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Thread: First year show, 160 houses, it's been quite a year!

  1. #31
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    Default Re: First year show, 160 houses, it's been quite a year!

    In so many ways, I love the simplicity of the controllers and the immense size of the overall show.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Live, Laugh, Love.

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    Default Re: First year show, 160 houses, it's been quite a year!

    Quote Originally Posted by Protege94 View Post
    I would love to do this in my neighborhood. The layout is similar to yours.
    My question is did you make each home owner pay for the controller? Or did you just boot strap the whole project?
    The first year, I charged for parts, which came to $50 per controller. So I ended up dropping about $7500 up front and recouped that as people paid in.

    This year, I'm paying someone else to make them, so we're at $125 or $150 (running promotions from time to time).

    If you want to chat, I'm more than happy to share how I did it, and share code/board schematics, etc.

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