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About beaker020

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  • Birthday March 4

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    Langley BC
  • Occupation
    Office Equipment Technician

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    Christmas lights. Duh!
    and travel
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  1. Living as I do in the pacific north-west, we get alot of rain. We also get "marine mist" , where its not raining but you still get wet, even with an umbrella. GFCI's are out of the question. If I had to stop the show every time it rained it would never run! But heres another problem: I have noticed over the last couple years that whenever it rains I get a couple of channels that get stuck on. Often they are only partially on and the effects still come thru but they never turn off fully. If its dry and cold they work fine. I have checked the boxes and there is no accumulation of water in them
  2. My apologies if this is a noob question but how important is it to have all gen 3 controllers if using motion effects.? I read somewhere that you needed eLOR and gen3 controllers for it to work. I did an inventory of my controllers and out of 7 controllers, I have 2 gen3's, (they are all residential PC controllers ). in addition I have 4 original CCR controllers, 2 dumb DMX E1.11 controllers and 1 AlphaPix16 E1.31 controller. I run 3 networks. 1 regular LOR (black dongle), 1 high speed LOR (red dongle) and 1 E1.31 network. I would love to add motion effects for this year, with the
  3. I have some of my controllers where the RJ45 jacks on the board have become damaged or corroded over the last 9 years... I am going thru them this year and wanting to replace the damaged ones. Does anyone have the digikey part number for the RJ45 jacks? My controllers are version one and version three. Thanks Lance
  4. It's not the word gay that my wife has the issue with, and it's not the rainbow either, per se. It's the association of the 2 within the song and sequence, giving the word an unintended meaning. Key word being "unintended".
  5. I am adding a pixel tree to my display this year. I have a 15' spiral tree but I want to take it to the next level. I have purchased the 16 strand "CCR"clone pixel tree from holiday coro plus the 36" 6 channel star. This will be in addition to the spiral tree, not a replacement for it, so all new pole and hardware. I need to get a better idea on how this is going to go together. I have seen people zap strap the ribbons to HC's pixel mounting strips, I've seen people use EMT conduit and PVC conduit. I've seen people use HC's pixel mounting topper and Base and i've seen people use plywoo
  6. I am doing a pixel tree this year and, mainly due to time constraints, I will be buying the sequencing for the tree from holidaysequences. I am wanting to do "deck the rooftops" by the cast of Glee. (basically Deck the halls). There is a line in the song that goes "don we now our *** apparel" During which the Tree displays a rainbow pattern. Now here's the argument: My wife says "You cant do that! "***", in the context of the song, means "festive" or "cheerful" and showing a rainbow is disrespectful to the LGBTQ community." I say "nonsense, that's just another case of politically correc
  7. anyone have whoville medly (perfect Christmas night) they are willing to share? Thanks Lance
  8. Got it! I didnt have the control panel running, just the sequence editor. Since I was only testing I didnt think I needed ibut the control panel loads and unloads the comm listener and thats why it wouldnt work.
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    DMX trouble

    I have added one holiday coro 27ch RBG dumb DMX controller to my display this year. I have a second LOR dongle and I have built a cross over cable. I can get it to work in xlights so I know my cable and controller work but I cant get S3 to talk to the controller. I have set the network preferences for dmx to universe 1 and configured the adapter. Unfortunately, xlights has a limit of 96 channels for LOR, I have 790 LOR channels plus the 27 dmx. I use a lot of macros and shimmers and DMX does not support those. What am I missing? Thanks Lance
  10. I would also love a copy Thanks Lance beaker020@gmail.com
  11. I found a solution. Or at least a work around. I tried setting the parms well before I needed them, several seconds even. I tried not setting any parms in the first 0.10 seconds of the song I tried only setting one parm at a time: MM in one column, MS in the next and visy versa. Nothing worked Then I filed the space between the effects with an arbitrary intensity. 50% was easy because thats the default intensity setting for the intensity tool. Lo and behold it works! So where there is no active effect, I set MM and MS (and only those 2 parms) to 50% intensity. Other than at the very
  12. You're right. and I would almost buy this except the first few macros work fine. Its not until about the 1 minute mark that they start messing up. Thats 5 macros into the sequence and the third time I've used that same macro. Just for giggles I did set the LR parm 0.10 seconds after the start and it made no difference. I also tried setting the ME and MS params several columns before I needed them. Thanks Sax and Bob for confirming what I suspected. Like I said from the start; if its just the Vis then its not a big deal, as long as it plays right at showtime.
  13. I need a sequences for perfect christmas night (from the grinch) and "I want a hippopotamus for christmas" by gayla peevy. I have 80 channels this year, not including the arches or the RGB mini trees. I think I bit off more than I can chew. Thanks Lance
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