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About pbotz2000

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  • Birthday 10/28/1978

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  • Location
    southern md
  • Biography
    auto mechanic.
  • Interests
    cars, ,motorcycles, holiday displays
  • Occupation
    auto mechanic
  • About my display
    try to make it larger each year
  1. not sure if im missing something but i dont see any video or link to one.
  2. i measured the resistance value last nite of the aux jack thru the fm transmitter with the transmitter on. The resistance value was high at 20,ooo ohms. My original theory of the resisance being too low was way off. That being said, does anyone have any theorys as to how the high resistance caused the failure of the internal amp circuit.
  3. Unfortunatly 2.5 weeks of using my new mr christmas box(with modified/added aux jack) the same issue occured and the sound went out. I did my diagnostic and figured it was the internal amplifer soldered onto the circuit board. I bought 2 new amplifer chips and soldered one into each unit, and now they are working with full sound and back to normal operation. My opinion is the resistance value of the aux jack/and fm transmitter is very low compared to the 8 ohms the speaker has. The lower resistance caused extra load and burnt out the amp circuit. hopefully if anyone in the future
  4. I Run a mr christmas box that i puchased from another member. It was modded to use a relay box behind it that trips the relays instead of using the internal mr chrismas relays. it can handle more lights that way. looks nice and most people wont know its only 6 channels. Ive tired to sequence a few songs and lost interest after about 3 weeks of sitting on my cpu each nite late and stressing it. Thats the harder part of a controlled display in my opinion. mr christmas is cruise control once your set up. Full cpu controlled lights at a 16 channel set up with software and hardware is probally a
  5. i eneded up buying a new box. the internal circuit board amp is hard to find locally so ill just fix and sell it after christmas im concerned about using this new one in the same manner. pretty sure ive heard or read stuff of other people doing this mod to the mr christmas boxes. The cable was also new that i used.
  6. using a 4 yr old mr christmas box for my display. The person i bought it from had added an aux jack underneath for the fm transmitter. The speaker was working fine. i hooked up the aux jack to my whole house transmitter and raised the volumn on the mr christmas since it was very low audio in the car i was testing my fm transmission to. When i removed the aux plug i no longer had audio, and not enough output to my fm transmitter to work.. Im going to try to fix it, however im worried it was the fm transmitter that caused something to burn out or fail. Im also concerned if i buy a new un
  7. i have half a set of leds out on a large wreath i have. the bulbs are not removeable. im going to check all basics like fuses and loose wires. Does anyone have any proven ways of trying to bypass or find the issue. I was thinking of maybe using an inductive clamp or probe or maybe using a jumper wire and probing the wire and jumping out over each bulb 1 by 1 to see if that helps. any advice will be great as i love this wreath..
  8. good advice, and appreciated. I hear lor has a feature that slows down the song half way. Seems like it would be a good feature. Aurora has a few nice options also. I will look into buying these premade sequences and borrowing others. I would take more pride if i did it myself however, i loose interest quick and sitting on the cpu each nite from 10-11:30 to sequence gets tiring , especially when 6am arrives and i need to go to my work. (dance instructer)
  9. Each year it tell myself im going synched lights next year, and each year i postpone it til its too late. I did a mr christmas box set up last yr but want more. Im aiming on 32 channels, and currenlty have aurora software which ive been playing around with. Currenlty im working on band aid, do they know its christmas time and its beating me up and taking way long. ( my wife says i cant dance so im going to be bad at programming lights also). I understand its time consuming and have gotten much better with aurora. I feel maybe this song is faster than i should be starting with.Im also trying
  10. Nice to hear you have not had any issues this year. Are you using video cameras. ive mounted cameras on 2x4 sections and knocked garden posts in into the ground to hold the 2x4 with the camer on it. Not the nicest looking set up, but it stands out and makes people aware of them. This may ward off any jokers wishing ot mess with your items.
  11. WIERD, mine got tangled up and since the guys inside froze and the top motor kept spinning. Theres like an air motor at the top that controls the spinning part. Its hard to get at i had to unzip the nearest zipper and jam my hand in and grab the plastic spining part to stop it and untwist the fabric. You probally have something going wrong there. I would recommend you fill it up and access this top round spinning part and see if anything there seems incorrect. I cant really explain it other than its at the top where the inside guys twist and its a med sized 5-6 inch plastic disc that allows
  12. WOW what a cluster you know what. I was at lowes this morn blown some cash on leds and found this 3 dollar off once i got to work. I shot over during work hours and printed like 40. I was aiming at 50ct micro leds and 25 ct c7 multis that i bought this morn and cost 3.88 each. Well to my supprise they were now 2.89 a box, so i could not even use this coupon . I had to get something,,,, so i loaded up with 12 100ct micro leds c7-multis 50 ct- 2 boxes c5- red and 1 blue- 4 boxes, well as expected i recieved oppostion at the register to use these, and the manager came over and was only
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