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Ok I just watched Holdmans video of his mall show and would like to know how he accomplished the look of his Mega Tree. I plan to add a mega to next years display but It will only be about 12'-15' and am debating the idea of doing a traditional mega tree, or one like his. I'm thinking if it's 12' tall then I would make it 6 channels of each color R/G/W but how would I figure the amount of lights needed to fill the 2' sections of the tree, and how would you wrap them..make vertical supports and use screws spaced evenly on them to keep the lights mounted on them? Any idea on spacing? Any info greatly appreciated.

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Is that the same Mike Ziemkowski that actually creates things? I think his display this year was one of his finest.

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Tom Clapper wrote:

Ok I just watched Holdmans video of his mall show and would like to know how he accomplished the look of his Mega Tree. I plan to add a mega to next years display but It will only be about 12'-15' and am debating the idea of doing a traditional mega tree, or one like his. I'm thinking if it's 12' tall then I would make it 6 channels of each color R/G/W but how would I figure the amount of lights needed to fill the 2' sections of the tree, and how would you wrap them..make vertical supports and use screws spaced evenly on them to keep the lights mounted on them? Any idea on spacing? Any info greatly appreciated.

Just 18 channels :shock: come on my tree has a total of 120 channels I can control a my tree in 5 horizontal planes and 8 vertical planes with just over 24,000 lights.:cool:

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Well I will see your 24,000 lights and raise you to 96,000 lights, 105 channels. Horizontal, vertical, diagonal, oh and checkerboard.

So there!

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Robin wrote:

Well I will see your 24,000 lights and raise you to 96,000 lights, 105 channels. Horizontal, vertical, diagonal, oh and checkerboard.

So there!

Checkerboard :cool: no problem 96,000 well I will hold my head in shameto the big dogs :D

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Keep in mind these are not my Christmas Display sequences. I did this for New Years Eve for all the neighbors. We had a fire and everyone sat around until about 2am. So these were just some good old boy songs. However, they do show the tree and some of the patterns. Just threw the songs together so we would have something to listen to mostly.







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120 and 105 channels!! Well if either of you are willing to donate $1600 to my display to purchase the 8 new controllers I would be more than willing to make mine that many!

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No offense but you need to get a few sequences under your belt before you tackle that. Oh and it was not even close to $1,600.00 maybe $800 for mine.

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after seeing Robin's avitar I just have to say one thing...

Go Mountaineers :D

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Damm Robin, that's just down right crazy!!! :D:dude:

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Tom... if you want a kick-butt tree, you'll have to spend a chunk of change. Or... go basic like my 5.

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Robin wrote:

653 You know I am just playing with you. I know your tree as well and it is awesome!


Robin I know your kidding, a little fun banter never hurt anyone. It like I was told when I got in the fire service 15 years ago if we ain't picking on you we don't like you, so in my mind a little bit of good honest humor is all in the fun of it.

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Tom Clapper wrote:

120 and 105 channels!! Well if either of you are willing to donate $1600 to my display to purchase the 8 new controllers I would be more than willing to make mine that many!

It wasn't that bad I have around $1100 in controllers plus about 1500ft of spt harness in it

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rescue_653 wrote:

Robin wrote:
Well I will see your 24,000 lights and raise you to 96,000 lights, 105 channels. Horizontal, vertical, diagonal, oh and checkerboard.

So there!

Checkerboard :cool: no problem 96,000 well I will hold my head in shameto the big dogs :D

You've got to me kidding? One one tree? Wow!

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653 I think you misunderstood. That was six controllers for the one tree, plus 9 channels from another controller for the other items. The star had 8 channels and the strobes had one.

I had a total of 49 controllers for the entire display.

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Robin wrote:

653 I think you misunderstood. That was six controllers for the one tree, plus 9 channels from another controller for the other items. The star had 8 channels and the strobes had one.

I had a total of 49 controllers for the entire display.

Oh no I got yours Robin. The numbers I qouted is what is in mine uses 8 controllers and that much cable.

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Robin wrote:

Now Ron Lister has had this tree for about five years. Someone shot this video of it.




I've always loved the look of that tree! I remember seeing a video of it a few years ago. Very talented man!

Donny

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Robin wrote:

PMC I am a WVU grad. Lived in Weston.

Oh and have Orange Bowl Tickets!!!


I'm a Clemson grad. I'll see you in Miami!

GO TIGERS!

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