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Everything posted by k6ccc

  1. How to add sequence?

    I sent you my phone number via a PM. Give me a call
  2. HU not recognizing CCB units

    Or try the other jack if you can't fix it with a small probe.
  3. I'm gathering this is with smart pixels you are having a problem. It's not about the type of wire, but rather the length of it. Depending on the pixel technology, there is a limit of how far the data can go between the controller and the first pixel and between pixels. That limit can be as short as a few feet. The most common pixel types we use are more like 20 feet or so. There are a couple ways to extend that distance. The most common is use of null pixels. What that means is that you insert a pixel that is not lit, but regenerates the data signal. For example, if you need to get 50 feet, you might put a null pixel 17 cable feet from the controller, and another one 17 feet after that. Then you configure your controller so it knows that there are two null pixels at the beginning of the string. There are also pixel extenders that allow you to get quite a bit farther, but they add quite a bit to the cost. The best solution generally is to keep the distances down by putting the pixel controllers close to the lights. Much easier to run Ethernet or LOR network for the longer distances..
  4. RGB Strip Troubleshooting-

    Nope. Don't use PE.
  5. Zara Radio temperature announcement

    I have it working. I likely had the same issue with which characters to insert into the API key. Worked on the second try... Now I just need to find where I have my temp and humidity voice files. I likely did not move them from the old show computer. Might have to go out to the data cabinet and power that one back up so I can get them...
  6. Pixel nodes

    OK, now that we know what hardware you are using, we can help you. Actually one more question. What USB dongle are you using to connect to your DMX RS-485 network? The reason I ask is there have been reports of some USB adapters resulting in a one channel shift from expected. What this sounds like is that you are one channel off on your configuration. This MAY be a issue with your configuration that you did, and it may be a hardware issue, but in either case, it should be easy to resolve or at least work around. Two more questions. What channels are you expecting this controller to respond to? How are the DIP switches configured? I would like you to be EXCEEDINGLY details and specific on how you tested in the Hardware Utility, and the exact results. Please be almost painfully detailed. For example, I really am looking for something like "In the Hardware Utility, I selected xxx, and yyy happened". Be accurate and detailed. If there was any result, tell us. Better yet, shoot a video (use you phone if nothing better) and upload it to You-Tube and post the link. Narrate the video with what you are doing and what is happening. Honest, this won't be hard.
  7. HU not recognizing CCB units

    I assume you mean pixel one for the first minute after bootup or the status LED inside the box. That tells me there is no network connection. If the Hardware Utility is running on that network, the status LED should be solid green, not flashing. Check your network connections.
  8. Rebroadcasting?

    It's Windows based.
  9. James, I would like to at least take a look at it. jim@k6ccc.org Thanks
  10. Zara Radio temperature announcement

    Thanks! I will try this tonight.
  11. Rebroadcasting?

    Zara is great. BTW, for non-show hours, The Demented Elf has audio packages called "The Demented Elf Radio Network". They really are great. Note that Keven is going out of business, so if you want to get DERN voiceovers, get a hold of him really soon. I have done a lot of strange stuff with Zara, so if you have questions about setting it up, feel free to contact me.
  12. FM transmitter

    BTW, if turning down the volume does not help, PM me a phone number and I'll give you a call. Radio is what I do for a living (on the technical side), and I have worked as a broadcast engineer. I should be able to help.
  13. alpha pix controllers

    I don't know anything specific about the AlphaPix controllers, but if you are going to have two E1.31 controllers respond to the same commands, you MUST use Multicast rather than Unicast. This is completely do-able. And yes, the two controllers MUST have separate IP addresses.
  14. When you start a show on demand, you can specify a start and end time. My example was just using those times for the specified start and end time. The default BTW is to have the show run until manually shut down. The show has to run until it's scheduled end time in order to run the shutdown sequence. Let's setup an example. Let's say that your startup sequence is 1:00 long. Your two musical sequences are 2:30 & 3:30, and your shutdown sequence is 0:30. Using my 7:00:00 until 7:15:00 show on demand, this is how your sequences will play: 7:00:00 - 7:01:00 Startup sequence (1:00 in length) 7:01:00 - 7:03:30 Musical sequence #1 (2:30 in length) 7:03:30 - 7:07:00 Musical sequence #2 (3:30 in length) 7:07:00 - 7:09:30 Musical sequence #1 (2:30 in length) 7:09:30 - 7:13:00 Musical sequence #2 (3:30 in length) 7:13:00 - 7:15:30 Musical sequence #1 (2:30 in length) At 7:15:00 (shortly before musical sequence #1 ends) the show will go into shutdown mode because it has timed out. 7:15:30 - 7:16:00 Shutdown sequence (0:30 in length) Show is over. This timing would be the same for a Show on Demand or a scheduled show. BTW, this ignores any delays between sequences (for example to load them into the show player). I was trying to keep it simple.
  15. The shutdown sequence will run at the end of the show. If you do a show on demand from lets say 7:00 until 7:15, the sequences in the background tab will start and continue playing. The sequences in the Startup tab will start and run once. Then the sequences in the Animation and Musical tabs will run. if the sequences in the Musical tab complete prior to the scheduled end of the show on demand, they will repeat. At the scheduled end of the show, the currently playing Musical sequence will continue playing until is finishes. Then the sequences in the Shutdown tab will play. If you shut down the show prior to the scheduled end, I don't believe the shutdown sequence will run. Does that answer your question?
  16. Pixel nodes

    And as I said, please send us a link for the lights that you are using.
  17. FM transmitter

    Turn down the audio level to the transmitter. One of two things is happening. Either you are sending so much audio to the transmitter that the audio stage of the transmitter is being distorted, or the transmitter is able to handle the audio level, but it is badly over-modulated with will cause the distortion in the receivers. If you want the technical details I can supply them (radio is what I do for a living).
  18. Show Builder

    Easy. Make sure that the channels that you want to stay on are actually on at the end of the sequence. In the screen capture below, the channels with the red arrows will be off, and the channels with the green arrows will be on at the end of the sequence.
  19. Very nice Deb. Makes me glad that I will see the show and meet you in a few weeks
  20. That would be the easy place to do it.
  21. RGB Intro's?

    What format do you need: for Sequence Editor, SuperStar or Pixel Editor?
  22. lor board

    Not trying to be picky, but please get out of the habit of calling that an "internet" plug. It has nothing to do with the internet. As TheDucks said, it's a RJ-45 jack that is carrying a data signal that is using the RS-485 electrical standard with LOR (or optionally DMX) protocol data. Although it is the same connector as is generally used for Ethernet (which is what the internet runs on), it is not at all compatible, and in fact mixing Ethernet and the RS-485 used for LOR networking can result in letting the magic blue smoke out of one piece of equipment or the other. To make it worse, with more people using E1.31 which IS carried over Ethernet, it is important not to confuse the two.
  23. Good. It depends on the pixels. I know when I first hooked up 94 pixel the far end looked really crappy. Measured at about 9 volts. Injected power to the far end and problems went away. Same thing with my pixel star which has 90 pixel strings. Had to inject power at the ends.
  24. 12v to 5v

    The voltage only applies to the pixel power. Several ways to do it, BTW.