Rockhampton Christmas Lights - after full pixel conversion

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  1. jaredo

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    Previous years I've been running between 12-14,000 std LED strings, decided to go all in and convert my display over to use pixels.

    I must admit I got somewhat carried away during the conversion, I ended up putting in a lot more than I intended. But I wanted to fill/fit/keep the show at roughly the same size.

    I ended up making everything modular, head and tail plugs on everything, MegaTree 2 piece collapsible center & the top-hat is removable.

    Happy with the result though and heaps more versatile.
    The show runs about 13 sequences, varied between carols, dubstep and rock (ACDC, queen)

    I jumped on the FPP bandwagon also, the amount of work put into that system is insane. And it just works.
    Vixen 3 also turned out to be great to use, had a few issues to begin with that were later patched and after that it never missed a beat and got the job done.

    Display consists of:
    4M high, 1053 Pixel MegaTree (24 x 42pix + 45pix star)
    1064 Pixel Matrix (19*56)
    36M of roof outline (360 pixels, 4M segments)
    9 Reindeer (84pixels each)
    1 Sleigh (100 pixels)
    4 Arches (42px each)
    7 Mini Trees (84pix each)
    16 natural trees (42px each)
    7 columns(21pix each)
    1 TuneTo sign
    40 (B/W) LED strings a acting as piano keys on the room (replacing with WS2811 stars in 2016) via 27ch Ray Wu DMX
     

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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    pics look great and im sure its already a hit in your area
     
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    tuppetsdad Funding & Tech Support

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    very nice - classy display 8)
     
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    Jamie Lighting up the night.

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    Nice work... Have a merry christmas..
     
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    That's a lot of very nice lighting
     
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    Thanks guys. I look at the display and think it could be better some how haha. I really short changed myself with the garden lighting, still looks amazing but I need to up the density next year (probably to about 32 sets, so about 84px per tree).

    I have some WS2811 10W floods (RobG's) for next year from a group buy on planetchrsitmas.

    People view the show from about 60-70M away so the spacing of everything works well. The site is different to the in-town blocks of land most people have in the cities ect. We have about 6 arces behind the house and I think we can fit about 20 cars across the front on one side haha.

    I will have videos eventually, been quite busy with random bugs and a freak storm blowing that megatree down :(
     
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    It looks amazing mate. Well done
     
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    Bevo Let your Light Shine before men

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    Looks cool from your photos cant wait for the videos ;)
     
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