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    holland lights

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    About holland lights

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    • Birthday 09/03/1987

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      http://hollandlightdisplay.webs.com

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      This is Halloween
    • Location
      Midwest City,Oklahoma
    • Biography
      We have had our display up since 06.
    • Interests
      Electronics, art, computers
    • Occupation
      I would like to be a electronics engineer
    • About my display
      For this year in our display it will consist of over 12,000 lights and it moved to the music with a light controller i made myself that isnt computerized. It has a giant air blown snow man, it has had a deer scene. A 21 foot mega tree will be new 4 this year.A 5"2' bethlehem star that has 2 channels. It will also have a arch with deer that leap over the drive way.

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    1. Nah, I could always build one brighter.
    2. Yea dont remind me, i am just now getting my mega flood finished for it. Go blindness if you dont have sunglasses lol
    3. Well alot has changed over the couple of years you have missed. We are computerized now, and I have brought lots of different stuff i have made to the past minis.
    4. Our 2012 display with 4 faces instead of just one.
    5. Glad to see your coming to the minis again. It was sad to see your ride downtown closed.
    6. To bad you can not attend the mini. Sorry to hear about both of your parents. We are now computer controlled, and slowly building up a display. Not as big as a lot of the displays, but we are trying.
    7. Is there anything in particular people want to see? Maybe i have it available.
    8. yea i have been mainly on diylightanimation and doityourselfchristmas.com.
    9. Stuff i am thinking about bringing: 1. Desktop computer with 2 monitors/ i could show how to use lightshowpro 2.0 with dual monitors;as well as, how to set up a sequence to operate controllers. 2. Lynx Dongle, wireless module 3. Lnyx Controllers-ssr4, lynx express -both wireless and wired. 4. Talking pumpkin face. 5. I also just learned how to sequence 3 axis talking skulls easier using vixen. Anything else that i can think of that might help. I also have some commercial deer buck frames i want to sale. I am attaching some pictures of them.
    10. Ill try to get a new one typed up when i can ok Don.
    11. Sorry i havnt sent you a update for your site yet, ive been so busy with school work i forgot to do it.
    12. Yea over on the diylightanimation site there has been alot of people having that same issue, the nodes that they themselfes were suppost to be waterproof, or the stuff that is waterproof already is just frying after a rain. Ray wu's stuff is not all its cracke up to be. Thats why i just stayed with the standard lynx equipment and its still working. On a side note, ive been very busy to get on here, between collage work (preparing for finals), trying to get my stuff out, all kinds of essays and stuff. I have not had time to get on here, i try to get on diylightanimation and help answer ques
    13. This deer barrier netting might work also. http://cgi.ebay.com/NYLON-DEER-FENCE-CHOOSE-YOUR-SIZE-FOOT-120-x1-30-/220799826376?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item7914c7b89e
    14. He may be using this privacy fencing, as it is made out of plastic and will last awhile . Heres a example http://collinscompany.com/AllPurposeFenceScreen.htm
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