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Is This Possible With Lor Controllers?

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Hello my friends,

 

Just got a link from a friend of mine that asked me if i could make something like this?

 

I think the concept is the same and can be possible achieved with LOR, but how can you do this wireless without strapping a LOR controller to the back of each dancer :P

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1404650293084830

 

 

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Strapping a controller to each dancer is probably how they did that.  If you stop and thing about it, those dancers probably had:

 

1.  Lights

2.  Some sort of controller

3.  Some sort of wireless connection

4.  A power source/battery pack.

 

Personally, I would be looking at:

RGB

Multiple, small form factor, 3-channel controllers (less bulk in a single location)

Wireless DMX

 

I would also use as small of a battery pack as I could.  Maybe even multiple packs, spread out.  They only has to last five minutes, then you can replace the packs.

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Ok, that's a starter there. Worth looking in to this further to help my friend out.... (song playing in the back of my head right now.... "if i only had time...only time"...) :P

 

I've noticed that during the video also some dancers had parts of their lights that didn't work any more after some movements (leg parts mostly)

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The short answer is yes this is possible.

The long answer is no current LOR product is able to do this. 

 

You COULD get some custom boards created but literally everything but the software would have to be custom built. 

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It looks like the lighting they were using is EL wire. It has been around for a few years on "Americas Got Talent". And even Walmart had a couple of Halloween costumes using it a couple of years ago. A stick figure and an alien. It looks like small plastic tubing.

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Really cool.  I just saw the new Michael Jackson cirque show in Las Vegas "one".  It was truly amazing with the same technology.  I am a multiple LOR controller and ccr user and I suspect the technology is RGB, Color ribbons have small controllers, can run on DC (battery) and be used with a remote transmitter.  Sequence a song, choreograph and I think this could be achieved,  good luck.   

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