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I would love to make a tree out of these pixels but at $100 a string they are just too stinking expensive.

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2 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

I would love to make a tree out of these pixels but at $100 a string they are just too stinking expensive.

 

They have 'Gland nuts"! They must be water proof.  How about DIY with bullets or flat and Ping-Pong balls RTV'd in place?

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3 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

I would love to make a tree out of these pixels but at $100 a string they are just too stinking expensive.

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I do recall a recent post about a monthly bonus check, that should cover enough strings for that MT.

Tarriffs, give them a year and they will come down.

Have a link?

 

JR

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1 minute ago, dibblejr said:

I do recall a recent post about a monthly bonus check, that should cover enough strings for that MT.

Tarriffs, give them a year and they will come down.

Have a link?

 

JR

HLE has some.

https://www.holiday-light-express.com/RGB.php

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I’m gonna need a 20 port USB hub pretty soon.

JR

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1 minute ago, dibblejr said:

I’m gonna need a 20 port USB hub pretty soon.

JR

That's all? Probably more then that.  😁

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Just now, dibblejr said:

40 per string - need 2 strings per tree row. Only 90 available in July, not enough to build a tree.

JR

Adding them to my wish list  96 each, $9,600 did I just say that?  😪

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Looks like I am heading to the gas station to get my Powerball and Mega Millions tickets.  😂

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Just now, Mr. P said:

That's all? Probably more then that.  😁

JK, I’m happy with my 12-14 networks. Not adding a whole lot this year and have enough wiggle room to add what I am adding. 

It would be nice to have one single usb hub vs the 2 I use now. But they have been trouble free just take up space on my shelf.

Only needing some more 50w floods to add to the 3 I got from my friend here last year.

Building 5 more pixie16’s luckily have all of that.

JR

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17 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

I would love to make a tree out of these pixels but at $100 a string they are just too stinking expensive.

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what a nice set!

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2 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

Looks like I am heading to the gas station to get my Powerball and Mega Millions tickets.  😂

Must be nice! Alabama voters want it but the powers will not even vote to bring it up for a vote! 

Then at election time the voters drink the coolest new flavor cool aid and forget about the lottery. ~ repeat

JR

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18 minutes ago, dibblejr said:

I’m gonna need a 20 port USB hub pretty soon.

JR

You need to add a USB card on the main data bus. The throughput of the hub is limited by the port (hub) it is plugged into.

Intel ports (and probably others ) Have settings  to control % of port sharing on hubs (I CAN"T find where I saw this :()

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3 hours ago, dibblejr said:

JK, I’m happy with my 12-14 networks. Not adding a whole lot this year and have enough wiggle room to add what I am adding. 

It would be nice to have one single usb hub vs the 2 I use now. But they have been trouble free just take up space on my shelf.

Remember that if you have 14, you can only go two more LOR networks....

 

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3 hours ago, TheDucks said:

You need to add a USB card on the main data bus. The throughput of the hub is limited by the port (hub) it is plugged into.

Intel ports (and probably others ) Have settings  to control % of port sharing on hubs (I CAN"T find where I saw this :()

I use two Blackwebb 7 port hubs and two additional ports on my gaming laptop. Haven’t tried a third hub yet but I was able to take 14 to 12 networks last Christmas.

i have 2 hubs for expansion but I have 2 ports not completely maxed. If I am able to do a show this year I am only adding less that 10k more pixels and 7 RGB floods- I hope to be good.

JR

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13 minutes ago, k6ccc said:

Remember that if you have 14, you can only go two more LOR networks....

 

Got it, I think you or Mr. P mentioned that to me before and why I have been avoiding more than 14. Being all LOR the best thing I ever did was split off into networks. I had zero bugs two years in a row.

The good news is LOR is conservative with the number of pixels and length of runs from controller to first Light.

If I have a show this year I may tear the 16 rule at set up.

Do you know the reasoning behind the 16 network rule?

JR

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Back on the sale-

Does anyone know if the sale will accept PayPal?

I have always use cC and I was asked that question today. 

JR

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5 minutes ago, dibblejr said:

Back on the sale-

Does anyone know if the sale will accept PayPal?

I have always use cC and I was asked that question today. 

JR

Yes, they take Paypal on checkout.

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5 hours ago, TheDucks said:

They have 'Gland nuts"! They must be water proof.  How about DIY with bullets or flat and Ping-Pong balls RTV'd in place?

Me and my wild ideas  🙄

OK I just ordered a gross of 'beer balls' for $8

We will soon see how many I destroy with my 12mm step reamer

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13 minutes ago, TheDucks said:

Me and my wild ideas  🙄

OK I just ordered a gross of 'beer balls' for $8

We will soon see how many I destroy with my 12mm step reamer

What if you use bullets pushed into the strips then slide a ping pong ball on top. This way there is only one hole?

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20 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

What if you use bullets pushed into the strips then slide a ping pong ball on top. This way there is only one hole?

I might try that. I use plastic plumbers tape, step ream every 4th hole to 12mm. might over drill (14mm?) and shove the bullets thru, then snap into the balls.

we will see.

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UPDATE:

OK, this turned out to be WORK 😮 (~2hrs for 50), but I am pleased with the results.. (I only ruined 2 balls out of the 50 I needed). Nice colored glow, even in daylight

1 gross of beer balls

1 string of HC dumb RGB bullets

hot glue, glue gun, electric drill(s), 1/8 SHARP drill bit, 12mm step reamer, 12mm drill, and a sharp utility knife

I drilled a 1/8 pilot hole into the ball. 💡 rock the bit, you cant press hard. Then use the 12mm step reamer to enlarge the hole. I used th 12mm drill to clean the hole, but it can leave a 'shirt, which I trimmed with the knife.

Then I pressed in the bullet (which dimples the ball, so I pull it back), then I seal the bulb in the hole with hot glue (should keep the water out).

 

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