Mini Trees - a work in progress

tuppet

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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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fj

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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.
 

cenote

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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.
 

tuppet

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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!
 

tuppet

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fortunately mum is away, otherwise we wouldn't be allowed to leave trees lying around the dining room!
 

tuppetsdad

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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
 

mrpackethead

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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.
 

tuppetsdad

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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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