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    Quote Originally Posted by lbro View Post
    Where do you come up with these ideas? You are full of them!! this sounds like a great project.
    I had already been thinking about how to use some kind of fireworks/starburst/flair effect to try to reflect the true meaning of Christmas for this year's display.

    The fireworks theme is neat because it can be applied to other holidays also.

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    Thanks for all the great suggestions! I can see that this was the right place to get the help I was looking for. I used to do the real fireworks, the ones that are not legal here in Florida but could be purchased at Phantom Fireworks through a loop hole in the law. I stop doing that when one of the neighbors call the cops on me. Funny I was the only one to get into trouble when one block either way from us was doing it too. Now since then we just stopped doing anything. Now with my ren 24s and some creating use of my lights and recording studio equipment, I may be able to get back into the spirit. I'm planning to also have an animated U.S. flag of lights and maybe some cutouts, not sure what at this point.

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    Aren't neighbors Great! That's excellent. Now you can get the Largest Strobes and Gigantic Subwoofers to shake them out of their house. Hopefully they will call the cops and they can be embarassed when you don't have fireworks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBrynildsen View Post
    Now with my ren 24s and some creating use of my lights and recording studio equipment, I may be able to get back into the spirit. I'm planning to also have an animated U.S. flag of lights and maybe some cutouts, not sure what at this point.
    That sounds very cool. Please upload a video of it after you have it set up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennyMo View Post
    (Personally, I don't bother "simulating" fireworks, but that's a topic for a different forum... ;) )
    Ar you the same DennyMo on Pyro U? Nice to see another pyro brother!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
    Ar you the same DennyMo on Pyro U? Nice to see another pyro brother!!!

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    Yup. Flash-bang is huge fun, but blinky-flashy lasts a lot longer. Just wish my budget for both was bigger...

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    Generally you loose fewer fingers with blinky.

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    LOL! But I'm not going to fall off my roof doing fireworks, either. :-)

    Several years ago, I lashed together a bunch of Snap-n-Glo frames to build a mini-light US flag. It's about 3'x5', I received a lot of nice comments on it. After a couple cross-country moves, a number of the light strings are dead. I haven't decided whether to reconstitute that flag, or pull off the lights and sell the Snap-n-Glos to the highest bidder here at DIYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennyMo View Post
    Yup. Flash-bang is huge fun, but blinky-flashy lasts a lot longer. Just wish my budget for both was bigger...
    Im the complete opposite. I think fireworks is more fun. I started to get into the manufacturing and that is just way fun. I also do high power rocketry and between the both I have enough $$$$ tied up!

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    check out my site http://www.occhristmas.com - Chistmas in the O.C. to get an idea of how i created the effect of a firework - i borrowed the idea...so feel free to build upon my "palm tree firework" and let me know how it goes, i would love to see pictures of your completed project.

    but, i was obsessed over this last year, I LOVE FIREWORKS, real ones, and i stumbled across LED fireworks from china - man they are SOOOOOOOOOO cool...look very much like a real firework - however, after discussions and multiple quotes I decided that the shipping wasnt worth it, plus you wouldn't have complete control of how/when the firework went off except to send the signal for it to turn on...after researching, i found christmaswonders who uses pvc to make palm trees...this got me to thinking, hey this might work out for what i am wanting to do - so, i modified the design...word to the wise, wind, icycle lights, mini lights, and 1/2" pvc poles sticking up into the sky call for some serious securing thoughts...the firework survived the excessively windy christmas season we had in dallas this year. So, in all, the firework took up 16 channels (used 6 channels for the pole, and 10 more channels for the various effects and strobes) and i am very pleased with how it turned out. it was every one's favorite element - probably also helped us win the 64 channel or less D-Light the world contest 2008...it had to be the firework!! anyway, feel free to visit my site and watch the videos...looking forward to adding more fireworks of various heights to the 2009 show - check out the site at http://www.occhristmas.com

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