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My first Mega Tree build....

Discussion in 'Mega, Mini, Spiral & Pixel Trees' started by danv, Sep 23, 2017.

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    OK so my boscoyo order arrived yesterday!

    50 x pixel mounting strips and 1 x 46" 6-layer ChromaStar!

    My order from Ray hasn't come yet, but probably isn't too far away.

    I have an Advatek controller for this, might make the ChromaStar wireless with a Wixel though, and am going to use the same 5V 80A PSU's I use for my digital signage.

    Will be a 180deg tree, probably 24-strands to begin with at 3" or 4" spacing (4m to 5m roughly tall without the ChromaStar).

    Will be mounted between my garage roller doors (I have double on one side of the house and a single on the other side) so should be very sturdy and supported.

    Will chuck up some photo's as the build begins.
     
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    Order from Ray has arrived!
    Time to get building!
     
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    what programing will you use on the advatek to run the tree
     
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    Hi Scott,
    I will screenshot the config tonight for you mate. Hopefully I get it right
     
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    Did you order the boscoyo direct? How long did it take and how much was the shipping?
     
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    I did order boscoyo direct. It took about a month for the order to process as they get busy this time of year. Shipping was about $100 AUD roughly from memory.
     
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    Whoops... I forgot about this. Will get it for you when I am home tonight mate.
     
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    Picked up some 50mm galvanized pipe today for the mast and some 20mm pipe for the chromastar to mount on to, along with a 50mm end cap and mounting brackets.
    Hoping for some Mega Tree erection this weekend!
     
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    Have fun with your erection... Well you know what I mean.
    Don't get too far ahead of yourself when putting it up either, as once you start getting above 15 or so strands of pixels, it is going to start getting heavy, so make a plan on how you intend to get it up.
     
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    Haha yes I will have fun.

    Thanks for the tip scamper. I am getting the topper and the bottom plates laser cut out of 5mm thick steel. It should handle the weight alright hopefully.

    Once the laser cut pieces arrive I will put up some photos to illustrate how I am attempting it.
     
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    You may be already thinking too far ahead... Have you got a winch to put it up? As that is what I reference when I say it gets heavy :)
     
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    This one is easy to get to the top of. So I will just hang the strings individually. I will try to get a photo for you to explain.
    It is a 180 degree tree with the mast secured to the wall of my shed between two roller doors. The base plate will use drop in stainless thread inserts that sit below the concrete level in the driveway. I can stand on the shed roof as it is a very low pitch very easily.
     
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    All good. I just know the pain of lifting mine each year. I will be setting up a winch before next year as I am getting older and tree keeps getting bigger. o_O
     
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    Started my control enclosure tonight
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    Coming along nicely :)
     
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