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khawes last won the day on June 14 2014

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  • Birthday 04/01/1964

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    Christmas & Halloween

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  1. LED 1 blinks once/sec like it should LED 2 is dark -- not blinking when data is sent LED 3 is also dark (as it should be) I agree it's time for a ticket.
  2. I've tired 3 controllers, one CTB16PC, and two LOR1602W. I've used different cables, and my spare ELL works when plugged into any of those controllers as well. If the ELL were dead I would not expect to be able to communicate with it when directly plugged into my PC, which I can. It's almost as if it it ignoring the configuration in favor of some made up values for operation, yet reporting the same settings that it was configured for to the Hardware utility.
  3. I've got two pair of ELL RF-v5 (purchased in 2015) I'm only using three, and this year one of the three doesn't seem to function correctly. If I plug it directly into my USB-RS485 the Hardware Utility (HU) sees it just fine, I can use the HU to change the configuration and it reads back properly. WIth the configuration set to match the other two, I then plug it into one one my controllers and the led in the controller continues to blink. Swapping with the 4th as as of yet unused ELL and the light will blink. Is my ELL dead, or is there a way to recover it from whatever state it has gotten into?
  4. Here's what microsoft has to say:
  5. I wired all of the CAT5 cables 1 to 8 (White/Orange, Orange, White/Green, Green, White/Blue, Blue, White/Brown, Brown) without crossing over 4 and 6. I know standard ethernet had trouble if you do not swap 4 & 6. Re do your cables in this order and see if it helps.
  6. Sorry to see you go Sarge. Wish I had known about this a while back. I just purchased lights for the local Middle School and am teacing the kids how to sequence so they can sequence a show that the Orchestra will play to live in May. Maybe I can convince one of my neighbors to take your setup off your hands
  7. Will the Pixel editor import a portion of a Sequence Editor file and let you export it to an intensity file? I thought I read that somewhere.
  8. @k6ccc I wanted to something similar with my CCB eves: I start with all 20% Red, then one random pixel fades up to 100% white for half a second then fades for a half second down to 20% green. Repeat until all pixels are green. Repeat from Green to White then White back to red. I ended up writing a program that would output a Sequence Editor clipboard file that I could paste into my sequence. If you open to using the Sequence Editor & a clipboard file to accomplish this. It fairly straightforward to modify the program to do this for 12 50 pixel strands instead of the 4 it does now. The modify it to start with green and end with green after the flash of one of the 7 colors, making sure to hit every pixel once If you are interested let me know and I'll share the clipboard file, once I modify the program. edit: How many simultaneous twinkles, and how far apart and how long are each twinkle?
  9. I'm using an old computer & monitor (monitor placed in a glass front box and put on a 2nd floor balcony) the computer runs a power point / keynote / google doc presentation with alternating slides "Heat the lights" and "Tuine to 89.9 FM". I've got all on a timer to turn on before the show starts and off well afterwards. I use drop box to send a file from my show computer that tells the sign computer to power off. It deletes the file then powers off, so that when the timer really turns off the power it's already off. When power comes back the computer boot up and starts displaying the presentation.
  10. You might try switching out the cat-5/6 cables, Though I would suspect a bad cable would stop communication down the rest of the line. Do the cat-5/6 cabled run in a bundle for the computer? maybe there is cross talk? Do they run next to a high voltage power line? Are the USB to RS-485 connectors using a USB hub, if so try plugging one of the bad networks into the computer directly, if that works replace the bub or perhaps the hub is overwhelmed and you need to move to more than one. ... and with that I'm out of ideas.
  11. For me 75% of my Halloween lights are also 50% of my Christmas lights, so I'm 50% wit Christmas by the end of October. I'm very careful not to turn on any lights in November, because the elves told me that for every set of christmas lights turned on before Thanksgiving a baby reindeer dies. I do have it on good authority though, that testing before Thanksgiving will not result in any reindeer fawns going "missing".
  12. I had a 67 mustang and for the last 10 years I owned it, it was in the garage with either battery or carb problems which were a direct result of it not getting out of the garage on a regular basis. I finally sold it 4 years ago, your post brings back memories of it covered in it's car cover and empty card board boxes waiting to be recycled.
  13. Mine is hanging from the 2nd story peak of the roof, and ends before it blocks access to the garage.
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