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marsh28

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  1. Thanks everyone. I'm taking a year off after Halloween as I've been doing this for 6 straight years and have 3 kids under 8. To say it can get stressful sometimes is an UNDERSTATEMENT...
  2. ...That song seems familiar to me.... lol!! Great job BTW...
  3. I only do Halloween because there are SO many Christmas shows and a little display like mine would just get lost with all the other, huge, mega pixel shows. Plus, Halloween allows me to have a bit more fun...
  4. I live in the city and have a VERY small garage that doesn't really fit a modern-sized car. It DOES fit spooking animatronic Halloween props though...
  5. My last sequence is Mr. Roboto by Stix. Was testing it tonight and HOLY cow, its easily the best I've ever done. Very excited to get some video...
  6. Very cool. Great house to decorate. love the windows...
  7. How do you turn the brightness down?
  8. Guess I need to invest in a new camera. This was taken with my Samsung S6 Edge which usually takes pretty good video. However light videos are always tricky...
  9. Thanks. For the life of me, I couldn't get the right balance between the pixel matrix in front and the animated characters in back. The video is a bit too dark for my liking but it gives you the idea. In reality, the show is WAY brighter...
  10. Added a 17 x 36 ping pong ball matrix, a fully animated character with moving torso, head, and arms, and other stuff. Had to darken the video a bit to make sure the pixel board didn't blow out the rest of the show. Enjoy....
  11. This year, I'm adding a servo-controlled animatronic to my show from the Five Nights at Freddy's video games. The character is named Springtrap. When finished, his torso, arms, and head will all be able to move. His eyes are also servo-controlled. Here's a picture I took last night...
  12. I always sequence at the last minute. usually get 80% done 45 days prior to "lights on"...
  13. My only advice would be to learn as much as you can about the diy side of the hobby. The more you can do yourself, the more lights you can buy for the same amount of money. This is ESPECIALLY true with DMX/RGB pixel stuff...
  14. You could always go cheaper and just create your own power injection point by soldering a 2 wire connector directly to the 12v and Ground wires. It works just as well.
  15. Thanks Thanks! The more info the better...
  16. Steven, could I just use the 12v power supply that they sell with the wiper motor I linked to?
  17. Nevermind, just figured out how to do it. Just had to change my preference in the sequence editor to allow native DMX editing. Thanks again!!
  18. Dennis, the only intensity level I see in the toolbar is the the normal intensity setting, 0-100%
  19. Steven, the low voltage relay is intriguing. Do you have a link for a possible source? although the CMB sound nice, I don't want to spend that kind of money on controlling one wiper motor.
  20. I already run a bunch of DMX stuff, however, I'm confused as to how you'd actually program a servo. For example, If you want a servo to turn 25 degree clockwise, how would you program this in S3/4?
  21. I should have said wiper motor. It looks like this. wiper motor I guess the LOR DC board would work with this?
  22. IMO, the Holiday Coro floods, and other similar 10 Watt floods aren't all that great because they create major hot spots and don't do an effective wash job (thus why I created my own. Although I'm haven't perfected it yet, the light in my window consists of a 10 pixel section of a cut-up 2811 light strip and its controlled with a pixel controller ( I use a SanDevices e682). However, I'm still not satisfied with my light because the 2811 strips, like nearly ALL RGB pixels, has a very wide viewing angle (120 dg.) The big viewing angle creates hot spots and makes the light less directional. However, to fix this, I'm buying some clip on plastic pixel lens that Ray Wu sells. The lens are 30 dg and should help in making the spots more directional. Here's a link to the strip I cut up (It's a one meter section). pixel strip Don't be scared off by the shipping, the price listed is ALWAYS wrong and actually gets better when you buy more. The Pixel lens I'm looking at look like this. led lens However, that link for the lens is NOT the vendor I'm using. I'll keep people updated with my progress. My thought is that if you put 2 1 meter 2811 strips adjacent to each other (with directional snap-on lens'), You could probably create a similar effect to wash lights that cost a BUNCH more, like these... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL9bXXmZg1k
  23. I've got a DC wash motor I want to use to control some animatronics. However, plugging the thing directly into an AC controller would obviously be no bueno and blow a triac. Does anyone have any suggestions about how I could create some type of relay between the Motor and the LOR AC controller output? Thanks
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