Hi all, Here is how I am looking to build my MegaTree Mega Tree Build View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iwnzfjw4gxhjt8m/Poppy%20Face%20Pic.jpg?dl=0 Quick dodgy video of “Trial set up” of MegaTree in garage https://www.dropbox.com/s/2wiyg56ww50nbgt/Video 9-4-18, 9 08 16 pm.mov?dl=0 Picture of MegaTree in garage “Trial set up” View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v5kn7fu767inb4m/Photo%209-4-18%2C%208%2035%2029%20pm.png?dl=0 Pixel Specs: WS2811 12V Square Pixel Nodes fitted to strip 12 Strings of 170 Pixels connected to 12 Outputs of Pixel Controller (Falcon F16 V3). 24 Stands of 85 Nodes per Strand Xlights MegaTree Settings Below https://www.dropbox.com/s/gt71pse1kpblqgg/MegaTree Xlights Settings Pic.jpg?dl=0 Power Injecting at end of each string via Falcon F8 Distro Board 2 x 12v 350W (running brightness @ 30% setting via Pixel Controller) MegaTree Pixel Controller in waterproof “Ammo Box” View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1m6n1zsjyso9tbb/Photo%2025-4-18%2C%2010%2032%2028%20pm.jpg?dl=0 Tree Height approx. 4 metres Base Diameter 1800 mm Head Diameter approx. 300mm Viewing Angle: 180 degrees Mega Tree Pole 5.5 metre 40NB galvanised pipe (outside diameter 48.3mm with 4mm wall thickness) Pole inserted 1 metre into ground via sleeve in ground and will be tethered at top via 3mm stainless cable Next step was to figure out how to install Mega Tree in front yard. Location selected is near side of house to try and get maximum viewing distance from the street in front of a small garden bed. I needed a way of securing the Mega Tree pole in the ground Decided to core a pvc pipe into the ground that is a snug fit to the 40 NB pipe (didn’t want to concrete sleeve in as yet as not 100% sure of location). About ½ way into the ground with pole sleeve View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ten1ux2y67pygd/Photo%2026-6-18%2C%2011%2000%2023%20am.jpg?dl=0 Sleeve 1 metre into ground (since fitted a cap to top of sleeve to stop it filling up) View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8su28ggx9ljh0t5/Photo%2026-6-18%2C%2012%2007%2021%20pm.jpg?dl=0 Also fitted a base in the bottom of pole sleeve to stop the pole forcing its way further into ground and making removal of pole difficult. Pic showing pole (sorry a bad photo with sun in background) but you get the idea. View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c0xurwgw5e13n9l/Photo%2026-6-18%2C%201%2030%2053%20pm.jpg?dl=0 Base Ring for Mega Tree 1 inch galv water pipe (old scrap piece I had lying around) bent into semi circle with basic pipe bender https://www.dropbox.com/s/qrada667vq2tvn4/Photo 6-4-18, 10 38 42 am.jpg?dl=0 Bending pipe https://www.dropbox.com/s/10ixz2dgme0bq5s/Photo 6-4-18, 10 26 06 am.jpg?dl=0 1800 mm Diameter base ring with Strand spacing 125 mm Drilled holes for ¼” “J Bolts” to attach strands (Yet to make up or purchase) https://www.dropbox.com/s/8kiupjdvo8mykt1/Photo 6-7-18, 1 25 00 pm.jpg?dl=0 Base ring will be approx. 500mm of ground and secured with steel droppers into ground. Mega Tree Header (top piece which strips are attached to). https://www.dropbox.com/s/m3nir8mizcl7f5u/Photo 7-5-18, 10 21 20 am.jpg?dl=0 Wanting a way to raise and lower Mega Tree header with strips attached. Decided on using a cable winch (a cheap Ebay boat winch) and a cable pulley near top of pole. Needed a way of mounting winch to pole so made up a winch plate adopter from some scrap 5mm x 100mm aluminum plate. Winch plate secured to pole with round pipe clamps (allows winch and plate to be fitted when pole is upright. https://www.dropbox.com/s/7gwvuciprgrl4vy/Photo 6-7-18, 9 56 56 am.jpg?dl=0 Using a basic Bunnings cable pulley https://www.bunnings.com.au/zenith-50mm-zinc-plated-wall-ceiling-single-pulley_p3950321 With winch plate sorted used similar method to for securing pulley for winch cable for top of pole. https://www.dropbox.com/s/r46fb6nown6bkq3/Photo 6-7-18, 11 40 49 am.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/12s3w2v9l9r4fs5/Photo 6-7-18, 11 41 07 am.jpg?dl=0 Just will have to remember to feed cable from winch up through cable pulley before inserting pole into ground sleeve. Here is what it will look like (mocked up on a short section of pipe) https://www.dropbox.com/s/muzskw0cxo7w96j/Photo 6-7-18, 11 51 50 am.jpg?dl=0 Still got to sort out how header will slide up pole (need to hole saw centre of header and probably fit some type of guide rollers to help it slide up and down pole). Also need to fit guide wire mounts for top of pole, probably use more pipe clamps etc. Updates to come MegaTree Star Double row 5 pointed star made with 5mm flat aluminum with square pixel nodes secured in strip and cable ties to aluminium. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0zkjfp8w11k45cq/Photo 25-4-18, 1 59 18 pm.jpg?dl=0 Need to make adapter for star to pole etc, Updates to come Not sure yet if star will be attached to header of simply attach to top of pole Updates to come.