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

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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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    Iím thinking of using these same ammo boxes to house a single power supply and small board. How did you mount your boards in the box? Iím trying to think of a floating method where I am not putting screws through the housing walls. Of course I will have cable glands to run my cables through.


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    ...oh, and how many houses are you up to this year?


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    Amazing work! how is the audio delivered to the visitors?

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    You mind sharing your code and board info?

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    really cool project.

    I'm amazed that you did your own PCB assembly on that scale too. I'd have figured you'd just have the board house do the majority of the PCB assembly too and you just do final connections during assembly.

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    You, sir, are a maniac and welcome in my neighborhood anytime.

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    High five my friend thatís amazing ! My neighborhood could really use this type of set up . Been trying to jump start them here into getting into the spirit . This type set up ( if I had a clue what you were saying ) could possibly do that . Lol


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

    What a feat! That truely is incredible. We have recently moved into a house from a flat so have no outside decorations up this year, we did however go all out for halloween with projection and time coded show with LED battons in each room (again, nothing really external). The neighboura however all came round and were watching and commenting which was nice

    I'd love to achieve this with my 8 neighbours down my side of the street with some pixel mapped arches at the front of each garden.

    The OPs solution to having a captive portal and receive data via the internet sounds ideal and I'd really love to see how this was achieved. How was the data passed through the internet. Many ISPs in the UK would block UDP ports at the first router and I dont think, from reading, artnet and such is routable.

    I'd love to get playing along with this and have a technical theatre background with dabbling here and there with networking, port forwarding and some programming. Would the OP mind sharing his code, of course with important site specifics removed

    Many thanks and hopefully hear from you soon,
    Chris

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