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I am starting to plan for 2014 - and wanted to learn how the house outline was done on this display. I am thinking it is rgb strips - but the movement makes me think they are not just dump strips. I really like the effect.

 

 

 

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Looks like a pixel bulb rather than strip form.  I agree, smart pixels.  If you take things like Cosmic Color Pixels and zip tie them to pipe or conduit you'll get outlines like that.  Straight, but not laser straight.  I like that look better than ribbon.  Leaves it with a more like real christmasy light feel than a rock and roll light show.

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That's Andy's house. His username on here is "harrison0550". I'm almost certain he used 5v, WS2811, square pixels and a J1SYS controller. You can send him a message and verify that but I'm about 90% sure. The 10% uncertainty is whether he used the square pixels vs. the bullet style.

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Does anyone recognize the sequencing software?  I can see how to do it manually, but would love to know if that's a tool - xLights/Nutcracker perhaps?

I've been looking for a way to do something similar, but a pixel at a time is tedious.

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Does anyone recognize the sequencing software?  I can see how to do it manually, but would love to know if that's a tool - xLights/Nutcracker perhaps?

I've been looking for a way to do something similar, but a pixel at a time is tedious.

Andy uses LOR, Superstar, and Nutcracker.

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I outlined my house and fence with the bullet style pixels with C9 covers from Ray Wu, I drilled holes in 1" X 3" X 8' boards and put the pixels in each hole. It was a lot of work but the lights have the look of C9s and are very straight and neat. Check out the videos at the link below to see how it turned out.

 

http://insanelights.com/more-videos-2013.html

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I outlined my house and fence with the bullet style pixels with C9 covers from Ray Wu, I drilled holes in 1" X 3" X 8' boards and put the pixels in each hole. It was a lot of work but the lights have the look of C9s and are very straight and neat. Check out the videos at the link below to see how it turned out.

 

http://insanelights.com/more-videos-2013.html

Very nice. Did you also use the 1x3x8 on the roof ?  Interesting to see the row-lines on the roof echo the edge - looks like lots of setup, but very effective.

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My first year with pixels!

Yes Ron, Jeff, Doug, and everyone else are right they are 2811 bullet style pixels.........

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I also changed how I did all the windows/doors/posts etc this past season and put them through PVC......

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Here is this past seasons display............

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Andy- love the pictures, makes it very clear for me!

 

For your window frames, are the pvc tubes cut in half or slit opened? I don't see how you get the pixels in otherwise.

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