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About k6ccc

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  • Birthday 04/19/1959

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    Glendora, California (Los Angeles area)
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    I run a regional Public Safety 2-way radio system.

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    You mean besides lighting? Ham radio, Geocaching, flying, target shooting.
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    The web somewhere
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  1. k6ccc

    Deleting a channel in S5

    Where are you trying to delete it? You should be deleting it in the Preview Editor.
  2. k6ccc

    Mega Tree Parts

    Mr. P is right. If you look at the link targets, all of them point to the same file.
  3. k6ccc

    Mega Tree Parts

    I have not measured the pixels for my Pixel Tree rebuild yet (12 volt and 100 pixels per string), but I have assumed from day one that I will be injecting power at bottom end of each strip (controller at the top).
  4. k6ccc

    Pixel heat question

    As long as you get them tight, Ty-wraps will hold just fine. This was the first year of my pixel tree: Using a steel cable like that was a stopgap because I could not do what I originally planned. I did change that after two years for as couple of reasons. One was that in storage and handling between years, the pixels did tend to move a tiny little bit, but the more significant issue was to get the look that I wanted. I ended up doing something similar to what I originally planned: Then covered the strip with split loom molding as seen on the right strip: I am rebuilding the pixel tree again this year and will do something similar to what I have now - except the tree will be 24 strings of 100 pixels instead of 12 strings of 50 pixels as it is now. More details on my existing tree and star at: http://newburghlights.org/pixel_tree.html
  5. k6ccc

    Mega Tree Parts

    I am aware that the LOR pixels are lower power than most. I just spent a few minutes checking out other well known website that have pixels and lowest I could find for 12V x 100 WS2811 pixel strings were 70 watts. So I suggest that the original poster include a link to what he is planning on so we can sanity check for him.
  6. k6ccc

    Mega Tree Parts

    I agree with Mr. P, even your revised 27 watts per string for 12V x 100 pixel strings seems very low. 36W for 50 pixels is the closest you would find as "typical", but there is a lot of variation. I would be curious to see any strings specs that are only 27 watts for 100 pixels (I've never seen any that low). Please post a link.
  7. k6ccc

    Pixel heat question

    My only comment about using tape is that is tends to make a mess if or when you need to unwind it to replace a failed pixel. Particularly true if it gets hot where you live (note that includes off-season storage). I think most of us use ty-wraps rather than tape.
  8. k6ccc

    How to create equalizer effect on RGB nodes

    Yes, it is the VU Wizard. I used it for my opening night opener a few years back.
  9. k6ccc

    SHow Music

    I'm just the opposite of Vince. I hate sequencing. As a result, I add a song or two every year and all get revised because of added or revised props. I am using MIIP so people can pick the ones they want. There were 13 songs in 2017. Because I am making major changes to the hardware, all songs are getting fairly major re-writes. I don't expect to add any new songs this year as a result.
  10. k6ccc

    strobe light strings?

    Mine were delivered to the mail room at work about 1030 this morning. Takes anywhere from 2 hours to two days to get the 100 yards or so to my shop. Had not made it before I left for the weekend - damn!
  11. k6ccc

    5.0.24 link error

    The first download link in Mike's 5.0.24 announcement results in a 404 Not found error The second works fine. After fixing the link error, please delete this thread.
  12. k6ccc

    strobe light strings?

    If it's a Gen 3 controller, you could create a dimming curve that sets any command other than 0 to output 100%. That does not protect against plugging into the wrong cord however. The only real protection against plugging into the wrong cord would be a relay right at the device you are attempting to protect. That would get rather cumbersome and add quite a bit of expense. That would not protect against twinkle however... Make sure of what you are plugging in...
  13. k6ccc

    Text mask and groups

    Brian found the issue and sent me a fixed version that works perfectly. Thanks Brian!
  14. k6ccc

    Adding pixel arches to existing LOR

    No. Typically when people use pixels for arches, they have 25 or 50 pixels per arch. I have six arches that each have 50 pixels on two inch spacing that are illuminating the inside of 3/4 inch PEX tubing. The first link is my arches and how they are built. The second link is my way too sparce videos page, but watch the first video to see some of what I did with them. http://newburghlights.org/CCP_Arches.html http://newburghlights.org/Videos.html
  15. Unplug your existing USB to RS485 adapter and plug in a POWERED USB hub into that port on the computer. Then plug multiple USB to RS-485 adapters into that hub. Note: STRONGLY recommend a powered hub. This is the one I'm using on my server: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DQFGH80/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This is a USB 3.0 hub, but you can get the USB 2.0 version for a few bucks less if desired.