building a pixel tree

Discussion in 'Mega, Mini, Spiral & Pixel Trees' started by starzen, Aug 5, 2014.

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    finally getting started building a pixel tree this year

    wanted to run this by you guys for any tips and suggestions in case I could do things better

    not huge (sadly I have limited room). about 10 feet tall pole. 270 degrees with 16 active strings. lights are nodes and I am thinking about 40 nodes per string mounted to black plastic strapping at 2.5" distance. that would be just over 8 feet in lights. with a little room at the top this will leave the tree just slightly over ground.

    base would be a slightly modified version of the portable hole (modified to use 2x4 instead of 2x6 so also a little less concrete)

    as far as programming I also need to look into that. So far I have been using only LightORama software. Guess I will use xLights/Nutcracker but I will have to learn how to combine the two.

    any tips/warnings/advice very welcome

    thanks

    Mike
     
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    some more details

    pixels are 2811 5V

    thinking about doing zig zags on the strings.

    start at the bottom 40 up connect to next and come back down 40

    power injection at the bottom at every string
     

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