Archive for August, 2010

How-To Christmas Light Arches

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

After reading everyone elses version of how to make a Christmas light arch I combined what I thought was the best of all of them.  One large factor for me was the need to replace strands quickly if neccesary, and be able to make  modifications during the Christmas season easily.  I decided to take a [...]

Light Production 2010

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

This year our light show will have about 15,000 lights divided into 160 channels for independent control of  brightness.  I will be running four Renard SS16 boards and four Renard SS24 boards.  To communicate with the computer controller I will use a Ren-W, one inside and one outside to make the connection wireless.  Included in the [...]

Getting Supplies Home

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Sometimes you have to be creative getting supplies home from the store.  I needed 20 foot pieces of PVC for the arches and the only way to transport them was to loop the PVC outside the vans driver side window and back in the passenger window.  Our seven year old son said he was embarrassed as we drove away from the store!