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As you can tell, I LOVE zip ties, I have a zip tie that could tow a car!!! (not really)

I know that because I used only 9 channels and such a big arch that it would only look good if it was a fast leap (slow looks bad, it would be okay with more channels) or completely on.

And my 2 cents on arches. I like arches with the following multiples of 5 and 9 segments! I break all my songs into beats (i do not use .1 sec or any of that noise) so if im doing a chase the ends of the arch correspond to the down beat. I usually break it into sixteenth notes but i go down to 32nd notes for parts of the song when the arch was going. I made the mistake of breaking the whole song into 32nd notes and S2 and my computer had a stroke! So now I only break the part of the song when the arch is going into 32nd notes.


and can you upload more than one picture at a time???

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Here is some video of the maga arch in action:

So here it is, my videos with 4 firefly units, and one barely seen firefly acrylic rod tree. Make sure you check out the "real" rudolph song, I did that "pop up" video thing when a firefly unit went crazy!

True Believer:



Colors! (the real one):


I Like to Move It (from Madagascar):


He's A Pirate (from POTC: Dead Man's Chest):


Carol of the Bells (Techno):


Rudolph Mix (rickroll):


The Torchwood Theme:


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Mix:


I also have Christmas Eve Sarajevo, Wizards in Winter and A Mad Russian's Christmas, and Linus and Lucy without sound, but they are not that exciting for some reason.

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Those videos are great man! I love the DJ Pirate one once the arches get going. Truly awesome! Because of the size of the arch and the channels used it really zips!!!!

Good Job!
-Evan

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I was so amused with your giant leaping arch I laughed out so loud and said, 'that's sick'! Hahaha! Nice work!

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thebaronn wrote:

Here is some video of the maga arch in action:

So here it is, my videos with 4 firefly units, and one barely seen firefly acrylic rod tree. Make sure you check out the "real" rudolph song, I did that "pop up" video thing when a firefly unit went crazy!

True Believer:


Colors! (the real one):


I Like to Move It (from Madagascar):


He's A Pirate (from POTC: Dead Man's Chest):


Carol of the Bells (Techno):


Rudolph Mix (rickroll):


The Torchwood Theme:


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Mix:


I also have Christmas Eve Sarajevo, Wizards in Winter and A Mad Russian's Christmas, and Linus and Lucy without sound, but they are not that exciting for some reason.




What group does that version of carol of bells (techno)

Thanks

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scottsgrfx wrote:

thebaronn wrote:
Here is some video of the maga arch in action:

So here it is, my videos with 4 firefly units, and one barely seen firefly acrylic rod tree. Make sure you check out the "real" rudolph song, I did that "pop up" video thing when a firefly unit went crazy!

True Believer:


Colors! (the real one):


I Like to Move It (from Madagascar):


He's A Pirate (from POTC: Dead Man's Chest):


Carol of the Bells (Techno):


Rudolph Mix (rickroll):


The Torchwood Theme:


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Mix:


I also have Christmas Eve Sarajevo, Wizards in Winter and A Mad Russian's Christmas, and Linus and Lucy without sound, but they are not that exciting for some reason.




What group does that version of carol of bells (techno)

Thanks



I have no clue (that was a product of my evil days of napster)

I can email it to you if you like.



I like how i spelled mega-"maga"

college really paid off there.

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thebaronn wrote:

scottsgrfx wrote:
thebaronn wrote:
Here is some video of the maga arch in action:

So here it is, my videos with 4 firefly units, and one barely seen firefly acrylic rod tree. Make sure you check out the "real" rudolph song, I did that "pop up" video thing when a firefly unit went crazy!

True Believer:


Colors! (the real one):


I Like to Move It (from Madagascar):


He's A Pirate (from POTC: Dead Man's Chest):


Carol of the Bells (Techno):


Rudolph Mix (rickroll):


The Torchwood Theme:


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Mix:


I also have Christmas Eve Sarajevo, Wizards in Winter and A Mad Russian's Christmas, and Linus and Lucy without sound, but they are not that exciting for some reason.




What group does that version of carol of bells (techno)

Thanks



I have no clue (that was a product of my evil days of napster)

I can email it to you if you like.



I like how i spelled mega-"maga"

college really paid off there.


gee, thanks

scottsgrfx@yahoo.com

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"gee, thanks"

Hmmmm, sounds like a response I give me wife when she hands me the garbage to take out..............I will email it anyway

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Great job Baron, this is what John wants in Langley, BC.....well 5 30ft arches. I guess I will direct him to this thread.

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lightzilla wrote:

Great job Baron, this is what John wants in Langley, BC.....well 5 30ft arches. I guess I will direct him to this thread.



You know what I was thinking (that I think would be freaking AWESOME!!!) is if you had a big yard. and in the middle of this yard you had a whatever 30', 40', 50' megatree, right in the middle and the top of the tree would be the center of the top of a huge mega arch!!!

I have a very small front yard so this will never happen for me, but maybe I get lucky and hit the lotto!!!!

Like below:



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I watched your videos and I can say I was quite impressed. Not with its size, but with the accuracy on which you synchronized your lights. That's what impresses me. Now, with regards to your AM idea, I don't think that it's going to be aesthetically impressing. But, what about a giant 3D star? My question Baron is, how do make one 10-foot giant 3D star? Any input?

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oohyahla wrote:

I watched your videos and I can say I was quite impressed. Not with its size, but with the accuracy on which you synchronized your lights. That's what impresses me. Now, with regards to your AM idea, I don't think that it's going to be aesthetically impressing. But, what about a giant 3D star? My question Baron is, how do make one 10-foot giant 3D star? Any input?


First, thank you!

2nd: AM idea??

3rd: Depends on what kind of star you want, do you want a typical 5 point star? If thats the case and you want it to be 10 feet tall then I would do this. I would build a 10 foot star and weld it (you may be able to do something else but im just spitballing) then through the center I would build off 2 more stars rotated 60 degrees along the vertical axis. This way you can get the nice spining motion in you lights. I may even go more, but it is getting kinda heavy (but if you just want to set it on the ground then the posibilities are endless). Here is my crude quick drawing:




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oohyahla wrote:

I watched your videos and I can say I was quite impressed. Not with its size, but with the accuracy on which you synchronized your lights. That's what impresses me. Now, with regards to your AM idea, I don't think that it's going to be aesthetically impressing. But, what about a giant 3D star? My question Baron is, how do make one 10-foot giant 3D star? Any input?

I think I may steal your idea. I dont have much room in my yard to a 10ft tall mega tree isnt that impressive. But if I scrapped the tree this year and built a 10ft tall star that rotates with lights, that would be sweet!

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thebaronn wrote:

lightzilla wrote:
Great job Baron, this is what John wants in Langley, BC.....well 5 30ft arches. I guess I will direct him to this thread.



You know what I was thinking (that I think would be freaking AWESOME!!!) is if you had a big yard. and in the middle of this yard you had a whatever 30', 40', 50' megatree, right in the middle and the top of the tree would be the center of the top of a huge mega arch!!!

I have a very small front yard so this will never happen for me, but maybe I get lucky and hit the lotto!!!!

Like below:


Or what if it like this, but instead of one mega arch, 3 or 4 of them overlapping forming a big dome around the mega tree!!! Or 10 of them mwahahahaha!!!

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My front yard is very small and that is why my mini mega tree is on the front porch. It is 13 feet high....from the deck.

So yes my front yard is small about 40ft wide and 30ft deep.....but if my back yard was my front yard then I would have 50 wide and 100 feet long. Then I could do those big arches.

Baronn, your dome idea over a 20ft mega tree could work. Lets say that a 20ft tree is spread out about 10 feet......well someone could put up 5 arches 2 or 3 feet apart....and while the tree is spinning the arches are leaping.


Why could n someone take 8, 12 or 16 10ft arches and tie them together in the middle and make a leaping spinning arch. Kinda like a spider.

I think I will draw up a plan and see how it looks on paper, and then do a make shift leaping spinning arch. Can even put a 10ft tree in the middle and the arches encircling the tree.


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is this what you were thinking of? Its what I was thinking!

If only I had endless money and endless front yard!

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is this what you were thinking of? Its what I was thinking!

If only I had endless money and endless front yard!


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Baron, first, 'AM' is 'above-mentioned' abbreviated.

Second, yes please, steal my idea then send me the plan so I could make one myself. I was thinking making a 16-channel 3D star, so what do you think? Is it still possible? I guess it's going to be a sturdy project since all 16 frames will touch the ground. A pole in the middle of it will really make the construction strong. Now, the question is, how am I going to make an exact replica of my 4-foot star and make it into a 10 or 12 foot star? What materials should I use? Lights? Number of lights? Kind of lights?

It still is February, 10 months to go and I feel like I'm not going to finish my project for next year's Christmas show in time. I've already spent $2,500 on decors and another $1800 on lights yet I feel like I haven't started yet. Am I right on track? Or should I scrap this whole plan and call it quits?

I think I ate more than I could chew.:)

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thebaronn wrote:

is this what you were thinking of? Its what I was thinking!

If only I had endless money and endless front yard!

Yes!

Now can you do that same picture without the tree in the middle, but the legs all tied together in the middle? That dome idea without the tree in the middle would do the same as a mega tree ....like spin, or laser beam from side to side....except it can leap while spinning.

Baronn can you add lights to those arches and have them leap and have lights on the tree and have them go spinning around on this drawing of yours.

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oohyahla wrote:

Baron, first, 'AM' is 'above-mentioned' abbreviated.

Second, yes please, steal my idea then send me the plan so I could make one myself. I was thinking making a 16-channel 3D star, so what do you think? Is it still possible? I guess it's going to be a sturdy project since all 16 frames will touch the ground. A pole in the middle of it will really make the construction strong. Now, the question is, how am I going to make an exact replica of my 4-foot star and make it into a 10 or 12 foot star? What materials should I use? Lights? Number of lights? Kind of lights?

It still is February, 10 months to go and I feel like I'm not going to finish my project for next year's Christmas show in time. I've already spent $2,500 on decors and another $1800 on lights yet I feel like I haven't started yet. Am I right on track? Or should I scrap this whole plan and call it quits?

I think I ate more than I could chew.:)


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I have a large front yard too. Could you please check the picture and give me your suggestion as to what I should do?

I'm planning to have a 10-12 mega tree(16 channels), 10 cones(10 channels), 4(16 channels) leaping arches using 64-channels.

Could you give me an idea where I should put all those? What do you think about that palm tree? 'Cuz I'm thinking about wrapping it with tinsel and some lights(probably discard the mega tree and put the 16 channels there). Also, is it a good idea to put lights on the palm tree's leaves? You know, to creat like a pyrotechnic effect. But I guess it's a big job only you guys would be able to do. Just thinking how I could get up there frustrates me already. Not to mention, staying up there and not falling.

I think I'm a victim of my own greed, ambition and perfectionism. I think I need a shrink, lol. I need prozac... or any advice.

I'm thinking about making all my decors(2 angels, 2 drummer bears, 2 gold bells, giant... blah blah blah) STATIC... except for the arches, cones and mega tree. Would that look nice? Or, corny? 'Cuz I'm going nuts thinking about doing the whole thing right without having to break my back... or wallet.


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oohyahla wrote:

Baron, first, 'AM' is 'above-mentioned' abbreviated.

Second, yes please, steal my idea then send me the plan so I could make one myself. I was thinking making a 16-channel 3D star, so what do you think? Is it still possible? I guess it's going to be a sturdy project since all 16 frames will touch the ground. A pole in the middle of it will really make the construction strong. Now, the question is, how am I going to make an exact replica of my 4-foot star and make it into a 10 or 12 foot star? What materials should I use? Lights? Number of lights? Kind of lights?

It still is February, 10 months to go and I feel like I'm not going to finish my project for next year's Christmas show in time. I've already spent $2,500 on decors and another $1800 on lights yet I feel like I haven't started yet. Am I right on track? Or should I scrap this whole plan and call it quits?

I think I ate more than I could chew.:)



AM: sweet, nice to learn something new.

And you asked the wrong person if you should quit......my answer is NEVER!!!!!

I was adding new stuff up until the week b4 christmas. I sequenced "i like to move it" for my son after christmas.

On the star, I would weld it using 1/4" steel. And then I would let the lights dictate the size of the star. How ever much space you want to give per light * the number of lights per star you want to use = the perimeter of the star.

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I was reading your post when I noticed that you're from San Jose. I might(probably, will) vist you this coming December to look at your display.

Thanks for the encouragement. I think I just need to do things one at a time. I'm a level-headed person but it's just that I want to make my first christmas show successful... and, uh... it's a secret --- I want to win next year's Best Christmas Display(I'm in Tracy)... hehehe. Have any advice as to how I could win the judges' hearts, and votes? 'Cuz last year's winner's display was corny, too busy, too loud and I want to teach him how it should be done... modesty aside.)

I'm sorry if I sound conceited but I'm just being frank. All of us have 'hidden' reasons why they decide to put up their displays. Some even hide behind charity work, some as 'contribution to the community', and some, though they hide it, as a form of bragging, and some do it for fun... just like you(judging from your posts).

Once again, thanks for your advice.

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oohyahla wrote:

I was reading your post when I noticed that you're from San Jose. I might(probably, will) vist you this coming December to look at your display.

Thanks for the encouragement. I think I just need to do things one at a time. I'm a level-headed person but it's just that I want to make my first christmas show successful... and, uh... it's a secret --- I want to win next year's Best Christmas Display(I'm in Tracy)... hehehe. Have any advice as to how I could win the judges' hearts, and votes? 'Cuz last year's winner's display was corny, too busy, too loud and I want to teach him how it should be done... modesty aside.)

I'm sorry if I sound conceited but I'm just being frank. All of us have 'hidden' reasons why they decide to put up their displays. Some even hide behind charity work, some as 'contribution to the community', and some, though they hide it, as a form of bragging, and some do it for fun... just like you(judging from your posts).

Once again, thanks for your advice.


TRACY!!! LOL!!! Im sorry.........21 years of my life there!!!

Im trying to buy a home in manteca right now! Small world

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