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  1. Not much to do with Light O Rama but thought I would share a project I have been working on for my Christmas display this year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_MNDNi5LgA
  2. 10w RGB Flood Mount

    So, I was presented with a design challenge on how to mount the 10w floods I purchased on the eave of my house. the catch (catches) were; 1: Tile roof, 2: The tile hung out over the fascia by a couple inches, and 3: I did not want to nail or screw anything in to the roof. So I needed to build a mount that would attach to the fascia, yet be able to reach up and over the tile to aim the flood on the second story wall. Here's my solution.. I used a closet organizer track as the main arm (just cut it to size), a couple basic (but strong) clamps, a metal "T" bracket and some bolts and washers. All products were bought at Lowe's. Cost a total of about $8 per mount. There are holes already drilled at even spaces along the track, and there are also holes drilled in the "t" bracket and the handle of the RGB flood. This did not require any drilling by me. The "t" bracket is mounted just as the letter is written, with the one arm sticking down below the fascia, and that is where I bolted in the closet organizer track. They are very strong (and they have to be to stand up to the 75mph gusts we get here) and don't require any screwing in to the fascia. Just thought I'd share in case anyone is ever looking to do something similar.
  3. Video for Halloween Projection

    I hate you. :-P Simplicity never comes easy to me.
  4. Controllers For Sale

    I have already spent more than this year's Christmas budget was supposed to be, so I'm out on this. Everyone else - I have seen these controllers in action - even won his neighborhood lighting contest with them... Michael, I hate to see you selling, knowing what Christmas means to you. I do understand though that a guy's gotta do what he's gotta do.
  5. So, I got bit by the Halloween ghoul and now along with Christmas have a new addiction. This is a quick video I took and I think it came out pretty cool. Forgive the video quality, I took it on my phone about 1:30 in the morning.
  6. My 1st Halloween Display

    That sequence look very familiar....good job.
  7. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    Queue fried Rudolph
  8. What are you adding to your show this year?

    This is my original idea no matter what facts you present to the contrary. House from overhead google earth. The 'Megarch' would wrap around the house. Notice how I changed the name for you so I wouldn't infringe! Who needs back to back A's anyway.
  9. What are you adding to your show this year?

    You've been waiting to say that haven't you ;p
  10. 90 degree bend in led strip

    I've learned that if only one or two diodes giggle the strip might be okay, because not all of them are ticklish. But if they get to giggling like a bus full of school girls you might as well replace the whole strip right then and there and save yourself the time later. I've also learnt the hard way that you've gotta be careful about cracking jokes (especially one-liners) within earshot of the strips. Smart strips aren't so bad. But the dumb strips are called dumb for a reason. When one pixel starts giggling, it spreads through the entire strip like a viral infection and then you can't get them to take anything seriously the rest of the day.