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Clyde Lindsey

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About Clyde Lindsey

  • Rank
    2013 is year # 6 with LOR
  • Birthday 08/12/1974

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/relxerd1978?feature=mhsn

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  • Location
    Leechburg, PA
  • Biography
    I've been addicted to decorating for many years. The lights are just so much fun. It all began with 6 strands of lights that my mother bought for me to put on the house at the age of 14. I remember how excited I was. The hard part was taking them down after New Years.

    Now 20 years later, I found the Planet Christmas sight and also the famous video of "Wizards in Winter." I thought, I could do it to. So this year I went Computerized!!! 17,150 lights. with 64 Channels and what fun it's been.
  • Interests
    Love working out and physical fitness. I've lost over 85# in the past year + ! I've never felt better. I also enjoy learning languages. I've become very good with speaking Spanish.

    Other hobbies include construction, landscaping, and beer!
  • Occupation
    Resteraunt Manager
  • About my display
    Every year, I've added just a few more elements to my display. And, November 2007, I never imagined I would go over-the-top. I started making plans for 2008. This year I started using LOR with 64 channels. I didn't use any static elements in the display, but being my first year, it was big enough.

    I have 6 mini trees + 4 spiral trees all with different colors. 8 reindeer on the roof. And every window has 2 color of lights wrapped around them. Along with 1 wreath that lights with the window. Also, I have 2 colors of I/C Lights on the upper and lower roof lines. And, 1 giant wreath at the peak of the house.

    So my neighbors think I'm crazy, but they loved the display this year. Next year, I plan on doubling the my LOR to make it 128 Channels. It's just going to get bigger every year :D

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  1. Western Pennsylvania Meetup

    Pittsburgh PA Light-up group Saturday, April 22, 2017 Setup at 7:30am so arrive when you like End time: when you want to leave, or we are kicked out Location: Kings Family Restaurant in Harmar PA. Address is: 5 Alpha Dr E Pittsburgh, PA 15238 It is located just off the exit ramp from the PA Turnpike (AKA I76) Everyone near and far is welcome to attend. The meeting room can handle 40 more. I expect to meet for breakfast, say around 8:30am...This is meant as a meet-up and not an official MINI. I imagine there will be plenty of questions on different sequencing software. I'm sure we can do an Xlights or LOR class. We may even have a P10 and FPP expert on hand. Plenty of experience will be here from static displays, Xlights and LOR LED/incan setups, to full RGB display operators. Talk about your awesome 2016 display! Bring some videos, photos, new props, your laptop, and all your talent. The cost of entry is... Purchase a breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a drink, and tip the server well. We can't get the cost any lower! Hope to meet some more folks this coming meetup. We do have a HiDef 65" flat screen in the room for large group instruction if needed. There is also FREE WiFi. I recommend the Super 8 motel which is across from the Restaurant. There is also a Day's Inn motel right next door. There are a few new hotels, the Hampton Inn and another if you want to spend the Big $$$. From Harmar, Pa, there are 2 major shopping locations within less than 10 miles... Fox Chapel (Waterworks Mall), and Pittsburgh Mills (with the mall). I will bring some props and hopefully the F16v3 If you have any questions, you know what to do! Any ideas on how we can make this a better event, please share! Thanks Clyde L.
  2. Hello,

    I downloaded a sequence to help me with one of my songs and it had your name in the LOR sequence info. It is Little St Nick from 2009.

    If this wasn't supposed to be shared, please let me know. I believe I found it on a link from this forum. If it was ok to be shared, can I ask if this was the beach boys, because the total time on your sequence is about 1 minute longer than mine 2:45.99 vs 1:58.88. 

    I appreciate any info you could give me on this, like where you got the version of the music from, I could try and figure where I'm different with the one I bought on Amazon.

  3. Sorry to announce the meetup is canceled. Things have changed. My mother had a heart attack this afternoon and I wont be attending. Will rescheduled the meetup Sent from my SCH-S960L using Tapatalk
  4. Just a reminder that we are 10 days away from the meet-up. Please join if you can
  5. Pittsburgh PA Light-up group Saturday, January 23, 2016 Setup at 7:30am so arrive when you like End time: when you want to leave, or we are kicked out Location: Kings Family Restaurant in Harmar PA. Address is: 5 Alpha Dr E Pittsburgh, PA 15238 It is located just off the exit ramp from the PA Turnpike (AKA I76) Everyone near and far is welcome to attend. The room can handle 40 more. I expect to meet for breakfast, say around 8:30am...This is meant as a meet-up and not a MINI. There is no intended material that will be covered. Plenty of experience will be here from static displays, LOR LED/incan setups, to full RGB display operators. Talk about your awesome 2015 display! Bring some videos, photos, new props, your laptop, and all your talent. The cost of entry is... Purchase a breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a drink, and tip the server well. We can't get the cost any lower! In September we had an awesome turn-out. Hope to meet some more folks this coming meetup. This is weather permitting and I understand if we have 4 inches of snow on the ground. Room is booked and they are again ready for us We do have a HiDef 65" flat screen in the room for large group instruction if needed. There is also FREE WiFi. I recommend the Super 8 motel which is across from the Restaurant. There is also a Day's Inn motel right next door. From Harmar, Pa, there are 2 major shopping locations within less than 10 miles... Fox Chapel, and Pittsburgh Mills (with the mall). I will bring some props, pixel controllers, an LOR controller, and a few other things. If you have any questions, you know what to do! Any ideas on how we can make this a better event, please share! Thanks Clyde L.
  6. A huge thanks to everyone for coming out to the first Pittsburgh, PA meet-up group. We had around 20 people represent all parts of eastern PA, NJ, OH, and a bunch of western PA locals. Folks from both the Facebook groups and the DIY Christmas, Planet Christmas, and Light O Rama forums were here to talk shop and share ideas too! So much experience between the group, the conversations started when we walked in, and lasted till I left to go home at 8:30 pm! The day was a huge success for the Pittsburgh area. Awesome! We are looking to schedule another meet-up at the end of January, around the 23rd or 30th. This meet-up is dependent on the weather of course. It will be held at the same location, Kings Restaurant in Harmar, PA. If you’re interested in this group meet-up please let us know! Also, some more news! After today’s meet-up, we believe there is more than enough interest to plan out the first Pittsburgh PA MINI. I expect it to take place at the very beginning of April. The current meet-up has a large enough room to hold around 40 or more people. The question I have is what would you be interested in learning? What classes do you want to take? What do you want to see more of? Also there is a matter of instruction. If you are talented in a specific area in the lighting hobby, would you be interested in sharing your skill as a class? It is possible that the MINI could be a two-day event, a Friday and Saturday. Again, this will revolve around the interest level and your ability to attend. Again, share your interest in this event! The more, the merrier!
  7. I've posted this in a bunch of Facebook a groups. I don't hover in the forums here much during the off-season, but I'd like to send an invitation out to everyone who is interested in getting together for a meet-up. Pittsburgh PA Light-up group Saturday, September 26 Kings Family Restaurant in Harmar PA. Address is: 5 Alpha Dr E Pittsburgh, PA 15238 It is located just off the exit ramp from the PA Turnpike (AKA I76) Everyone near and far is welcome to attend. At this time there are roughly 15 people slated, the room can handle many more. I expect to meet for breakfast, say around 8:30am...This is meant as a meet-up and not a MINI. There is no intended material that will be covered. Plenty of experience will be here from static displays, LOR LED/incan stups, to full RGB display operators. We are free to have the room until we are kicked out. The restaurant closes at 11PM. So, bring some props, your laptop, and all your talent. The cost of entry is... Purchase a breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a drink, and tip the server well. We can't get the cost any lower! We do have a HiDef 65" flat screen in the room for large group instruction if needed. There is also FREE WiFi. I recommend the Super 8 motel which is across from the Restaurant. There is also a Day's Inn motel right next door. From Harmar, Pa, there are 2 major shopping locations within less than 10 miles... Fox Chapel, and Pittsburgh Mills (with the mall). I will be bringing some props, an E682/E6804, Falcon F16v2, pixels and dumb RGBs, ad a few other goodies for all to see. If you have any questions, you know what to do! Any ideas on how we can make this a better event, please share!
  8. Feds To Regulate Christmas Lights

    Consumers will see an increase in pricing due to regulations imposed on manufacturing. That is what regulations do.
  9. Easy Mega Tree HOW TO

    I also followed these instructions. Solid tree! Very happy with the design since I have a very limited space. Thank you!
  10. Started A Facebook

    I have had a lights-page on FB for the past 3 years, running an animated show since 2009. The page started small and has grown steady since 2011. This is definitely the way to get the word out about your show. I have never had any media coverage, this is the only place I want to advertise. I do update the page on a monthly basis during the off-season. I post about the new additions, or current projects. This summer I had around 24 computer power supplies donated to the show by a catholic school (used for RGB 12v and 5v lighting). I took pics of the computers and posted the progress. It lets others know what your doing. I also upload a lot of videos showing how I make things for the display. I have been in 'build' mode for the past 2 weeks so I've updated the posts with lots of new stuff. So, my FB show page gets used a lot all year https://www.facebook.com/leechburglights
  11. How To With Photos

    Hate to tell you this, but these forums are not the safest place to put a how-to thread togheter anymore. Storage is limited and many of the old threads that were so valuable form the late 2000's were lost. My suggestion is to create your how-to and post it to your FaceBook page. Include the link here and that way it will always be active and available thru what ever PC forum change. Better yet, use your cell phone and make a video and link it to the thread. Way easier! I'm in the middle of several now. Example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNwEUTsflog PC can always delete your post but the content will remain intact
  12. Ray Wu Color Ribbon

    Great job! time to dive in and begin to learn.
  13. Love Craigslist

    Yikes!!!!! lol Well, Craig isn't being very helpful. Nothing good in our area for the past 2 months Just gonna keep my eyes open is all.
  14. Love Craigslist

    Looks great! Some flood lights, maybe some wiring added to give it some bling! Wow, I've been watching Craigs List for a while and nothing! Not giving up tho... Still want a wire sleigh to go with my reindeer.
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