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  1. De Virgin Mary had a baby boy by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 80 channel LOR system. Sequenced by me.10300ish lights
  2. Well I am certainly feeling the pressure now... good thing I only have a handful of things to put out. The wife and I have always discussed having a big "Illumination" party on the first weekend the show goes live, so the weekend after Thanksgiving. In the past we have invited immediate family and a few cousins who have younger kids (so like 10-12 people tops), now its close to 30 people. The plan is to have hot chocolate and cookies in the driveway, with a big countdown to flipping the switch. I always get nervous that the show isn't big enough or cool enough for something like this since its small compared to most people on here (32 channels, somewhere in the 3k-5k lights (I don't keep an official count)). Has anyone done anything like this? Any tips or tricks? Anyone else struggle with the "its not good enough's"?
  3. I am hoping somebody can help me! I bought one of these yesterday, secondhand. It functioned perfectly last night and even this morning. Then it just stopped working! It's stuck on one color and makes a sound like a stuck gear when I try to shift colors or patterns, and will just shut off if I keep clicking the remote to change it. It switched once, but then went back to solid red and didn't change again. I know these things aren't the highest quality but it worked perfectly yesterday! Any guidance?
  4. Hello, I have recently listed 2 of my LOR controllers, LOR USB adapter, and EMD RDS FM radio unit on ebay. I am in an apartment for a few years, and I plan to get back into light shows once my housing situation permits. Thanks for your support. http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=sail4fun88&_armrs=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC4.A0.H0.Xlor.TRS1&_nkw=lor& http://www.ebay.com/itm/FM-for-Light-Shows-EDM-LCD-RDS-EP-RDS-Enabled-EDM-DESIGN-/331900420819?hash=item4d46ce82d3:g:14MAAOSw-KFXerlx
  5. hey i am new to this forum and i need ur help . i think in my village this type of decoration is new and i think light decoration is like: first audio is given to computer to sequence and then controller is connected to computer then the lights are connected to controller. is that right? one more thing that i am electronics background guy so love to build controller my own so any one can help me to do that.,
  6. Christmas Tree Ver2.avi

    From the album Aabeck's album

    Here's a .AVI version I had created because neither of the MP4 uploads would play. This runs on an Allen Bradley SLC503 that I upgraded from a 7 slot rack to a 10 slot rack & added a 120V output card to control the 12V power supply, tree top and the white lights on the pre-lit tree. It's controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows10 tablet running AdvancedHMI through a Ethernet serial port through a WiFi access point. Unfortunately the camera had a difficult time focusing on the flashing lights, but even though some is out of focus the patterns still show.

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  7. Shooting Star Ver2.0.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    Update of the shooting star in my LR window for Christmas. I added a few more modes. This is run on an Allen Bradley SLC5/05 and controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows10 tablet running AdvancedHMI. Sorry about the focus, but the camera couldn't keep it's focus range on the flashing lights.

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  8. Christmas Tree Ver2.0.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    Updated Christmas tree using 96 sections of lights, run on an Allen Bradley SLC5/03. I updated from a 7 slot rack to a 10 slot rack & added outputs to control the 12 volt power supply, tree-top and the white lights that came on the tree. The colored lights are cut into 12 volt sections & powered by a 12 volt 30 amp power supply (with all lights on it pulls just under 16 amps with the voltage reduced to 11 volts to be gentler on the light bulbs). The PLC is controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows 10 tablet running AdvancedHMI, through a WiFi access point and a Ethernet COM port. I'm hoping this video shows, as the previous version I uploaded twice wouldn't play. If not I'll attach a link to the YouTube video.

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  9. Halloween_LR_Lights.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    Display of my LR window for Halloween. Runs on the same Allen Bradley SLC5/05 as my LR Christmas lights. The run from October 15th until the 31st. The upper strings that change color can have the timer changed by 2 PC's and a Windows 10 tablet running AdvancedHMI. The spider web has 2 spiders that don't show too well unless you get really close. I have a few timers sequenced to make the web flicker to look like what I think the bad electrical service in a haunted castle would do.

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  10. Halloween_LR_Lights.mp4

    Display of my LR window for Halloween. Runs on the same Allen Bradley SLC5/05 as my LR Christmas lights. The run from October 15th until the 31st. The upper strings that change color can have the timer changed by 2 PC's and a Windows 10 tablet running AdvancedHMI. The spider web has 2 spiders that don't show too well unless you get really close. I have a few timers sequenced to make the web flicker to look like what I think the bad electrical service in a haunted castle would do.

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  11. From the album Aabeck's album

    This is a set of 6 circuit multi-function chase lights I have across the bottom of my Christmas LR window. It is run on an Allen Bradley SLC5/05 with 2 PC's and a Windows 10 tablet running AdvancedHMI. There are 5 modes the display goes through, with a light test mode that can be toggled on by any of the HMI's for testing the lights, especially to make sure they're in the correct order. This is made up of 6) 100 light strings running on 120 volt outputs.

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  12. Lanterns_Ver2.0.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    This is the updated version of the lanterns in my bedroom window. The were from an old Mr. Christmas set. Previously I had them wired together to a single 24 volt output, but had some transistor logic cards that proved to be adequate to control the 4 volt bulbs individually. Each of the 7 lanterns now is controlled by from 7 to 11 timers, with a master timer that strobes them off sequentially every few seconds. This is run on a Allen Bradley SLC5/03 with a network serial port allowing 2 PC's and a Windows 10 tablet to control it, along with the other lights in my bedroom window.

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  13. ShootingStar.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    Shooting star I have in my LR window. It's run by a Allen Bradley SLC5/05 controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows 10 tablet all running AdvancedHMI. The entire display is made of strings of lights cut into 24 volt sections (the shaft sections have a couple extra bulbs each for geometric reasons and to have the bulbs not full brightness.) The green LED's were added because I had 2 unused PLC outputs on the output card controlling this.

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  14. Door_Wreath.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    Wreath I programmed using a Siemens S7-200. I cut a string of lights into 10 sections of 24 volts each to run off the DC power supply & the PLC's DC outputs. The outputs are controlled by a counter that counts up to 87 based on a timer set at 0.42 second pulses. Thsi entire project was completed in less than 2 days after I thought it up, although I have tweaked the program since the video was taken.

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  15. Christmas_LR_Window.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    3 sets I have in my Living Room window for Christmas. Running on an A-B SLC5/05 with 2 racks, and controlled by 2 separate PC's and a Windows 10 tablet all running AdvancedHMI. The 7 element set across the top of the window is also activated for Halloween (with 7 cat lanterns) and Easter (7 Easter eggs). Since this video was made I replaced the star & 2 wreaths across the top with 3 snowmen. The display is programmed with separate start & stop times for November/January and for December. They are programmed to be on from November 22nd through January 3rd.
  16. Bedroom_Christmas_Window.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    What I did for my bedroom window for Christmas. Runs on a Allen-Bradley SLC5/03 with PC and tablet based AdvancedHMI's. Has 4 sets of lights alternating around the window, a set of flickering lanterns on the sill and a Teardrop Chase & Build. All timers and counters that control the circuits are changeable through either HMI. The lights are programmed with start & stop dates and times, also changeable, and am able to force the time on and put in Lamp Test mode that turns all lights on. Since this video was taken the set of lanterns have been rewired & reprogrammed to 7 separate controls, see my video Lanterns Ver2.0.

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  17. Christmas_Tree_-_96_Sections2.mp4

    From the album Aabeck's album

    A re-upload of my Christmas tree, the other video shows an error. Run on an Allen Bradley SLC5/03 PLC with 2 PC's controlling it with AdvancedHMI. The tree has almost 500 lights cut into 12 volt sections and just over 1,000 feet of wire. The PLC has 6 16 output cards for a total of 96 outputs, each card running one section of all strings. It is powered by a 12 volt 30 amp fan cooled power supply, I originally had it run on a 3 amp power supply but as soon as I connected over 1/4 of the lights they began to dim, and then shut off completely when I added over 1/3 of the lights. With the voltage adjusted down to 11 volts (to be gentler on the bulbs) it pulls just under 16 amps with all lights on - just under 200 watts total.

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  18. Lanterns_Ver2.0.mp4

    Set of lanterns originally from a Mr. Christmas set that I had wired together as a set as seen on my Bedroom Christmas Window video. I wired them into 7 individual circuits & changed the PLC output card to a TTL card. Each lantern now flickers individually and after a few seconds they turn off for a about half of a second in order. This is run on a SLC5/03 controlled by 2 PC's running AdvancedHMI through an Ethernet COM port. The card is powered by a 5 volt power supply with the voltage turned down to 3.7 volts (to be gentler on the 4 volt bulbs). The steady on time and the pulse time can be changed by either HMI. I place these lanterns on the sill of my bedroom window for Christmas.

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  19. Christmas_Tree_-_96_Sections.mp4

    Christmas tree wired with 96 sections of lights cut into 12 volt sections. Originally designed for an outdoor flagpole tree of lights. Consists of 16 strings of 6 sections each, using 96 PLC outputs. For the effect of the lights the video was taken before any ornaments were placed on the tree. Each section is controlled by one of 6 - 16 output DC cards on a SLC 5/03 rack. Originally I had it powered by a 12 volt 3 amp power supply. but as I added more sections I found the supply got overloaded with only a quarter of the lights on, so I upgraded to a 30 amp, fan cooled power supply (with all lights on it pulls just under 16 amps with the voltage reduced to 11 volts). The PLC is connected to a Ethernet COM port through a WiFi access point and controlled by one of 2 PC's I have running AdvancedHMI.

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  20. Door_Wreath.mp4

    Wreath I programmed using a Siemens S7-200. Cut a string of lights into 10 sections of 24 volts to run off the DC power supply & the PLC's DC outputs. The outputs are controlled by a counter that counts up to 87 based on a timer set at 0.42 second pulses.

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  21. Christmas_LR_Window.mp4

    3 sets I have in my Living Room window for Christmas. Running on an A-B SLC5/05 with 2 racks, and controlled by 2 separate PC's and a Windows 10 tablet all running AdvancedHMI. The 7 element set across the top of the window is also activated for Halloween (with 7 cat lanterns) and Easter (7 Easter eggs). The display is programmed with separate start & stop times for November/January and for December. They are programmed to be on from November 22nd through January 3rd.

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  22. Bedroom_Christmas_Window.mp4

    What I did for my bedroom window for Christmas. Runs on a Allen-Bradley SLC5/03 with PC and tablet based AdvancedHMI's. Has 4 sets of lights alternating around the window, a set of flickering lanterns on the sill and a Teardrop Chase & Build. All timers and counters that control the circuits are changeable through either HMI. The lights are programmed with start & stop dates and times, also changeable, and am able to force the time on and put in Lamp Test mode that turns all lights on. Since this video was taken the set of lanterns have been rewired & reprogrammed to 7 separate controls, see my video Lanterns Ver2.0.
  23. Newbie Seeking Advise

    I have a close friend who has passed away quite early and unexpectedly. He had a light show that we are trying to sell to help support his young wife left behind. Can anyone tell me where to start? I need advise on 1) prices, 2) best locations to sell, and 3) what to include. I have lists of how many tubs of which kind and colors of lights; photos of disassembled light trees, snowflakes, stars, etc; multiple controller boxes; tubs of extension cords; drawing of light show plans; and a few youtube videos of the two houses he lived in with the show playing. Where do I start? I don't want to get scalped because of my ignorance, because the family needs this so much. But I don't want to not sell it because I overestimated, either. The lights and equipment are stored about an hour from Seattle. Anyone who can give me any help, I'd truly appreciate it!
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