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    I am looking at adding a pixel tree this year.

    As Im sitting here at my desk looking over pixels and the coro black snap pixel holders I got an idea......


    Has anyone either done or seen this done???

    Instead of using the coro strips what about stuffing the pixels inside of PEX tubing like the arches? Obviously creating images in the pixel tree wouldn't be as clear but for a 360 tree I think this would show better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Protege94 View Post
    I am looking at adding a pixel tree this year.

    As Im sitting here at my desk looking over pixels and the coro black snap pixel holders I got an idea......


    Has anyone either done or seen this done???

    Instead of using the coro strips what about stuffing the pixels inside of PEX tubing like the arches? Obviously creating images in the pixel tree wouldn't be as clear but for a 360 tree I think this would show better.
    How about a 16' tall, 16 leg tree? Used 3/4" PEX and filled it with WS2811 based 30/10 pixel strips. Ours does great for showing low res images. This is the 7th year for our "PEX Tree".

    If you want higher resolution, use the strips with individual LEDs for each chip.
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    Do you have any pics or videos? Id love to see what it looks like.

    Quote Originally Posted by algerdes View Post
    How about a 16' tall, 16 leg tree? Used 3/4" PEX and filled it with WS2811 based 30/10 pixel strips. Ours does great for showing low res images. This is the 7th year for our "PEX Tree".

    If you want higher resolution, use the strips with individual LEDs for each chip.
    2016 - 32 LOR Channels - Roughly 5,000 Lights - 2 Sequenced Songs
    2017 - 64 LOR Channels - 9,373 Lights - 4 Sequenced Songs

    Christmas Lights On 16th Street - Facebook Page
    Christmas Lights On 16th Street - YouTube Page

    Moved Beginning Of 2018, New Display With A New Name Coming End Of 2018!

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    There were some vids taken of it this year. I'll try to find and post them.
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    This sounds like it could be very cool

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    All I could find at this time was a daylight picture of it. I have a vid, someplace.
    Note that this is the 3rd iteration of this tree. The first was a 180 degree tree, with 16 legs and a base of 8' circumference.
    The second was a 270 tree with an additional 8 legs.
    This one is a flat tree, with a width of just past 8'. Each of the legs are 17 feet long, with about 10 inches "unlit" at the bottom. The lit part is exactly 16 feet each leg. This flat tree is my best version, in my opinion. The same legs were used for all the years we have had it up. I've only replaced 2 strips in 7 years.

    This version stood at the end of the drive, slightly up on a hill by our back gate. The number of people that literally stopped to watch all the patterns and graphics before they left the park was amazing. For the last 1/5 of a mile, approaching the gate, people slowed down to a crawl watching as they approached it.
    Pex Tree 1.jpg
    Last edited by algerdes; 03-21-2018 at 01:00 AM.
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