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Olivevale Christmas 2012 - Test Run

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  1. BenGus

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    Hey all!

    After the water damage suffered last year, I decided to move the bulk of the display over to RGB strip and have spent a good part of the year constructing various things and testing etc. We have most of the display up now (after nearly 1 week solid day and night), and now it's time to sort out the teething issues ... namely with LED rope light and Light-O-Rama *grumble*.

    Anyways, here's a terrible video of our first run. Thanks to everyone on the boards and chat room for your help over the past year and a bit, without the information contained here and the assistance offered from fellow addicts this hobby would certainly be a whole lot harder!

    Shell Graphix Christmas Lights 2012 - First test run of the season on Vimeo
     
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    Looking Good :)
     
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    Bevo Let your Light Shine before men

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    Looks Good Ben.

    I can see you have put a lot of effort in this year. Great Stuff.
     
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    Thanks Bevo. I hope your display is coming along nicely as well, can't wait to bring the family out to take a look!
     
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    Ben,
    Nice display! Any how to's on the spiral trees and Mege tree? I have the spirals in incandescents and want to change to RGB. What did you use? Any info. would be great.
    Thanks, Ed
     
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    SmartAlecLights Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    Ben if that is a "terrible video" i would hate to see what a great video is.
    that looks like a great display, great work
     
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    I would be happy to post some pics and how-to's for those features. I'll try and get them done this week :)
     
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    Thanks very much! I was actually referring to the quality of the filming, our little camera has a hard time focusing properly when the blinky-flashy is going so the videos tend to be on the blurry side.

    Snow machines should arrive today as well, has anyone used them in their displays before?
     
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    Lots of very nice work you have done.
    Videos, singing ginger bread, lots of pretty colors blinking and flashing, strobes, etc
    All looks good including the photography
     
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    Kids gave me an early Christmas present - a shiny new GoPro camera! So to celebrate, I took some footage of one of the mega mixes in high definition. These cameras are AWESOME and do an excellent job of capturing Christmas lights - highly recommended :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5ZfD6YVrkg#ws
     
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    Looks great, im sure you are happy with your results and I bet the kids love it
     
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    Thanks very much! We are so pleased with the results and the kids absolutely love it (especially the snow machine!)
     
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    Awesome Ben, really awesome!!
     
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    Nice display. Love the Gingerbread man.
    I have used a snow machine last year but only ever used it manually ( with a remote). However, it was a hit with the kids. Just make sure you flush it at the end of Xmas. I forgot to flush mine and now it's blocked. It's this weekend project to get it going.
     
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    Ah cheers for that. I've been making my own mixture using rainwater, isocol and space-time bubble bath and it works really well but I was worried about clogging. What about running CLR through it once a week/month?
     

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