How I setup my lights – Windows, Singing Tree and tune-to sign October 20, 2017December 19, 2016 by Chris Debenham This is the fifth post in my series on how I setup my christmas lights Links to rest of series: Post 1 – The controllers Post 2 – The megatree Post 3 – Arches, candy canes, small spiral trees and large spiral tree Post 4 – Nativity Scene Post 5 – Windows, Singing Tree and tune-to sign Post 6 – Palm trees, carport and roofline Post 7 – LED Shirt This post focuses on the windows, the singing tree and my tune-to sign The windows each have a string of 50 pixels hanging up around them. They are connected to the window frame via cable ties to staples. The staples stay in all year so put up/take down just requires adding/removing the cable ties The singing tree is made from 233 pixels pushed through a sheet of corrugated plastic bought from Bunnings. I drew out the shape of the tree then used a 12mm hole-punch to make suitable holes for the pixels to fit in. I built a small frame around the sheet so I could space it out from the wall. The frame hangs on the wall using two eyelets to some hooks drilled into the brick itself. The tune-to sign is made from three Freetronics DMD displays (32×16 red leds each). Controlling the tune-to sign is an old arduino strapped to the back of the beam.
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