If you can't have real flames.... fake it.

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    Latest toy. Want to incorporate it into the display somehow.Controllable via DMX
    Can't have real flames so may well have the next best thing :D


    https://youtu.be/ldVQ1tKbvAE


    Sorry the video is quite blurry in places as the phone had trouble focussing but you get the idea. Turned the sound off also.
     
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    looks like fun - homemade or off the shelf?
     
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    Off the shelf
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    hmmm... giving me ideas!!
     
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    Very cool, but ouch.....NZ$420 without shipping!!!
     
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    Was a bit of an ouch but was $375 picked up myself from Queen Street. :D
     
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    Nice :) From surplustronics?
     
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    Yes. And they are a short walk from work...... um ah... I mean a short drive from home :D
     
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    Can they be controlled by xlights ?

    What controller would you use to operate them ??

    Just $299 in Sydney. Nice
     
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    They have a wired remote, wireless remote and are controllable via DMX so I see no reason why you can't control them using Xlights. I need to wire up a cable to convert the 3 pin XLR to RJ45 so I can control it from one of my boards with DMX out (the LOR, J1-sys and falcon boards). Shouldn't be any different to controlling a moving head LED via DMX as Gil did with Xlights. But I have yet to try it out that way. But once I get a cable made..... :D .
    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]They are a little noisey when they shoot the fog and the fog doesn't smell overly nice (like a sweaty gym) but you can buy small fragrance bottles to add to the mix with the choice of aromas such as vanilla, mint, strawberries, coconut, tropical and.... energy drink!?[/font][SIZE=78%] [/SIZE]
     
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    oooo, tropical coconut, noice :)

    Making XLR to RJ45 is easy peasy logan :) I have a few here Ive made.

    Here is my super rough drawing that I made a few years ago... ignore all the writing.

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    How that's my kind of diagram! Can't beat the coloured crayons :D Thanks.
     
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    Ok just a little confused. My male XLR are numbered like the female ones in this drawing. Is this looking from the back (solder side) or the front of the connector?
     
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    Ok, all sorted in chat :D
     
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    That's great Logan, with the red light it really looks like fire! Don't put it too close to Olaf, lol.
    Moving head looks pretty cool too.
    I'm working with a few DMX stage/club type lights myself atm, I'm interested to know how others are setting these up in xlights but I don't want to hijack your post, I'll start another thread shortly, keen to get your thoughts.
     

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