Well I haven't posted here much since I got started back at the beginning of this year. I been hard at work building. I am going to blog about what I have done so far and how my first time experience is at not only DIYC, but christmas lights in general. This is my first year with a house, first year with a wife, first year to put up christmas lights, and first year with DIYC. That's why I am calling it my house of cards, because it could all fall apart at any second. So I give ya'll a brief summary of what I have been through since I stopped posting and started lurking back at the beginning of the year.
Well I decided on the Ren64 xB using the RenT. I bought two Ren64s with 32 SSRs. Enough to grow into, but only built 1 Ren64 for the first year. Didn't really want to push it all that much. I will get more ambitious my second year, thinking maybe mega tree with a couple Ren16s.
Got my Ren64 working back in March
Got an enclosure that was recommended on the board along with my ebay fm transmitter, power supply, and RenT
Finished up the enclosure and got 16 SSRs ready to go for the season
Using a varation of the pod enclosure described on computer christmas to encapsulate my SSRs from the weather
Finally, my new home all ready to decorate, got the red door painted the same as the shutters and grass in the yard now though.
I am going with a blue only minis/white only minis setup. Plan on getting some mini trees and doing some lines on the house itself for this year. Maybe some other elements. It's going to be a real simple design. Already working on sequences for Baby it's cold outside and Louisiana Christmas Day. Hopefully will get more done as the season moves on.
Time for some crawfish once they start coming in good.
I also took full advantage of that deal alert at the beginning of the season and stocked up on the 3 extension cord deal at HD along with buying a ton of blues and whites at 75% off.