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Discussion in 'How is your display put together...' started by Dave_Szoka, Jul 18, 2018.

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    Big balls
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    Big balls VS Small balls aka reject shop balls
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    Didn’t like plain white 23” stars
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    Got these guys working today... all cables made... ready to mount to the roof
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    looking good Dan all coming together.
     
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    Just a little video i'll put up on my facebook page later this month to try and get more people to come and see the display

     
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    Well the Display coming along... just a couple of small items left to build.

    The wife didn't like the boring white candy canes, so we made our own "daycor" version

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    A Cafe around the corner from my house who wants to put a poster in their window So I came with this..



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    Dave, I like your use of Pentatonix. I have found their music great for sequencing plus I just plain like it.
     
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    Today we started put up our display / finish building....
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    Plus we decided that we wanted to keep our display safe, so installed 6 4K cameras around my house.. 3 are being used to keep an eye on our display..
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    Started to attached the props on the front of the house
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    And tested all my roof pixels to go up over the next couple of days
     
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    After spending a lot of time in the xlights zoom chat over the last couple of days I have found that a lot of problems people are having is to do with power... eg do I need to power inject or is it a bad pixel ... so I just built this
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    It’s a 5v to 24v panel meter with ray wu 3pin on one side and a 2pin on the other
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    This means you can plug into the out of a prop and see what’s the voltage is..
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    A lot easier then trying to use a multimeter
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    Also can use to check volt on your contorller too


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    Got all my house items up and running last night...
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    Only missing my sing blubs... they are on my roof, but folded down for now-- Bad weather on the way
     
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    It’s looking great David
     
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    Hey All
    Well my Display is up and running.. everything has been going great until yesterday.. FM transmitter died..

    But a msg and a phone call later the great @LawrenceDriveLights is lending me his spare until I Have a new one.. 2 Nights with out music is better than 5 to 6..

    This once again proves how much of a great community we have not only on ACL but also the xlights community across the world..
    I have been help people all across the world in xlights zoom meetings and they keep asking what I can do to pay you back..

    Its simple.. Help someone when you can.. This might be your 1st year but next year there will be a whole heap of new 1st years..
     

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