Mini tree's from old Big W LED's

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  1. scamper

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    I had heaps of old Big W LED's from the last few years of static light displays so wanted to use them some way in this my first year of Synchronising.
    I decided that some mini trees would do the trick, Here is my first one. I had to undo it and try it a few different ways before this final design. :D
     

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    Looks good Scamper. How many lights are on the tree?
     
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    Yes - they do look nice ! And also what are you connecting them through ?
     
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    where are the frames from?
     
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    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    Looking good! It's always good to find a way to reuse old lights.
     
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    I built the frames. I was going to get some tomato cages, but at $16 each I used 6mm rod and welded it up myself. Only $7 from local hardware, I am sure I could get it cheaper if I hunted around but what is $7 when you spend hundreds on LED's and controllers etc.
    I tried a couple variations and ended up welding a washer on the top and ran some galv wire up and down the frame so when I wound the lights it was rounder. I have seen people do it before without doing this and it is a triangle, which I didn't want.
    I had to wind 3 sets of strings, so 600 led's total to get the fill I wanted, the frames are 1200mm tall.
    and I rewired the strings to control them with a 27ch ray wu controller on a 27v power supply, you only get red and green or orange and blue as they are wired that way, so only need 2 channels for each tree.
     
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    Thanks for sharing that. you lost me at the welding bit. Well done.
     
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    thanks for the info scamper.
     
  9. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    they look great job well done
     

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