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That is Way too AWSOME.

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Once again, the bar has been raised.

Very well done!

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I could see it now... in the future there will be LOR parades with judings and all :)

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Show off :].

That was pretty cool. So how did you do it all? Sound and such thru a parade?

Thanks for sharing that :waycool:.

Tom

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My guess is that there is a generator in the trailer. Running a laptop and stereo. Great idea, and simple enough that anyone could have done it first, but here it is for all of us to wish we would have set that bar ourselves.

Very cool display!!

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Thats pretty cool Darryl.

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Darryl

Very well done!
and Yes on "Once again, the bar has been raised"!

:waycool::waycool::waycool::waycool::waycool:

Jerry Plak

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My guess is that there is a generator in the trailer. Running a laptop and stereo. Great idea, and simple enough that anyone could have done it first, but here it is for all of us to wish we would have set that bar ourselves.



Yep! Except you left out the fm transmiiter that broadcast to the other two company trucks that had speakers hanging out the windows.

Actually it was not simpe. I learned that with a generator I could not do any fading, so I had to go back through each sequence and take out the fading, other wise it messed the lights up bad. My brother and one of the guys that work for us was in charge of the parade. They did not take my advice and set it up early and test everything to find out what problems you might have. They believed everything would work out. Ha Ha! I knew better. I ended up doing most of the work. I hope/think they may have learned from this experience. Now that they have a whole year, I am leaving it up to them and will not bail them out again if they choose to put it off till the last minute. :)

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Very nice, Darryl!

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I was involved with something similar a few years back> I think it was around Fall of 99. We had a homecoming float in college and we used a PLC to play music and activate some automated things and to shoot an air cannon. It was pretty cool and we got first place. Why else would a bunch of engineering students care about homecoming. We had a computer and generator in the back or the truck and all the action on the trailer. I wish we had video of it now. It would have been much easier to use LOR now that I think of it.

Chris

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That is just too awesome.

This is only going to lead to escalation. You know that, don't you? LOR cars, LOR planes, LOR banners flying behind skywriting planes...

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Could you put this as a link on your website. I have some people I would like to show this to that are not members of this forum.

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Dale W wrote:

Could you put this as a link on your website. I have some people I would like to show this to that are not members of this forum.

Maybe they need to become members? :]

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darrylb wrote:

cghargis wrote:
My guess is that there is a generator in the trailer. Running a laptop and stereo. Great idea, and simple enough that anyone could have done it first, but here it is for all of us to wish we would have set that bar ourselves.



Yep! Except you left out the fm transmiiter that broadcast to the other two company trucks that had speakers hanging out the windows.

Actually it was not simpe. I learned that with a generator I could not do any fading, so I had to go back through each sequence and take out the fading, other wise it messed the lights up bad. My brother and one of the guys that work for us was in charge of the parade. They did not take my advice and set it up early and test everything to find out what problems you might have. They believed everything would work out. Ha Ha! I knew better. I ended up doing most of the work. I hope/think they may have learned from this experience. Now that they have a whole year, I am leaving it up to them and will not bail them out again if they choose to put it off till the last minute. :)
Oops, didn't realize there was a transmitter. Had no idea you couldn't dim using a generator either. But It is still a very cool display. Great job on it!!

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I love being a part of this crowd. A truly great group of guys, each more insane than the last. :]

Seriously, Darryl, that gives me chills. Very ingenious.

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Darryl, well done once again!

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cghargis wrote:

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Oops, didn't realize there was a transmitter. Had no idea you couldn't dim using a generator either. But It is still a very cool display. Great job on it!!

Not sure I would rule out whether a generator does not work with fading. We were at our max in amps and did not have time to get another for testing. My brother choose to buy one rather then rent. I would prefer to rent.

Always keep in mind, any major project you do, needs to be tested far in advance. If you down have any problems, that year then the next year is going to be much easier.

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I have been considering the same thing using a 2500 watt power inverter. Does anybody have experience using LOR with a power inverter. It would be limted to about 20 amps, but should be fine with the sequences I would be running. Since it is a parade the battery life is not an issue. The laptop and amp would be powered from a seperate inverter.

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That video is GREAT!!!! I wish I had your knowhow. I get some many ideas I could just burst sometimes, I just don't have the knowhows. I wish I could find a list of nighttime Christmas parades in GA. I think there is one over toward Warm Springs, but it is kind of hard to find the dates sometimes. Do you know if there is still a Christmas Lane done by the neighborhood over in Thomaston?

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Do you know if there is still a Christmas Lane done by the neighborhood over in Thomaston?

Joel,

All these small towns around here have parades at different time, day and night. You could contact the local Chamber of Commerce to find out times and date.

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Ok, now we need a video of LOR used in a boat parade!! Should be basically the same set up Daryll used, just a question of space. I don't have a generator, not sure my laptop would work (rather old), and I don't know of any boat parades around here. But at least I have the boat. :]

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That is just so awesome! I just sat grinning as I watched and tried to decide if I could do something like that here for our christmas parade. LOL. I think I'll need a few years experience before I try and tackle that. I do have a question though...I liked the music and would like to find a copy of two of the songs to add to my selections. I do not know their names but they were songs 4 and 5 and came right after the Beach Boys Little St Nick. I am not sure if you can help with that but I am sure someone can. :ornament: Thanks for the show. Nickie

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