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Offline Futuretechguy

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2017 Seaton Lightshow
« on: January 04, 2018, 03:43:38 PM »
This is my third year and I am still learning how to sequence to music. I am somewhat intimidated by the experts here especially since my style does not conform the the norm. I plan to add a Mega Tree next year, and hoping to master the Sony FDR-AX53 in an effort to improve the video quality.


O Come All Ye Faithful:
https://youtu.be/isQv0QCUrk8


Hark The Herald Angels Sing:
https://youtu.be/v8AfZfqmY00


Brahms Lullaby:
https://youtu.be/juF0Dc_Hi_E


Christmas Sarajevo:
https://youtu.be/_WDs9GUI-S8




Appalachian Snowfall:
https://youtu.be/qaOHXhkj7Gc




Carol Of The Bells:
https://youtu.be/f2b_ealiy1g
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Offline rstehle

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Re: 2017 Seaton Lightshow
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 04:17:36 PM »
Looks pretty darn good to me!!  Well done!

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Re: 2017 Seaton Lightshow
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 04:19:56 PM »
Definitely like--and especially enjoy watching different/unique styles and perspectives!

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Re: 2017 Seaton Lightshow
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 04:24:57 PM »
So looking at how you constructed your icicles.  You actually went in and bent the strips to fit into 1/4"?!?


Did that create any problems or faults?  How big of a hassle was that?  Was it because you simply wanted as narrow icicles as possible?

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Re: 2017 Seaton Lightshow
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 06:31:59 PM »
Yes, I use 1/4" clear PVC because I needed the Icicles to be narrow for the optimum effect, the design was trial and error and like some props in this hobby it took a little time and patience. The only major problem I had was water proofing, I had a big disappointment back in Christmas 2016 with the first rainfall. I had to modify the design using cable glands, (below). It's still a work in progress, and for now I decided not to seal the bottom (until I can create close to a vacuum seal) because condensation can be a problem during the humid days.











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Re: 2017 Seaton Lightshow
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 07:01:34 PM »
Thats pretty impressive. I considered trying to force mine into 3/8, but assumed that would cause too many problems on the PCB solder joints, so I just stuck with a safe 1/2.

Ive been toying with  cable-glands as well. Are you able to get a good seal with two of those types of cables coming through?

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Re: 2017 Seaton Lightshow
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 07:49:35 PM »
In addition to the two wires, I use the first 1 1/2" of a Tie-Wrap (see bellow) to attach them to the 1/2" PVC that runs along the Eaves. The seal is very good, they never leak (I did vacuum test), to improve the seal I squirt silicone into the opening before tightening.


I did ruin some of the delicate circuit board when I first started, however, I eventually developed a technique (made a jig) with a device that rolls over only the sides, gently curving them to the desired shape.





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Re: 2017 Seaton Lightshow
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 12:20:11 PM »
... I am somewhat intimidated by the experts here especially since my style does not conform the the norm. ...


You should not be intimidated by anyone.  You are doing just fine, and can teach us a few things.  Nice work.


And as far as style, each artist has his/her own style.
Sequencers: Vixen3 and xLights
Players: FPP and xSchedule Controllers:  Renards - SS24/SS16; E1.31 - San Devices E682 - Falcon F16, F4, F48 - J1Sys - DIYLEDExpress E1.31 Bridges.  Much more!

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Re: 2017 Seaton Lightshow
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 04:09:15 PM »
Thanks


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