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Mouse51180
11-01-2010, 12:31 PM
This was my first try at doing a LOR\LSP show.

Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8n3o0lCDHs

Special Items:
3 Inflatable Spider\Skull
1 Flying Crank Ghost
10 Rainbow Floods
2 Rainbow Brains
3 Tiki Tourchs all running off a LOR box
Whole show running off LSP.

dirknerkle
11-01-2010, 01:30 PM
Nice work! I like the flames! I'm sure others would enjoy more information about how you implemented the gas flames. Also, how'd you like LSP?

ctmal
11-01-2010, 01:54 PM
I love the controlled tiki torches. I'd blow myself up though.

DynamoBen
11-01-2010, 08:42 PM
Nice work! I like the flames! I'm sure others would enjoy more information about how you implemented the gas flames.

+1 On the flames, I would love to hear about how you did that!!!!

budude
11-01-2010, 10:08 PM
uh... hate to be the spoiler - but DIYC rules say no discussion of pyrotechnics/explosives here... but they are very cool!

dirknerkle
11-01-2010, 10:16 PM
uh... hate to be the spoiler - but DIYC rules say no discussion of pyrotechnics/explosives here... but they are very cool!

I forgot about that -- I didn't equate burning gas torches with explosives though. When you get old your brain links things up differently.... it's even worse if you've ever eaten lutefisk....:p

budude
11-01-2010, 10:45 PM
Modern pyrotechnics are, in general, divided into categories based upon the type of effect produced or manufacturing method. The most common categories are:

Airburst - Hanging charges designed to burst into spheres of sparks.
Binary kits - Powders divided into oxidizer and fuel intended to be mixed before use.
Comets (meteor) (http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/Comet_(pyrotechnics)) - Rising shots resembling shooting stars.
Preloaded Comet (http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/Comet_(pyrotechnics))
Preloaded Mine - Tubes containing a lift charge intended to project stars, sparks, confetti or streamers.
Preloaded Smoke Pot - Cartridges designed to release a mushroom cloud of smoke.
Preloaded Report (concussion tube) - Tubes designed to create a loud report.
Falls - Devices intended to drop like falling stars.
Fireballs / Mortar Hits - Containers creating mushroom clouds of flame.
Flame Projector (http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/Flame_projector) - Columns shooting pillars of flame.
Flare (Torch) (http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/Flare_(pyrotechnic)) - Short, high intensity flames or various colours.
Flash Cotton (Sparkle String) - Cotton string impregnated with nitrocellulose.
Flashpaper - Sheets of nitrocellulose resembling tissue paper.
Flash Pot - A container for creating a bright flash and smoke.
Flash Tray (split mine) - A long tube creating a wide, bright flash.
Gerb (including fountain, whistle, and waterfall) (http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/Gerb_(pyrotechnic)) - A fountain of sparks.
Lance - A small brightly colored fountaĉin that produces few sparks.
Line Rockets - Whistling gerbs traveling across wires.
Multi-Tube Article (multi-shot plate, multiple shot repeater boards and bombardo boards; designed to function in sequence) - Multiple effects chained together.
Pre-Mixed Powder - Powders intended to create various effects. (Concussions, flashes, etc.)
Squib (http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/Squib_(explosive)) - A small, pre-matched device typically used to replicate bullet hits.
Strobe - A device intended to create bright repetitive flashes.
Wheel (Saxon) (http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/Saxon_(firework)) - Tubes that create a spinning wheel of sparks.
Just to clarify things... :p;)

I wouldn't put flames anywhere near Lutefisk - I'm sure it would end up as nuclear fusion (or is it fission...?).

DynamoBen
11-01-2010, 10:54 PM
Wouldn't you know it the one effect I've been thinking about for years and we can't talk about it. Oh well I guess we will just go back to talking about electricity in wet snow, thats safe. :p

I still like it, very cool. :cool:

Mouse51180
11-02-2010, 12:04 PM
Thank you for the complaments. I have been working on my tourches for probably 6 months trying to get them to work correctly and safely.

I experimented in an empty field but before that did about 3 months of hard research on the fuel I was using, the pressure ratings, the housing canisters, the controlling mechanisms, the angles of ejection...I was even fortunate enough to speak with a professional pyrotechnician that has done stage shows for some well known bands. Please dont look at my video and try to jump right into a project like this without a clear understanding of what you are doing, how it all works, and how to handle a problem. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!!

I know that we are not to discuss instructions on here, but at the same time dont be afraid to expariment. Where would the world be if no one exparimented. Just do it SAFELY.

Thank you again...I look forward to playing with these some more next year.

Mouse51180
11-02-2010, 12:07 PM
Nice work! I like the flames! I'm sure others would enjoy more information about how you implemented the gas flames. Also, how'd you like LSP?
All in all I have enjoyed working with LSP so far. There are a few features that I am sure are in the software that I just have not found how to use yet, but its very open to anything you can throw at it.

mmulvenna
11-02-2010, 01:16 PM
All in all I have enjoyed working with LSP so far. There are a few features that I am sure are in the software that I just have not found how to use yet, but its very open to anything you can throw at it.


Hi Mouse,

What features are you looking for? If they are there perhaps I can help you find them. ALso if you post a question(s) on the LSP forum There are lots of folks there to help out.

Mouse51180
11-03-2010, 09:15 AM
The biggest feature that I am sure is in there and I just dont know how to implament yet is...

I would like to design a show to 1 piece of music. Save that file...
Design a show to another 1 piece of music and save that as another file...
etc...

Then have LSP setup a playlist of the files instead of trying to make 1 super long files like I did with my Halloween show.

I have not dug super deep into the program yet, so I am sure there has to be a way to do this and I just have not found it yet.

dirknerkle
11-03-2010, 09:45 AM
I think you're talking about LSP's scheduler. It's a separate application (you get it with LSP, it just runs separately).