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    Default Stars for mini trees

    Looking for ideas on how to create? Rather than buy $20 tree toppers

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    I am using black coro and 5 rgb pixel simple and cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angus40 View Post
    I am using black coro and 5 rgb pixel simple and cheap.
    Picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slite View Post
    Picture?
    here is a pic of one that is tls 3001 pixels

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    Quote Originally Posted by angus40 View Post
    here is a pic of one that is tls 3001 pixels
    Nice! I really need to get my hands on some coro... It's just to fricking expensive here! Is just silly.
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    I used a set of pathway marker stars. They started as a string of 5 stars with a single plug. I striped the guts out and replaced them with RGB LEDs so I could control them individually. I was happy with the project in the end. I even got double use out of them. For Christmas they sit on top of my tomato cage mini trees and on the 4th of July the hang from the awning of my motor home. Here is a closeup video of one of them.

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    I cut apart a set of the GE twinkle snowflakes and replaced the bulbs so each snowflake could handle 110V. Matches up nicely with the giant lighted snowflake I use as the topper for my megatree.

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    I used snowflake strings from Costco. They have 15 cool white LEDs in a clear plastic snowflake. $20 for a string of 6. I cut off the controller, split them apart,and added a bridge rectifier and power cord to each one to get rid of the half wave flicker. Then I put a 1/4"-20 stud on each one to screw into the tree top.
    These are for 52" trees and the snowflakes are about 7"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slite View Post
    Nice! I really need to get my hands on some coro... It's just to fricking expensive here! Is just silly.

    How much is the Coro there? I can get it pretty cheap here and I would be glad to grab some and ship it to ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikentn View Post
    I cut apart a set of the GE twinkle snowflakes and replaced the bulbs so each snowflake could handle 110V. Matches up nicely with the giant lighted snowflake I use as the topper for my megatree.

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    I have two sets of these left over from my static years I have been thinking of separating and utilizing. Do you have any details of the conversion or know where one exists?

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