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  1. Thread: RenStick!

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    I don't mind at all. It's a good question. On...

    I don't mind at all. It's a good question.

    On the RenStick, the opto serves two purposes: it provides some isolation protection of the logic section from the power section and secondly, it inverts...
  2. Thread: RenStick!

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    Yeah, send one to me. Don't need the esp.

    Yeah, send one to me. Don't need the esp.
  3. Thread: RenStick!

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    They'll probably help. I'm curious about the...

    They'll probably help. I'm curious about the diodes getting so hot. Might have to replace those with a higher amp part, or just bypass them altogether.
  4. Thread: RenStick!

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    How much voltage are you using? The 3.3v...

    How much voltage are you using? The 3.3v regulator has to eat a lot of juice at 12v and if you're higher than that, you should consider adding a heat sink.
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    We'd have theoretical answers instead.

    We'd have theoretical answers instead.
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    Yes, but the vast majority of problems are UFU's.

    Yes, but the vast majority of problems are UFU's.
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    Troubleshooting

    I watch many DIY forums to see if I can discover posting trends, and one that I've discovered recently usually has a title such as "xLights won't work with my PI", or "Trouble getting Vixen to play a...
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    Have a great day, Butch!!

    Have a great day, Butch!!
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    Happy birthday, my friend!!

    Happy birthday, my friend!!
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    Send them to me. I'll figure out what the problem...

    Send them to me. I'll figure out what the problem is.
  11. Steve has been pretty busy since he posted that 3...

    Steve has been pretty busy since he posted that 3 years ago... I'm not even certain he'll have a show this year.
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    Happy birthday!!!!!!

    Happy birthday!!!!!!
  13. Thread: Twins

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    Sorry about the Braves joining us in the big...

    Sorry about the Braves joining us in the big bowl... I guess I'll have to root for the Cards now, too. We beat them in the 1987 World Series.
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    Check voltages on the pic and the ESP to make...

    Check voltages on the pic and the ESP to make sure the power bucks are delivering the right voltage.
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    In your sequencer profile, make sure the...

    In your sequencer profile, make sure the universes are also defined with the same size, i.e. 510 channels. Everything has to match. You can't have the ESP's set to 510 channels if your sequencer is...
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    I think it's a configuration issue. So you...

    I think it's a configuration issue.

    So you have the ESP module set to a start channel. You have to be dead-solid-certain that your sequence is set to transmit enough channels in that universe or...
  17. Thread: Twins

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    I saw a couple of those games at the old...

    I saw a couple of those games at the old Metrodome -- you needed ear protection..... I admired Tom Glavin's skills. Saw him pitch twice. Unbelievably smooth and incredibly accurate throwing motion....
  18. OOOo....... thanks for the reminder!!!

    OOOo....... thanks for the reminder!!!
  19. Thread: Twins

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    Twins

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    We're all reeling here in Minnesnowda because the Yankees sent our Twins' hopes and dreams for another World Series down the dumper.... (sigh)...

    ,,,.wait 'til next year....
  20. I'm in too, of course!!! And all of you who...

    I'm in too, of course!!!

    And all of you who are holdouts because you feel you don't really know anybody, well, this is how you make friends! Sign up! It's a hoot to get cards from all over the...
  21. I've been chiding DIY'ers all year to get moving...

    I've been chiding DIY'ers all year to get moving on their props and shows. And now, here we are -- only about 3 weeks from Halloween.


    If you end up being rushed and perhaps can't find enough...
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    But now, isn't that water under the bridge?

    But now, isn't that water under the bridge?
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    Hey, Tom! Happy Birthday!!!

    Hey, Tom! Happy Birthday!!!
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    Good job!

    Good job!
  25. We're back from our 2019 trip. Temperature got...

    We're back from our 2019 trip. Temperature got down into the 30's and with a north wind, it got pretty chilly out on da lake, don't ya know...

    But beautiful? Yah, shure, yew betcha. Here's a pic...
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