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  1. wmilkie

    Texas get together

    a little late to the conversation, but we moved to Forney 1 year ago; love to keep in touch with anyone in the area
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    Looking for a 1602 in Dallas

    A little late, but did you ever get one?
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    Going Dark in 2019

    really sorry to see you go Earl; I haven't done much the last few years but you were a great help for me in the past; take care and good luck
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    LOR CCR 16 Tree Build

    thanks had a 10foot pixel tree last year, no tree for 2017 but will change it to a 20foot for 2018; this is helpful
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    LOR CCR 16 Tree Build

    Do you have any photos?
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    Pixels on ridge line

    I used some pixel clips from http://boscoyostudio.com/, tie wrapped them to 1/2" emt; mounted emt clips to roof: snap pixel/emt assys to clips Some assemblies are permanently mounted to underneath eaves, others are at easy level to put up and take down Built my pixel tree the same way
  7. robigd, can you post a photo of your sign?
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    In the news ! Santa Claus Lane

    thats great; congratulations!
  9. I like that Jim; how did you make that?
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    Drill Jigs for PVC pipe

    very cool idea
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    Orang County CA/Cleveland OH light shows

    Just sent you a PM; we're in Anaheim
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    Disaster averted - good reminder

    glad you figured it out; I usually forget to plug something back in, like power, lights, audio, etc
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    S4 Upgrade Info

    in s4, Visualizer works significantly better
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    e682 not working

    if the configuration is correct, and just the lights don't light, maybe check the fuses and make sure the little green connectors are plugged in all the way, loose connection for led power etc
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    ELL Update to Hardware?

    one house is next door, next is 2 doors down, 3rd is directly across the street plus mine next door one is easy, but for the other 2, might need some wireless broadcast ; just starting to look into this, after neighbors approached me and asked if it was possible; might be fun
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    ELL Update to Hardware?

    I'm looking at possibly adding multiple houses next year; what other alternatives are there other than ELL's?
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    Lag when adding to existing sequence

    this has to be done in Sequence Editor, SE; you do need another usb adapter from LOR, preferably the red high speed one; if you don't have a spare, this won't work; at least I don't know of another way: I always keep a few spare around just in case as as debtoew mentioned, perhaps the rgb would be better on an Aux A network instead; either way you may need to split your non-rgb and rgb up BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES, MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS BACKED UP TO A SECURE LOCATION, OR FILES RENAMED, ETC it gets a little complicated here(for me anyway) when you load a sequence in SE; go to TOOLS, Channel Configuration; as screen opens up with the current track, ie: track 1, what ever you named your tracks; (you'll need to change the controller in each track also; say RGB-1 will need to be changed in track 1, track 2, etc.) one of the tabs will display the current network, "Regular'; basically, you want to change say the rgb controllers to the Aux A network; click on Change Controller; click on the controller to change, say RGB 1 click on Network, change from Regular to Aux A; click OK do this for each Track so all the rgb controllers in that sequence will be on Aux A now. Click ok on Channel Config save Sequence to different name; say xxxxx-1; that way you don't overwrite your previous sequence; Now you will need to change the Advanced LOR Network Configuration; click Edit, Preferences, Network Preference; I'm assuming your RGB controllers are LOR and not dmx, , locate the controllers you changed, say RGB 1 Change the Aux A to the correct, say com 3;(hardware utility should detect this) click apply, save; then try out that sequence; The help files have some info on this, Aux network, networks, etc; ; last year I had to scramble to get this working but it was in October
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    Experiencing Lag

    I had this problem last year; turns out my older pc16 controllers were too slow(G2); (also check you network speeds for non-rgb, older G2 units work best at max 115k I think) My fix last year was to I split the non-rgb lights into a separate Aux network in SE under network setting. For me, this fixed it; You'll need a separate usb LOR dongle for this You can export the network config, and save the old and new one just to be safe make sure you back everything up before you make any changes; This year, bought G3 controllers and the red 485 dongle, I set mine to 500k this year
  19. Looks great! The snow reflects beautifully, much better than dead grass which is what some of Californians have
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    FM Transmitter

    I just skipped to the end
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    RGB ribbons

    I have all 12mm rgb bulbs: they're mounted to these http://www.boscoyostudio.com/products/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_6&products_id=2 then tie wrapped to 1/2" emt tubing; some are permanently mounted under the eaves , the rest on clips mounted to my house; easy to take down and put up possibly rent a "cherry picker" to mount the ones up high; I used a 23' ladder but only had to do the high ones once
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    First 7 Jobs

    1) Paper boy 2 yrs 2) Radio Shack, sales(sorry sorry sorry) 1 yr 3) Electrical Draftsman 1 yr 4) Electrical technician 1 yr 5) Electronic technician company A 2 yrs 6) Medical field service technician 2 yrs 7) Electronic Technician Company B 2 yrs 8) Electronic Technician Company C 3 months 9) Electronic Technician Company D 9 months 10) Electronic Technician Company E 4 years 11) Electronic Technician Company B again 28 yrs
  23. I'm also using Win 7, having exact same experience as Sax; If I open an Explorer window, then click on the Save icon, Explorer does not update. If I rename the file, and click the Save icon, I can see the change; weird problem, "never saw this before" Tried the usual, reboot, reload the program, etc; at least for me, 100% repeatable. Not a big deal, I just do what Jim does and rename the file each time
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