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    Default Bill Porter made Hackaday.com!

    It's always neat to see members from here on other sites like hackaday.

    http://hackaday.com/2017/01/09/engin...s-light-shows/

    Awesome work Bill!

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    Congratulations Bill! Although it's not your first rodeo on Hackaday

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    Default Re: Bill Porter made Hackaday.com!

    Really good article. Even I (non engineer) understood it.

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    Excellent work Bill!

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    Aww Thanks guys.

    As with most my blog posts this came out of need solve one of my problems. My Engineering friends kept asking me to help them get started building a display like mine. Now I can point them to my blog, as I have already and gotten a few confirmations I successfully spread this CLAP 'disease'.
    [url]www.billporter.info[/url]
    2014 Christmas: 1 Channel; a new house and a crazy plan.
    2015 [url="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3WRF86Nfv099UZahf___A7i"]Halloween: 2500 Channels;[/url] 3 songs. [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3VVfgwM0nxDebdwI__rQZ9Z"]Christmas: 4500 Channels[/URL]; 6 songs. Custom Wifi Pixel/Renard Controllers
    2016 [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3UKHXDhmKhdheaJBOFgJ5IL"]Halloween: 6500 Channels;[/URL] 4 songs. [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3Uk21zJ3QHeHEMe1XzJOTSr"]Christmas: 11,000 Channels;[/URL] 4 songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thechief96 View Post
    Really good article. Even I (non engineer) understood it.
    Really a very good read. If I had something like that after reading the AusChristmasLighting 101 manual, it would have put me further ahead on the learning curve to understand what major points most folks today are considering/using before jumping in to this hobby. At the very least, much of this would get a person started in a decent direction and then you can move into other ideas/concepts/equipment/props ect. With so many options it was hard for me anyway. Just being able to make lights turn off/on or change color is a BIG deal to some of us non technical folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockeyhunter1956 View Post
    Really a very good read. If I had something like that after reading the AusChristmasLighting 101 manual, it would have put me further ahead on the learning curve to understand what major points most folks today are considering/using before jumping in to this hobby. At the very least, much of this would get a person started in a decent direction and then you can move into other ideas/concepts/equipment/props ect. With so many options it was hard for me anyway. Just being able to make lights turn off/on or change color is a BIG deal to some of us non technical folks.
    This is the best feedback I could ever ask for, thanks a bunch. Really makes it worthwhile doing.
    [url]www.billporter.info[/url]
    2014 Christmas: 1 Channel; a new house and a crazy plan.
    2015 [url="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3WRF86Nfv099UZahf___A7i"]Halloween: 2500 Channels;[/url] 3 songs. [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3VVfgwM0nxDebdwI__rQZ9Z"]Christmas: 4500 Channels[/URL]; 6 songs. Custom Wifi Pixel/Renard Controllers
    2016 [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3UKHXDhmKhdheaJBOFgJ5IL"]Halloween: 6500 Channels;[/URL] 4 songs. [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3Uk21zJ3QHeHEMe1XzJOTSr"]Christmas: 11,000 Channels;[/URL] 4 songs.

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    This article has convinced me to do more research into DIY before continuing with LOR. Apparently, I paid a good deal to upgrade just before the cutoff to upgrade on the cheap to be able to use the pixels, and now I want to move to a display with pixels. I thought I knew what I was going to do, but in trying to research the possible limitations of continuing with the LOR, I came across your article and now I am here! Thank you!

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    Bill Porter....I knew I recognized that name. I thought Sean's Github login was hacked and MadSci kept posting comments. I messaged Steve G. to ban him....lol. Then later I was driving up to church for praise team practice and thought you know it's Wed. night I bet Sean was on that call and let someone control his desktop while he was away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrock View Post
    Bill Porter....I knew I recognized that name. I thought Sean's Github login was hacked and MadSci kept posting comments. I messaged Steve G. to ban him....lol. Then later I was driving up to church for praise team practice and thought you know it's Wed. night I bet Sean was on that call and let someone control his desktop while he was away.
    HAhahahaha

    Gil you got it on the second thought. I was in the Wednesday call when Sean was showing someone how to github and made the fake issue report. Since I know how to github all too well and saw you edit the report I just had to jump on and poke some fun. I eventually interrupted asking Sean if you had a sense of humor or was I going to get banned? A few others told me you do, but it might be a little too dry. He promised me he'd email you to explain what had transpired.

    If you only new how far yesterday's call went down the rabbit hole....
    [url]www.billporter.info[/url]
    2014 Christmas: 1 Channel; a new house and a crazy plan.
    2015 [url="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3WRF86Nfv099UZahf___A7i"]Halloween: 2500 Channels;[/url] 3 songs. [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3VVfgwM0nxDebdwI__rQZ9Z"]Christmas: 4500 Channels[/URL]; 6 songs. Custom Wifi Pixel/Renard Controllers
    2016 [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3UKHXDhmKhdheaJBOFgJ5IL"]Halloween: 6500 Channels;[/URL] 4 songs. [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnQkTJSld3Uk21zJ3QHeHEMe1XzJOTSr"]Christmas: 11,000 Channels;[/URL] 4 songs.

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