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Grandpa in Diamondhead posted a topic in Trains, Ferris Wheels, Carousels and other movers!I am recently retired from the military and now have time to truly decorate how I want for Christmas. One of the items I want to display is a motorized ferris wheel. I have a good idea on how to build it, however, I have no idea how to light it. Are there remote lights that I can attach and set on a timer? Am I just going to have to settle for battery operated lights and attach the battery pack to the wheel? Any help would be great. I should point out I know enough about electricity to make me dangerous.
I have 2 strings of lights from Walmart that I can't figure out how to fix. They are 225 ct multi color minis. One section prob 30 or 40 lights is out but when I looked more closely they are actually very very dim. I have to cup my hand around to see the light. I have checked and replaced all lights and wires but cant seem to find the issue. I have never seen this issue before where they are still technically on. Anyone have any suggestions
Please help me! So my husband has been doing a lighted display for a few years now, and I am trying to help and join him in this. Anyways, he is currently using Light O Rama and has a few RGB strips. Onto the help part. I have seen the virtual Santa, and it gave me an idea. I want to do something similar to that on our front door, but we have lots of problems with it. At the beginning of our show, we have a part where the lights go out, and some workers are trying o fix it, and I figured I would do something with the minions. Then when the Let it go sequins goes, maybe do something from the movie on that. So, I am asking for your opinion. What is the best thing to use for a projection type system? Here is my problem. I live in Grand Rapids, MI, and last year, a couple times, our temperature got down to -15F and numerous feet of show! That being said, I don't know of a projector that you can use outside in those conditions. I thought about a rear projector, but the problem with that, is I would have to leave my front door open, and project it onto my storm door. This will allow cold air to pass through into my house (horrible on my gas/heating bill). Also, from the front door back, I only have about 5ft of space to put anything before I hit a wall. So I am wondering if there is another option that I am not aware of? I have looked into LED screens, but I do not have $10,000.00+ to put into something along those lines. My husband is a electrician, so I am not too worried about hooking things up. I wish there was a "curtain" of some type that would just hang down and have a display, without the HIGH price tags. Any suggestions would help. Thanks!