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  1. 1. Pick which date works for you

    • April 1rst
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    • April 8th
      5
    • April 15th
      1
    • April 22nd
      0
    • April 29th
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dibblejr    360

To all who will attend

I asked Tom earlier if projects could be brought along to assist with tips or to just build and he said "yes".

I am thinking about bringing my matrix materials to see if anyone has any suggestions or just wants to help me or build it.

I am awaiting a member here that said he is going to do a DIY tutorial for his matrix so if his video shows up first more than likely I wont be bringing it since I will have built it by the mini.

However if anyone would really like to partake in the project I could still bring it and make a second one based on the video tutorial forthcoming.

Just let me know. I have 2000 pixels to use up, suggestions on material to use ie, net/ mesh from HC, or pvc pipe. I am planning on this going on my roof.

Thanks for any advance info, I just haven't found a solid tutorial to help me yet.

JR

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Santas Helper    779

JR,

I shared your post on Planet Christmas.

And I highly suggest planning to bring materials to make a second matrix if you get one created before the mini. Myself along with others I'm sure would appreciate seeing this and learning from it.

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dibblejr    360
28 minutes ago, Santas Helper said:

JR,

I shared your post on Planet Christmas.

And I highly suggest planning to bring materials to make a second matrix if you get one created before the mini. Myself along with others I'm sure would appreciate seeing this and learning from it.

Thanks, I will plan on bringing them with me then. Still looking for ideas of the material suggestions pvc or the mesh (better for roof)

I will have the pixels tomorrow and next will be the connectors, PS and box. will be getting the controllers from Don on the way. So there will be some project right there.

JR

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OkieGirl    5
7 hours ago, dibblejr said:

To all who will attend

I asked Tom earlier if projects could be brought along to assist with tips or to just build and he said "yes".

I am thinking about bringing my matrix materials to see if anyone has any suggestions or just wants to help me or build it.

I am awaiting a member here that said he is going to do a DIY tutorial for his matrix so if his video shows up first more than likely I wont be bringing it since I will have built it by the mini.

However if anyone would really like to partake in the project I could still bring it and make a second one based on the video tutorial forthcoming.

Just let me know. I have 2000 pixels to use up, suggestions on material to use ie, net/ mesh from HC, or pvc pipe. I am planning on this going on my roof.

Thanks for any advance info, I just haven't found a solid tutorial to help me yet.

JR

If it is going on the roof, the mesh for the pixel field and then pvc or wood for the frame to stretch it.  (Input given from my husband :))

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dibblejr    360
3 minutes ago, OkieGirl said:

If it is going on the roof, the mesh for the pixel field and then pvc or wood for the frame to stretch it.  (Input given from my husband :))

My challenge will be the 60' height. My friend Don here and I spoke and he gave me a good solution of throwing my ropes over the roof from my back porch and pulling it up with help from a friend to help it clear the edge of the roof.

wood will probably be to heavy, it scared me almost into heart failure trying to get my talking pumpkins up on the side of the house close to the peak. After pulling them up I kept thinking "rope failure" and myself, friend or my boys walking under it. Nixed the idea and kept them on the ground. Just the weight and I used 1000' lb paracord from my military days.

So I am thinking pvc frame and on the top edge placing a thin piece of plastic to help get it over the ledge.

The next question is pixel spacing at 100-160' from the house. Keep in mind I have 2000 pixels to play with but can get more. I am wanting a very good quality view so 2"-3". The WS2811's I got are 3.93" apart. I have not measured the roof yet its large but I am not wanting to cover that entire section. Im thinking 10 x 15 may be large enough.

Thank you for your input. It will def help me get the stuff to bring along.

JR

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caniac    205
14 hours ago, OkieGirl said:

If it is going on the roof, the mesh for the pixel field and then pvc or wood for the frame to stretch it.  (Input given from my husband :))

if wind is an issue my thoughts are rigid EMT, at least here mother nature laughs at wood and PVC.  I will be using 1/2 inch rigid EMT myself.

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dibblejr    360
18 minutes ago, caniac said:

if wind is an issue my thoughts are rigid EMT, at least here mother nature laughs at wood and PVC.  I will be using 1/2 inch rigid EMT myself.

Relooking at my roof this morning and I am reconsidering. I wont know until I cut down the tree in front of the area. I may just place it on the wall covering a window. The problem I have with a wood frame is the weight. After about 30' it starts feeling so heavy its scary about risking safety at almost 50' and a rope break. I attempted it with my 4 singing pumpkins last year first with PVC frames and that didn't work out very well. The frames would cause a fold, no matter what I did to reinforce. I guess from the rope pulley system and weight. Changed it to 2x4 frame and man it was so heavy, got it up, secured it and all I could think about was all of the glass below it, if anything would have went wrong all glass would have been toast and the 4 pumpkins probably would have ended up in my dining room. Or worse anyone walking nearby (mainly me and my friend) wouldn't have time to get out of the way.

Even just my Santa face didn't make it past the 32' level, still felt to dangerous so I lext him on the second story window ledge.

I am hoping once the tree that blocks the garage roof is cut I will be able to get a 10' 15 or larger matrix up there, its only 25-30 feet above ground.

All of my props survived as I am an over cautious safety person so I tend to over secure things in the ground and think about the wind. My good part is I have plenty of trees to cut the wind.

Now back to the drawing board. I thought I at least had the location already nailed.

My other thought is maybe just make it self standing in the yard some place.

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DisneyMatt10    33

Sounds good to me. I'd gladly make the trip. However, we can't to do the end of the month because we will be in DC!

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Papa6058    56

  As soon as the date is set I will request the day off, If you need any help with any prep the week or so before I can do a mid week day

 

 

 

Down to 6 channels, but I refuse to change my banner!

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dibblejr    360

I am hoping my available days work out. Its looking close.

First 2 weekends!

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Santas Helper    779

So, going with the votes from the LOR forum and Planet Christmas forum, the date will be…

April 8th!!! (Saturday)

So mark your calendars. :) 

More info to come real soon so stay tuned.

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Mega Arch    572
1 hour ago, Santas Helper said:

So, going with the votes from the LOR forum and Planet Christmas forum, the date will be…

 

April 8th!!! (Saturday)

 

So mark your calendars. :) 

More info to come real soon so stay tuned.

 

I'm in.   

Let me know how I can help....

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caniac    205
1 hour ago, Santas Helper said:

So, going with the votes from the LOR forum and Planet Christmas forum, the date will be…

 

April 8th!!! (Saturday)

 

So mark your calendars. :) 

More info to come real soon so stay tuned.

 

Calendar marked, now for the important stuff like nearby hotels, where NOT to stay, et al.

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Santas Helper    779
35 minutes ago, caniac said:

Calendar marked, now for the important stuff like nearby hotels, where NOT to stay, et al.

Great Chet, I will provide that and stuff going on at the time in OKC.

I'll provide a visual map of Mini location and hotels and such in the surrounding area.

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dibblejr    360
1 hour ago, Santas Helper said:

Great Chet, I will provide that and stuff going on at the time in OKC.

I'll provide a visual map of Mini location and hotels and such in the surrounding area.

Great news since that is one of my available dates. I will also be looking for a good hotel. Don will be coming along and I believe he will be staying a couple extra days to visit family so we may be following each other. I was going to give him a lesson on papagayo on the way there to pass the time. LOL

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dibblejr    360
3 hours ago, DisneyMatt10 said:

I'll be there!! Look forward to meeting everyone! Is there anything we should bring?

Where in AK are you?

I will/ may be passing through to either pu Don or meet at his house along the way.

Reminds me of the old movie Road Trip, all I need now is Art's Queen Family Truckster

JR

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dibblejr    360
6 hours ago, Santas Helper said:

So, going with the votes from the LOR forum and Planet Christmas forum, the date will be…

 

April 8th!!! (Saturday)

 

So mark your calendars. :) 

More info to come real soon so stay tuned.

 

 

5 hours ago, Mega Arch said:

I'm in.   

Let me know how I can help....

Finally feeling well enough to sequence so been at it all day, thanks to big problems with SE (strange stuff).

Tom and Dan let me know what you would like me to bring, pm, text or call.

I will bring materials for matrix # 2. PVC pipe and may bring a controller, box and all to be assembled. Not sure on controller though. Anyone want a basic on papagayo (singing face stuff)I am willing to show you (basics) takes to long for more than that.

JR

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OkieGirl    5
So, going with the votes from the LOR forum and Planet Christmas forum, the date will be…

April 8th!!! (Saturday)

So mark your calendars. [emoji4] 
More info to come real soon so stay tuned.



Awesome!! That was my pick! Woot woot!


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DisneyMatt10    33
11 hours ago, dibblejr said:

Where in AK are you?...

I'm located in Barling, AR. . . (Or Fort Smith, basically) Right on the Arkansas River bordering Oklahoma!

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dibblejr    360
5 hours ago, DisneyMatt10 said:

I'm located in Barling, AR. . . (Or Fort Smith, basically) Right on the Arkansas River bordering Oklahoma!

I C Probably closer than we are.

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Santas Helper    779

Open to all LOR/PC members, families and friends on the planet!!!

Date: Saturday April 8th. (Friday/Saturday evening plans on location are in the works for those that want to be active with lights at night and enjoy beverages and visiting)

Location: 9504 S Rockwell Ave, Okla City, OK  73169 (see the google map) Google Map
Admission: Free as always
Time: 12:00 pm until ???

Lodging: there are many hotels in the area which can be found with a google search. Any hotels along I-40 or I-240 are in good areas. Hotels in Bricktown are good if looking for something else to do during your visit to OKC. Bass Pro Shop is there too.

Tents/RVs: If you feel like roughing it J and want to save money, I have a couple acres to setup a tent or park an RV if you choose to do so. I can provide 110v power and water to those who request it. A port-a-potty will be available on site. And yes, we have a fire pit too.

Food/snacks and such will be provided. This means we eat/munch at our own pace and spend more time on the fun stuff.

If anyone wants to make a donation or bring food/snacks, please let me know. If you’re a chef, or just like cooking/baking, then by all means bring your masterpiece. J

BBQ meat is in the process of being worked out.

Strongly recommended:
Bring your projects, thoughts, ideas and especially your humor.
There have been great ideas shared and posted. I would like to see those ideas in person, along with everyone else who attends.

Door prizes will be given out during the event by random drawing.

There will be an overhead projector connected to a computer for any training/sharing or showing videos of our displays. Please bring your own laptop/computer if you feel the need and maybe want assistance with setting up your channels/settings and such.

A soldering station will be setup for those wanting to see/learn a little and maybe even build/repair a few things.

There will also be an area set up (darkened) for displaying lit-up projects to see in action during the day.

Now is the time to chime in and mention what you would like to see/show/share.

So what would you like to see/share???

DIY? RGB strips? Pixels?  Arches? Mini Trees? Mega Tree? Snow Flakes? Pixel Editor? Superstar? Controllers? Transmitters?
It's endless!!!  (so bring your stuff to show others).

If you are thinking, planning or have started on a project and want to ask/show/share, please do so!!!

If you have items to swap/trade/sell, bring those too.

As mentioned earlier, there is "no cost" to attend the OKC-Mini. There is “no schedule” to keep up with once things get started. So show up when you can and stay for however long you can.

Reminder: your inputs are strongly recommended and appreciated.

Soooo stay tuned for further updates/posts.
Thank you, and let the fun begin :) .

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dibblejr    360

Me- Papagayo - basic only. I will find a very short song

       Matrix - pvc and other ideas to see whats best (This will be if I get the tool to put the holes in it in time) without the holes this cant go forward to the mini. Unless someone has a drill press and a work around for the 2" spacing.

 I will be booking the room for Don and I tomorrow. Thanks for the info. Look forward to meeting the great people of the OKC.

Can you guys invite the "Street Outlaw" crew?

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Mega Arch    572
1 minute ago, dibblejr said:

 

Can you guys invite the "Street Outlaw" crew?

They office close to my work and a friend of mine was in their show with his hurst a few years ago. 

But they don't do Christmas lights - so I'm not inviting them. 

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dibblejr    360
2 minutes ago, Mega Arch said:

They office close to my work and a friend of mine was in their show with his hurst a few years ago. 

But they don't do Christmas lights - so I'm not inviting them. 

I was joking, I just like the show. I did see that funny show and the LEO stopping them. Reminded me of the old Cheech and Chong movie.

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