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My current project (Warning: Nerd Alert)

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So my friends and I have been having so much fun at Winterfest this year that we just had to learn more. What better way to figure out the way things work that to recreate the most iconic part of Winterfest: the world’s largest Christmas tree. 

Step one: make an Eiffel Tower 

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Step 2: Make it realistic 

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Step 3: Make it a tree

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Step 4: Program the lights 

 

As you can see this is a work in progress, but it was fun to learn how all this stuff works.

 

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I wouldn't call that nerdy my man.  Educational.  Might even go as far as to be put in the illustrious "For Science" category.

We are FAR from the days of daisy chaining lights together to cover the front bushes eh?

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10 minutes ago, Rallyomalley said:

I wouldn't call that nerdy my man.  Educational.  Might even go as far as to be put in the illustrious "For Science" category.

We are FAR from the days of daisy chaining lights together to cover the front bushes eh?

Thanks!

Yep. Special RGB lights and very complicated software.

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What a bunch of nerds.... uh. I mean, nice job!

Seriously though, this is really sick. Thanks for sharing.

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In all seriousness, job well done, I can’t wait to see how it looks once completed. BTW, are you planning on putting miniature people around the tower?

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This isn't average nerdness...
...this is, advanced nerdness


I disagree. Advanced Nerdness, would require a replica tower 3D printed with all details, at 0.1 resolution over a week or so.

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Here is an update:

Remade the tower and went a little different with the lights.

 

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Job well done - if KI would only install some sets of RGB that way on the tower just think of the endless summertime night fireworks shows they could have!

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That is absolutely beautiful!

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4 minutes ago, flightoffear1996 said:

What is the orange cable next to it?

That’s an extension cord. The controller is built into the top of the tower. All of this will be hidden in the final product.

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35 minutes ago, flightoffear1996 said:

Nice!  What kind of controller are you using?

Standard addressing controller with Madrix software - safe software they use to power the Eiffel Tower Christmas tree.

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Just out of curiosity, what do you plan to do with this? Personal Christmas decor, for use at the office, or to place presents under next year? :D 

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2 hours ago, Joshua said:

Just out of curiosity, what do you plan to do with this? Personal Christmas decor, for use at the office, or to place presents under next year? :D 

Not sure what the long terms plans are but it has already been booked for a wedding in the spring.

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Or perhaps the start of a Kings Island Diorama At Entertrainment Junction? I’d like to see that myself.

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2 hours ago, upstop said:

Or perhaps the start of a Kings Island Diorama At Entertrainment Junction? I’d like to see that myself.

It’s not G Scale so there is some debate as to whether or not it will end up in the layout. Currently myself and the other builder are against it. It will likely end up on display somewhere.

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