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  2. Just be Very Aware of the 12 volt Power Requirements for those Pixels @ that pixel count....
  3. You can run up to 16 LOR Networks in a show.
  4. Here you go. https://www.wiredwatts.com/learn-regulators
  5. Thanks for the reply. Can multiple networks be run in the same show? Also, here is a link to the regulated pixels: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000730626814.html?spm=a2g0o.store_pc_groupList.8148356.3.27fb31fe77XRj0
  6. Per network (Red adapter), 2400 pretty active nodes is a number tossed about. Less active = more. I'm not sure what 'Regulated' means (could you post a link?). But regulators and light sequences are opposites. (you are dimming and pulsing)
  7. Hey everyone! Just a few RGB related questions here for ya. I’m very familiar with LOR in regards to the AC controllers but this is my first dive into RGB so bear with me. I will say that the search bar in the forum has already been extremely helpful. So say I wanted to build a drive thru archway tunnel prop.. With each arch holding 100 RGB lights as you drive through it. Starting the strand from the ground and over the top to the bottom. Now from my understanding.. I would be able to safely light 16 100ct pixels on a single Pixie 16 controller. One 100ct strand on each of the ports. Now my question is.. How many of these Pixie 16 controllers can I daisy chain together? Is there a limit? Say hypothetically.. I have 50 pixie 16 controllers each responsible for 1600 lights. Would I be able to set up that giant matrix in S5 to be able to design for such a massive thing? I’ve also looked into getting the RGB’s from China and I see some that say “Regulated” and they are usually a few cents more per pixel. Can anyone explain what that means? Apologies if my terminology is incorrect with the questions. I’m still soaking the RGB stuff into my brain. Thanks!
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  9. to add some more detail, I'm using 12V bullet pixels from LOR.
  10. it looks like all I had to do was remove this plastic little jumper on the board, after doing all the hardware utility config steps. Do you foresee any issues with that? I can get my 3X50 port to light up all 150 pixels now, even at 80% brightness.
  11. Sent. good luck with switching! You will need advanced or pro license also. It still kicks my butt getting everything to communicate. I’m sure I’m gonna hassle A few on here when the time comes! BUT IM LEARNING. maybe this year I won’t have to bother a few of them! 🤞🏼
  12. The HC ones use the blue to show power applied, but no data control detected. Smart nodes are always powered so the chip is ready to receive data. OTOH Power to a color (really applies return) make them light. 💡 Check the DIRECTION (which end gets power and data). Data can only come from the DI side (the chip on mine is on the DO side). This kind of hookup error is not common on strings SOLD with connectors built in. Power can be on both ends (a common way to power inject 5V strings from the SAME supply)
  13. You can use the Movie motion effect in the S5 Sequencer. Or you can use the Picture motion effect with an animated GIF. As mentioned above, lower resolution source material will look better on real lights. Matt
  14. Ok, first off, this sequence was created in Xlights so their technique might be a bit different. In LOR, if you had a GIF of the dancing elf, Santa, and Gingerbread, you can easily import their animation into your LOR sequence. Any GIF can be added to your sequence but the problem is, most GIF's you see on the web have a much higher resolution that what can be displayed on a matix. Finding one that still looks good once it's on the matrix is the real trick. Look for lower quality GIF's and they will look the closest to what you really see. So, if you find a gif that's 24 x 50 pixels (or whatever your matrix is), then it should look exact. Anything bigger than that, and you'll have to be far away to understand what it looks like.
  15. Hello, need some support... I am wondering if anyone knows what software, programming is needed created the dancing Santa, Elf and Gingerbread as done in the window matric, see link at the 12:40 second mark of Trista Light 2017 show. Thanks, Rousefamily5 Christmas
  16. I have my elf helper as well. She and I have wireless ear buds and she talks to the children and the shock on their faces when I walk up and know their names and whisper what they want for Christmas. Priceless! Last year while the fire truck Santa started up our street my friend let me know as always. I told some children that it was time for Santa to go and that my reindeer were in the back yard eating. A small herd of real deer ran across the street about 100’ in front of us. Perfect timing JR
  17. His IDs are good. I believe he has power issues. I have never skipped unit IDs. No reason to. Keep them simple and in order in which they fall. JR
  18. I answered your pm hours ago. Just in case you didn’t see it. JR
  19. My HC bullets default to blue on power up if the controller is not running (properly). Is the low port bank powered? Did you set the correct Chip type for your strings (in HU)? Is the strings data line on the correct terminal (not on the clock one)? Tight does not matter if you got the insulation under the screw :/ (I love my ferrels. No cat whiskers)) 1D , there is no need (with top level license) to snug up the ID. IMHO leave a gap for more DUMB (AC,DC) controllers and make you counting easy as Each port is an ID. 1D,1E,1F,20,21,22,23,24 or 20-27 which is easier to see a wrong ID on a single device.
  20. Sorry late to the game, was out most of the day. What FW version is on the pixie? What version is the pixie? One note since you mentioned it- 99% of pixie users will never need to change the logical resolution- as tempting as it is , it has nothing to do with the number of pixels used. That should be set at 50 as it comes from the factory. The answer to the 2 questions above will help me help you. I believe you may have posted the similar question on FB and someone linked you to my pixie Config video. That video was prior to the most recent versions of S4/S5 where we now have the option of setting more than 100 pixels per port in the HU. If you can’t figure it out shoot me a PM or IM and we can exchange phone numbers and you can call me. JR
  21. when I connect the dongles to my singing face, some of the pixel strings light up at reduced power (all blue by the way) and others don't light up at all. Let me back up a bit. When I finished wiring the controller, I physically turned off the one DIP switch that was factory set as ON. (As suggested in the sticky by JR). I then changed the ID from 1 to 1D to match the last of my AC controllers. I hooked up one dongle to the singing face and got the colors correct and also changed the number of pixels to 54 to match the longest single string on the singing face. I exited the HU at this point. I then began to connect the 8 individual ports. As I was doing so, several lit up the lights at reduced power (all with blue color) while others did not. I then went back into the HU and when I tested those ports that lit up at reduced power, they did not change from the reduced power state. When I tested those ports that didn't light up at all when I physically connected them, they lit up properly at 100% brightness. Not sure what to do to resolve. I checked all connections and they are tight.
  22. I use https://giphy.com/explore/free-gif lots of good free stuff here.
  23. We have had Santa every weekend during the season. He has been a huge part of the display.
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