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Matt R

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    Melbourne, FL
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    Engineer

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    Baseball, Football, Hockey, Volleyball
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

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  • LOR Software Version
    5.4.2
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    Pro

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  1. to add some more detail, I'm using 12V bullet pixels from LOR.
  2. it looks like all I had to do was remove this plastic little jumper on the board, after doing all the hardware utility config steps. Do you foresee any issues with that? I can get my 3X50 port to light up all 150 pixels now, even at 80% brightness.
  3. I have my full 2021 25 song show sequences done and on a 4 network mini director. I'm using S5. Several of my ports in my multiple Pixie16 controller setup have 3X50 or 150 pixels on one port. However, I can only get 100 pixels on these ports to actually light up. I've gone into the hardware utility and set my UID and then gone into the config button at the bottom, and then "cosmic color / pixie config" and changed it to 150 pixels / port, 50 pixel resolution. It says the commands are being sent to my controller, but then the test buttons dont work, and I still cant get more than 100 pixels to light up, even when i click the self-test button on the board itself. Please help.
  4. I want to change from traditional lights along my roof line to smart pixels (for 2021), but I'm assuming that a 100 pixel string is only 100-200" long (8-16'), and I would have to route more than 2 adjacent to each other to complete the roof line. Can someone explain via text and/or diagram how they setup the placement of the pixel strings and the controllers to span the entirety of a roof line? Also, what type of LOR smart pixel string would you recommend for a roof line? I'm thinking the 12V square bulb, but curious about your opinions / experiences. Thank you in advance!
  5. OK, so I have the full week off work, and as such, have been spending 8+ hrs a day this week learning how to incorporate my 16X25 RGB tree into my show with my traditional lights / controllers. I watched almost every single video tutorial and read all the PDFs, and was able to successfully generate my own sequences with my traditional lights and combine them with sequences for the 16X25 RGB tree. I verified that all qty 4 of my 16 channel traditional controllers (qty 1 CTB16PC, qty 3 LOR1602Wg3) work with last year's "locked" purchased sequences / show for my traditional LED lights. I then wiped the SD card, took my 7 new sequences that I made, using 16X25 LOR tree sequences from superstarlights.com, and created a show using the LOR Hub, per the online tutorial / instructions. I adjusted my daisy chain controller setup per the text at the bottom of this post, to include the RGB pixel tree. When I plug my new show / SD card into my Gen 3 mini director with MP3 player, the music plays but nothing happens with the lights. My question - to get this working (lights and music), do I need to purchase the N2-G4-MP3 director and replace the Gen 3 mini director w/ MP3 player? Do I need to run the traditional lights on a separate network from the RGB? Anything else I need to be aware of? My current setup: mini director / FM transmitter connected via Cat 5 cable ------>16 channel Controller UID 1 connected to 16 channel Controller UID 2 via Cat 5 cable -----> 16 channel Controller UID 3 via easy light linker (ELL) ---> 16 channel Controller UID 4 via ELL -----> Pixie 8D controller (UID=40) & 16X25 RGB tree via Cat 5 cable. All connections / controllers are on the same "Regular" network.
  6. I've been using LightORama controllers for about 4 years now, starting with the "TSO ShowTime Central Starter Package" (which includes a mini-director w/ SD card, FM transmitter, and CTB16PC controller) plus 3 more LOR1602Wg3 30 amp, 16 channel controllers daisy chained together via easy light linkers to create a 64 channel LOR network that just uses standard LED light strands. Up until about 10 days ago, I have never used the sequencing software. I am currently running 5.4.2 Pro version of S5. For this upcoming season, I have purchased a new Black Pixel Tree (16 strips of 25 smart pixels) to add to my existing LOR network. This is my first integration of RGB strands of any kind, smart or dumb. On my current 64 channel LOR network, 4 controller setup, i have about ~15 pre-made sequences that cannot be edited. Some questions, as I embark on my RGB journey: Will any of my previous pre-made "locked" sequences do anything with my RGB pixel tree, or will it just stay "off" once I daisy chain it to the other controllers? I've seen some pretty awesome "pixel matrix" structures / pixel boards, whatever you call them, in people's windows. Are these all DIY hardware items, or are there pre-made setups for this anywhere that can be purchased and just plugged into an existing show (with all the appropriate sequence programming in the software)?? If pre-made hardware setups exist, please provide some links What should my UID be for my Pixie8D controller, given the other 4 controllers that I already have? Is it simply 5, or is it more complicated than that? I heard I should use 40, but don't understand the math behind that recommendation. I've got 450 linear feet of roof line that currently has traditional icicle lights on it, that I can daisy chain in one big plug to plug setup of 54 light strands. What's the best way to do this with Cosmic Color bulbs or ribbons? Do I need multiple controller setups of X strands a piece, or some other setup? Thoughts on the pros/cons of the 10w RGB floods vs. the 50w RGB floods? If i'm spacing out a setup of 8, 10w RGB floods, each with 16 foot power cords, can I add extensions to these? I'd want to space these floods out along the 75' side width of my house. Photos of the house are attached. Thanks in advance for your thoughts / comments! Christmas house outline 2020_v4.pdf
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