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    Default 7' Singing Pixel Snowman now in Wiki!

    So this year's big project was building two 7' Singing Pixel Snowmen. It was inspired by last year's StarFlake Spinner in that it used some of the same construction techniques.
    Singing Pixel Snowman-640.jpg Snowman Front-640.jpg Snowman Back-640.jpg

    The snowman consists of 458 pixels mounted in relatively inexpensive materials. The entire prop, without the pixels, costs less than $70.00 to construct. I had a lot of the parts on hand as leftovers from other Christmas projects and other projects around the house. My cost could have been cut further, but I had Boscoyo custom make both the Face and Hat for me out of 10mm coro, they now offer both the ChromaFace, and ChromaHatMatrix Small on their website. They did such a better job than I would have managed.

    I have instructions for Building the Snowman listed in the Wiki - Wiki > Display Construction > Building > 7' Singing Snowman.

    A short video can be found at https://vimeo.com/286219059
    Last edited by TomL8345; 09-18-2018 at 11:28 AM.
    2012 - 1st year 64 Channels - 7500 LED lights - 5 sequences
    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes

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    Default Re: 7' Singing Pixel Snowman now in Wiki!

    That is awesome. I know what I'm adding next year. Hehe. Great job.

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    Default Re: 7' Singing Pixel Snowman now in Wiki!

    I have been spending my time on the controller enclosure for each snowman. I used the JDeation.com DIY Enclosure design which fits inside a 12" length of 5" Vinyl Fence Post. My design holds a 300W 5V PS, Distro Board, and has the provision for a PixelStick for future upgrade.
    Click image for larger version.
    JDeation DIY - Open-640.jpg
    I am currently running Data and V- from my controller output into this power box, tying together the V- and sending Data, V+, V- to the top of the snowman, so it should just be a minor adjustment to add the PixelStick.

    The enclosure has a provision for using a length of 1/2" PVC pipe to support the enclosure off the ground (over rebar). I took that length of pipe and slid it into the second piece of 2" PVC I added to the bottom spinner and it holds the enclosure perfectly!
    JDeation being inserted-640.jpg JDeation Encl in Place-640.jpg

    Fully tested now ready to deploy next month.
    2012 - 1st year 64 Channels - 7500 LED lights - 5 sequences
    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes

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