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thickerson
11-30-2007, 11:07 AM
II was able to run my Tree for the first time last night. I don't have any other computer controlled lights besides the tree. Music to come next year. I have attached the vixen file for it also.

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lightman
11-30-2007, 03:25 PM
Outstanding!

I am new to sync'ing lights with music, but am an big advocate of Christmas decoratiing. I am just getting into upgrading to VIXEN. Maybe next year for me.

What I/O driver board did you use?

Regards,
Brian

Wayne J
11-30-2007, 08:50 PM
Very cool tree!!!! Nice work! ;)

Wombat
11-30-2007, 09:15 PM
Great Work looking forward to seeing the whole display

thickerson
12-01-2007, 01:18 AM
Thanks for the feedback. It is a 37 channel tree twenty feet high with 36 strands of 100 bulb mini lights, and one 54" star. I am running Vixen on an Olsen 595 and 10 - 4 channel SSR's etched and built using the how to at computer Christmas. I am using the bazooka PVC enclosure and crimp on spade terminals to connect the SSR's to the lights (something I saw somewhere). It was a lot cheaper and easier than wiring up outlets.

Josh
12-01-2007, 12:39 PM
can you snap some pictures of the crimp on connectors you are using, and how?

tree looks great

thickerson
12-03-2007, 03:11 PM
I plan to snap a few pictures. In the meantime this posts is where I got the idea. It works good.

http://computerchristmas.com/christmas/link-how_to/HowToId-94/Last_Mile_-_Connecting_light_string_to_SSR_board

jmelvin
12-03-2007, 04:03 PM
I used the same method for my mega tree. Much cheaper than 32 extension cords. Here's a pic of how I did mine. I used 16/2 lamp cord from HD and insulated female plugs from a local AC supply house.