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Derf's 2018 Build (Contains a lot of photos)

Discussion in 'How is your display put together...' started by Derf, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Derf

    Derf Apprentice Elf Generous Elf

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    Hi Everyone,

    I thought I would just post some pictures / videos on my current main controller build. Welcome to lots of feedback / recommendations throughout. I'll Keep updating or posting to this thread as my build continues.

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    So this is currently where I am up to. The next stages will be to order materials for mounting pixels. I will probably end up using "C" channel cable duct for straight runs and then just zip ties for other components.

    Queen - The "Build" must go on
     
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    Wow @Derf - I hope you get time to eat, sleep and work between now and December. :thumbsup:
    Does Ray offer guard dogs for all large purchases? :laugh:
     
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    Looks like someone's head is all over the place.

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    Derf Apprentice Elf Generous Elf

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    Short Answer is Yes :p Doesn't help that my sister moved back home. Makes less space for lights.
     
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    You know you have the C.L.A.P when lights are more welcome in your home than your sister ;):DxD
     
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    Derf Apprentice Elf Generous Elf

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    Update No 1.

    *Mini heart attack avoided when I edited the OP and it said "Max 10 images allowed" then all my information and pictures went away.

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    I'm going to have to post them in multiple parts due the the maximum of 10 images per post.
     
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    TBC!
     
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    To be Continued
     
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    Any advice on how to keep this line straight down the length of the conduit? I kinda figured this would be the best way to keep my pixels in a line but I couldn't work out how to stop my hand/conduit from moving off center
     
  10. Michael Evans

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    To mark a straight line place two lengths of 25mm conduit on the ground and hold them side by side against each other.
    Run a marker down the point between the two lengths where they meet.
    If done correctly you will end up marking a straight line running the full length of both pieces of conduit simultaneously.
     
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    Nice tip.
    I have a jig for drilling holes in conduit and sometimes it tends to slightly screw around.
    A guide line would definitely keep me on track
     
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    Fantastic Tip! Just drilled my first length of conduit and the holes are perfect! Now just to work on expanding the back holes and cleaning up the front holes :)
     

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