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Peace Pixel Stakes HC & Controller LOR

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I have empty space in the yard (shocker) and liked the Peace Pixel Stake idea at 5 nodes high but I wanted to power it with a LOR CCC-II.  So I acquired 20, premade 12v, 5 node Peace Stake Light strings from HC.  Also TWO HC female pigtail with nuts and the Peace Light coro (very clever BTW) to mount the nodes.  From LOR I acquired TWO short 12v CCC-II extensions and cut it in half because I needed the male pigtails with nuts to marry the two piggies together so I could connect the LOR port out to the HC in.  I added all 100 nodes and their corresponding length of wires to port one.  NO color loss as I had no issues using the HU.  Very pleased with the color output and looking forward to placing more of these in the yard using the smaller LOR CCC-II controllers.  Anybody else use these? 

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I am using 30 Peace Light stakes (6 nodes each stake) with stakes from Wizard of Wire and nodes from Ray Wu.  I'm not placing them randomly in my yard (because I have no empty spaces), but my stakes are all in a (curved) line, 20 inches apart, in front and on the left side of my house.  I'm using the Curtain Effect a lot for sweeps, plus I use other effects also.  I'd like to group the first pixel node in each stake, then the second pixel node in each stake, etc. so I can get some of the bouncing and sweeping effects David Peace does.  I can see how this is done in XLights but I cannot seem to do it in LOR.   Maybe this is a custom prop, but I haven't yet figured it out.

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Very Interesting.  I will upgrade to S5 after this year.  In S4, I usually sequence at .05 in the timing, (starting with beat wizard as the default).  In the .05 timing I tried sequencing the stakes at 5 node groups, then offsetting the next 10 groups by .05.  That gets the wave effect across the stakes.  Sort of the chasing effect but with 5 node grouping.  Regarding the jumping, I watched the Peace Family videos and with alot of pausing.  I noticed a pattern of 2-3-2 on the stake vertically. It starts as 2 nodes on at the bottom, then the next .05 is 3, then the last .05 is 2 top nodes: then back down.  Basically played with it to get the desired effect.

How do you stake those stakes to the ground?  3/8" rebar?  Giant Landscape Nail?

Happy Thanksgiving, BTW!

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I stake some with rebar, some with plastic C9 bulb holder stakes, and some with just ten penny nails stuck in the ground.  I ordered 1/4" driveway snow stakes that I will cut in half.  I like the orange stake idea so I don't trip on them.  They look really great at night.  I think this is going to be cool effect. The jumping effect is really special when added to the song "We Wish You A Merry Xmas Techno." 

Pixel stakes 20191203.jpg

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