The instructions and list of effects for the Deluxe Mini-Controller are available here.
The MC is powered by a 9-12vdc power source. It must be able to supply about 30ma per attached light. The power-input jack does not have reverse-polarity protection so care must be taken in wiring up your own power. Connecting power backwards will instantly and permanently damage the lights. The CENTER pin is POSITIVE, the OUTER ring is NEGATIVE.
Download TRIKSET SOFTWARE v2012-07-25.
Download TRIKPLAY SOFTWARE v2012-07-25.
Download TRIKLITS.INF Windows Driver file.
Driver and Software Installation:
Download the TRIKLITS software above and unzip it. Attach Mini-Controller to PC with USB Printer type cable. For Windows XP Windows will bring up a message saying it "found new hardware". It will ask if it can connect to Windows Update to search for software. Pick NO, then NEXT. On the next screen, it will ask what you want to do, Pick "Install from a list or specific location", then NEXT. On the next screen, pick "include this location in search", and browse to the folder containing the TRIKLITS.INF file (download link above). Windows will warn that the driver has not passed logo testing, and it never will, so pick CONTINUE. Pick FINISH and then you are done installing the USB driver. For Windows 7 Windows 7 makes it harder to install a device driver manually. It may say it found a new device, but it won't be able to automatically locate the driver for it and won't give you an option to install it yourself. Go to the START menu and pick "Control Panel". In the upper right corner set the option "View by:" to "Small Icons". Then click on "Device Manager". You should see a device listed "USB-DMX", possibly under the "Other Devices" category. Double-click on "USB-DMX" to bring up its Properties menu. Now click on "Update Driver" button. Pick "Browse my computer for driver software". Click the Browse button and set the directory to the one that contains the TRIKLITS.INF file you have downloaded. Windows should find the driver and give you a warning that it can't verify the publisher. Click "Install this driver software anyway" and then you should be done. After installing driver Now you can click on the TRIKSET or TRIKPLAY programs in the software download directory. Note that you must have Java installed to use this software. If not, go to Java.Com to download.
You can change the MC address through the TRIKSET software. To change the Remote Control Transmitter address, you need to open up the remote unit and make corresponding solder connections for each bit.
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