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  1. As @JohnnyJmentioned, I think I would go the Motion Effects Rows route, and that way you won't limit yourself as @k6cccdescribed. You can still use every pixel as well, if you want.
  2. I have wondered about this question for several years now, and I thought the smart folks here probably know the answer. My question relates to how the individual smart pixels know which data applies to them. Let's say I have a strand of 50 smart pixels. When the controller sends the data to the strand, how does the first pixel know it is number 1, and the 50th know it is number 50? Originally, I thought that the strand probably comes with some type of pixel ID built-in (e.g. ID 1-50), such that each pixel circuit just looks at the data related to its pixel ID (similar to a controller o
  3. @hasslerk: back to the original question... in an attempt to actually be helpful and more specific on where I look to find the model numbers related to an FCC ID, I go through these steps: 1. Start at the FCC ID search website: https://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid 2. Enter the FCC ID (below example for our models): 3. Click on search, which will take you to this page: 4. Click on Detail, which will take you to this page: 5. Click on "model difference letter" which shows the manufacturer's list of models that use the same electronics:
  4. I was just stating facts. Never said it was an FCC letter, just said it was on the FCC website... and the only place I know where you can see what models are covered under the FCC ID. Out of curiosity, where exactly do you look to see what models are covered under the FCC ID?
  5. Dude, this is a document posted on the FCC website (using exactly the link you posted), so get off your high horse. Yes, many of the documents that the FCC uses come from the manufacturer as they submit for the FCC ID. This letter explains to the FCC all the model numbers that use the same electronics, and as such, are covered under the same FCC ID. This was the question of the original poster: can the same FCC ID cover two different model numbers (since he noticed that the ST-05B and ST-7C had the same FCC ID)? This letter (again, posted on the FCC website) shows that both are covered und
  6. That FCC ID covers six different models (see picture below from the FCC website documents). I don't know if I like it yet as I just purchased it recently and haven't tested it out. I plan to tinker with it soon.
  7. I understand all that, but the label also gives you the FCC ID which you can then look up and ensure the device is compliant as they state it is. Part 15 also ensures that the device is not more powerful than allowed without a license.
  8. Just to follow-up on some of the FCC discussion above, I recently bought the 05B (Signstek ST-05B), and it now comes with a sticker on top stating the FCC ID and Part 15 compliance (see pictures below).
  9. In fact, your G3-MP3 can now support DMX on one or both of your ports (with firmware v5.28 or later). I upgraded to the G4-N4 version since I was already using two ports (enhanced high speed for my Pixie 16 controllers, and regular 57.6k for my wireless transmitter and high voltage controllers), so DMX will be out of the third port. I think moving head lights are also in my future, but it may be a few years. ETA: key item to know is that DMX is sent out over CAT5 pins 4 & 5 from the MP3 Director (so, the blue and blue/white wires). I believe the standard is out of pins 1 & 2 (o
  10. With the newer LOR MP3 Directors supporting DMX, I plan on adding some DMX props this coming year (maybe just RGB luminaries to outline the yard).
  11. Good question. I have no idea... seems like they would support the same number of channels from each network port. Have you submitted the question to LOR?
  12. Not true, the G3 MP3 can run DMX if you have v5.28 or newer firmware. The G4 directors definitely work as well. Here is screenshot from the LOR help (http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/3.12.4/help/light-o-rama_mp3_directors.htm):
  13. So, first off, you need to have firmware v5.28 or greater on the G3 MP3 Director for DMX output. Then, when you create your SD card in Hub, you will need to setup the correct network port (1 or 2) to be DMX. After that, you just need to connect the CAT5 cable from the correct MP3 Director network port to your DMX controller. But here is the tricky part, the DMX data signal out of the MP3 Director uses pins 4 & 5 (so, the blue wire and the blue/white wire) whereas most DMX controllers assume the data is coming in from pins 1 & 2 (orange/white and orange wires). So, you will eith
  14. BTW, I submitted a help desk ticket on the Hub scheduling bug, and they said they have received a few tickets related to this and are looking into it. Obviously, they say to use Hardware Utility in the meantime.
  15. ^^^ THIS ^^^ I am having the same problem with Hub and scheduled times. I set the times correctly before creating the SD card, but then immediately after creating it, if you go to edit the existing SD card show, the defaults of 5pm to 10pm are displayed (and my set times are nowhere to be found). Hardware Utility works fine, so I will be using that.
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