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  1. Looking to buy one or preferably two ELL’s. Anyone have some they no longer need? pm me if you do.
  2. Thanks guys. Kind of what I thought but figured I would ask. I'll try the flat cable through the window first. Seems like less work plus I can keep my PC in the same location as in the past. If that doesn't work for some reason, I'll drill the hole and mount junction boxes as JR has done.
  3. So I am at the point of planning the new layout in the yard. I live in Florida in a new home and the walls are all concrete block. In past years, my show consisted only of AC channels and my Easy Light Linkers worked just fine. This year I am adding 2 mini pixel tress and 2 GE pixel singing faces so I have to hardwire back to the computer for the AUX channel. Obviously way is to simply drill a hole through the block wall and feed the cable through. Probably a remote area and then run the cable along the soffit to the area involved. Searching the internet, I came across this: https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/accessories/apd/a9621975?gacd=9646510-1068-5763017-266743642-0&dgc=st&&msclkid=9f767e172cc41ee031c71f2c4d29eb36&gclid=9f767e172cc41ee031c71f2c4d29eb36&gclsrc=3p.ds&nclid=ke0hM3Qpr1OKzpctCjcNsrwiDbOfS7bxtLDCT0VqMKBl6c8eZLgUsdPsqXQUiZCv A wireless unit capable of speeds of 1000 Mbps. Is this a possible solution and has anyone had experience with high speed wireless?
  4. UPDATE 9/9/21 I double checked my wiring and DID discover two mistakes. 1) One string was wired with a plug on both ends of the 50 pixels and 2) One string had the ground and power wires reversed. All others were wired properly. Somewhere along the line in my testing, I would up blowing 4 of the 16 fuses. I am having GREAT difficulty finding these 4A fuses locally but I believe I finally found some at both Grainger & Amazon. I ordered a bunch from each and should arrive in a few days. I am hoping I have not blown out any circuits on the board but if I have, does LOR have the ability to repair a board or would I have to order a new one?
  5. I have my 2 mega trees put together and have begun testing them. They are each 8 strings of 50 folded in half to create 2 16 string trees - about 4' tall. I guess I will call these Mini Trees. I am using a Pixie 16 that has 2 power supplies, one for each bank of 8. One side apparently blew 3 fuses and the other side blew one. They are all 4A spade type fuses. I tested them one port at a time so it seems odd that 4 would pop a fuse. I was using a single color but it was at 100%. So I have a couple of questions: Where is a good source for replacement blade fuses? Do I need to stay with 4A or could I go a bit higher.....say 5A or 7.5A? What would cause them to pop like that? I checked all the connections and they are tight. Thanks
  6. Thank for responding Aubrey. Although I couldn't find the series of ME videos you reference, I think I have figured out the basics of how the ME generator works. I have finished adding my two new pixel trees to an existing sequence and used the generator to incorporate them into the song. The result looks pretty darn good. By the time I do the same for my remaining 10 sequences, I should become fairly proficient (I hope) using ME and pixels in general. I think my show this year will be a nice step up from last year. I hope to attend one of your on-line sessions one of these days when I find the time. Thx.
  7. So I think if I consider the mega tree as a matrix - just angled at the top - I need to learn about how matrixes are sequenced. The L Harmony videos talking about Motion Effect rows are nice but she goes quite fast and more at a 'high level' of where things are and what they do. I am probably searching for something that isn't out there. If I could watch someone click step-by-step to create say.....a spinning effect on the tree........I would learn it much quicker. Looks like the old 'trial & error' method for me. Good thing it is still August!
  8. Thanks Jim. Logic told me it was probably right and you've confirmed. So now I have imported into my preview and I see the one line for the prop, totally crosshatched. I left click on the item and "Enable Channel Level on Pixel Prop". This creates a single row for each of the 400 nodes. (25 rows x 16 columns). And then those can be further opened up to show the RGB channels creating 1200 rows. I know how to create Groups and sequence each individual color/node etc. I think I know how to proceed to manually sequence individual nodes for a song but certainly there must be a better, easier way. I have searched for some training videos but the Luminous Harmony ones don't seem to have one unless I missed it. Any guidance at this point is much appreciated.
  9. I am trying to create my first mega tree prop in S5. It will be a small tree - 4 ft tall. I want it to be 360 degrees and I plan on using 8 strings of 50 pixels each. At 2” spacing, it works out perfectly to have each string up and down creating two legs of 25 pixels each. I am confused by the selections I need to make in the Prop Definition window. Here is what I have selected, is this correct? Left Column: - RGB pixels, no motion effects Center Column: - Tree 360 wedges - Actual # strings = 8 - Nodes per string = 50 - Folds in each string = 1 - Truncate cone % = 0 - Tilt forward = 0 - Motion effect start = 0 - Quarters = 4 Right Column - Select AUX network - Insert correct Unit ID and the remainder auto-number Then when I import it to my preview I can begin sequencing with it?
  10. Thanks Matt. I found that but not quite sure I have things right yet. My singing face prop has 8 component parts created via the 'custom' drop down menu pick in the Subsection area. When I right click on prop name, the Enable ..... does show up.. When I enable it, I was expecting to see the RGB channels organized beneath each of the 8 component parts. Instead, they all show up beneath the last one but it is impossible to determine which ones belong with which component part. Am I doing something wrong when I create the 8 parts in the subsection area that makes it appear this way?
  11. I have created a singing face preview with RGB pixels. It has 8 component strings of pixels and thus 8 motion effect rows. I have named the 8 component parts using ‘custom’ in the Subsection dropdown. When I use the preview to create a new musical sequence, I am having trouble enabling the RGB channel levels for each of the 8 component strings. I must be missing a step somewhere along the line or not doing something correctly. Any thoughts?
  12. I am new to the pixel world and finally getting all of my sequences from last year converted to S5. I believe I have a rudimentary handle on sequencing in S5 and have successfully added two singing pixel faces to my last years' 64 channel AC display - in every sequence. I have gotten the singing faces to look pretty good with their 8 face movement possibilities but am confused about the rows of motion effects in my sequences. I have watched the Luminous Harmony training videos, including the ME ones. I can't seem to grasp how those rows interact with the individual rows for each of the 8 ports on the face. I really also don't know how the ME rows got in my sequence in the first place. Most likely I added them as I was trying to convert and then sequence the faces. Are there other videos out there or is this mostly trial and error learning? Correct me if I am wrong, but I have a feeling ME rows are not even a useful tool for a singing face. I know however they would be useful for a mega tree - which I am now going to try to add for this year as well. Thx Don
  13. After a week off for vacation, I jumped back into it to try to figure out the problem. After I connected (and switched) the two Pixie 8's to the two new identical singing bulbs, I finally figured it out! The pixels that were turning on as light blue as soon as I connected to a dongle, were all 5v pixels. My intent was to build a 12v system and that's what the original bulb was and why it worked properly. So I checked my past orders on Amazon and sure enough, I ordered the wrong ones!! Lesson learned...check and double check. Now have to get some new 12v ones to replace the 5v. Will save them and maybe find a use for them somewhere.
  14. Thx JR. Will check that when I get back home next week. Here are thoughts from the Help desk…, Don Lindgren, A Light-O-Rama help desk staff member has replied to your request, #2065757with the following response: Pixies only support one type of RGB IC at a time. However, it is possible to have different RGB orders on the individual ports. If a pixel string works on one port, it should work on all the others during the test pattern. I would try that test. I'm not sure what's happening to you. It could be that the ports are broken, but you said the behovior is the same on two Pixies, so it seems more likely that the strings have a different RGB IC type. We hope this has sufficiently answered your questions. If not, please login to your account at the address below for a complete archive of all your help desk requests and responses. https://helpdesk.lightorama.com/view.php?auth=o1xnmdqaaeocmaqamfLU7PzX4m%2BOPA%3D%3D (Note: The URL should be one line. If your email program splits the URL into two lines, you will need to copy both of them into your browser.) After we reply, we typically set your ticket to a 'closed' status. This ticket is not considered closed but has simply been marked closed to help clear our desk. You can still reply to this ticket at any time. When you do, the ticket will be reopened by the system and brought to our attention. Thank you. Light-O-Rama help desk system
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