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Sharpsburg Lights

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    I love decorating for Christmas. I do a light show and I design, draw and cut (on Maslow cnc), and paint Christmas Yard cutouts. I also enjoy 3d design and printing.
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  1. I bought the Falcon F16 and I am currently trying to learn the system. I have two strands of lights connected and I am trying to inject power at the end of the second and the second is not turning on. I also am trying to do a color wash test and the green is illuminating as red, blue is illuminating as green, and red is illuminating as blue. I don't know why it is doing this wrong. Update: I needed to change the addressing mode to universe/start channel. That seemed to fix all of the problems. I’m not sure why I had a color issue but it is resolved as well.
  2. I am trying to learn how smart nodes work and it is over my head. This is what I am thinking. I will compare it to the network in a house. A house is wired with Ethernet throughout the house. You have the data travel through the network and can connect a computer through that same data cable at any point. The power is separated so each computer is essentially limited to one plug each. DATA I am thinking that it doesn’t matter how many nodes I connect together on the network. For instance, I can jump from one window to the next window if they are close together. I am limited b
  3. I plugged them in backwards and didn’t realize until after I recorded it. I went back and swapped them out. You have a great eye though.
  4. You guys have me really debating this dumb vs smart. I am looking at just doing my outline of the house. I am estimating about 56 different strands of strips. I’m guessing in the neighborhood of 10,000 led nodes. It will be about 36 strips at 5 m each. These will be different lengths but it will be a total of 7 dumb rgb controllers at $210 and I am currently running solid core Cat5 to each connection point. I will also need 7 power supplies. I planned to run power over the cat5. I know that the strands are about the same price as the strips. I need to know what I would need for the s
  5. The cnc would be great to cut it out. The holes for the cutouts would be better done by a drill. A template can be cut out and used to drill a lot faster. But I don’t know how many of the same you are planning to do Do you have the patterns drawn in svg format?
  6. Are you cutting the shape out of the coro and then drilling or are you leaving them as a square shape?
  7. Yeah. The hub ended up being the way to fix it. I did switch out the sd card as well.
  8. Of course I could cut coroplast. My CNC is set up to cut 3/4 in birch plywood. It would be nothing to cut through plastic. I would have to test and see how to slow it down so it cuts instead of melting the coroplast. But we have guys in that community that have cut plexiglass. I just did a quick google search and it turns out low speeds and a particular bit is all I need to cut it. I would have to go buy some and do some tests. What did you have in mind? It would also be great to be the first in that realm to use the Maslow CNC for cutting Coro.
  9. I understand the frustrations. I guess I see things a little different. My last comment only related to things that I create. I share things with the expectation that anything can happen to it. However, I don’t search out if someone is trying to profit from my work. I think this is why I don’t too worried about what happens after I share it. For example, I needed clips to hang my RGB strips up so I created them in cad. I openly shared the file to the world. The way I look at it is that I needed it so I created it. I shared it so someone else can benefit from it too. I do that because I h
  10. I want to add to this. I really don’t want to see you guys stop. I would have never attempted a show if you guys didn’t share your sequences. Last year, I built my show almost exactly like Sarge’s show so it would match up better. This year, I am attempting to get into dumb RGB. My daughter is old enough to learn it and we will learn this together. I am big into CNC and 3d printing. I have a rule that I never sell anything of mine. I give away all of my creations freely to push the advancement of that technology. I actually created a method for making a particular CNC draw out ima
  11. This was sequenced by my daughter who is in 9th grade. This was her first attempt at sequencing. We only have 6 strands of dumb RGB strips in the sequence for a total of 18 channels. Please ignore the bad video quality. I recorded it from my car. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am not musically inlined so I just sequence off the wave forms. However, she can play several intruments and can break down the music into different parts. Thank you and Happy Easter. Here is the link to the files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r5ltxwxqkzkeznp/AACfTMmGSpuz8v7n5Q90NK94a?dl=0
  12. I got the 3d printer up and running. I designed a clip with onshape. Here is the link. https://cad.onshape.com/documents/c7d2ec1c03505a501a629ee8/w/5eaa7e802bd876e7d8599969/e/2cc5d29083353d0b5eb3fc65 I tried to print 20 at a time and I had adhesion issues. I ended up printing one that was 100mm tall and cut it down to size on a band saw. The clips fit like a glove on the edge of the soffit. I had to add a couple of feet to one strand. I don’t see any issues with any colors except when it’s all white. I see some diming on the end. That strand terminates next to a really short s
  13. Also Paramedics and Respiratory Therapist. Paramedics are treating these patients in the most dangerous uncontrolled environments. Coronavirus is a respiratory disease, and respiratory therapists are the ones keeping these people alive. Please don’t forget about these other people. All the props always go to nurses, doctors, and firefighters.
  14. Thank you for your help. I honestly am going back and forward on the smart vs dumb. I like the old school look and I really don’t want to switch to smart rgb. I just want the aesthetics of a single stranded light but adding the variations of colors. I actually would be fine with standard lights but I didn’t want to spend the money on all the different colors to get the effect that I want. Thanks for the heads up on soldering. I have soldered, and I have watched hours of video. But I have only soldered with a $5 soldering iron without any switches. I may actually be ok at soldering if
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