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Sean Bowf
09-23-2007, 10:08 PM
This is a link to a picture of my 2005 display. I thought some folks might get a kick out of seeing the transition from one year to another.

http://home.sw.rr.com/bowf/christmaslights.JPG

I saw Carsons Wizards video around the 1st of december, and by xmas I had 8 trees in my yard blinking to rudolph (if I remember right).

Here is a link to my 2006 display:
http://media.putfile.com/Animated-Christmas-Lights-Mad-Russian-Christmas

As the season went along I got a few other things added to the display and some more songs added.
http://media.putfile.com/Animated-Christmas-Lights-Feliz-Navidad-37

I had big plans for this year...but have not done anything to get them made...so I will probably wind up starting with pretty much the same display as last year, then see what I can get added as the season goes along...

Sean

sigtaulightning
09-24-2007, 05:51 PM
What are the dancing arches made of and how many lights are on each arch?

By the way nice display I hope mine looks half that good.

Jeff Millard
09-24-2007, 06:34 PM
Sean,
That is a very good video. I love that song, and I'm trying intently to sequence it this year but it has been a nightmare trying to find the time. Thanks for sharing the progression.
Very nice!
Jeff

Sean Bowf
09-24-2007, 08:44 PM
What are the dancing arches made of and how many lights are on each arch?

By the way nice display I hope mine looks half that good.

The arches are 2 strings of lights wrapped around a 10 ft long piece of PVC. I pound a piece or rebar halfway into the ground at an angle, and slide the end of the PVC over it on both ends.

Thank Jeff...What I do a lot when I am doing sequencing...is "borrow" ideas from other displays I have seen (videos), and adapt them to what I have in my display. I would imagine that is what a lot of folks do.

Sean

sandy
09-25-2007, 07:44 AM
Thanks for the idea of the 'arches'.
The 2 colors of the icicles are a great touch also.

sigtaulightning
09-25-2007, 09:32 AM
Thanks for the update. I need to get all my electronics working before I expand my display but the arches seem like they would be easy to build and add a nice piece of depth to your display and others.

Again thanks for the info.

Sean Bowf
10-15-2007, 09:15 PM
Thanks for the update. I need to get all my electronics working before I expand my display but the arches seem like they would be easy to build and add a nice piece of depth to your display and others.

Again thanks for the info.

They nice thing about the arches, is that the create kind of a fence to keep folks from walking through the display too. Too many wires out there to have folks walking through the yard.

Sean