designed for AC won't work if you hook up to a DC power supply at least here in the USA." I was talking about our lights here that run on 120V AC. I brainfarted and forgot you were talking about a 24V AC string and wanting to run it on 24V DC. Do you have pic of just the string of lights? How many bulbs in series and how many series to the full string? The rectifier should be in series of each series curcuit.