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Nutcracker Tree Building Instructions

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by 924aussie, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. 924aussie

    924aussie Full Time Elf

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    I found the Nutcracker Tree Building Instructions on another site and also the videos. Due to not being able to hear the video, my hearing not the video, was it mentioned what hardware was used besides the lights ?

    I think I can guess what software :p

    Alan
     
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    got a link to the video so we can check?
     
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    I used pixelnet for my tree.


    I had 12,100 channels in my show.


    7200 channels were used on the half megatree
    (20x120 flex strips , http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/4m-waterproof-LED-digital-strip-by-tube-DC12V-input-without-controller-10pcs-TM1809IC-m-30pcs-5050/701799_425556741.html
    These are 1809. They have 10 ICs per meter but 130 nodes per meter. Each IC has 9 outputs so every node is individually controlled)


    I had an etherdongle (E1.31 in, pixelnet out) that connected to my Dell 620 laptop
    http://www.diylightanimation.com/wiki/images/thumb/7/72/ED25Finalrr.jpg/160px-ED25Finalrr.jpg


    I had 3 active hubs daisy chained from the etherdongle.
    Each hub has 16 strings and 8 universes.
    http://www.diylightanimation.com/wiki/images/thumb/a/a3/Hub-Finished2.jpg/160px-Hub-Finished2.jpg




    Another 6000 channels were http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/128-node-LED-pixel-string-DC12V-input-new-model-IP68-TM1804IC/701799_495658226.html?_componentAcceptorEnabled_=false
    used for arches, windows and eaves.


    I did generate my entire show in Nutcracker and used xLights to play and schedule the show


    this year i am thinking i will be around 16-20K channels.


    thanks
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    looking at your excel file , if I am building the tree indoors inside a church can I use something cheaper than these


    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/4m-waterproof-LED-digital-strip-by-tube-DC12V-input-without-controller-10pcs-TM1809IC-m-30pcs-5050/701799_425556741.html


    I have 5 sets of these, would they work as a replacement if I purchased more strings?

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/WS2801-pixel-node-50node-a-string-non-waterproof-DC5V-input/688003477.html


    Alan

    from your spreadsheet
    1) Pixelnet Hardware Qty Cost Extended Etherdongle 1 $94.00 $94.00 E1.31 in Pixelnet out Active Hub 1 $62.00 $62.00 Power supplies 1 $49.00 $49.00 4m flex strips, 1809 IC chip 12 $52.00 $624.00 includes shipping. $42 without shipping how many meters long 4 how many nodes per meter 30 Smart String Controllers 12 $10.08 $120.96 Need one as a receiver for each string Emt 1/2” metal tubing 18 $1.90 $34.20 attach flex strips to tubing via zip ties emt set screw couplings 3 $1.60 $4.80 $1.60 for package of 5 Battery Case 1 $7.57 $7.57 Storage for power supplies and boards cat5 cables, 10' 12 $1.35 $16.20 One for each string cat5 cables, 50' 1 $6.27 $6.27 Display to house TOTAL $988.96
     
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    Thank you, which is the better one to finaly connect to 240v LOR equipment that will also be in the network .

    Alan
     

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