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Tim Fischer wrote:



When soldering wires directly to the board (instead of using the Cat5 jacks), is it pretty obvious which wires go where (referring to the color key in the instructions?)

I would say yes. The pins on the connector are split into two rows on the board but they are basically alternating as they go so if you use the same order as the cat 5 cable drawings, it should go pretty easy, just alternated top and bottom. Consider inserting a cat 5 cable into the connector for a visual guide to pin order as you go.

I plan to solder up one more this weekend without the connectors because I found a great halogen light that I was disappointed I would not be able to fit my flood into because of the connectors but once I saw Bill's pictures with no connectors I can fit it in now and it will be very small, the board just fits. I found these lights on clearance at Menards for $3.00 so now I need to go back and buy a couple more before they are gone.

I will post a picture once I get done, and once I figure out how to post a picture :(

Rick

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huskernut wrote:

Tim Fischer wrote:


When soldering wires directly to the board (instead of using the Cat5 jacks), is it pretty obvious which wires go where (referring to the color key in the instructions?)

I would say yes. The pins on the connector are split into two rows on the board but they are basically alternating as they go so if you use the same order as the cat 5 cable drawings, it should go pretty easy, just alternated top and bottom. Consider inserting a cat 5 cable into the connector for a visual guide to pin order as you go.

I plan to solder up one more this weekend without the connectors because I found a great halogen light that I was disappointed I would not be able to fit my flood into because of the connectors but once I saw Bill's pictures with no connectors I can fit it in now and it will be very small, the board just fits. I found these lights on clearance at Menards for $3.00 so now I need to go back and buy a couple more before they are gone.

I will post a picture once I get done, and once I figure out how to post a picture :(

Rick


Cool, I might have to swing by Menards on the way home (it's a little harder now since they tore down and are in the process of rebuilding the one right by where I work :) )

My new soldering station came today as well, so I'm all ready to make my prototype. It came by UPS right before I was leaving for work, and it killed me to not even open it :)

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For those of you that are direct wiring, here is a picture of how the pins numbers works out. The pins on top are the odd number pins and the pins on bottom are the even number pins.

Hopefully this can help some of you out.

Attached files 203802=11327-Pin numbering.png

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Ponddude wrote:

I'm right here....:(

However, if you want, you can send me an email at greg@christmasonmanor.com. You can send me a PM too.

I sent a comment through your comment system on your website, some time ago, with no response. And I tried again yesterday the 9th, and it got refused. It says the email set to greg@christmasonmanor.com is failing to accept messages. See below:

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Message: I hope your customer service is not [Foul Language Used], like travis at ledholidaylighting.com. I asked a question the other day about your wall washers and I don't believe I ever got a responce back. I wanted to know if they can do Red, blue, green, and Yellow? Seasonal Entertainment powered with PrestaShop™[/align]

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ny_yankee_25 wrote:

Ponddude wrote:
I'm right here....:(

However, if you want, you can send me an email at greg@christmasonmanor.com. You can send me a PM too.

I sent a comment through your comment system on your website, some time ago, with no response. And I tried again yesterday the 9th, and it got refused. It says the email set to greg@christmasonmanor.com is failing to accept messages. See below:

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from localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1]

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Message: I hope your customer service is not [Foul Language Used], like travis at ledholidaylighting.com. I asked a question the other day about your wall washers and I don't believe I ever got a responce back. I wanted to know if they can do Red, blue, green, and Yellow?   Seasonal Entertainment powered with PrestaShop™[/align]


Hello,

I have responded to your PM and sent you an email. I don't know why your emails are getting returned but I am sorry about that. See if you get my email and we can go from there. Check your PM box though...

Greg

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ny_yankee_25 wrote: [align=left]

download?mid=1%5f32568%5fANMwvs4AAKUiTBByKQKRkDcIogk&pid=3.2&fid=Christmas&inline=1 Message from your shop Seasonal Entertainment E-mail address: ny_yankee_25@yahoo.com

Message: I hope your customer service is not [Foul Language Used], like travis at ledholidaylighting.com. I asked a question the other day about your wall washers and I don't believe I ever got a responce back. I wanted to know if they can do Red, blue, green, and Yellow? Seasonal Entertainment powered with PrestaShop™
I will be the first in a long line to come that will tell you that Greg is a stand up guy. He has been very responsive to customers and posts that have involved his products.
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zman wrote:

ny_yankee_25 wrote: [align=left]
download?mid=1%5f32568%5fANMwvs4AAKUiTBByKQKRkDcIogk&pid=3.2&fid=Christmas&inline=1 Message from your shop Seasonal Entertainment E-mail address: ny_yankee_25@yahoo.com

Message: I hope your customer service is not [Foul Language Used], like travis at ledholidaylighting.com. I asked a question the other day about your wall washers and I don't believe I ever got a responce back. I wanted to know if they can do Red, blue, green, and Yellow? Seasonal Entertainment powered with PrestaShop™
I will be the first in a long line to come that will tell you that Greg is a stand up guy. He has been very responsive to customers and posts that have involved his products.
[/align]

I never said he was not! I simply stated a fact, asking "if", he was like travis? But for the record it was because his emails system that sends him emails trough his website:

http://www.christmasonmanor.com/store/contact-form.php

Choose customer service from the drop down menu, and put in your email and message. it gets bounced back to the email you enter.

So you can see why I felt that way. I missed out on the sale he had the other day a couple of weeks ago, because I could not get my question answered!

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zman wrote:

ny_yankee_25 wrote:
[align=left]
download?mid=1%5f32568%5fANMwvs4AAKUiTBByKQKRkDcIogk&pid=3.2&fid=Christmas&inline=1 Message from your shop Seasonal Entertainment E-mail address: ny_yankee_25@yahoo.com

Message: I hope your customer service is not [Foul Language Used], like travis at ledholidaylighting.com. I asked a question the other day about your wall washers and I don't believe I ever got a responce back. I wanted to know if they can do Red, blue, green, and Yellow? Seasonal Entertainment powered with PrestaShop™
I will be the first in a long line to come that will tell you that Greg is a stand up guy. He has been very responsive to customers and posts that have involved his products.
[/align]



I agree with Mark. Greg has treated me very well!

Product was shipped promply, everything was there, and even refunded me on excess postage.

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ny_yankee_25 wrote:

zman wrote:
ny_yankee_25 wrote: [align=left]
download?mid=1%5f32568%5fANMwvs4AAKUiTBByKQKRkDcIogk&pid=3.2&fid=Christmas&inline=1   Message from your shop Seasonal Entertainment   E-mail address: ny_yankee_25@yahoo.com

Message: I hope your customer service is not [Foul Language Used], like travis at ledholidaylighting.com. I asked a question the other day about your wall washers and I don't believe I ever got a responce back. I wanted to know if they can do Red, blue, green, and Yellow?   Seasonal Entertainment powered with PrestaShop™
I will be the first in a long line to come that will tell you that Greg is a stand up guy. He has been very responsive to customers and posts that have involved his products.
[/align]

I never said he was not! I simply stated a fact, asking "if", he was like travis? But for the record it was because his emails system that sends him emails trough his website:

http://www.christmasonmanor.com/store/contact-form.php

Choose customer service from the drop down menu, and put in your email and message. it gets bounced back to the email you enter.

So you can see why I felt that way. I missed out on the sale he had the other day a couple of weeks ago, because I could not get my question answered!


Don't worry, no offense taken. The store software I use is open source and far from completely perfect. However, it does what I need it to do and, for the most part, gets the job done. If anyone ever has a question, please send me an email directly at greg@christmasonmanor.com. I try to answer in the same day...at least I try.

Just and FYI for everyone, there really wasn't a "sale." Maybe that is a bad thing to call it. I just initially start things off to help fund the initial purchase of ALL my stuff. That costs a lot and put it out, out of pocket, well I just couldn't do it. The prices are not going up unless the component prices go up. So please do not think you missed out on anything that is lower than what you currently see.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program............:D

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Ponddude wrote

Now back to our regularly scheduled program............:D

Well, if I buy your wall washers, is there an easy way to get yellow? I really don't need any other colors other than red, blue, and green. They come on the board. But yellow, how would you recommend it?

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Well the boards are not designed to take any other LEDs other than red, green and blue LEDs. However, because the specs for yellow LEDs are the same as the red LEDs, you can substitute to the reds with the yellows and not have to worry about changing the resistors.

However, if you wanted to make yellow, you put the red and green LEDs on at 100% and leave blue off...that makes yellow.

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Really! Do you have a video with the red and green on, showing the yellow? and if I change the reds on one board to yellow, where do I find the right yellow leds?

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That's what so nice about these units.

Since Red, Green and Blue are the primary colors, by varying the intensity, you can have over 16 million colors, on demand.

For me, being able to have ANY color, or shade of a color (important to matching colors to existing light strings), I wouldn't change the LEDs or anything. For Halloween I want orange and purple, for the Easter display pastel shades of light blue and pink, if I did a St Patricks display I would want shamrock green and gold.

As shipped, the color possibilities are endless.

Look at Page 8 in the user manual. Lots of sample colors are pictured.

http://www.christmasonmanor.com/store/attachment.php?id_attachment=14



(PS - the "Cutomer Service Contact Responder" on the store website worked great for me. Greg received my msg and promptly replied))

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You mean the PDF file? Just click open and view it on the screen then. Worked fine for me.

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Bill, John, an anyone else:

Can you share how you mounted your boards into the halogen enclosure? I picked up a enclosure similar to Bill's red/small one in the earlier pictures, and it will work perfectly. There are two "tabs" that I can tap/drill that line up with the upper holes on the RF board, but the lower area doesn't have anything like this, and the RF board is too crowded to add additional holes into. I considered just mounting the board from the top holes, but that didn't seem quite right either...

-Tim

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Tim,

I am not 100% certain how those guys did it, but when I did the proto's I went to Lowe's and got 1" stand-offs. I think they were like 10 for a quarter. I than screwed the board into them and hot glued the stand offs to the glass of the case. That is how they were attached in the video on the site.

Greg

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Or use the plastic printed circuit board standoffs from Ratshack glued to the glass with hotglue or expoxy or superglue

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Ah, so everyone's gluing to the glass. I was trying to glue to the back :)

We'll see what I come up with, thanks for the info.

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Greg, where did you find the standoffs at Lowes? I was just there a bit ago for some other things and looked for them (both in electrical and the hardware dept). I've been known to be blind though :)

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Tim Fischer wrote:

Ah, so everyone's gluing to the glass. I was trying to glue to the back :)



lol, the Mighty Minis I built were designed to screw to the back of a particular size lamp housing. Greg made the Rainbows so they can be used with almost any lamp housing



EDIT: I have both Mighty Minis and Rainbows, just so there is no confusion with my statement above.

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Tim Fischer wrote:

Greg, where did you find the standoffs at Lowes?  I was just there a bit ago for some other things and looked for them (both in electrical and the hardware dept).  I've been known to be blind though :)


Tim,

They were in the hardware section with all the screws and bolts.

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Ponddude wrote:

Tim Fischer wrote:
Greg, where did you find the standoffs at Lowes? I was just there a bit ago for some other things and looked for them (both in electrical and the hardware dept). I've been known to be blind though :)


Tim,

They were in the hardware section with all the screws and bolts.

Hmmm, that's where I mainly looked. Either ours doesn't have them or I'm blind :)

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A 1 inch flat head machine screw with a nut on either side of the board will work also.

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