Dual purpose Merry Christmas/Happy New Year sign

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  1. QldKing(Brad)

    QldKing(Brad) Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    Wondering if anyone has built a dual purpose MC/HNY sign for the display? Looking it at some of the letters are close (M and H can use the sides with a - for the H, etc) so they could be used for both signs. If you have built one, any challenges etc?
    I already have a frame for Merry Christmas so a little bit of extra work could see two signs for the price of one.
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    P10 panels do the job nicely. With a little effort you can get additional letters ;)
     
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    Benslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    yess that is what i like about the p10 panels easy to make a sign and easy to change what it says from day to day
     
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    I was thinking if anyone has built one with corro or metal frame (like mine above). I cant see it being an issue to make (just time and patience). The mapping in xlights to match the lights to form the letters would be easy as well.
     
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    Pixel matrix out of coro would also suffice - unlimited letters then
     
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    Merry Christmas
    Happy New Year

    Hi, I can see where you are coming from. The ‘Happy’ and ‘Merry’ would be easy (not much difference). ‘Christmas’ and ‘New Year’ is a whole different kettle of fish, I’m not seeing anything in common that would make this an easy project unfortunately.
     
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    One source of my dissatisfaction with my own display is a lack of Christmas motifs. I find the store bought ones generally to be too low resolution to be be visually pleasing. I haven't converted any of the store bought ones to pixels yet, as I suspect it may not be the solution I need. Now RGB neon might be the ducks nuts ....
     
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    bretheron Been bitten by the bug.

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    I think that it would be fairly easy to do. You have the right amount of letters and spacing. MERRY HAPPY. CHR NEW. I space TMAS YEAR. You could simply put some extra wire to add an overlay of nodes to complete the different letters and then it would all come down to programming.
    I have a similar sign for merry Christmas that I am going to do the same thing with the nodes. I am not going to do HNY though. I just think it would look good and could have quite nice effects over it. I have P10's as well but I don't think I would get what I am looking for with using them.
     

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