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Jon Compton

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What's Compatible
« on: January 23, 2014, 10:25:38 AM »
Not sure if this is the right way to post this. But how do you know what's compatible with one another. I'm seeing lots if routes to go but not sure if it will work.

I (think) I'm going to use a e1.31 bridge to DMx  6port, raspberry pi as the PC and nt/xl as program. 3 lor units. Do I need to stick with DMx , ren or ? Thanks in advance I just want to make sure before I start buying. ( I was going to wait for the academy but I don't want to miss good deals)


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Re: What's Compatible
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 12:59:46 PM »
I'm long-removed from LOR equipment, so I will speak to what I understand will work...  (and I'll let people correct me if I misspeak!)


  • xLights/Nutcracker for your sequencer
    • assumes you are almost entirely RGB (there is some support for single-color strings, but that is not its strength)
  • Raspberry Pi running FPP software
    • plays your show with a schedule, can do other things like video as well...
  • Falcon FPD board
    • generates a mixture of 12 universes (DMX and/or pixelnet as needed)
  • option A: LOR controllers RUNNING DMX
  • option B: LOR controllers RUNNING LOR -- if you use cross-over cables ??
  • option C: Renard controllers RUNNING DMX
« Last Edit: January 23, 2014, 03:12:45 PM by Steve Gase »
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Re: What's Compatible
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 02:18:25 PM »
If you don't own lor then you should look at the Lynx express.  You can get twice as many channels for the same money.  I did it years ago.
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Re: What's Compatible
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 05:37:56 PM »
Ok so as long as I buy a product that can run in DMx mode I'm good. When I buy rgb(smart) does it matter or do I need a certain type. Do they run in DMx As well. Right now I have over 40k lights on hand (Incan) I ran 20k this year. I want to add rgb and led to my show while getting away from Incan.   


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Re: What's Compatible
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 05:38:14 PM »
Again thanks a lot


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Re: What's Compatible
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 05:39:34 PM »
What is a pixel?


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Re: What's Compatible
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 06:19:33 PM »
What is a pixel?


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A pixel is a node (LED)  (or group of nodes) that can be made to almost any color using the RGB scale.

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Re: What's Compatible
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 07:08:22 PM »
I have tested the FPP with an Ether Dongle, same idea as the 6 port bridge.  Sequences converted from LOR feeding 600 channels of Lynx Expresses and LOR DC boards feeding over 100K old school mini lights.  Sorry.  I had to make it sound cool beings I only have red, green and no blue lights and no way to mix them yet. :)

Stick with DMX and I don't know how you will go wrong with the FPP driving almost anything.

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Re: What's Compatible
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 08:12:44 PM »
Great thank you all.


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