Working out spacing for pixel strip the easy way


New elf
Jan 1, 2014
So Ive had quite a look through the builds for mega trees and one thing I've noticed is alot of people seem to guess the spacing or go about working it out the hard way so I thought I'd share some maths to make this easy.

Is a simple equation of D x π ÷ deg ÷ strings

You would do this as follows. For a 180 deg tree with 16 strings

Diameter of base X Pi ÷ 2 ÷ 16

1200 X 3.144 ÷ 2 ÷ 16 = 118mm

And for a 270 deg tree with 32 strings it would look like this

2500 X 3.144 ÷ 1.3 ÷ 32 = 188mm

This just makes for getting them bang on the first time with no buggering around.

Sorry if this is somewhere already but I couldn't find anything while searching and I'm sure this will help someone else like me with OCD get it perfect