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About crackchecker

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  • Birthday 01/18/1969

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    http://ridgecrestchristmas.webonsites.com/index.html

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  • Location
    Ridgecrest, California, USA
  • Biography
    Spend most of the year fixing what's under your feet or tires. From October on I get fixated on my Christmas display and getting in the mood.
  • Interests
    Golf, cars, lights
  • Occupation
    engineer
  • About my display
    Lots of lights...

    LOR controlled....


    They used to be static until I got a Mr. Christmas. From then on I have been ranking in the top three in my town for displays.
  1. I work my display pretty much the same as many others. I keep my controllers close to the display item it controls. I have four (4) foot concrete form stakes that I beat into the ground and bolt the controllers to each one. I then put thick black trashbags over the controller and zip the bottom around the cords.
  2. Paul, Why no C9 strings? I have a need to cover 150feet each with red and green and dont want to piece each string together using retofits...
  3. contact these guys: http://store.lightsmusicmagic.com/LED_c_265.html
  4. I made my trees out of tomato cages. When I cut the cages and shrunk the neck down to make the cage more tree like, I had about 12" of wire extra on the top then. I just cut the extra off and bend it into a "U" shape and use it to pin the tree to the ground. (Just a tent stake basiclly)
  5. Neighbors and co-workers..... Throught the spring till about Mid October I have my computer that has the show with me at work set up next to my work screen and computer. It's pretty well known that if it's slow then I'm working on Christmas sequences... Come around the first part of October my co-workers come by asking to see all my sequences. There is usually a bunch of boxes of lights in my office too. (the ones I will not be using at home come to work to be put up in my office and the office tree) Then theres my neighbors........ Lets not go there.
  6. I do something similar. To differentiate my files from other people’s sequences I do; CHASE_Amazing_Grace_2011_REV_1 As I make changes to the sequence I just change the revision number and keep the old file as reference.
  7. I have to admit that this video is what ignighted my fire for animated displays. I just had to have the Mr. Christas just to satisfy some sort of control. Took me many years to finally work up to LOR. By that time I had amassed a library of sequences and songs. Looking back at Carson's display compared to many others it seems tame. However, it still has warm spot in my heart and memories.
  8. This is a preview of my most recent completed sequence.
  9. It might be a couple of days for the weather to clear up so I can re-measure to see what I need. I won't forget about you.
  10. So what is left? I know you and I PM'd eachother a while back and I am still interested. Even more after the LOR sale i'm sure....
  11. Do you still have the c-9 red and blue? and would you sell part or just whole?
  12. This was my first year with arches in my display. I went with the sleeve method, 100 lights per segment, 7 segments per arch, tied the cords to the back of each arch, located the controller on the ground between each arch. Gota say that they were easy to build and now store. By far they were a huge hit in my town. Shortly after starting up my show I saw some people in my town trying to copy the arches (unsuccessfully). Part of this years list of things to do is build two more arches for the yard and the sequencing to go along with it. http://vimeo.com/17901092
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