Testing… and more TESTING: New DMX adapter

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I’m learning more about how to run DMX data from the computer out to the light controllers (dumb RGB).  I have found a promising USB adapter which can communicate with Xlights 4 software.  What is awesome about this adapter is the price.  As pictured it can run for around $25 with shipping.  However, it requires both an enclosure and an […]

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Convert a Light O Rama Sequence into XLights Step-by-Step

Convert a Light O Rama Sequence into XLights Step-by-Step

For 2015 I decided to switch to the newest and most powerful RGB pixel sequencer to date, Xlights V4.  For the past 2 years I’ve struggled to sequence my lights and music using the Light O Rama S3 software.  This spring, LOR upgraded it’s sequencer to S4 and included the new Pixel Editor.  I paid $50 for the new upgrade […]

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First New Sequence of the Season Carol of the Bells by David Foster

First New Sequence of the Season Carol of the Bells by David Foster

A number of people have asked me to create custom sequences for their holiday light shows.  Today I have completed the first of hopefully many more to come.  This sequence has around 20 hours of time invested into it.  I could always spend more time to make it even better, but that is the perfectionist in me.  I’m using Nutcracker […]

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36 Channel RGB DMX Controller for under $56

36 Channel RGB DMX Controller for under $56

New 36 channel RGB DMX controller just arrived.  Here is the unboxing!  Truth is I only paid $50.  But, the company I ordered from discontinued the price and created a new page and raised the price to $65. This controller runs nice and has an awesome digital readout for the DMX channel.  No Dip Switching!!!!! 🙂  Easy to figure out!  […]

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New Falcon F16v2 Pixel controller works GREAT!

New Falcon F16v2 Pixel controller works GREAT!

I have finished building and installing the new 64 universe Falcon F16v2 from Falcon Christmas.  This board is amazing, it can run over 10,000 pixels!    A special thank you to David Pitts for adding the protocol that runs my GECE pixels.  Very excited to use this for the 2015 display.  I’ll be putting it to the test very soon!

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Connecting RJ45 network cable to 27 channel DMX controller

Connecting RJ45 network cable to 27 channel DMX controller

I have updated this video with a step-by-step version as I made one for 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtsbz… This is how I connected my 2 female jacks to the 27 channel DMX RGB controller board. I like the idea of an input output or a Y-splitter. This is how I did it so the controller receives commands from the computers DMX output.

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Small DMX RGB Pixel controller found on eBay for under $20

Small DMX RGB Pixel controller found on eBay for under $20

Here is a walk-thru and demo of the tiny pixel controller. This video will demonstrate how the controller to the DIYLED express.com e1.31 bridge, connecting WS 2811 Pixabulbs to the controllers output, an the power connection from the power supply. The Light O Rama Showtime S3 program and the e1.31 bridge were setup prior to the test. Those are not […]

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Dumb RGB Controllers and Nodes easy connecting and testing

Dumb RGB Controllers and Nodes easy connecting and testing

Connecting up a pigtail and dumb RGB nodes to an RGB controller and DC power supply. Using a converted computer power supply to burn-in test new nodes. Sorry, these are not for sale. This is meant to be an instructional video for a group that ordered together. Concepts are the same for most DMX controllers. The controller can be found […]

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$16 Pixel Controller running test mode

$16 Pixel Controller running test mode

Testing the DMX-SPI Decoder. If using pixels on an indoor tree, this controller could run up to 170 pixels with power injections. Simple push-button operation makes it easy to change the per-programmed mode Controller found at this sight. Took maybe 2 weeks to arrive. I emailed seller on shipping, it was lower then the online store quoted. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DMX-SPI-decoder-support-10-kinds-of-different-pixel-IC-can-choose-your-required-IC-by/701799_926657089.html

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30 Channel DMX Controller under $40

30 Channel DMX Controller under $40

Link to the product is here for the 30 Channel DMX Controller under $40 Here is a 10 output RGB DMX controller found on the Aliexpress website page for $39.90 with free shipping. This is the un-boxing and setup showing the test with the controller running. Maximum of 360w @12v is all you are able to run thru this board. This converts […]

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