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About FatBiker

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    A Christmas Story, remember the nostalgia of the time.
  • Location
    Moorhead, MN
  • Biography
    Make my home in Minnesota.
  • Interests
    Family, Mountain Biking, Christmas & Halloween
  • Occupation
    Programmer
  • About my display
    My display is a mixture of blow molds, homemade props, with all LED's and synchronized to music. Show controlled with a Raspberry Pi and Renard controllers, using Vixen & Falcon Player.

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  1. Very nice... I have two just like em that needs to be repainted....
  2. Congratulations....
  3. Let me know how the goes when you get it all put together. I've been using the same Pi for 4 years now and plan to add a couple more as remotes for this year.
  4. Creative Display has some pretty cool things that are plug & play. https://www.creativedisplays.com/products/rgb-leaping-arches
  5. How do you plan to display the video? What do you plan to use for a computer? When I started, I purchased used Renard 64 controller and setup a Raspberry Pi 3 to run the show. Then started working on props and collecting blow molds. I definitely planned much more than I was able to accomplish that first year and that was okay. Since then I've been adding new props every year and added a few more Reanrds.
  6. Are you going to build your controllers or do you have them already?
  7. Just have fun with it and don't over think it. It's really easy to bit off more than you can chew with this hobby. lol I like your idea of going with all white and it should look very nice. When I started sequencing, it took me quite a while to get through my first couple songs. Then I picked up on short cuts and copy & paste sections that I liked from other songs, I was able to cut the sequencing time.
  8. I use plastic hardware cloth or hardware net to create straight lines for my mega tree and my zig zag prop(don't know what else to call it). I just push through regular led mini lights. The hardware cloth/net has half inch squares, which makes it easy to measure out. If you're not using mini lights, you can attach the lights of your choice using zip ties.
  9. Something like this? https://www.wowlights.com/ProductDetail.asp?Category=20&Product=183 or https://www.wowlights.com/ProductDetail.asp?Category=20&Product=655 or https://thechristmaslightemporium.com/products/rgb-mega-tree-with-ez-up-center-pole-10-17-or-20-packages-available?variant=30305429028961 or https://christmaslightshow.com/collections/20-foot-outdoor-mega-tree-kits/products/10-simple-outdoor-christmas-tree-kit
  10. Very nice looking display. As a suggestion, I think you can add some blow molds to the roof above the garage and it will still look classy.
  11. I've have a mixture of lights using 40w led bulbs and using strands of 50 led mini lights. The candle and santa have mini lights and the 2 snowmen have led bulbs.
  12. I have a couple extra flames that I'd be willing to part with. I have about 25 candles and only use 20 in my Christmas display and the others I replaced the flames with plastic skulls to use for Halloween.
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