Nevada Christmas - Behind the Scenes
IMG_4536 Rainbow RGB flood lights
IMG_4538 Lots of soldering to put these together!
IMG_3664 The controller for the snowflakes on the roof
IMG_3666 Wire harnesses going to each snowflake on the roof
IMG_3668 More wire harnesses for the snowflakes
TreeTopper4 Original method of hanging the pixel sticks to the tree topper. It didn't work too well. Instead I cut notches at the top and able to hang each pixel stick by weight.
IMG_7541 Using a Gin pole to lift wreath into place Christmas
IMG_7542 The wreath and pixel tree pole are quite heavy. The Gin pole makes the job 1000% easier. Christmas
IMG_7544 Easy lifting of mega wreath using Gin pole Christmas
IMG_7546 Attaching hook from Gin pole at the top of the wreath Christmas
IMG_7063 A closeup of a pixel used on the pixel tree. Each pixel can be one of a couple million different colors. Shed electrical and pixel controllers
IMG_7059 One of two pixel controllers for the pixel tree. These are J1Sys controllers. Shed electrical and pixel controllers
IMG_7061 A string of 50 pixels used for the pixel tree. Shed electrical and pixel controllers
DSC00287 The tree star with its diffuser (cover) over it PixelTree Star
DSC00285 Testing the pixels for the tree star PixelTree Star
DSC00286 The J1Sys pixel controller sits in the middle of the star. Unfortunately it creates a little bit of a shadow when the pixels are on. PixelTree Star
DSC00304 The back of the star has a wireframe and 1/2" pipe mount to keep the star strong during our big winds. Outdoor power supplies are also mounted on the back. Star
DSC00288 The pixel tree sticks are stored in our garage. Out of the way and easy to get to.
DSC00623 The gin pole is also used to pull up the main pixel tree pole. A clamp is attached to the main pole and then hooked with the gin pole. Prior to doing this, we had to lift the 21' pole up with a few people which was very dangerous. Now safe and easy... Christmas Lights 2013
DSC00342 The pixel tree has all the pixel sticks attached to the hook head, then I crank the hook head up via pulleys and boat winch. PixelTree