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    'Connected' versions of LOR S4 and S5

    Hello also got the same error, did second try with repair option, now works on three machines, even on a virtual machine on a mac. strange behaviour though. best regards Dick de Wit The Netherlands
  2. Hello, I used some different monitors on the same pc, and found different latency with the different monitors, up to 1/25 of a second. music was spot on but the display of the grid too late. When driving lights with the lights on time the grid was moving to slow. Thus very hard to sequence. Took me a while to figure out it was the monitor. used the monitors on two kinds of pc, used three types of monitors on both pc to get to the conclusion it was the monitor. maybe it is not what you were experiencing, but just for information, both devices have different displays in your case. best regards
  3. Hello Light fans, As AC controllers get more out of use these days, I got the strange idea to upgrade the high voltage AC sides to low voltage DC. Not knowing the exact schematics, but with a little knowledge of electronics, I came to the idea to replace the triacs by fets and adjusting the seconday circuit and so on. while uncoupling the 220v input of the transformer from the power input and giving its own 220V entry. As the circuit was driving the triacs every half phase, this should result in a frequency of 100 HZ ( in europe ) driving the fets. with some kind of pwm. Has anyone tried this? If so, are you willing to share the new secondary schematics? Please feel free to comment. I was just thinking it is a waste to throw the AC controlers in the recycle bin. Dick de Wit The Netherlands
  4. Hello, I have tried to import my visualizer file from lor 4.3.24 pro to S5. ( finally you will say ) On one prop I get an error. If I remove the prop it goes well. The prop contains 15 spokes with dumb rgb controlled by three CMBD 16. Exactly on the transition from controller A to controller B the error occurs. Channel 16 of controller A is Red, channel 1 and 2 of the next controller are Green and Blue. So in my humble opinion it could have to do with the R being on the first controller and the G-B on the second. I included the prop in the files. Please advice, if this will not work in S5 the hardware will have to be setup totally different to comply, as the last 3 channels 46, 47, 48 are used in another prop ( 3 x 16 channels, 3 CMBD16 ) All RGB channels are used on a few CMBD16, no spare left. Thank you for your help. Dick de Wit The Netherlands waaier2018mod.lpf TESTLEE.lee
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    7 Segment Display ???

    Good morning 8track, Why do you want lor software to control this sign? has it to work together with existing sequences or stand alone? If stand alone you can use any microcontroller to drive such a display, for instance an arduino with a clock module to keep time with some hardware added in the form shift register/driving chips for the leds.( or powerfets if more leds used in the segments) Even the suggestion to use 14 or 16 segment displays and make a scrolling text would be possible this way. Need some arduino programming skills with the help of several libraries to make it happen. ( even some influence from the lor sequencer is possible when adding dmx shield on the arduino). one example is https://github.com/AnthonyDiGirolamo/MAX6954, Here they use small displays, but creating large ones is just using more leds in series. Best regards Dick de Wit The Netherlands
  6. Hello If you are in europe, a company in the Netherlands has experience with this kind of projects, Inventdesign, Email: info@inventdesign.nl Man, they are creative with light. ( I am not an employee, just an admiring their work ) Best regards Dick
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    going dark is so different...

    Good afternoon from The Netherlands, it is like sailing, as it goes well physically, you are able to do it, but when you get to old, it is a painstaking goodby to the boat with tears in your hart. ( will happen in some time in the future to me, I assume) sorry to hear it is final. I feel with you dearly. but please, have all the best moments with your wife as long as possible in good health, as from my own experience this can change only to soon. All the best Dick The Netherlands
  8. Hello dear nabour country Lor is rather closed platform. have you seen the xlight programm in combination with the raspi? That should work for you I can imagine Gruessen aus die Niederlaende dick
  9. Hello friends I am trying to setup the interactive part, three buttons. using 4.3.24 I want the interactive show to start with a sparksound with corresponding anim, and than to go to the second sequence, the song itself. It works with the G3mp3, there you can make a list of sequences to be used by a specific trigger. even more than one is possible. but how do I do this in the show editor. In the jukebox it starts the next sequence by pressing the same button again. perfect. but not 2 sequences directly after eachother automatically. Please does someone know the trick to do this? Dick
  10. Hello helpfull lightfriends I want to create my own shape with smartpixels driven by pixie 16, so not using dmx pixels but normal controller id and lor pixels. for some shape threre are wizards, but how for a freeform shape? for instance, within xlights you use some kind of speadsheet like setup. how to do that within lor? If I do not see the obvious, please enlight my brain. Dick
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    help with pixie16 needed freeshape

    good morning all While trying to use the pixie 16, I encounter that it is a pita device. The technical info says it is capable of driving up to 100 pixels, in fact is it 50, all above 50 is not supported in the visualizer, and pixels above 50 are working unpredictable. I use a networkspeed of 500k, and still lose lots of pixels. What a bad product. original text from the website: Each port can control up to 100 smart RGB pixels over a standard LOR network. In Lor 5 it should be better, but to use a beta release in order to use a pixie 16 is a marketing scam. My ELOR form sandevices even works better with is own small problems. as not capable to 500k speed for instance, but even at the lower networkspeed it performs better. I can drive my 62 pixels without a problem with it. just bought a pixie16 to use the 500k speed, And I am using only 8 ports so far. Not even 16, but it will end in the garbagebin I think. Who thought LOR would create such a monsterproduct. Had to have this of my chest this morning. Dick de Wit The Netherlands
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    How to add Pixie4 and pixie8 to visualizer

    Good afternoon, Maybee I am the dumb guy from europe, but which icon is the rgb string tool in connection to the pixie 16? And I know how to make DMX strings, and how to make arches for thePixie with the wizard. That all went well, but my freeform I have still trouble with. Freeform in DMX pixels is a piece of cake. But for the pixie16 I am not seeing the solution. The draw string icon makes a rgb string, but no pixels, or am I wrong here? the draw cosmic color ribbon tool works ok, I can draw anything I like, but does not get me the option to get the string to 62 pixels. If I a not clear in what I want, sorry for that, but I hope I am clear enough for now. Whos brain can I pick? Dick The Netherlands
  13. Hello dear people I am a bit confused how to set logical resolution with 62 pixels/string. I know 50 would be simpel, ok. I know how to set to 62 pixels/string. AndI do have 62 pixel per string, as it came out the best way for me in my props. most even distributed pixel distance. logical resolution would work only when set to 50 pixels per string, I did read well?? but what setting should it be in my case? 50, 100, or will it be ignored totally? Who knows the exact answer? Dick de Wit The Netherlands
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    pixie 16 confused with 62 pixels/string

    Good afternoon, ok, it is clear now, just ignore the setting when using other pixelcount. thank you Dick de Wit The Netherlands
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    what is a good videomapping program ??

    Goedemiddag Mark, ik heb best wel goede reakties gezien op madmapper. Zowel mac als pc. Alleen veel geld, dat wel. Dick Vianen
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    Hello I was also looking fot the new firmware, as shown in the release notes, could not find it yet. best regards Dick de Wit The Netherlands
  17. Hello all, In 4.3.20 a new firmware for the mp3g3 should be available, does anyone knows where to look for it, my firmware directory still it says firmware version 5.36.lhx. This a known firmware for a while, so it could not be the new version. Who knows? Dick The Netherlands
  18. Hello Lor, I use a two computer setup for sequencing, Imac 27 with a resolution of 2560x1440 for the sequencer, and a windows pc for the visualizer on a 55 inch screen. ( that came flying in easily ;-)) Maximum workspace so to speak Do I understand right that this kind of setup is not possible in S5? Dick de Wit The netherlands
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    New 4 port MP3

    Hello Lightorama How is the progress on the new MP3 player? Hardware support for new MP3 4 port director (not yet released) <<<<<<<<<<<<<============= I Are more details known already? Release date scheduled yet? As my setup is stand alone and unguided, it gets to the limits of the G3MP3, which I love by the way for the idiotproof action until now, I have to decide to go with Lightorama this year or to look for alternatives. Dick de Wit The Netherlands
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    New 4 port MP3

    Hello all did someone see the new 4port mp3 on the last show? Or a prototype? dick
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    Oldest Sequencer Here?

    Ok guys competition is won easlily by the oldies. no problem, but for the future, who is the youngest?? And which group is larger, the young ones or the old ones? olmost grey myself, just turned 61 yesterday, surprisingly lots in the same group of 60+ , is sequencing some kind of after midlife crisis? And where are the people with the 46,XX genome Happy sequencing from The Netherlands Dick de Wit
  22. hello even more simple just use the color tool with the color on one side and choose black as color on the other side, so you can go from black to full color and reverse. can not be more easy to do dick
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    Pixcon16 Dual Power Supplies

    Hello all, I am also building a controller today with two power supplies.And the V- of both power supplies come together on the pixie16. ( blue wires ) both rated 5V 30 A max. Because of the possible current I took two wires of 2,5 mm2 from the power supply to the pixie16, so total 5 mm2, for the low voltage side. 2,5 mm2 is about the same as AWG13. As 5 mm2 can load as much as 50 amp ( absolute maximum), this should be sufficient for each bank. Both power supplies have on the 230 Volt side a fuseholder with a fuse rated 6,3A for whenever a power supply would die. The wiring of the 230V is 1,5 mm2, about the same as awg 15. Because the current on the 230Volt is lower that 1 amp it is more than enough. 150 Watt max on 230Volt is about 0,66 amp. The holes for the outputs yet have to be drilled and are expected to be drilled near the lor connector, the same goes for the waterproof connectors for the lor network. That will be a total of 6 holes. 4 holes with pigtails and two rj45 waterproof connectors. Have a nice weekend Dick The Netherlands
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    LOR on Mac OS X

    Hello I have been using vmware fusion already for a couple of years, and had not problems with lor software so far. I think it should work, use hardware util to test all to be sure. Regards Dick The Netherlands
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    time running backward

    Hello Does anyone has ever seen the message: Time is running backwards, while starting the visualizer? What does it mean? Dick The Netherlands