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Back of star requested by Steve and several others.

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Jeff

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There is always one in the bunch.....

One what? A person with a medical condition that is upset because the effects of that condition are often referred to in a comical sense or that it is somehow cool? There is nothing cool about it. The insinuation was that the star is so cool it would induce a seizure.The star itself is a masterpiece of sequencing and effort and I applaud those that put the effort into it. All I did was comment that the use or context of the name was offensive which it is to anyone with Epilepsy. Someone even insulted my intelligence and their own by stating they saw the name as a warning not to watch. Then someone else referred to me as stupid. I got a PM stating the intent was not meant to offend and I believe that person was sincere. Let me put it another way. If I had a black light star that I decided to post as an "n word" star, everyone would be all over my case and rightly so.

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Actually, I think the original intent was it was flashing so much it might trigger a seizure. Not that it was so cool it would cause a seizure. I watched a young boy, playing a stand up video game in the mall years ago, fall to the floor having a seizure after the game ended and the screen at robbed red flashes.

So in effect, from the original naming of the star, I do not think there was any intent to offend.

Also, there is a huge difference in using the word seizure and the "N" word. The use of the second word is socially unacceptable, unless it is someone of African American heritage using it. Even then most politically sensitive people find it repulsive. I do not believe that I have heard of anyone finding the word seizure politically incorrect.

Just my two cents.

So bottom line from me, I do not think the name was meant to be offensive. I do understand your sensitivity. For those that posted calling names, it just shows the nature of some of the posters here. For those of us the have seen and like the sequencing of the star, let it rock on. I just wish I had four hundred bucks plus to get and light four of them.

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Mike,

 

Thanks for the great comments above. At this time I have a nephew that was involved in a car wreck 19 years ago. He was having as many as 3 a day for the last 19 years. In the last couple months they have increase and at times he may have 5 in one day. This is where I put the show for the last 6 years and the family enjoys watching it plus the 1000's that stop. Video does not do this star justice and It will rock on..

 

Jeff

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Picked up the star from Doug today. Looks great!!! Gathering supplies now to get started on putting the pixels on the frame. I have all the rectangle modules required but am waiting on the square pixels. 

 

Andy, if you have the 10 burst version of the sequence in HLS I would like a copy. 

 

Dave

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Picked up the star from Doug today. Looks great!!! Gathering supplies now to get started on putting the pixels on the frame. I have all the rectangle modules required but am waiting on the square pixels. 

 

Andy, if you have the 10 burst version of the sequence in HLS I would like a copy. 

 

Dave

Glad you liked it Dave. Nice seeing you today. Got all of the trees done.

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Sorry I havnt had much free time lately between work and family. I will try to work on the 10 burst version this weekend.

 

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Sorry I havnt had much free time lately between work and family. I will try to work on the 10 burst version this weekend.

 

;)

 

No rush! I just was not sure if you got my PM. I sent you a PM with the channel changes I was going to make for the additional burst at the bottom. I also noticed tonight while putting the lights on the frame that the burst with channels 11,42,43,44 only had four modules where all the like were five, so I added the fifth module there since the frame supports it. This will add a channel 45 at the end and shift every channel after that plus one. 

 

I have about 67 modules attached to the frame, Hope I can finish the rest tomorrow, then I need to make all the inner connections and once I get the square modules attach those.

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Glad you got the seizure star frame and make sure that the rectangles are RGB and the square nodes are RGB. If not you will end up doing and use two universes like I did. Post pictures when you get it all zipped tied up as I know you have your hands full right now... LOL

 

Jeff

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Glad you got the seizure star frame and make sure that the rectangles are RGB and the square nodes are RGB. If not you will end up doing and use two universes like I did. Post pictures when you get it all zipped tied up as I know you have your hands full right now... LOL

 

Jeff

 

 

I don't have the square pixels yet from Todd. I will have to do a bit of testing with them when they come in, but an extra universe is not too big of a deal right now. I got all the rectangle nodes on the frame early this morning, Just need to connect the modules I cut apart and while I am at that prob going to inject some power at a few places so I don't have any surprises when I am all done. 

 

I will get some pictures posted later when I get the wiring done. 

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Jeff,

 

 LOL, Didn't really ever think about it but thats a lot of wiring!! I got the inner and outer stars done. Added some power injection every 20 pixel blocks since I already had to splice them to the next. Was sitting here looking at the amount of work ahead to wire up all the bursts. I am glad I bought a 500' box of wire going to take a bit to finish. Since I don't have LOR and the trial won't output I imported the sequence in HLS and tested it out. So far looks great, can't wait until I get the rest done!

 

Dave

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Guest Don Gillespie

Doesn't matter what you call it there will always be some one who complains, I like the star lots of action and nice design,

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Got everything all wired up, but made one goof. When I wired the bursts together, I did it with the frame upside down, so instead of like Jeff's CW burst, mine are CCW. 

 

So I ended up with:

 

(1 and 12 Start in the same locations as Jeff's, Top of the 8-O'clock burst)

Small Star: 1-10

Large Star: 12-41

 

(12): 73-76

(1): 68-72

(2): 64-67

(4): 59-63

(5): 55-58

(6): 50-54

(7): 46-49

(8): 11,42-45

(10): 82-85

(11): 77-81

 

Ran the sequences from this thread but since I added a burst, lengthened one, and wired them CCW it has a few problems. I have always used Vixen so I am trying to learn HLS so I can rearrange these problems. Hopefully I will have some time before the square modules arrive to make these corrections.

 

Dave

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No rush! I just was not sure if you got my PM. I sent you a PM with the channel changes I was going to make for the additional burst at the bottom. I also noticed tonight while putting the lights on the frame that the burst with channels 11,42,43,44 only had four modules where all the like were five, so I added the fifth module there since the frame supports it. This will add a channel 45 at the end and shift every channel after that plus one. 

 

I have about 67 modules attached to the frame, Hope I can finish the rest tomorrow, then I need to make all the inner connections and once I get the square modules attach those.

 

Yea the original star had different length arm bursts. Some arm lengths only supported 4 modules and some had room for 5. The crazy channel numbering on the burst along with power injection and rgb orientation of different modules/nodes used was the reasoning behind busting the burst out on there own universe. This also simplified wiring and power management on the star itself.

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I can say one thing !!! I am glad mine is wired and hanging on wall. The Seizure Star will be a hit at the show this year with the new pixel tree. Watch out Sandstorm !!!!

dlovely- I would rewire to match as close as you can with mine so we can share sequences back and forth. Just a thought !!! Gets easier when you do it the second time...

Jeff

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I can say one thing !!! I am glad mine is wired and hanging on wall. The Seizure Star will be a hit at the show this year with the new pixel tree. Watch out Sandstorm !!!! dlovely- I would rewire to match as close as you can with mine so we can share sequences back and forth. Just a thought !!! Gets easier when you do it the second time... Jeff

 

Thought about that, but we'll see, its a lot of work with all the heat shrink and tape I used... I don't use LOR just Vixen and moving to HLS. I need to check, but with HLS I think I can just re-order the channels. I will look at what work will be involved in moving the wires around, might possibly get away with just moving one end of each of them, provided the lengths all line up. With a 7 month old in the house its few and far between I have this kind of time I had this weekend to work on it. Wife got a hardwood floor in the bedroom last week... 

 

Dave

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I got the star rewired tonight, It now matches Jeff's but has about 6 modules more. 

 

 

 

(1 and 12 Start in the same locations as Jeff's, Top of the 8-O'clock burst)

Small Star: 1-10

Large Star: 12-41

 

 

(12): 55-58

(1): 59-63

(2): 64-67

(4): 68-72

(5): 73-76

(6): 77-81

(7): 82-85

(8): 11,42-45

(10): 46-49

(11): 50-54

 

Still waiting on the 12V square modules, about two more weeks out I hear. 

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Looks like you are heading in the right direction. Just a little copy and paste to cover the other 6 pixels and you will be fine. Get ready to see a bright Star !!!

 

Jeff

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Sequences are completed for this year dlovely. Let me know if you want a few of them LOL.

 

Jeff

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Sequences are completed for this year dlovely. Let me know if you want a few of them LOL.

 

Jeff

wish I could say the same. I am just getting a good start :mellow:

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Sequences are completed for this year dlovely. Let me know if you want a few of them LOL.

 

Jeff

 

Sure, I have not had time to do any sequencing of the star yet, I have not even finished building it yet! Too many other things going on that are taking up all my time.

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Thanks Steve.. It was never meant to offend anyone and making negative comments is something I have tried to stay away from. Be proud of the prop and how it works. It was not until this year when I wrote Merry Christmas on a letter but put Merry Xmas that my wife said, " Why did you take Christ out of Christmas". Then she tore up the greeting card. Guess I never looked at it that way.

 

Jeff

 

Actually the wife was incorrect.  While taking Greek in college I was told by my Greek professor (actually Greek himself) that the "X" is not actually an "X" but a "CHI".  Which in Greek stands for Χριστός or Christós, which means anointed.   So tell your wife she was wrong, most likely for the first time ever, but she owes you a Xmas card.

 

Look Mom!  I'm finally using my BA and MA degrees!!!!

 

-RainyOregonchriStmaS   (oh and since we're being technical the caps in my signature spell my last name)

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LOL... I called her into my office to read it for herself.. LMAO.. She jump all over me again... LOL .. She many dont use it for that reason in today life. I see both side of that fence and will make her happy as she does give me the money to buy RGB's. LOL.. OK, Yes she wears the pants...

 

LOL,

Jeff

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I will re-frame from using the word Seizure but my nephew has been doing great for the last 12 months as he is on medications now for his seizures and its working well. 

 

Now for the intend of bringing this back up. This will be the first year I will use the STAR and the sequence that Andy created. Now for the good stuff. I have search all the youtube videos and even asked on the forum if anyone has sequenced this to a pixel tree. Last year I had a Challenge to Dave and he pulled a great sequence out. It would not be fair unless I Challenged him again. So Dave are you up to the Challenge? SandStorm by Darude....  Test of all test I say... With the jumping roof, the Star and your pixel tree sequence I am sure to have a winner !!! Whatcha Say Dave !!!!!

 

Jeff

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Haha OMG you're funny Jeff! Ok I'll do my best to get it in. I hope I can do a decent sequence for it :-)

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