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  1. So much to learn! Looking forward to playing with nutcracker next year!
  2. Just stumbled across this thread.. I am using the e680 series from sandivices. Yea it took a little time but thanks to Jeff Millard, I got it all figured out. I am using the 3001ic pixels from ray, 5volts. Had to inject power but all and all a great setup. I did not have a pixel fail during this season. I had a purpose for going the pixel route. My roof line last year was lacking the wow factor. So I specifically knew what I wanted to do.. and this was the best/cheapest route. I am running 900 dmx channels on 8 strands of pixels. (Wreath I have 2 pixels per channel). Here is a small sample of
  3. After 3 hours. I got the tree fixed.. I only lost 2 stands of lights. One is easily fixed.. the other is on my 3d star. That will half to wait til teardown.
  4. What is funny as heck is the mini trees and xs mini trees only being held in the ground by plant anchors did not move at all! I would of figured that I would have to fix those vs fixing mega tree.. 70mph wind is not fun!
  5. I did before tree fell... and as far as structure nothing failed.. what failed was the ground.. the anchor pulled out a 12" dia by 18" deep clump of dirt! I did before tree fell... and as far as structure nothing failed.. what failed was the ground.. the anchor pulled out a 12" dia by 18" deep clump of dirt!
  6. My other one lived with no issues.. this one was I guess in bad dirt.. will be fixed tonight
  7. Well.... After me bugging my good old buddy Jim for what 3 years now about his accident with gravity. One of my mega trees have discovered this same law.. Lastnight, we had a storm blow through.. A 70 mph came through, and one of my mega trees having 4 guy wires.. one of which is in a "planter" area fell down.. The one guy wire that failed is the one in the planter.. and the anchor did not just pull out.. It took about a 12" dia ring of dirt with it.. It looked like a cork. I managed to get it back up this morning, but tonight I need to fix the lights... I am sadily now admitting that Arnold i
  8. Plugging away.. Last video til next week!
  9. Its all lit. I have a piece of garland that is covering a pixel. I don't wanna crawl on roof to fix.. s
  10. Another one.. I will try to upload 2 more tonight
  11. Finally got around to making a video. This year, I am having a lot more traffic.. Which is good, but as you can see in the video.. I have people walking IN the display.. Next year I will fix that.. But the show must go on!
  12. Since I am a drafter.. I use what I know best. Cad. Plus when I come up with an idea its easy to figure out.
  13. How about something that will make the holly bushes less thorny??
  14. Red looks great. But if you're worried about just a red tree, go buy cheap clear incans for this year.. Or... red light district!
  15. I like the style of incans.. but with pixels.. you just can't beat the flexibility with them.. now granted they have there place.. its just another weapon to surprise viewers. My display is 90% led 5% pixel and 5% or so incan. The incans are only clear though.
  16. Well, today I got a lot done! All the roof elements are up and ready to rock! I posted a Video of just the pixels running.. I wanted to see what they actually look like! And the neighbors think I am a little nuts now... The video should be ready around 1115 CST today..
  17. My roof stuff goes up this weekend! Looks great Don!
  18. I got mine.. check your spam filters.. mine came in around 11pm cst
  19. Now, that is a tree! It beats my 12' mega trees in a heart beat!
  20. Well, I couldn't wait for Thrusday to test these pixels out on my wreath. The wreath still has 200 of red, blue, green and clear LED lights on it. But last year, my biggest complaint that there was not a lot of action on the roof line area. So, thanks to Jeff for helping me get my feet wet in the pixel arena I added 200 pixels to this bad boy.. I got to admit. ITS BRIGHT!! I am excited to see what the pixels on the roof plus this will look like! Come-on Saturday! https://vimeo.com/52435936 BTW, I need to remember which plug goes to what.. I had 1,2, 3,4 mixed up when I made this video.. I fixe
  21. Can't attach my wreath picture.. I croped the living daylights out of it, also compressed it.. 9.28k seems very small personally.. Anyways, I am focusing on getting the wreath done. I have redone the garland on it, and fixed the exiisting lights as needed. I also started adding my pixels to the wreath.. I am stoked to see how this looks! I can't test til Thursday, as my controller is being used for my halloween display. Roof lights go up this weekend! I hope the weather holds! Arnold PS. Ill try to attach picture in a few days, with everything on!
  22. Today? nothing, but the past week I completed my "mini" trees. Also, went through all my sequencing and fixed a few oopsies. This weekend I will redo wreath, and get everything ready needed for the roof since I put it up next weekend! I am behind. My goal was to not work on Christmas stuff every night from Oct to lights on day, but it doesn't appear that will happen.
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