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    http://www.mainelights.org

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    Maine, NY
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    Tinkerer for fun... Telcom guy for a paycheck.

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    I have an interest in Christmas lights... of course!
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    Christmas!

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  1. Price drop $75 per 500 pixels and $200 for the controller/power supply/enclosure. Price for everything dropped to $325. And again, prices do NOT include shipping BUT I'll pick up half the actual shipping costs.
  2. All controllers listed in the first post are sold pending payment.
  3. Not sure how to tell the difference between generations 1 and 2? Generation 3 is easy to spot since there are surface mount components and the layout is totally different. I'm pretty sure all the controllers I'll be listing are generations 1 and 2. If anybody knows an easy way to spot the difference let me know and I'll be sure to post that info too. And I should have stated that I'll test all the channels and network ports before I send any controller out. I keep good notes on such things throughout the lighting season and make repairs as needed. I haven't had any controllers act up in a
  4. They did when they were stored last year but I'll make sure they do before I send any out. I have a stash of spare ports here so any I think are questionable I'll just swap out.
  5. I'm going to be listing a bunch of controllers here over the few weeks. I'll add more as I clear out my storage bins. All prices do NOT include shipping BUT I will help out and pay 1/2 the actual shipping. If you have any questions feel free to ask here or via private message. NOTE: Some enclosures have been painted or partially painted black. They are in good physical condition needing only another coat of paint. CTB16PC #4 - $135 OBO Controller comes in LOR enclosure with LOR cords. It has two heavy duty power cords and the high capacity heatsinks. Pictures are here... https
  6. I bought all these last year to use in our display and never got around to adding them. The pixels are brand new. They come in bags of 10 strings(50 pixels per string) and the one bag was only opened to get a good picture of the nodes. They are 5v WS2811 IP68 and I included a bunch of pictures here... https://photos.app.goo.gl/nhSZfPGqqDR6xLet7 The SanDevices E682 controller is fully assembled in a CableGuard CG-1500 enclosure. It includes a 60A 5v power supply mounted on a power supply kit from HolidayCoro.com. There are pictures of the controller here... https://photos.app.goo
  7. Thought I'd update this thread with a bit of good news... for 2018 I'm going to do a display for a buddy of mine at his local business(Robot City Games in Binghamton, NY). He has two huge front display windows(approximately 8'x20' each) and a huge front facade that I can attach items to or hang items off. There is also a flat roof above this that we may or may not try to get some 10' trees going on. The best part is there is a large municipal parking lot right across the street so traffic shouldn't be an issue! Finally... FINALLY!!! I've helped this friend in the past with his arcade and
  8. I'm maybe about 2/3 of the way down. The big items are left but they all have superstrands that need to be balled up so I'd like it to be at least 35F and sunny when I do them... makes them wind up easier.
  9. I have been dreaming of a backyard walkthrough display... so many possibilities! You can do WAY more than a public display! We are stopping our front yard display after this year and I was supposed to take 2018 off but... who knows... maybe our backyard will be bright next year. Good luck with the new knee!
  10. Heh, had a Sheriff honk at me today while I was shoveling snow. He stopped to say how much he and his family liked the display, they've been coming for years and he thanked me for doing it. When I told him I was calling it quits and then explained how crazy/stupid the traffic has been he totally agreed. LOL. He said he's come by a few times this year and couldn't believe how idiotic people were being. The whole situation sucks, I know... but I was glad someone else saw the same thing I've been seeing and can understand. With him being a Sheriff I'm sure he's also noticed this "idiocracy" in h
  11. I definitely don't mind the setup and tear down. This year I enjoyed it more than ever... it was a bit more difficult than years past but just seeing everything once it's together is very gratifying. I would definitely like to continue to do something, somewhere. I have a friend who owns a business and I'm wracking my brain to figure out how to decorate his building. Traffic shouldn't be an issue there but the display would have to be unique since he doesn't have any "yard". And no offense meant by the "job" comment... if folks want to dedicate their free time to managing traffic mor
  12. I understand what you are saying but personally I feel I donate enough of my time over the 3 month lighting season(from start to finish). If I have to babysit people outside every night then yep, I'm out. Which that is the point I think we are at unfortunately. You folks that have massive traffic flow plans and volunteers to implement these plans are way, WAY more dedicated than me. I can see maybe doing this sort of thing if I were retired and didn't have a day job but I just can't be out there all the time. Not only "can't" but I don't *want* to be either. The fun part of the hobby for
  13. Lately I've just not been feeling the lights like I used to. It's probably just me but flat out, I think people are more dumb, more rude, and just overall more ungrateful now. We don't have a great location for a display but people have helped us make it work in the past. Not stopping in the middle of the road and turning their lights off is a great start but also being courteous to the constant flow of people pulling into and out of our driveway(which we encourage whole heatedly) has been a royal PIA this year. Not sure but we think our location has been shared a bunch of places even though w
  14. I'm in my 10th year and I've written two sequences myself and hated it. LOL. I am totally with you on what you wrote! I am so thankful Richard Holdman shared ALL of his sequences the first three or four years he did his lights at his old house. He was also cool enough to make tutorial videos on various parts of his display. Between these two things, I felt confident enough to plan my display over the entire 2008 off-season. When the lights lit for the first time I was floored! Without that sharing that went on, I doubt I would have jumped into this hobby. I am very, VERY thankfu
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