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aabeck

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About aabeck

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  • Website URL aabeck.wix.com/main

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  • My favorite Christmas story The time when I told my 5 year old son to make a list to tell Santa what he wanted & he replied: "You're Santa"
  • Location southeast Michigan
  • Biography Just a person that likes Christmas year round. I keep an ornament on display & listen to Christmas music all year, which used to bug my daughter.
  • Interests PLC's & Christmas
  • Occupation Industrial Controls Technician
  • About my display Things I've done with old PLC's I scavenged and lots of light sets I've cut up.

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  1. I had this converted to an AVI file & uploaded that to my album & it plays - check that video.
  2. From the album Aabeck's album

    Here's a .AVI version I had created because neither of the MP4 uploads would play. This runs on an Allen Bradley SLC503 that I upgraded from a 7 slot rack to a 10 slot rack & added a 120V output card to control the 12V power supply, tree top and the white lights on the pre-lit tree. It's controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows10 tablet running AdvancedHMI through a Ethernet serial port through a WiFi access point. Unfortunately the camera had a difficult time focusing on the flashing lights, but even though some is out of focus the patterns still show.

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  3. Second update: I added 4 more modes to the shooting star sequence just before taking it down for the year, see the new video in my album.
  4. I came across another PLC identical to the one used for this wreath & decided to make another one - except I changed the new one to solid color sections instead of the multi-color sections of this one. Watch for the Wreath Ver 2.0 video when I finish it.
  5. From the album Aabeck's album

    Update of the shooting star in my LR window for Christmas. I added a few more modes. This is run on an Allen Bradley SLC5/05 and controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows10 tablet running AdvancedHMI. Sorry about the focus, but the camera couldn't keep it's focus range on the flashing lights.

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  6. The server still won't play this, although it plays all the other videos recorded on the same camera & in the same format OK. Here's the link to watch it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbHibf2Tuig
  7. From the album Aabeck's album

    Updated Christmas tree using 96 sections of lights, run on an Allen Bradley SLC5/03. I updated from a 7 slot rack to a 10 slot rack & added outputs to control the 12 volt power supply, tree-top and the white lights that came on the tree. The colored lights are cut into 12 volt sections & powered by a 12 volt 30 amp power supply (with all lights on it pulls just under 16 amps with the voltage reduced to 11 volts to be gentler on the light bulbs). The PLC is controlled by 2 PC's and a Windows 10 tablet running AdvancedHMI, through a WiFi access point and a Ethernet COM port. I'm hoping this video shows, as the previous version I uploaded twice wouldn't play. If not I'll attach a link to the YouTube video.

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  8. An update: the 6 wreaths & star across the top have been changed to 4 wreaths & 3 illuminated snowmen, and the timing of the modes has been altered to keep each mode running until it finishes & not flicker to the next mode immediately.
  9. See it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jXTl6La9uw
  10. I got the all the PLC's I have free when I upgraded or stripped out control panels on machinery. The AdvancedHMI software is a free openGNU product and the only special item I purchased for that was a Windows 10 tablet. The only PLC things I have had to purchase was 6 DC output cards for my tree lights, an assortment of plugs & receptacles and a lot of wire. I also have the software & programming cables, and have 25 years experience programming PLC's.
  11. I don't know why this video won't show. It's recorded on the same camera & in the same format as my other video's that show OK. I've tried uploading it again & it still won't show. See it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jXTl6La9uw
  12. From the album Aabeck's album

    Display of my LR window for Halloween. Runs on the same Allen Bradley SLC5/05 as my LR Christmas lights. The run from October 15th until the 31st. The upper strings that change color can have the timer changed by 2 PC's and a Windows 10 tablet running AdvancedHMI. The spider web has 2 spiders that don't show too well unless you get really close. I have a few timers sequenced to make the web flicker to look like what I think the bad electrical service in a haunted castle would do.

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  13. Display of my LR window for Halloween. Runs on the same Allen Bradley SLC5/05 as my LR Christmas lights. The run from October 15th until the 31st. The upper strings that change color can have the timer changed by 2 PC's and a Windows 10 tablet running AdvancedHMI. The spider web has 2 spiders that don't show too well unless you get really close. I have a few timers sequenced to make the web flicker to look like what I think the bad electrical service in a haunted castle would do.

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  14. I don't know why this wont show - it's recorded on the same camera & in the same format as all my other videos that do play without issue.