I haven’t posted before but want to thank everyone on the forum for the help you didn’t know you provided. End of short story 😂.
My holiday craziness started this year on October 1st when I decided I wanted to bring scares and joy to the trick or treaters. I started designing my first animatronics, building walls and bridges, completely transforming the entire front yard of a friends house into a complete haunted house. In 30 days I was able to achieve what most people told me was impossible. At 7:00 pm on Halloween with the largest crowd I have ever seen in that neighborhood, I was overwhelmed by the reaction of the people I hadn’t met. My buddy who was in shock I was able to pull it off, looked at me and asked me what insane thing I’m going to pull off next. Partially intoxicated from celebration shots of fireball I answered “Griswold”.
I found Light-o-Rama on November 5, and ordered 2 CTB16PC kits a week later I ordered a falcon 16v3 and 160 feet of pixel strips. I spent countless hours on here, while commuting to and from work. Absorbing the wealth of people’s advice, tips, tricks and answers to problems. The knowledge shared on this forum is invaluable and has enabled me to complete my impossible task. I built a light display with 450 pixels, 8 24” home made snowflakes, and over 4000 led Christmas lights! I was able to sequence 5 songs from scratch by opening night. All of which were met with smiles, laughter and joy from a 50 person opening night party I threw. I live in a rather large city in the Puget Sound (Tacoma area) and haven’t done any advertising, just word of mouth. Since then I have had countless strangers stop and thank me for building a free family friendly activity for people to enjoy. So I want to pass that thanks on to all of the active members on the forum. With out the countless posts and answers to other newbies questions I would be sitting in the middle of a partially completed failure of poorly sequenced, vomit inducing strobe effects, and lack luster display. I have already started designing next years additions (while researching my new promise of a fully sequenced and automated firework display).
Thank you for reading and for all of your help!