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  1. I have soldered a lot of ribbons together in the past, using pixel nodes now since 2012. The main considerations are not to use too much wire to avoid voltage drop and not to use too many pixels. your case of two sets of 50 and a few feet of wire should be OK assuming 12V. You will also need to waterproof the connection to the strips. I also suggest hot glue or adhesive to secure the connection for strain relief. They are relatively fragile. I would skip the dangle and just use wire. Soldering strips is tricky but doable. Solder alternate wires to opposite sides of the strip to give yours
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  2. For those folks on these boards that share their expertise, sequences, or even encouragement - especially with the novice folks - I say THANK YOU! I've proudly bragged for several years now that this is a tight group of very smart folks that jump to help within moments - anytime 24/7/365. I feel privileged to be a small part of this Awesome group of legends. I wholeheartedly respect all of those that have given us solid advice and guidance over the years too, we couldn't have done it without you. YOU've make this hobby stronger and better every year by freely sharing you knowledge
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  4. My new song for 2021 is Ray Stevens - "Claws (A Cat's Letter To Santa)" by Ray Stevens. It's a song about a cat that got declawed amd wnts them back for Christmas, so the cat wrote a letter to Santa Claus. It's a cute and funny song. And that's one of my favorites for the 2021 Christmas Show. Now if only I had some Cat Sining Faces to go with it, but I'll have to see how it workls out with ZuZu and Ralphie, my 2 LOR Singing Trees singing it! LOL It posted on YouTube on December 8, 2020, although I didn't find it until January 15, 2021. But I love it. You can hear it on YouTube
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  5. I am moving and need to sell my complete Xmas light show. All the major pieces are listed in the picture. All of the controllers have waterproof CAT5 adapters (two per controller) and the setup includes lots of CAT5 cables, power cables, extension cables for the dumb RGB strings, all of the cases where I have stuff stored, the steel pipe for the 20 foot mega tree and lots more. I would prefer to sell everything as a package and I have priced this at over half the price compared to selling it in pieces. If no one is interested I will break it apart and sell separately. You can pickup everything
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  6. Its kind of a tradition for me to keep track of the Mad Gab sale page. In 2020 the sale was in May. The PixCons were first to sell out in 6 minutes and all the singing trees were gone in 16. https://forums.lightorama.com/topic/52063-how-long-did-secret-sale-item-last/ Those who are waiting for a bargain price should be prepared. In and out in the first few minutes.
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  7. That is an excellent price for all included, I wish I lived closer. Someone please grab this up before I make a road trip. 😁
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  8. @dibblejr and @k6ccc I really appreciate what you guys did for the VCS, thank you for your time and sharing. And thanks to LOR for all the prizes.
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  9. Yep and didn’t need a platinum membership or any of the FB troll malarkey to get in on it. Luckily I don’t need anything this year. Best of luck to all that do. JR
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  10. OK, my statement about multiple 1000K networks was the worst case scenario, but you are still not going to get three 500K networks worth of data over a ELL link!
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  11. I know I am late but in case anyone searches and see this, I have covered how to set up 170 nodes for a pixie16 in S4 many times. I believe the latest version of S4 also allows it. In older versions yoi simply have to set the pixie16 as a pixcon16 giving the device (pixcon16) the same starting unit ID that you set for the pixie. All S4 cares about is the unit ID. You will enjoy S5 though. JR
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  12. S5 is really not as bad as it's being made out to be. I made the switch last year. START with getting your preview set up. Once you do that, everything else falls in to place. Once you get it set up and make all your channel/port assignments, making changes is really easy and more importantly, fast, since you only need to change the Preview once and the change gets automatically picked up by ALL of the sequences that you've assigned to that Preview. Don't be afraid to ask for help! You will get great advice from the REAL experts here!
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  13. Actually I am going to answer a bit. Upgrading from S4 to S5 usually goes fine without updating. Note that this will leave ONLY S5 on the computer. However removing S4 is recommended. If you downgrade from S5 to S4, it sometimes will work without removing S5 first. This will leave ONLY S4 on the computer. Many times, you will need to remove S5 in order to reinstall S4. During late 2017 (during the S5 beta period), I swapped several computers back and forth at least a half dozen times. Normally I would upgrade from S4 to S5 without an uninstall unless it did not go well. Downgrading fr
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  14. Come on down to Florida Bob. You'll see a lot of those lawsuits between where someone had an accident because the streetlights were improperly placed {too far apart to overlap} or had burned out between those that do, leaving a pitch black void. But the darnedest thing is, the streetlights are owned by Duke Energy, but are on PRIVATE PROPERTY and, I'm sure we all absorb the cost of them operating in the LOT RENT FEES we pay here. And they are spaced so far apart there are PITCH BLACK VOIDS between almost every one of them. We have no sidewalks in our neighborhood, so you have to walk i
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  15. Shine a spotlight on the sensor, "the wind must have moved it, sorry" JR
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  16. The street light in our cul-de-sac has been annoying me for years. I have been giving it the evil eye but nothing happens! Our little neighborhood has a bunch of them BUT they are not evenly spaced and certainly do not cover even a fraction of all the corners and streets. The accident argument sounds scary until I see lights with a two house range which are 10 houses apart. What about all that other space and lawyers winning cases against the city for all the accidents which happen between the far spaced lights? Oh yeah... there have been no accidents I am aware of. I am person
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  17. One of the things you may do is to talk to whoever provides the streetlight. Around here, a lot of the steetlights in residential neighborhoods, have shields that block the light in certain direction. Those were requested by the homeowners - mainly to keep the lights from pointing into windows.
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  18. Feel your pain ! We live on an very short street only six houses we are first house on one side , with yup a street lite right on our property. It's on the corner of our lot in our yard ,the only one on the street. Years ago when we bought the house we planted a palm tree very closed to the lite pole. As the years have gone by it has grown and the palm fronds do shade that side of our yard and drive way, along with the large stand of bamboo, we also planted there. There have been times when the lite has gone off and if we didn't call no one else would. 2020 mid show it went
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  19. +1 on what Kapkirk just told you. I'd highly recommend you just leave it alone. Otherwise, like stated above, you could be in for a big lawsuit if something were to happen. I asked about the streetlight right next to my driveway that lights up the entire front of my house, and half-way down that side of the house, and was told if I disable it, and someone trips, and gets injured then I'm 100% wide open for a lawsuit. Also, if any type of accident would occur that would possibly end in someone's death because the streetlight was out by my turning it off, I could be up on manslaugh
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  20. Idahocamper I will just say good luck with this, I asked the same question or participated in the subject a long while ago don't really remember it all, but the lawyers will tell you to leave it be because if you disable it and an accident occurs you open yourself up for all sorts of stuff. My buddy across the street and I started with LOR in 2015 I think it was and we disabled our bright street light in front of my house. We used a LED type spot light placed on top of the pole with a rope and pvc rig. Then I powered it through a channel from one of my controllers so wh
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  21. I've been struggling with moving my sequences to S5, especially with some channels not showing up in Preview. The S4 sequences that I converted to S5 were super messed up. I deleted them and started again using your method, and slowly but surely everything is coming in to place now. I had to open the S4 sequences/ work on the preview/ close without saving/ several times before I got the Preview to a point where it's working properly, but now I'm able to more easily clean up my sequences and actually make them useful in S5. One thing I encountered, but have not read anything about on the fo
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  22. For sealing any electrical ends/terminations of any exposed wire, Clear Flex Seal and the Clear Flex Seal tape may be a better alternative to your other ties that are failing. Both are weatherproof and waterproof. I use black liquid flex seal on my wire terminations/exposed end of wire. best stuff I've found, cures within 24-48 hours to a nice rubber, water-tight seal. Haven't had a chance to get or use the Flex Tape, it's a bit costly {IMO} for the amount you get. But if it works as well as the liquid Flex Seal, for smaller areas or use, might be worth it.
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  23. So the fact that you can run a successful ping shows that you can get an end-to-end connection. If you can connect to the controllers via your Tablet then it's a security setting in either your desktop/laptop and/or your router. It sounds like a port block issue to me. I would look for a security setting that's blocking port 80 and/or port 443. It wouldn't surprise me if this was on the router and tied specifically to the wired connections.
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  24. Playing around with the audio effect in 5.6. We finally have a good spectrum EQ effect. I just threw one into a sequence and it looks really good and I haven't even tried to tweak it yet. Goodbye VU wizard. Thanks to everyone at LOR for the upgrades, Going exploring now.
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  25. I have it in one song - so far. And same thing, I dropped the upper end of the frequency range down to about 1,000 Hz. I am displaying it on my 128w x 48h pixels P10 matrix and my 192w x 64h pixels P5 matrix. @Brad StuckyI am using the bottom for the baseline, not the middle as you are.
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  26. Thank you to all who replied and I see there is a lot of passion on this topic. I see the issues associated with sharing sequences, I never considered selling someone else's hard work. I have little to no creativity when comes to sequencing and truly appreciate those who can. That said, it is sad that there are people out there who will sell shared sequences and ruin for those of us who need a little help. Again, thank to all for the replies.
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  27. I've never experienced this issue from the old Original LOR MP3 Director to the newest N4-G4 Director until the Spring Foward time change and redoing the times ny animation ramp lights would be on.. In the Fall it ran my 6 hour sequence just fine from 7PM-1AM. But when I changed to my 4 hour sequnece and run it from 8pm-12AM is when this BUG in the Hub bit me. So I had toi go back to using he Hardware Utility to be able to set the correc time, created the same exact show with the same time options I used in the Hub and the 4 hour sequence runs just fine from 8PM-12AM. The Hub always
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  28. My friend, don't get all wrapped up in what KY s reply. Most of us long term users know the deal. Non "purchased" sequence are still "intellectual property" and every sharing post I created even before I created the sharing agreement states, that the sequences are not be shared. Also Sharers and sellers please don't ask. I believe I started that in 2016 when I discovered the first person trying to sell my sequence. JR No matter what or who you are addressing this to, you don't have a clue. This is why I stopped helping you. Whether you realize this or not, s
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  29. And if you didn't quite follow what JR means, the issue is many of us used to share our sequences with others, but some of these "others" stole the sequences and sold them on places like E-Bay and other sequence selling sites, claiming it was their work, others received the sequence and then turned around and shared it with unauthorized users, that is they shared it with others WITHOUT getting the author of the original sequence{s} permission to share it/them. This is why it's getting a bit more difficult to find folks that are willing to share sequences freely now, and if they do, it may
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  30. Just kidding. Would love to do it.......but would likely get in some trouble!
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  31. Completely agree with that JR. I played the Ray Stevens song for a few of my neighbors, both adults and children, they loved it, the only one that didn't isn't a big fan of cats{but tolerates them}, but they admitted it was quite humorous despite it was cat themed. I try to play music that hopefully everyone will like, and if it isn't liked by a few, it'll still get in, but I try to include songs for my nearest neighbors with their input into what gets selected. I try to have something for everyone that lives around, and near my display. Even if I dislike a song they want, as long as
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  32. Sequence for your family first. Who cares if other like the music? Sure we like to sequence the "new songs" but not everyone likes the new songs. JR
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  33. I am building a pixie8 for another member here very soon and will be making a video with the complete build along with adding the configuration of the pixielink to the video. This should help solve a lot of questions in the post. May be to late for the OP but will be good for the future. JR
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  34. Matt, Is there any plans to add functional moving heads to S5 so we can see them operate in the Preview? This would be great for those of us that have them or are adding them. Thank you JR
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  35. Like Phil, my show computer is connected to the internet. It has to be because I also run MIIP. I also normally access it via TeamViewer which requires internet. Since Microsoft normally pushes updates on Tuesday night, I have the computer reboot on Wednesday afternoon every week. in my case, the show computer is Windows 7.
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  36. On the other hand. My show machine is on the internet, it has to be as I use MIIP. Updates are allowed. In fact I got the 20H2 last week. Windows defender is fully enabled It is on my wired network. I reboot maybe once a week, and use it for surfing, sequence touch ups whether it's show time or not. Just make sure You Tube is muted.... Not missed a beat all season, pun intended. Not recommending, just another point of view. Nobody ever writes about how good Windows is. It's always a better story if it's bad news.
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  37. This is a somewhat common problem with the SanDevices controllers. From my experience, USUALLY power cycling it will bring the web interface back - for a while. Even when the web interface is not working, the controller will work to drive your pixels just fine. My one remaining E6804 that is used in my year round landscape lighting, has been in that state for years. Runs the lights every night just fine. After a power cycle the web interface will work for anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks and then quit responding. A couple of the E682s that are used for Christmas do the same thing
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