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  1. You might look into de-centralized controllers and power instead of centeralized, it maybe not only easier to setup but cheaper. You can get DMX channels for less than $2.50 each. Plus you'll likely have less wires to contend with. http://www.holidaycoro.com/product-p/26.htm Here is an article that explains how to determine how much power you will need: http://www.holidaycoro.com/kb_results.asp?ID=31 Here is another more generic DC controller/power article: http://www.holidaycoro.com/kb_results.asp?ID=18
  2. Contact me directly on our website and I can provide them for you. We no longer post this information publicly. http://www.holidaycoro.com/Articles.asp?ID=250
  3. HolidayCoro now sells 5 PIN (Enttec Open/Pro) and 3 PIN (iDMX-1000) XLR adapters: http://www.holidaycoro.com/category-s/1893.htm
  4. Yes, here is a video of it: http://vimeo.com/14147289 Take a look at our RGB Video series here: http://www.holidaycoro.com/kb_results.asp?ID=15 If it's all too much and you'd rather have someone spec out what you need: http://www.holidaycoro.com/category-s/1858.htm
  5. It's easier to start with a waterproofed, 12v power supply: http://www.holidaycoro.com/product-p/55.htm
  6. We used to produce a mini-light version of our HolidayCoro CoroFlake but dropped it due to lack of demand. It's actually cheaper to build an RGB version instead when you factor in the cost of a controller (such as LOR) and I suspect that is why most people build the RGB version. Of course you also end up with just two wires to hookup - signal and power. Here is a sample video of it in operation on our 2010 display: http://vimeo.com/18220911
  7. Robert - If you haven't already, I would highly recommend watching the RGB video series here: http://www.holidaycoro.com/kb_results.asp?ID=15 It contains hours of RGB and pixel information and provides a good basis for getting started with RGB.
  8. There are a number of people that sequence for cash. If you check some of the prior posts on PC, you'll find those that are good and deliver on-time. Be sure to checkout anyone prior to sending payment and make sure the sequence is completed within the refund period for the payment service (ie paypal) that you plan to use so that if they don't produce, you have a refund aveune.
  9. 1 - White coro is a blessing and a curse. It's great where you want "spread" and diffusion of light but not so good when you want to control the light. This article "Black or White Coro - Which is best" may be useful for those working on projects. On the stars we sell, we found that a black base tended to be better and provide a more "defined" star with less wash out: http://youtu.be/ozQs2ZYZ4ao 2- I'll be honest, unless someone has a big adversion to DMX (which is native in LOR now), going RGB seems like a completely logical path. It's just about the same price as putting in a string of LEDs and the price of a few LOR channels. We've got several different models of stars here: http://www.holidaycoro.com/category-s/1882.htm
  10. Sure - that's not only not a problem but if you use CAT5, it makes setup of your display a snap. Here is our 2010 display: http://youtu.be/az_7ItBDepA Everything running RGB is all on CAT5 - the stars in the front yard are on several hundred feet of CAT5 (with power injectors ever 10 stars).
  11. I'd recommend watching the RGB video series to start with: http://www.holidaycoro.com/kb_results.asp?ID=15 It contains TONS of examples and is a great primer to get you started. If you would rather have someone assist you with all the issues involved (power distribution, sourcing, controllers, etc) just let us know - we can provide hands on advice: http://www.holidaycoro.com/category-s/1858.htm We've got lots of RGB experience and can guide you through all the question you have and save you a ton of time. Of course we also sell a variety of RGB hardware. Thanks, David
  12. http://www.holidaycoro.com/kb_results.asp?ID=5
  13. Your experience with the differences between controller side fading using the LOR protocol vs the "host" side fading using DMX on an LOR controller is what I've documented: http://vimeo.com/13703416 It's a bit "notchy" and seems to really be less than a full 8 bits.
  14. Yes, you would need to make a cable to convert from the round DMX plug to CAT5 but that isn't complicated. Don't forget you have lots of options if you use xLights, including the HolidayCoro DMX controller/dongle.
  15. Rent a $2500 DSLR with a very good lens.
  16. This shows how we need the next generation of sequencing software. Go OOS!
  17. It's funny how only kids do this. I'm lucky to be an adult!
  18. Here is a "101" document that is a good add-on to the useful information listed above: http://www.holidaycoro.com/2010LSHWorkshop/Animated%20Lighting%20101.pdf
  19. HomeDepot sells 4x8 sheets on the website and they ship them to you. It's a black/white coro from CoroPlast called Plasticor Whitecap: http://catalog.coroplast.com/plasticor-white-cap/ It says on their website that it is corona treated: Coroplast manufactures Plasticor WhiteCap™ using a high level of recovered in-plant scrap materials with the right combination of virgin resin to produce a quality sheet. Plasticor WhiteCap™ is corona treated for excellent adhesion. Plasticor WhiteCap™ is well suited for less demanding print applications where reducing cost is important. It is water and stain resistant and works well for indoor and outdoor use. Plasticor WhiteCap™ is a polypropylene copolymer co-extruded twin-wall fluted sheet. If you know the mfg, they should tell you if it is corona treated. If you get it from a sign shop where they screen print the stuff it's nearly always treated.
  20. I must confess that Dennis was the inspiration behind our "Cherry Tree" and it's pattern. It looks totally amazing!
  21. If you use coro that has been corona treated, you can use just about any paint. I've painted coro with water based house paint and had no problems with it.
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