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Discussion in 'Backyard BBQ' started by Tallahassee Dreamer, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Tallahassee Dreamer

    Tallahassee Dreamer New Elf

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    I contracted the deadly disease of CLAP about 5 years ago with my 4 channel Mr. Christmas and since I have taught myself to solder, program, sequence and most of all take advantage of the wealth of information that is put out there by ACL and the likes. This year I will introduce 3 new mega trees. One will be 20' Smart RGB and two will be 10' incandescent. I have been reading quite a bit lately and have received so much knowledge. Smart Pixels are new to me, but I jumped in and ordered 32 custom strands of WS2811's, 4 350W power supplies and 2 E681's and for dessert a Raspberry Pi. Thanks so much to all who contribute to make this hobby a reality to so many. And most of all thanks to those who ask the (Stupid Questions) those have been falter for some of the best education I have received here, and you have kept me from having to be the one to ask so many.
     
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    mararunr Here to learn! (and share)

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    Couldn't agree more...as someone who tends to read more and just be around than actually post - I too appreciate the amount of knowledge imparted here. This is only my first year and I'm already getting praise from friends when I show them prototypes of what I'm building. Thank you ALL!
     
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    As clap gets worse and worse you will realize that you don't start early cause really you never finish and just keep working all year round.


    The 3 mega trees sound great. How many strands on the smart one and how many pixels per strand.
     
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    The Mega will have 32 strands. I am using WS2811's modified to 7 Meters to accommodate my 20ft tree. If I get it all figured out the two 10 footers will get smart pixels also. I have the 20 footer set up in the yard now doing a dry run so I have no surprises come November. I have a lot to learn, especially when it comes to programing so many channels.
     

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