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    Bravo! I think I liked the sequencing for the TSO song more than for the MS song. However, please don't take that as a negative. And, that must have taken quite a bit of work to set up - well done!

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    Nice Job. I didn't realize you were doing your show in a park, or is that new for this season?

    I'd be interested In learning more about your megatrees. I like the traditional light random look, but how did you do that with pixels?

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    Terrific job! Very entertaining and fun. Excellent sequence timing with the musical effects, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchuchla View Post
    Nice Job. I didn't realize you were doing your show in a park, or is that new for this season?
    This was the fourth year the show has been in the park. I couldn't have asked for a better place.

    Quote Originally Posted by jchuchla View Post
    I'd be interested In learning more about your megatrees. I like the traditional light random look, but how did you do that with pixels?
    Tree details...
    WS2811, 12VDC pixels
    5.5 inch spacing, 100ct
    14 strands folded in half to make two strands for a total of 28.
    They are wrapped onto paracord and tied at the top and bottom.
    50ft paracord lengths work best.
    Pixels freely point in any direction as traditional lights.

    Here's the very same pixels used from the 2018 season back in 2013.
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    My math has your 10 big trees at 20 feet tall - each. Is this correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wbottomley View Post
    Tree details...
    Here's the very same pixels used from the 2018 season back in 2013.
    Would you comment on the reliability of your pixels (failure rate, failure mode(s), environment you store them in off-season, what you've found improves lifespan, etc)?
    Also, who was the vendor/manufacturer, and spec/model/name (how to identify for future purchases)?

    I agree with Jon, I do like the unique blend of the control of smart pixels and the "point any direction they want" of your installation. Nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algerdes View Post
    My math has your 10 big trees at 20 feet tall - each. Is this correct?
    No. The total pixel length for each one is 23ft. That gives me 12 inches from the last one to the ground. Overall height is 26ft.

    Quote Originally Posted by ags0000 View Post
    Would you comment on the reliability of your pixels (failure rate, failure mode(s), environment you store them in off-season, what you've found improves lifespan, etc)?
    Also, who was the vendor/manufacturer, and spec/model/name (how to identify for future purchases)?

    I agree with Jon, I do like the unique blend of the control of smart pixels and the "point any direction they want" of your installation. Nice job.
    Reliability... some are over 5 years old.
    What improves lifespan... luck.
    Specs... see previous post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wbottomley View Post
    No. The total pixel length for each one is 23ft. That gives me 12 inches from the last one to the ground. Overall height is 26ft.
    Thanks. Didn't see the extra around the end of each of the lines. I really like to "old school" look of the strings. Pixel strips are good, but there is just something to be said about the way you are doing this. (BTW - My 30 foot tree is done the same way.)
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    So how do you attach the pixels to the paracord? Is it just wrapped around like a spiral rope wind, or is it ziptied or something like that?
    Are the ends just staked into the ground or is there a bottom ring?


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