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Recent content by plasmadrive

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    Good bye to all you good people

    Since I have gone dark with my display and since I am paring down my computer time on the net, I have decided that I don't contribute much here so this is one of my places to let go of. It has been a pleasure over the years, and what little time I have spent here was fun. I will miss this...
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    Restrict DC-DC buck to 5v

    I was asked which I used. Here is a small list on this page.. there are a lot more on the web site and there are also many other sellers. A lot of them already have over voltage protection. They also have over current protection which saves me an inline fuse many times...
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    Restrict DC-DC buck to 5v

    I just saw this thread and thought I would jump in.. 1st off, I have used over 60 Buck converters in my display and I have only had one failure and it just shut down never over voltage that I am aware of. It took nothing out with it. If you don't cheap out and try to use the $1 version you...
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    Pixel Data Splitter

    I used a few of them last year and they were great! saved me a ton of wiring and mini amps..
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    What is the future of Christmas lighting? An open discussion... continued!

    YES.. they were a hit along with my 8' tall singing faces in the 50' redwoods.. (kids loved those)..
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    What is the future of Christmas lighting? An open discussion... continued!

    Ya know.. I did that year off thing last year.. people found out it was back in about a week and they came by the thousands. I couldn't down size the front.. just not in my nature.. ha ha.. I will do the back yard for private family and friends.. that will be all from now on.. But thanks for...
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    What is the future of Christmas lighting? An open discussion... continued!

    I don't have the answers for you all of course, but for me, this was my last year out front for public view. We only ran 9 days this Dec and had a bit over 6000 visitors.... The traffic has become unmanageable for us. It took us 6 volunteers this year and we had a hard time keeping it under...
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    Update on the animatronic Snowman Orchestra

    I am so happy with the snowman orchestra "The Snow Globes" this year.. They worked every time just as they should.. They showed up and performed 7 times every hour for every single night we played. The only "hiccup" was that a few of the foam snow flakes that were on the middle sash came off...
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    Update on the animatronic Snowman Orchestra

    On the first page there is a dropbox link with pics. I have not made a how to video. I was way far behind this year so I just put it all together quickly without thinking about making any info video.. I might make something when they come down but I don't think you can buy the snowmen...
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    2017 shows.. how is everyone doing?

    My story is a bit long.. LOL So far this year.. I was WAY behind getting everything to the point where the display was ready for prime time. I had the idea about the animatronic snowman orchestra two year ago, but could not figure out how to make the outer skin. (I'm not artistic in the...
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    Animatronic snowman orchestra playing!

    Thanks.. Actually you only see about half the yard in that video.. It was more to show off the Plasma Icicles 2.0 than anything else because someone asked about them. ha ha Surprisingly this year has so far been rather slow. We have played 3 nights already and only had about 1400 people I...
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    Animatronic snowman orchestra playing!

    I still haven't shot any good video, but here is a phone video excerpt.. YouTube made it blurry for some reason. View: https://youtu.be/e1Y_hqfgnZ8
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    Animatronic snowman orchestra playing!

    Thanks! Yes, I do admit that it was pretty cool seeing them perform in the display. We have done two nights now and they have been working great. I only wish I would have had time to get the drummer to do what I wanted. Maybe next year.
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    Animatronic snowman orchestra playing!

    Here is a segment out of my display with these new guys.. I shot this during the day but looks better at night with all the lights.. I'll post some more video in the coming weeks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJXt...ature=youtu.be
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    Update on the animatronic Snowman Orchestra

    I usually don't do any special videos of the display running.. but I may do something this year.. Usually it is just a raw video that I don't advertise about..
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