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Nutcracker: How i built my megatree

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. smeighan

    smeighan Dedicated Elf

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    I have been asked by a few eople how i built my megatree.


    I used 3" abs plastic for the base and pole. I have 60 smart rgb nodes in the coro star on top.
    I attached my 20 x 120 flex strips to 1/2" emt pipe. I drove a 3" oak dowel into each end of the emt. On the bottom i screwed eye bolts. On the top i screwed in eye hooks.


    I recorded two videos describing the tree.


    This week we had 50 mph winds and the tree didnt move at all. We will see if i get higher winds. For now, i am happy it all came out.


    i like the fact that i can easily (less than 30 seconds) remove any segment from the tree if i have to repair any bad pixels.


    Here are links to two videos


    15' Megatree made from 3" ABS plastic
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    thanks
    sean
     
  2. cscool36

    cscool36 Full Time Elf

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    Thanks Sean for shearing your MegaTree


    Great Info.


    Thanks


    Colin
     

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