Mini Trees - a work in progress

Discussion in 'Mega, Mini, Spiral & Pixel Trees' started by tuppet, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. tuppet

    tuppet Apprentice Elf

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    We decided like so many before us that we were lacking in some mini trees.

    Lacking in any welding skills we decided to subcontract to my cousin who has a truly excellent shed. We forgot that a farmer has a different idea of 'sturdy' though!

    These are about 700mm high, and we have 7 of them. They are designed to fit onto a star picket (we have a fence in the front yard so we need them raised about 1m off the ground)
     

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    great job and design !!! they look very sturdy.
    they make my tomato cages look extremely inadequate :D

    wish i had a welder to build these sorts of wire frames.
     
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    Looks like those will last a life time!! Nice.
     
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    Looks like a great project to cover with a water resistant film, and install a bunch of RGB's into it with it's own little DMX controller....But than again, I over do everything on here.
     
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    apparently they are already coated with some anti-corrosion stuff.

    we will wrap with 4 colours (160 LEDs each colour) and all 7 will be run off a DMX controller. We just have to wait for our order of lights to arrive so that we can get on with construction!
     
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    Each tree has 8 strings, RGBW x2. See photos now attached to the first post.
     
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    Nice work, they will look great

    Phil
     
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    fortunately mum is away, otherwise we wouldn't be allowed to leave trees lying around the dining room!
     
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    tuppetsdad Funding & Tech Support

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    yes and also the other projects for our stars and megatree . Info to follow. Now having a mate of mine laser cutting some perspex panels for mounting the leds's with 6mm holes for the LED's to fit into, making 18 of them
     
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    and you better not let mum read this after the fact :)

    Phil
     
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    hey nice work tuppet and tuppetsdad..

    I reckon you guys have it in you to pull off a great show.. Engineers make the best christmas lights.
     
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    tuppetsdad Funding & Tech Support

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    Yes boxes of lights are nearly empty now and our front room is full of Christmas trees. Now have our small Megatree under test.... Why do I feel tired now on Mondays?
     
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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Funny that as Christmas gets closer i seem to find that Mondays are harder
     
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    Re: Mini Trees - finished!

    now for the final product:
    trees.jpg
     
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    artzy artzy-Noble Christmas

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    brilliant
     

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