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Offline Bob in WV

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Yard borders
« on: May 03, 2014, 03:08:00 PM »
Does anyone have video of yard borders in action that they could post?  A number of folks say how impressed people are with it and I would like to see it in action.

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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 08:54:16 PM »
Here is what I have:

In this video there are several laid close together in 10 foot lengths.  They almost look like a matrix on the floor.
http://vimeo.com/83554272

This was taken last year after Christmas.  They go across the front and up the driveway.
http://vimeo.com/83551946

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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 02:42:28 PM »
Are these something you buy or make?  If you make them, what are the compnents and how are they attached?

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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2015, 03:22:46 PM »
What's better than one mega tree....three!!!!!! I never got to make a smart ass comment on this video before.

I really do like that star though....and I'll have to keep my eye open for the coop for strips so I can think about my mega tree build...wonder if those strips would also come in handy for yard borders....personally for me, i put my yard borders on a 4x4 laid across the lawn to keep it off the ground. it was sufficient for my needs and made a nice perimeter to keeps the kids off the lawn and safe from the wires
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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 03:57:23 PM »
Here is a link to Rich's thread regarding his yard boarders. It has pictures that shows construction.

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,67.msg5534.html#msg5534
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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 09:05:49 AM »
I zip-tied each node to 1/2" PVC (with bell ends).  With all of the nodes mounted I can still fold up each of the PVC sticks so it will only take 10' of space to store. 

For the lawn I got 12" pieces of #3 rebar and used 4 pieces of rebar for each 10' section.  I drove the rebar into the ground with ~3" sticking up.  I then held up the PVC to rebar and made a mark with a sharpie.  I drilled a hole on the underside of the PVC at each sharpie mark.  With all the holes on the underside drilled, the PVC simply slips over the rebar and sits atop.  Videos of them can be seen here, https://www.youtube.com/user/LightsofNazareth/videos








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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2015, 09:39:15 AM »
Nice!

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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2015, 12:18:13 PM »
Yep.  This is the video that got me into them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTirdWxNW5s
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 Last year's video: https://vimeo.com/150560653

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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2015, 07:41:17 PM »
txag2008,
Very nice clean lines.
Those look like the WS2811 Technicolor nodes.  Did you have any issues with node failures during the season?

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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2015, 08:11:19 PM »

txag2008,
Very nice clean lines.
Those look like the WS2811 Technicolor nodes.  Did you have any issues with node failures during the season?

Thanks. The video that zwiller posted is actually from last yr (and so are the 3 pictures I posted). Last year I ran 300 Technicolors and had massive failures, this year I had 600 Technicolor V2's and only one bad node. 100 of mine were zip tied onto PVC and the other 500 are stapled on 1x4s on either side of the node, all are pointing straight up with c9 covers.


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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2015, 09:44:10 PM »
Txag,
What's the density?  I am guessing stock 4"ish spacing?

My 2013 was a disaster too if that helps you at all.  At least you got vids before it all went awry.   ;D

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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2015, 08:57:15 AM »
Txag,
What's the density?  I am guessing stock 4"ish spacing?

My 2013 was a disaster too if that helps you at all.  At least you got vids before it all went awry.   ;D

The sidewalk node spacing (as well as the roof spacing) is all 20cm, so approx 8".

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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2015, 09:34:11 AM »
I would love to do yard borders, but living in Madison, Wisconsin there is no telling how much snow we will have. This year for example in  early December we had about a foot of snow on the ground, but buy Christmas is was almost gone. What are other people doing in snowy states for "yard boarders". I guess they can be raised up, but I would be interested in seeing examples.

What I am thinking is maybe a series of North Poles every 6'-8' and then a horizontal section of rgb lights, almost like a fence.

Thoughts?

Pat

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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2015, 05:24:35 PM »
I'm in the process of whitening and installing RGB, into some "Lightshow c7 pathway markers".I'm in Green Bay, so I know what you mean about the snow



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Re: Yard borders
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2015, 05:50:20 PM »
It snows pretty good here in Colorado but it is a light snow. At one time some of yard boarders were under snow. I just take a snow shovel and unbury them.

 

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