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Antari S-100 II DMX Snow Machine Timers?

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We have two Antari S-100 II DMX snow machines as part of our display. We mount them up high on the house, and active them from just inside the front door. It's one of the most popular parts of the display. But using them is imperfect. Our "system" right now consists of watching out the window for visitors and then simply turning the machines on for a few seconds. 

I've thought about adding the snow into the sequences (we use a 32 channel LOR basic system) but who has time to program sequences. We purchase the ready-made sequences,. Last year we tried a sign asking people to text us for SNOW...which worked great except when we're gone at night. People get upset when the snow doesn't come on. 

This year, I'd like to try a timer like we use for fog machines at Halloween. The S-100 II DMX uses a 4 pin XLR connector for it's remote control. Is anyone aware of a timer that would work with this unit? 

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Have you thought of making your display "interactive" ?     Have a push button on a post for guests to "Push And Hold For 3 Seconds" and Santa will send you some SNOW !     Could be fun, then again, could be abused too :(


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have a super snow machine that we bought from QVC a few years ago, sits in a inflatable snow man, but I need a control for it, right now we use a "clicker" to turn it off and on, but have to be close, and usually to busy 

Sure this has been covered, but could this fog machine timer be hacked to work on a snow machine, it would be perfect, would time the interval between and would time how long the "snowstorm" would last.

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It really would be simple to add an animation sequence to run in the background that would periodically turn this on for you.  Wouldn't take much time at all!

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