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  1. tommy

    tommy New Elf

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    Hi everybody. I'm Tom and live in Superior Nebraska USA. I'm part of our local Christmas decorating club and I work mostly with the computerized displays. Each year, we take over one of the local parks and decorate about a quarter mile along either side of the road. In previous years, the club hasn't had anyone to really program their own music, so they've settled for buying pre-programed stuff. And since there hasn't been anyone that's computer savy, they bought LOR controllers. This year, we are going to attempt to move into DMX for our LOR's and use a couple of Renard TR24's and about a half dozen Seasonal Entertainment 24 channel DMX controllers to run 48 dumb RGB strips. And if I can get everything to talk to a Raspberry Pi, we'll use that for our show computer running through a 6-port e1.31 dmx bridge.

    Since I'm such a noob, I'm sure that I'll need plenty of help understanding how everything needs to be programmed and hooked up.

    Tom
     
  2. Ɠαяєтн

    Ɠαяєтн Mae gen i C.L.A.P ei heintus iawn

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    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Hi Tommy,


    You and your group seem to have the hardware side pretty much sorted.


    Your other decision will be what program you will use to do the sequencing - or have you already decided on LOR for that.


    There are other alternatives, some are free, some are not. There are users for all of them here, so you can get all the support that you need. The 101 guide will help you with that choice.


    Good luck .... and only 4 months until Christmas !!!!
     
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    Bird Proud LOR user

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    to ACL Tom

    You found the right place. Glad your here. :)
     
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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Welcome to ACL plenty of info here and sounds like your display is pretty good already
     
  7. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL, you find all the help you need here from a very helpful and talented community
     
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    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    Welcome to ACL Tom, do you have any pics/vids of your previous years? I would love to see what a park looks like lit up.
     
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    Hello Tom,

    Welcome to ACL !
     
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    Welcome to ACL Tom... 8)
     
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    Welcome aboard. You seem well on your way. Get into chat. Most days big problems become small problems,
     
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    Hi Tommy,


    Welcome to ACL.
     

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