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Mr. P

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  1. If you want to run that many pixels I would highly recommend that you start looking at E1.31 controllers. That network is much faster and can handle the higher number of pixels without running so may networks.
  2. I have Santa and the Grinch on Christmas Eve only. I get the biggest crowd on Christmas Eve so I have Santa and the Grinch walking the crowds and handing out candy canes and having pics taken. The kids love Santa and the adults love the Grinch. 😁
  3. You van use MP3 Gain to level out the volume of all your music: http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php
  4. If you are talking pigtail as in bare wires, yes you can. However, if using bare wires I would recommend using a ferrule. A ferrule will make installation easier plus it keeps those stray strands from wandering. All it takes is one strand of wire to touch something it isn't suppose to and you will burn something up.
  5. Personally I buy strings without connectors and add my own. There are so many different sizes and types that they usually won't interchange. LOR connectors will not fit HolidayCoro connectors and so on. My suggestion is find a popular source for connectors and stick with them so everything matches up.
  6. Since you are wanting to get into pixels you will also need to upgrade your license as a Basic license just won't cut it. I would highly recommend a Pro license so you have all the benefits for using pixels.
  7. Doesn't open until 8:00 SC time.
  8. https://zoom.us/j/92255626716
  9. Why do you have to run it from the garage? I run my show from my home office and run the cables out a window using flat cat5 cables, the windows shut completely.
  10. Depends on how many arches and how big. A Pixie2 with 100 pixel strings can do four medium size yard arches, two arches per string. Pixels require a high speed network so you will need the red adapter and you are already set with a Pro license. If your two CTB16PC are gen 3 then you can run everything on one high speed network for now until you start expanding.
  11. The PixieLink is probably set to DHCP so when it is connected to your home network it is assigned a IP address from your home router. Your computer does not assign IP addresses so you would have to use the PixieLink as a fixed IP address which comes as 192.168.1.206. Make sure your computers network adapter for your ethernet port is set in the same subset: example 192.168.1.1 as it is probably set as DHCP. Then you can type http://pixielink in your browsers address bar and it should connect.
  12. As Jim stated, everyone has their own way of doing and not doing things. Personally if it were me I would run three Pixie4, one for the front of the house, one for the roof and the third for the garage area. This keeps controllers close to the area and if for some reason one controller goes out then is doesn't affect the entire house. In most displays your house is the biggest prop and if the entire house runs on one controller and that goes out then that leaves a very large dark spot in your display. My .02 cents.
  13. Hey Mike, what is this stuff at the bottom of the Forums that keeps popping up? of date. R
  14. Put the pixie on the network by itself so you can set the ID. More then likely the HU sees the first controller and when you add the pixie it has the same ID as the first controller.
  15. But that is my point, as it is now it's just a BS session as anyone can ask a question in the forums or on FB and get an answer, no need to attend the zoom room. Now granted there are a lot of tutorials and Youtube videos but the thing about them is if you have a question when going through them there is nobody to answer. At least with a mini class someone is there to answer questions along the way.
  16. Good gathering last night. Suggestion, could we maybe get an agenda? Maybe the first 30 minutes could be someone giving a class on a particular subject like maybe JR giving a class on face sequencing and the last 30 minutes being a general Q&A. Example topics: -Face sequencing -E1.31 controllers -Pixie setup -S5 basics
  17. Also update your license level in your profile. Once you start getting into pixels you will need a higher license.
  18. Chrome Remote Desktop if you use Chrome as your browser.
  19. Yeah, but what you consider fun is a headache for most others. 😁
  20. 100% baby, put on my sunglasses and tanning lotion and light em up. Then I waive the aircraft off.
  21. I had a kid come up to me years ago when he was 14 and asked if it would be alright to scare people at my Halloween show. I told him fine as long as he leaves the little ones alone. After that show he helped me take it down and has been helping me with the Halloween and Christmas show setups every year since. He is now 22 and it is nice have a young person doing all the heavy and climbing stuff for me. He is like part of the family now.
  22. I know that, I am telling him, without telling him, to get a Falcon. 😁
  23. If you are running on a PC why not try using the E1.31 network as it can handle thousands of pixels. I run 52 controllers on two networks, one LOR RS485 network for my twelve CTB16 and CMB24 controllers and one E1.31 network for all my pixels on 40 controllers.
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