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Title : Part 1: How to build a Leaping Arch for an outdoor Christmas light show
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Matt great Video. I just ordered my pipe from the web site that you posted above and 5m strips with 300 5050 leds per strip. Are you sending extra 12v out to those arches from a power supply at both ends to keep up the brightness? or just the power from the controller?
Matt I wanted to thank you for this great video. I built six of these for my display this year and they were (are) a big hit. I love the look (neon). I used 97 pixels in each arch (pixel strips) from RayWu. I put too much tension on the strips at first an actually pulled the solder joints apart on a couple of strips - easy fix but didn't need that much tension. These are so much easier to store than my old PVC pipes with mini lights wrapped (16 channel). Merry Christmas!
sir, you are a freaking ninja. i was impressed by the light show itself but seeing you build it, the quality and organization of your tools you're the man! have to be some sort of engineer, right? the brass fitting with the bungee/zip-tie, nobody puts that much craftsmanship into things. well done man
I love your how-to videos and am wondering if you made the snowflakes? Did you purchase them whole and where if this is the case? Thank you very much for posting the how-to videos as I have a basis for starting my pixel lights! Look forward for your 2015 year light show!
Matt nice job with this video,you really paid attention to detail.i was wondering when you purchased the tube.did you get hit with a large freight charge.was going to order a 10' piece,they were going to charge me a 65.00 freight fee.did you experience this as well.thanks in advance.
Excellent Video Matt!!! Saw you on the Light Fight and was intrigued by your version of the light arch. Your design is Simplified Perfection!!! Thank you for sharing this...Now it gives me many other ideas for my own display. See you Next Xmas!!!
P.S. Could you tell me what size tube you used? Looks like 1 1/2"...Thanks!
You said you'd talk about the controller but didn't. In the video you show RGB lights and RGB wires. This seems to suggests the lights are all on or all off or all of a single color. But the video shows individual light control. How was the arches in the video controlled? What kind of controller? How many channels?
Nice video Matt.
thanks for sharing.
Can you be more specific about the 'slits' you make in the tubing?
How long are they? Is the idea that when you squeeze the clamp that it flares out on the bottom to provide more friction to against the rebar cap?
Do you know what size/type/make/source you used for the pipe clamp?
I'm assuming the crossbar is 1/2" electrical conduit, correct?
Also, how do you secure the whole assembly to the ground?