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Recent content by elnino

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    Digital radio transmission (DAB+)

    Also, you'll find that many radios these days will only tune to 'real' frequencies but your tx can do any frequency. Make sure you are using a valid frequency.
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    Another Arduino pixel controller

    Seriously late reply but I can have another crack at compiling these with newer libraries if you are still interested. It should not be too hard but I have not been playing with blinkys for a couple of years now. I am the original author of this code.
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    64 channel Arduino based Channel E1.31 PWM controller (for dumb pixels)

    Just set the IP and E1.31 universe and that is about it...
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    64 channel Arduino based Channel E1.31 PWM controller (for dumb pixels)

    It's there right in the first post, just under the PCB Pictures. If you want a leg up on one, I have one that is a bit damaged but salvageable...
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    Flat tree

    I done 12 @ 2m 60Led/M and they are all the same spacing at the bottom. It does mean that the outer ones need to be a tad longer but it looks fine.
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    Advice Using Arduino's to power relays

    The arduino will drive those boards directly. A low signal energies the relay.
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    Beware seller sophib on DHGate

    That's why I like AliExpress - They don't get paid till you're happy...
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    Beware seller sophib on DHGate

    I have never used DH Gate for anything - Do they not have some sort of dispute resolution mechanism?
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    What do you do about Grinches?

    This is actually really hard for me and has been causing me to lose a lot of sleep. I am very torn. If they were just grinches, then I would persist (one of them is and he can get stuffed), the other however, is so negative towards the lights because of the fact that they have an autistic son...
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    What do you do about Grinches?

    So last night when I shut down, I went outside to pack up the traffic cones that I use to block off some of the road to stop people parking there and had one of the neighbors start yelling abuse at me. I think he was waiting for me, it scared the crap out of me because I didn't even know he was...
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    What do you do about Grinches?

    So this is the 3rd year I've done lights. The first year was awesome, and the whole street was really on board. Most of my street is fairly well lit including the house directly opposite me (but neither on each side of me). I had a couple of minor issues with neighbours but it was easily...
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    Pi audio quality

    Iv'e had some weird issues this year with the sound not detecting properly but on the BBB. I had to delete the file /root/.asoundrc before the sound would work. There is also a setting somewhere in a file in /boot to specifically disable the Pi onboard audio from memory. I use a cheap USB...
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    Ready to throw in the towel for this year

    I had a backup of vixen but not since I made a heap of changes. I'm more or less back on track - Should have something to play tomorrow night. Now I just have to put my brain back into creative mode (which I struggle with)
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    Ready to throw in the towel for this year

    I actually gave xLights a good honest attempt but I really struggled with sequencing in it, I just didn't seem to be able to do anything I wanted to.
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    Ready to throw in the towel for this year

    Repatched my whole display - Took about 2 hours because Vixen patching is soooo slow (patching just my 4 X 3 panel matrix took 30 mins alone). Now at least the editor is working. I think it was wigging out because the sequence thought elements were RGB but the elements in display setup had...
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