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Bizywk last won the day on March 19

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    Indianapolis, Indiana
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    US Army

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    Making little lights blink reliably
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas, of course.

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  1. What sealant do you folks use for silicone tubed LED strips? Eight years ago in 2013, as an experiment, we permanently installed led strip lighting under the eaves. To be more specific, I used small screws to install an aluminum strip (same width as the LED strip) backed by a plastic washer to give me a very small gap before the siding. We then wire tied the strip with its factory rectangular silicone tubing to the aluminum. In my neighborhood there are rules on how long you can have your lights up, but this setup is nearly invisible so even the association has no issues with it. Th
  2. Dark last year so getting a head start on this year. Tested my LOR controllers and all went well. Pulled out an E682 to test and couldn't connect to the E1.31 controller. Setup: My normal test bench set-up consists of a dedicated test bed router, cat5E cables, my normal show laptop (recently Win10 upgraded from Home to Pro) and a known good show controller. Addresses all in the 192.168.0.XXX range. Computer and E682 both light up front router indicator lights when mechanically connected as appropriate. Get "Address not found" when I try to pull up the web browser for the controller
  3. 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
  4. .... And please don't say it's along the same lines as the "What does the Fox say...." LOL. Ugh.....It's going to be "Frozen" again, isn't it. With all the songs we have, "Frozen 1 Mash-up" is still the most requested and popular here.
  5. Thanks for the input guys! It really is nice to have a great group of experienced guys to reach out to for a fast response when needed. I guess you guys gave me a lot to think about as we head back to the drawing board. Biz
  6. Q: As a best practice, how many LED pixels (Nodes/bullets) can I properly string together on a single data run from my controller for a large RGB prop before I start to see data signal latency? Power isn't an issue as we're re-injecting 12vdc every 75 nodes. (Using 12v WS2811's.) We've been dark for quite a while, and now we're digging our stuff back out to go live this fall. We made a lot of newbie errors over the years and now we're trying to rewire, reorganize and fix our errors of the past when we were a little more in the rushed "See what works" mode. Due to lack o
  7. Just wanted to say Happy Mother's day to all those Moms out there. - especially those that don't pay much attention to how much we're investing in lights. Enjoy your day. You deserve it.
  8. This is sad to see that some here now twist the generosity and good will of others into financial self profit. Its disrespectful. Thanks to Orville, James and the other regulars who keep the spirit of the lighting fellowship alive! We should all continue to strive selflessly to help others as best we can for the intangible benefit to all. Remember how confusing and expensive it is to get started. We need Newbies to help keep this going, and Newbies need all the help they can get. Kudos and thanks to all those that have helped us over the years too.
  9. Found it. I like this tool and I will keep it handy for the future. Im not sure it was helpful in this case, because I realized that I kept copying all my files everytime I tried to find my old default file location. Ugh. Lots of clean-up to do now, but at least I don't have to redo my whole preview. Thanks. Dave
  10. I spent a big portion of the Halloween season battling S5 conversion issues. One of those was the continuous interaction between the preview and the sequences. Little errors in renaming and typos between the visualizer file and the sequences were largely transparent in LOR S4 but make a HUGE difference in the new software as it keeps archiving props. Learning my lesson and wanting to set myself up for success with the new DMX features in S5, I spent the day rebuilding my Christmas Preview (The new version of a visualizer file) before I started converting any of my old Christmas sequ
  11. Maybe someone can help me. A while back, while I was stationed overseas, I bought a number of new dumb 30w & 50w RGB Floodlights from Kevin at Creative Displays prewired with 4 conductor daisy chain pigtails. I failed at the time to ask what writing tool I should buy to re-program the address. He's not in business anymore and I can't reach him at his old personal email address. Does anyone have any suggestions on which writing tool I should get?
  12. I goofed. Our display has been dark for 2 years due to a military mobilization oveseas. When I tried to knock the cobwebs off our old sequences, I had problems getting my older S4 software to work again. I foolishly underestimated the challenge of the S5 conversion when I simply bought a new annual license update to fix the issue. I found that the automated S4 to S5 conversion script doesn't produce consistent results from sequence to sequence, especially with "Archiving" a few of my sequenced props. I think that some old rookie learning problems that I could overlook in S4 are coming bac
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