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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunberg View Post
    There is a guy here that did it and posted a how to. I think it was 18 red LEDs using a ws chip to control them. So you could dim and on and off each led. But not pixels as it was only one color led. Blickenfer or similar I believe.
    You may be referring to the board I designed a while ago? In the end I went a different way, but here's the pages for those interested:
    http://www.da-share.com/christmas/pc710/
    http://www.da-share.com/christmas/71cm-candy-canes/
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    sorry must have had wrong page and copied in my clipboard these were the others I found

    https://www.build.com/wintergreen-li...50583/s1049402

    Quote Originally Posted by TomL8345 View Post
    James,

    The string you linked are incans not LED's.

    Protege94,

    if you are interested in converting to LED Strings and would like to shorten them, I have some of the String Shortners/Full Wave Converters I could spare. You can find out more about them in this THREAD. PM me if you are interested.
    James WinterHaven Fl

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    You could just go to Walmart and buy the single canes for 3.00 each or how ever much they are. I have 12 (10 and 2 spares) and they have worked without failure since 2009. I am replacing them with RBL's this year.
    I think you can buy 20 count LED's, saw them somewhere this past year and thought that might be useful for a small project.
    Last edited by Keith R; 04-17-2017 at 06:34 PM.
    That's a feature not a bug.
    There's no charge for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TazChaLet View Post
    sorry must have had wrong page and copied in my clipboard these were the others I found

    https://www.build.com/wintergreen-li...50583/s1049402
    Im not sure if I am this committed since I would need 40 of these at almost $6 a piece.
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    Do you recall where you found these 20 ct. LED strings? I've found that not all of the 50 ct. Strings that you buy at the big box stores are splittable on the 25 ct. mark due to the way they are designed (which I don't understand yet and am still trying to figure out)

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith R View Post
    You could just go to Walmart and buy the single canes for 3.00 each or how ever much they are. I have 12 (10 and 2 spares) and they have worked without failure since 2009. I am replacing them with RBL's this year.
    I think you can buy 20 count LED's, saw them somewhere this past year and thought that might be useful for a small project.

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    If you're truly a glutton for punishment, you could try this:

    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...858#post462858

    Yes, it uses pixel technology except it's only one color and it gives you the effect you want. I have the same transparent red plastic candy canes... Making one of these takes a couple hours but in the end it's worth it.
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