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PhilMassey last won the day on January 19

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About PhilMassey

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    Maryville, Tennessee
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  1. New to rgb Where do you find decent "Dumb Nodes"

    You don't have to use pigtails, but it's a lot easier than dragging a controller with pre attached wires around. Much easier to mount the controller box and then plug the lights in. Also helps with strain relief too. Don't want to be yanking those wires loose from the board. And while we're on the subject.. Make sure to secure the Cat 5 cable to the box. There are many posts on here about RJ45 failures, many of which can be attributed to flexing or even yanking on the cable. I do this.....
  2. How do I set up RGB floods (plug and show) in visualizer?

    Unit 5 would work. You do have to set the ID on the board using the DIP switches, as described in the manual. Page 20. http://www1.lightorama.com/Documents/CMB24D_Man_Web.pdf
  3. How do I set up RGB floods (plug and show) in visualizer?

    The CMB 24 is a Light-O Rama Controller, hint hint.
  4. 100% Brightness?? Do you EVER?!

    Why 50 or 100 or whatever. Why not let the song determine the level. Soft sections can be dimmer while loud dramatic segments can be brighter for impact. I have some songs that may vary from 10% to 80 or 90% depending on the content. I use the high levels sparingly, for an occasional dramatic peak. Music has dynamic range, lights can too.
  5. Suggestions for backup gear

    Click the Search box at the top of the page, Click the down arrow, and select advanced search, click the members tab, and search by location.
  6. Enclosure

    Unfortunately, the properties that make solvents aggressive and effective at attaching to various surfaces, also tends to make them carcinogens, and many are now banned. We used to slop Benzene around like water years ago to make adhesives and for surface prep. I believe if gasoline were invented today it would probably be banned.
  7. Enclosure

    I expect the solvent used for the "Fusion" version has been changed to a "safer" variety, for environmental and/or health regulations. While it is understandable, these solvents are usually less aggressive, and and don't work quite as well.
  8. How do I set up RGB floods (plug and show) in visualizer?

    In Visualizer, click on Edit/ Draw Floodlights, click on the screen where you want to place it, and follow the dialogs.
  9. Just install one thing?

    No. Besides you need some of the other components to run the Sequence Editor, such as the Control Panel for instance.
  10. S5 Beta Question

  11. LOR software/harware Controlling a DMX moving head w/LEDS

    Hmm, guess I was logged in to my account when I captured the link from my orders page. Here it is again, https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10-pieces-lot-LED-Inno-Pocket-Spot-Mini-Moving-Head-Light-60W-DMX-dj-7/32819851782.html?spm=2114.search0204.3.219.4f3e3d91POTUry&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10152_10065_5711320_10151_10344_10068_10130_10324_10342_10547_10325_10343_10546_10340_10548_10341_10545_10084_10083_10618_10307_5711220_10313_10059_10534_100031_10103_10627_10626_10624_10623_10622_10621_10620_10810_10811_5722415,searchweb201603_25,ppcSwitch_3_ppcChannel&algo_expid=f83ed4a8-4436-4bb3-9bf7-afb51b3ac569-34&algo_pvid=f83ed4a8-4436-4bb3-9bf7-afb51b3ac569&priceBeautifyAB=0 Mine have a white LED and colored and patterned gobos. The true RGBW lights were still significantly more expensive at the end of last year, when I was looking. No controller card being used. Direct from the RS 485 into the head. When you get your cables made, shoot me a PM and we can talk.
  12. LOR software/harware Controlling a DMX moving head w/LEDS

    I just bought two also. They are fun to play with. https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.html?spm=a2g0s.9042647.6.2.WV8KOy&orderId=88605653203095&productId=32792886786 Be interested to see yours. I made an RJ 45 to 3pin XLR cable using pins 4,5 and 6 (if memory serves) and plugged them into a second LOR RS 485 adaptor. Configured them as dmx universe and set them up as two groups of 11 channels in S4 sequence editor 4.3.26, added to my existing config and sequences. If you want the exact details I will have to walk back through it with the SE in front of me. Programming is a bit tedious but doable and just consists of setting dmx values from 1 to 255. For example intensity is fully variable from 1 to 255 on dmx universe 30, Chan 6. Pan is u 30 Chan 1 0 to 540 degrees, dmx 1 to 255. Red gobo is u30 Chan 7 value 22 to 31 Green is u30 Chan 7 value 32 to 42. And so on. Obviously they are not outdoor or in any way weather resistant, but I am considering removing the fans, and hanging them under my eaves out of the weather. We'll see if they even last until Christmas. They are getting a lot of use just playing with them.
  13. Google Really Does See All

    I'm still running Office 2007 on W10 just fine. There's always Open Office or Google docs. Linux is alive and well too.
  14. Google Really Does See All

    I worry more about the ISP's than Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc. Google predominantly just uses the info for advertising. (unless the NSA comes knocking.) The providers know everything about you. Now that Net Neutrality is history, it is only going to get worse. The monopolies that are the ISP's and phone providers are going to be totally out of control.