Recent content by DavidJ247

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    Controller Options - First Year

    Re long range boards vs local ports, keep in mind its is not just either/or, Falcon F16 gives you the option to add expansion boards of either type so you can do both with one controller. In my display for example, I have an F16V3 in a central control box with its 16 local ports feeding props on...
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    Controller Options - First Year

    Hey Ambarta, seems we have a few things in common, fellow lighting/screen tech here in Vic and I have been involved with Christmas lights and ACL for many years. No doubt there is alot of cross-over with what we do in entertainment lighting and many of the concepts and protocols are the same...
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    Converting a ropelight star to pixels

    Hi Stephen, I did this with my ropelight star and am really pleased with the results. You can replicate the original ropelight effects for a vintage look which is fun but also pixels allow you to do so much more with the prop. You could consider simply laying bullet pixels end to end, they...
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    Has anyone created a mega tree that just used a single Raspberry Pi + Falcon-PiCap before as it's pixel controller?

    Not a Falcon cap but I use a Pi with one of Alans RPi28D for my tree, 24*50 +150 pixel star, works great. If you want to see it in action, here's a piece on the tree controller from one of my walk-through videos; View:
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    xLights sharing: sequences

    @LawrenceDriveLights that's awesome! This will be on @NarreLights this season for sure. Thanks.
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    Melbourne/Vic 2019 Melbourne Mini Registration - June 22-23

    Very grateful to have won a sequence voucher from Pixel Pro Displays on the weekend, the voucher is for the sequence Bob Rivers - Joy to the World (original layout). The song is not to my taste but I would hate to see it go to waste so happy to pass it on if someone else from the Melb mini can...
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    Arches - LDPE Tubing

    G'day. Here's a link to those clamps, they come as a box of 20 for about $40, not cheap but just the right size.
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    Bunnings Solar Ball Lights - $4 (Seaford Meadows Bunnings)

    These are awesome! The 20cm are a regular line at Bunnings, they also had some promo stock of a 30cm version for a while (the big ones might be hard to find now). I made a bunch of these with bullet pixels inside and used a few in last year's display, they match in well with the small reject...
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    Small triple Fuse holder?

    Would inline fuse folders do the job?
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    NSW - Professional Stage Lighting Auction

    Oops, ACL killed the internet.
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    xLights sharing: sequences

    HA. I can already picture the eye rolls from all the parents who've heard this a million times, kids will love it though! Could you post a link to the music track please.
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    Melbourne/Vic 2018 Melbourne Mini - 2nd-3rd June 2018

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Day 1 done! Another great mini with lots to learn and a chance to meet like minded blinky enthusiasts, a big thanks to @djgra79 for organising the event, looking forward to day 2. I was lucky enough to be the first name drawn in the raffle, just wanted to give a...
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    HOW TO: Reject shop 100mm ball modifications

    Looks good Brad. I did a similar thing with 12V square nodes and it works well. 1 node was OK but 2 really gives a bright solid colour. I found by positioning the two lamps as close to centre as possible it gives a nice even diffusion without any real hot spots.
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    What's wanted

    Alan, how about an input hat for the pi/fpp? An interface to connect a number of physical triggers (buttons, switches, sensors, etc) to trigger events or sequences within fpp. I know the software is capable of this but what hardware would be required? How many physical connections could there...
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    ACL101 - what's missing from the 2nd revision?

    Sure thing Drakky, happy to help where I can. Feel free to pm me with any questions or we can jump into chat if that's better.