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Discussion in 'Leaping Arches, Driveway Arches & RGB Arches' started by tuppetsdad, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. tuppetsdad

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    So here is progress on our pixel arches. We have 9 arches to be mounted on our front fence. Decided to get these laser cut from 3mm aluminium. Tuppet picked them up from our laser cutter today. You can see the shape is half an ellipse.

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    Closer look at the 12mm laser cut holes. We gave them a sample to double check before they cut too many holes.

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    And this is with the pixels mounted. They are some new Stellascapes 48 bit RGB pixels in panel mount square format

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    You can see from behind how the pixels plug in.

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    Likely the electronics will be also a new Stellascapes product but we are relying on the Andrew just in time delivery method so who knows.... 8)

    On Sunday one of our friends, Richard, is coming over to help us mount these on our fence.
     
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    Looks great guys. Can't wait to get out and see them.
     
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    That is 1st class work
    Should look very nice in your display
     
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    Progress yesterday as Richard (one of our friends) and Tuppets Brother installed the aluminium sections for our new arches while Tuppet and I focussed on more electrical things.

    The installation Crew...

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    Tuppets Brother on the job...

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    And the finished installation - all in we have 9 arches.

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    Now we just need that stuff from Andrew.....
     
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    Lookin good
     
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    they look good - how did ya get permission from Mother Tuppet to drill into her front fence
     
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    Easy Beacy....she owns inside and outside is mine!... 8)
     
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    The arches look amazing! How did you attach your strips above them?
     
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    just a few extra pics with Tuppet fixing the motifs below the arches and looking at the end result - minus pixels still :(

    Arches8.gif Arches9.gif

    and I had to slip in one with our pixel megatree (Stellascapes of course...)

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    The arches look so good on the fence.
    Are you considering leaving them up all year long?
    Maybe setup all of them with a simple low light slow color fade for off season year round house accent.
     
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    They will be a great effect on your fence, they will sure be a head turner
     
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    Yes even Mother Tuppet thinks they may be permanent. Thinking after Christmas may be a little project to link them to infrared camera and then they can follow people as they walk past.....Oh the fun we can have. 8)
     
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    That's very impressive! Looks like money well spent even before it can light up!
     
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    they look awesome , whats the dimensions of these and how far apart have you mounted the leds
     
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    LED's are about 70mm apart and arches are 2.4m wide and 750 mm high. Will post a video on the weekend
     

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