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MattJ

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  • Birthday August 6

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    Lantana, TX
  • Occupation
    Telecommunications Operations

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    Sports, Beer
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

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  • LOR Software Version
    5.5.16
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    Advanced

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  1. I would love a copy please! Please send to matt@jones-web.us I agree to not sell or share this sequence with anyone. This request will be used for my private, personal use on my show only. I also understand the mere fact of making changes to the borrowed sequence and pasting it in to my sequence does not make it mine to share. I agree with the agreement!
  2. Ok - here's the update. It would appear that I also had a water issue... that was not making anything easier to troubleshoot! With the water gone... the flickering was still there when using PI (but not as bad - not anywhere near as bad) I took JR's advice; I removed my power injection and cranked my longer runs down to 70% max brightness. That solved my flickering problem. I never measured the voltage and at this point I don't need Power injection, so I'm leaving that for now. PS - Jim: Extension/Direct - no other pixels.
  3. Thanks JR - I'll play over the end of this week and if I can make it work I'll happily leave the power injection stuff for now! Appreciate the help.
  4. OK I think I have it - Set the dimming curve option to Pixel Curve 90% in the prop definition in preview design window of sequence editor?
  5. OK yes, that sounds like a plan but sorry - I don't follow. Which application?
  6. Fair call on the intensity - white is not used much and I can turn it down in the sequence - this would likely solve my issue! Buying the extensions (Ray Wu) making the power injection Tees. I will check the terminal lugs tomorrow (right now it's cold & dark! :) )
  7. Hi folks I'm running into a few issues with power injection and I'm looking for a few pointers. Here's the set up: DIY Pixie 8 powered by a 12V 600W Switched mode power supply All 8 ports running between 50 - 100 pixels - there's about 600 pixels hanging off this pixie. When the pixels are connected to the pixie directly... all is good. To get them where I want them... 3strands (270 pixels) are on the end of 25' of pixel extensions (Hooray for stars at the roofline!) When I add in the 25' extension and the pixles are at full power (white) they flicker. I think "low voltage" and add a 12V Constant voltage LED power supply (this one) for power injection following the instructions for multiple power supply injection here. The +ve wires are NOT connected between the power supplies. The -ve connectors are. It's a mess - the pixels flicker and jump all over the place - it's like the power injection is adding noise on the data line of the pixel string and acting like a random controller. I will continue to troubleshoot but my question here is... have I purchased the wrong type of power supply for power injection... or should this work? Open to any ideas! Thanks in advance. Cheers MattJ
  8. Thanks @Orville - It's just a single loop and I copy/pasted my way out of it. I'll go back and try again at some point. For now....I have bigger (water) problems to solve! Thanks for the reply. At least I know it should be possible.
  9. Hi Folks I recently added a a couple of loops to an animation sequence for the first time. The sequence plays fine in Sequence editor but when I load it to an SD card with Hub and put it in my G3-MP3 the device will not initialize. Actually, the G3-MP3 stays on the INIT screen even after the SD card is removed. The G3-MP3 is hung up in this state until the power is removed and the unit resets. Things I have tried: Updated LOR SW to 5.5.16 (I was on 5.5.x but x was not 16) Updated G3-MP3 firmware to 5.38. I am sure I was WELL behind. Just in case there was some thing in the original sequence, I created a brand new single prop 10s animation with no loop - it played fine. Added one 5 second loop.... G3-MP3 will not load it. I can live without loops I guess, but seeing as I've spent a few hours on this tonight I figured I'd post here to see if anyone has any pointers? Thanks in advance Cheers MattJ
  10. Hi folks My question is about using HUB to create the SD cards for G3MP3 show director. My "Show" for Halloween is 8 short animated sequences running sequentially between 6:30pm & 11:30pm on an ELOR 2 network (Reg + Aux A) setup. Every time I update one of the animations and I want to reload the show I have to: Change directory Load the sequences to the show Reorder the sequences Reset the start & End Time Tell the wizard I have 2 ports Reconfigure both network speeds for 500k (it defaults to the slower speed) Then create the show on the card If at any time it fails (which happens at either step 3 or 7) I have to start over. I am hoping this is me being a noob and there is some way to save all of the above settings as some kind of "show" and load cards much quicker. Am I missing something? I know that in this version of Hub you can edit cards that are already created but I don't always use the same card for the show vs those used for testing. If that's the way to go then I might have to start doing that instead. Thanks in advance as ever. Cheers MattJ
  11. In the end - I fused the 12V power injection line only and it all seems to be working fine. On a string of 133 CCBIIs on a 15ft extension, my voltage had dropped to 8.1 volts after the last bulb. I injected the power after the first 50 CCBs and, with that power injection, the voltage only drops to 11.4 volts after the last bulb!! Now my days are merry and bright and all my Christmases are white (and not an off pink color!) ;) Thanks folks
  12. Thanks Orville - I have some and will be cannibalizing this weekend! ;)
  13. Jim + TheDucks - Thank you both. Yes PS is in the same enclosure as the pixie board I would consider both well mounted and protected. 100% will fuse the injections. A realization that a fuse there was a must, was what lead me to this question. A big "10-4" on breaking ONLY the +ve. I was following this link posted by somebody last year. Good info https://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Power_Injection I'm waiting for a few more connectors to come in the mail and then we'll see if this flies... or fries! ;)
  14. Hi Folks I think I've missed an important component in building my first controllers. I have the regulated 12V output from my power supply running directly to the input on the pixie boards. I was reading some stuff about power injection (next project) and it made me think about fuses on the input to the pixie board. Do I need to - or should I as a good practice - include an inline ATC fuse on the +ve input to the pixie controller. If so, what size fuse is needed? The Pixie Specs (page 46) say that Pixie 4 has a max draw of 16A and pixie 8 has a max draw of 32A, but has dual 12V input. So if I put a 20A inline fuse on the Pixie 4 and a 20A fuse on each of the inputs to the Pixie 8... I'm good... right? Thanks in advance! Cheers MattJ
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