If you want white to show up better, get some "RIT" white dye (you can find it with the other fabric dyes in the grocery store). mix with water and paint on the crosses (or dip fabric in it). when dry it leaves a chemical that glows under UV light.
to avoid this in the future then the cheapest and easiest way is to use a bit of white tape near the plug with either 12v or 5V written on it, even better use red tape for 12vdc and blue tape for 5vdc that way you can easily differentiate between the 2 voltages. The...
Really feel the pain.
Applied 12 volt to 6 stings of 5 volt pixels. blew the first few of each sting and a few others at various places. Cut out and replaced all the dead and crazy ones.
Got distracted and Re-applied 12 volts to the same 6 stings. needless to say the new magic smoke...
Any reason not use use power directly from the power supply's and only use the controllers for the data? (two wires from the power supply and one from the controller). Power the controller from a wall wart.
When importing from LOR, I got the do not skip channels or controller id's.
Do the controllers and channels have to be in numerical order?
Can the setup in LOR be Controller 1 channels, 1-2-5-11-16-3,
Controller 3, channels 7-5-2-14,
Controller 1 channels 3-4-6-10 etc?
made some of these a few years ago and still use them. Here is a link for some pics. VERY cheap to make and hold up VERY well.
Here is a video in action
Here is a slide show of how they were made:
check the PINED thread for Contact J1Sys above this thread. Still has the OLD and invalid address's. Maybe you or Fast Eddie can update the post? This is his Ebay store for PIC programmer stuff and does not have his controllers etc.
the address in this forum for contact is Contact Details: [/size]http://www.j1sys.com/contact-us/ (see above thread locked and pinned)
this does NOT work and the forum header has NOT be updated. His web site is under contruction for the last year or so ?
Got Ed at [/size] firstname.lastname@example.org[size=10pt]
address listed on this forum is dead.
No such luck on Seasonal Entertainment, 4 emails and 3 phone messages. No response. Looks like they have gone by the wayside or no longer want the work?