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Christmas Lights V 3.0 - 2,277 Channels of RGB Pixel Goodness

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  1. dmoore

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    Here is the video from the display that was referenced in the PlanetChristmas Magazine December 2010 article titled "Christmas Lights Version 3" (http://www.planetchristmas.com/magazine/December2010/index.html#/34/). It is comprised of 2,277 channels, driven over an 8 universe DMX controller from J1sys (j1sys.com) and was sequenced with LightShow Pro 1.8 (lightshowpro.com) using primarily video transitions. The pixel controllers are from Phil and Tabor over at Aussie Christmas Lighting (auschristmaslighting.com) and the CoroStars, BabyBorder, Fascia Border, MegaMatrix and verticals are all from HolidayCoro (holidaycoro.com). All the AC controllers are all ynx Express controllers (diylightanimation.com) and there are LOR and Tiger DC controllers.

    While it may appear to be a “simple” display without a huge quantity of lights, the actual design, testing and build time was around 600 hours.

    2010 Lights on Merrimac Ridge Full Color Christmas Display

    Here is a daytime "Behind the Scenes" video showing the different elements up close. It shows the value of the different types of pixels - Pixel Modules used in the MegaMatrix and the Pixel Strip used in the arch, fascia and verticals:

    2010 Behind the Scenes Video - Daytime
     
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    Great display - so infomative for a neby like me, thanks

    Bree :)
     
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    Beacy It's so much better on the dark side

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    Thanks for the walk through you have some great ideas, hopefully next year it will be a lot less grief with the software for you - love the corro stars might have to borrow that idea for next year
     
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    Now, to get my hands on some coro ... very nice, David :D
     

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