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Everything posted by prevue12

  1. I use tomato cages also, two per tree, but if I did it now I would use only one. I have two sizes, big ones have 200 of each color, small ones 100 (total of 28). Have videos posted on FB page, at Shawns Christmas Lights.
  2. I take a different approach than Daryl above, I don't label extension cords to specific props. I use lots of super strings like he does, but have generic lengths of cords denoted by the color of tape wrapped on them. Yes, it cost me some extra to have longer generic lengths of cord, but this approach also helps when I re-do my layout. We just call out for the color/length needed and it appears. I use about five generic lengths.
  3. I played taps on my guitar, amp on 10, next year two amps daisy chained, one wasn't loud enough. I wish I could play a bugle.
  4. K6CCC Taps is to played at 3 PM LOCAL time, This info is from the FAQ on Tap Across America web site.
  5. I have a couple of 1000' spools of SPT-2 looking to sell, 165 each plus shipping.
  6. There is a limit on how long they can be, but not really a problem.
  7. I have a broken one, started a trouble ticket, they sold me replacement. I recommend doing that.
  8. Units for each axis? To quote an instructor from my past, "Is that 500 pounds force or 500 Green and Purple Unicorns, units matter" 😁
  9. I I'm going to order one replacement using LPD6803 info, 35-45 dollars for a replacement beats, starting over for several times more. Ordered one, will see how it works, then get more if its okay. I have almost a year to figure it out! :)
  10. So much for me being smarter than your average bear. I didn't think they were made period, thanks Mr. P. That is worth an order to find out.
  11. The replacement ribbons are "OUT OF STOCK .... This will no longer be available in 2020" . Maybe I will get lucky and be available in 2021
  12. Keep It Simple Stupid So much for me trying to keep it simple, and not use ribbons... I'm not worried about trying to replicate the look of a ribbon so much, just that using 1/3 the number of pixels will look like crap. I really don't want to reprogram, I hate rework. I might have to suck it up and Look at the CCR IIs. Thanks for the input.
  13. I guess I need to read more, but I know the CCRs had 150 pixels, grouped in threes. Trying to figure out best way to simulate that the best, just 50 single nodes over the 16 or so feet will look "sparse", hence trying to figure out how to change it with out hours and hours of work redoing programing. KYHI Yes ribbons failed, never had a problem with the controllers, I have three spares of those. I don't care for the pixels in PEX look, but thanks for the suggestion. I don't see pixie II in the store, I see documentation for them, but not them. It looks like I might be able to use a pixie 4, and bump up to about 100 Pixels and run all four arches off the one pixie 4. ( if I read the controller documentation sheet correctly. I also now run pixels at 50% or less so that helps with power needs)
  14. I have four original CCRs I use are arches, these are the only smart pixels in my display, that I have used for the last six or seven years, if not more. This year two failed and I have no replacements anymore, so I am looking to replace them with more durable pixel nodes rather than using pixel strips. I like the density of the having 150 pixels, so looking to have something close to that for replacement. I have no plans to add more smart pixels other than replacing my arches. My questions are: 1. What would you all recommend for a controller. pixie, pixiecon, or one of the many other on the market.? 2. Might be dumb question since I don't do much with the smart pixels, I don't want to have to reprogram the arches, is it just as simple redefining what the prop is now and it's properties? Video with arches, https://fb.watch/2Qn-4ciJ_T/
  15. Welding is worth learning, it opens up lots of things you just can't do with wood or PVC. I recommend you look into it.
  16. I'm probably adding eight, 7 section section arches with Super Strings, (RGBW) and maybe 5mm strobes for some "POP", strobes would be one channel, not broke into seven programable.
  17. This is what I get for trying new stuff in the middle of the display season, channels gone, flicker gone! THANKS A MILLION!
  18. Thanks, I think they are there, but just left blank, I will be fixing this right away!
  19. It's all channels, but I did just add a background animation for something on that controller, This is first time I've run the show since that addition. I might move that another controller, and see what is up. Thanks for the idea.
  20. The dreaded flicker popped up. I changed out the controller, changed cables coming to and from it, changed what outlet it was in, unplugged and checked for water, checked for data cables next to AC. That is were I stopped, the show needed to go on, and people waiting for it to start. Tomorrow maybe try moving the location of the controller. I'm at a loss, turned everything on with Hardware Utility and everything was steady. These are G3, AC controllers, and use latest version of S5. Anyone have any other ideas?
  21. I think you misunderstand what he wants, if timing marks are at the top and you need to scroll down to the row you want to add to, it's easy to get off the correct column. red line would help keep aligned. I've wished for this myself before.
  22. Mostly spiral, curtain, and similar ones. I was playing with the effects on this song. (We will see if I can post the link right or not) One example some at the start and more about 1:40 into it. The music is off from the lights some, this was just an experiment.
  23. PLEASE LOR, when using superstrings in S5, and motion effects, white effects turn on all lights not just the white strings. I guess I just don't get why when in the preview you input to S5 that there is a white string, motion effects still treats them like a RGB node and turn on all the lights on that prop vs. just using the white lights. This limits me to not using white while using motion effects. Please tweak this item, not everyone uses all pixels.
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