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    Ok guys, I gust got a phone call and my some of my family are coming down to see the show tonight. But there is one problem. My niece asked me if she could turn the switch on to turn on the lights. Of course I said yes. So how would I make this happen. I know LOR sells a header with 4 resisters on it for the triggers but no time to get that. Any ideas guys?
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    Default Re: interactive start button

    I have one of the headers, and I'm not currently using it, but there's a distance issue about trying to get it to you for tonight. I'm also stuck working right now, and can't take the time off.

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    I have non-technical solution .. The simplest would be to set the show to run at dark and keep running long enough for your family to visit ! As long as you are confident that your power is well balanced, you should be able to leave the show unattended all night ..
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    Default Re: interactive start button

    Jack,
    do you happen to know the value of the resistors on the header. I could just add one in-line an hope it works.
    Walter


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    Even better.

    http://www.lightorama.com/downloads/...nsForCTB16.pdf

    Their document showing header pinouts, resistor values, etc.

    Doing this will probably take you less time than coming after mine.

    Looking at that document, you won't need a resistor for a single input; input #1 has it already built into the circuit for you. Just a normally open push button switch on wires.
    Last edited by Jack Stevens; 12-19-2011 at 11:39 AM. Reason: update

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    oh Jack thank you, thank you, i owe you big time.
    Walter


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    Walter you could borrow my ServoDog. It has switch closure contacts but you would need a header. I'm not sure where you could find one. Page 24 shows you how to use the switch input.
    http://www.lightorama.com/PDF/ServoDog_Man_Web.pdf

    Maybe Jack is your best solution.

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    Couldn't you just have the lightbulb right clicked on your tray and have her click "enable shows"?

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    thats what I was thinking Larry or if have somone else click it and she be in the yard with a fake switch of some sort and her think she started it.

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    I think Walter wanted to let his niece "control" the show by pressing the "start" button outside.

    I've thought about doing something similar, which is why I added the headers to one of my orders to LOR, although more for Halloween than for Christmas. I haven't had the time to play with it, but I was thinking about having a trick-or-treater detector (probably a motion sensor) that would start a specific sub-sequence of some type.

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    Jack,

    How did you find this pdf file? i have searched over the lor website and cannot find it. The link does work and very informative.

    Also how do you use this to start the show? Do you press all three switches attached to the three inputs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelvhunter View Post
    Jack,

    How did you find this pdf file? i have searched over the lor website and cannot find it. The link does work and very informative.
    Google is my friend. All lightorama.com pages have been crawled by the Google spider, and even if there is no longer an active link to it or it's no longer in the LOR search index, it's still in Google.


    Quote Originally Posted by michaelvhunter View Post
    Also how do you use this to start the show? Do you press all three switches attached to the three inputs?

    To be honest with you, I have not yet used this feature.

    Looking through the "Show editor" there is an interactive menu choice, where you can set it up for "jukebox" to select a show/song, a "soundboard" to change the current song, or a "Magic Toy" selection to run a simultaneous sequence/program while the main sequence continues to play.

    In the menu choices, once you select the above, you then select which controller to watch for inputs from, and which button on that controller. That leads to a lot of possibilities and combination of choices, such as an interactive walk-through show that triggers a particular event when someone walks near it, or presses a particular choice button, etc.

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