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  1. I'm not sure you can make it in the amount of time left, but here goes. 1. Purchase the basic starter package http://store.lightorama.com/rese16chstpa.html 1A. Include a Mini-Director Upgrade with the Starter Package 2. Purchase a CTB16PC controller. You get 16 channels in each controller and 1 comes with the starter package. http://store.lightorama.com/showtime-products.html 3. You will need Sequences. You can purchase them from LOR, or Google "LOR sequences" to find them available to change to your setup. http://sequences.lightorama.com/christmas-sequences 5. Of
  2. I loved those days. Radio Shack had a magazine out that included programs written in Basic. I once built a blood pressure device that made a beeping noise and flashed from blue to red all depending on your pressure. The included the program in printed version. Basic. I use what I learned then on how to lower my blood pressure to keep myself within limits just by thinking today, to keep my Dr. from going ballistic. Good times.
  3. Thanks, Jim. I started working on computers in 1960 and have continued until my retirement 11 years ago. The changes from the analog computers and the later evolution has been amazing. There were no protocols when I started, except 115vac, 400HZ and 28VDC. I eventually graduated to a Radio Shack Color Computer with an amazing 4K of ram and finally to programming in Fortran a Stromberg Carlson Telephone switch billing system. I never got into networking so the boggle factor is high. I have looked into X-Lights and Vixen, but since I started in this crazy hobby with LOR, I plan on continuing to
  4. I have come to figure that that is the case. Therefore I picture the red dongle allows me to run a separate "high speed" network in concert with the normal "low speed" AC PCB-16 network operated by the black dongle. It would be nice if the diagrams shown in LOR explained whether the dongle outputs were DMX, E1.31, LOR or whatever. Not having gotten into the Pixel Editor yet, knowing that a particular board is capable of which protocol doesn't tell me what the diagram protocol is. I hope to learn more while I learn the software.
  5. I have a PRO level license, latest release and will probably be adding SuperStar in the future.
  6. I think you folks must think I am a total airhead, but here goes. I can use the following to integrate 1 show into both High (AC) & Low (pixel) voltage products, all LOR equipment. It would seem that my PCB-16s are a bit of an anchor on increasing my flexibility. No problem, I had a great time building them. So, here is my latest thought: 1. From 1 USB port to a USB-485 Dongle to my existing High Voltage (AC) controllers. 2. Additionally, from another USB port to a USB-RS-485-HS Dongle to a Pixie4D (RGB) controller. I have everything except the red dongle, so there would be
  7. Ok, guys. I may be getting confused by all of the ways to connect different controller boards. I have seen copies of half a dozen diagrams, and I now see that I have been mistaking the Alphapix 4 with the Pixie 4. The AlphaPix uses an LOR 485 Dongle from the USB port for AC along with an E1.31 from the computer Ethernet port to a Network switch to the AlphaPix controller. Guess I will just have to break down and purchase an HS dongle from LOR for the RGB side. Getting complicated. All I wanted to do is add a couple of RGB arches to my existing LOR AC sequences.
  8. Remember, I am using PCB16s. Kits that I built. I understand that there are differences than the prebuilt ones. Thanks, Duckie, That helps a lot. I already have a high-speed Ethernet Switch, so I will connect the RG-45 output from the computer to the switch and then to the Pixie 4. Now on to the software!
  9. Remember, I am using PCB16s. Kits that I built. I understand that there are differences than the prebuilt ones. I have been looking at the http://www1.lightorama.com/typical-setups/ page and the CMB16D-QC Typical Setup. While it specifically lists the CMB-16D-QC controller, all of the data lines are common, regardless of the model of controller. ?????? Why would I have to have a specific model AC controller or greater? Unless the Pixie needs a different protocol than the older controllers can handle. Maybe that is the reason for 2 networks.
  10. So, I theoretically can just hook my new Pixie 4 in parallel (on the same RJ45 line) with my existing AC controllers, using my Mini Director like I always have?
  11. A total of 100-400 2 standard arches this year and possibly a couple of windows next. I'm an RGB Newbie and have chosen this way to familiarize myself with the genre. I like LOR a lot and am not interested in learning a different program right now. Plus, I'm old and would rather not have to stuff any more data in my shrinking brain.
  12. I have checked the typical setups page and, of course, cannot find my particular setup.I have been using 6 PCB16s for a few years now, operated by a Mini Director, and would like to add a couple of RGB pixel arches. 1: Is there a way to connect the Mini Director into the integrated system instead of using a computer to run the show? I know that the Showtime Director has separate outputs, but can’t afford one this year. 2. If using the computer, can I connect the PCB16s to the dongle to the USB port and a Pixie 4 through an Ethernet switch to the Computer Ethernet port? (This comput
  13. Never turn on a transmitter without an antenna connected correctly. It's a good way to burn out the "final" transmitter section.
  14. When you used Show Editor, did you click on the Musical or Animation tab? These suckers sometimes hide. The show editor only looks in the location listed above, but then you have to find it. The output of the Show Editor is something like "2016 Show." I then go to Simple Show Builder, point it at 2016 Show, and there I set the sequence order. Since I use an SD card to run my shows, I have only used this method. During the season, I constantly try to improve the sequences or even add new ones, so I probably go thru this every other day. I know you probably know this, Sarge, but small things som
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