2014 Early Work

Most of the new items for this year have been received and work has begun on the preparation of all the new elements.  Computer work on the lighting sequencing is well underway and somewhat on schedule (it never really is ON schedule).  Keep stopping by to see what progress we have made!

2014 Planning

Most of this year’s additions have been ordered, the clipboard editing is well underway.  Hope to have the clipboard and spreadsheets complete this labor day weekend so I can get going on the sequencing.  A lot of work to do and a short time to get it all done!

Done on Tuesday

Had to rewire a couple of controllers because they no longer require more than 15 amps total.  The display will now draw less than 50 amps, where before LEDs, we were nearly at 100 amps.  Got all the controllers hooked up to the network and powered up.  Confirmed they’re all visible.  Hooked up the mini arches (had a few strings with problems), and built up RGB mini tree number 7 (2 more to go).

Exciting Changes to this years display!

Click the pic to see it move!

New to the display this year will be an RGB mini mega tree!  This tree will be made up of 600 RGB pixel nodes.  These nodes are similar to what is used on the changing signs you see on the highway nowadays. There are so many possibilities with the RGB pixels it is mind boggling!  Each pixel is capable of producing thousands of different colors.  Add that with available tools to help with programming, and what you have is one amazing looking prop!  We were running nearly 300 channels last year, this year there will be more than 2,000!  Many more LED’s have been added this year, which brings us to over 60% LED.

Setup is scheduled to begin in less than a month, with the official turn on scheduled for Sunday, November 25 (though I’m hoping it will be earlier).

There are a couple of other surprises planned for this year, so keep checking back to see what’s on the horizon.