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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.

Glennz

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About Glennz

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Rudolph
  • Location
    Mt Airy MD
  • Biography
    I have been animating Christmas lights for 5 years now
  • Interests
    Hiking and Christmas lights of course
  • Occupation
    Manager of a non profit auto shop
  • About my display
    55,000 animated lights

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  1. For Sale- Garage Door Mural

    email sent
  2. Hi Glenn,

    PM is not working.  Please email me at [email protected] if it is available.  I will get the payment to you ASAP!

    Thanks

    Lenny Davis

  3. For Sale- Garage Door Mural

    I have used this for 4 seasons and it is still in great shape. Here is what it is http://www.creativeamericans.com/garage-door-decor/garage-door-mural.htm It is Santa's Reindeer barn. Mine is for a 7" x 16' foot door I can ship but I am sure it will cost a little since it is an over sized box I am asking $85
  4. Moving- all for sale and give away

    You can see it in this video. It was based on the design by that guy in CA. He now sells commercially made ones but this was just like his prototype.
  5. Moving- all for sale and give away

    I think there may be some confusion. I think G3 only refers to the showtime controller not the normal controllers. I have person that has claimed the showtime controller and one CTB16PC controller. If you are interested in the other 3 let my know so i can set them aside for you. I just re-checked all the channels this morning.
  6. Moving- all for sale and give away

    I just wanted to clarify that I am willing to ship the items that are shipable for the cost of the shipping. I also am selling a HHLY TX-99A FM transmitter. 5w ( yes this does go a little further then your front yard :))- $75 It is no longer sold but here is all the info (cable and antenna not included on mine) https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/HLLY-TX-99A-5W-FM-Radio-Broadcast-Station-Transmitter-PLL/301605_267250853.html
  7. I am moving and downsizing from a house to an apartment. My display has 45k lights. Here is what is free if you can pick it up from Mt Airy,MD. 4 leaping arches, 7-4 ft artificial trees with red,green and white minis with custom wiring harness. 4 ft wreath with white minis. 20 foot plywood reindeer that had an accident this past winter in freak storm (will need 2 parts re cut 1" pressure treated). Portable hole(monkhouse design), concrete donation box stand, box safe, light and sign board. Full automated frosty the snow man. For sale. 30 foot telescoping mega tree with 12 light sections,12,000 white minis, star topper, about 10 strobes, 30 ft of pipe for base, stakes, steel guy lines, jack (design based off monkhouse) and lightorama controller. $150 For sale. 5 lightorama control boxes CTB16PC $100 each For sale. Lightorama Show Time Director $100 See it all in action http://www.mycrazyprojects.com/Pages/Christmas-Videos.aspx I hope it all goes to a good home as it has provided thousands of people with joy over the past 7 years Glenn
  8. I built this a few years ago but no longer use it. I think I have most of the hardware for it also.
  9. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    I built this a few years ago but ended up putting a real hole in the ground after I determined the perfect spot. I think I have most of the hardware also that you use to attach it to the ground. If you are not familiar with what this is, it allows you to set up a mega tree with out a hole in the ground. It is mentioned in a lot of the forums.

    Free

  10. Thanks. I will try that latter today.
  11. I have played with it some more. I figured out that I had to set the start color to black. Now I am stuck. I am trying to do a fade up to full from one side to the other. I tried using the chase which does a great job to allow a accurate fade up across the time but not sure how to automatically fill the end cells in the beginning of the fade. Does that make sense?
  12. I have the channels setup and I am not using the pixel editor. I am looking just to use the straight sequencing software. Someone at LOR told it me could be done but they do not have any videos on how besides using the color fade tool.
  13. So I have watched the videos for SuperStar and Pixel Editor but neither are not exactly what I am looking for, I am lining my roof and window lines with smart pixels. They are all different lengths so I am not sure SuperStar will be helpful. It seems designed for a equal numbers of pixels on each strand I only need a few effects so I am trying to figure them out in sequence editor. So if someone has messed with this before I appreciate your help. Questions: I assume I must use the fade tool to assign colors? How can I do a fade up from one direction to another across a string on pixels? If I use the normal fade tool it shows as black/white on the grid How can I do a chase of multiple pixels across a string of pixels. Thanks for your help
  14. RGB Lights

    Did you find a good supplier for either the C-7 or C-9. I am looking for clear wire with bases that can be screwed down. I am not having much luck. I had emailed RayWu put never got a response back. He said he does custom lengths but when i sent him my request he never answered back even after a few followup emails. I have used regular C-7 for years to outline my house and wanted to convert them to RGB
  15. Superstar Or Not

    So I watched the videos on using superstar and they are geared for mega trees where it seems it would be pretty nice since the grid is set vertically and you can see what you are programming. . I however am just using smart pixels horizontally across roof lines. Most effects will just be fades and and chases from one color to another. So I am missing something that I will need superstar for?
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