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Paul's Christmas Lights 2017 & 2018

Switch on is 2nd December 2018 19:00 - 22:00 then following times 08:00-10:00  15:00:22:00 till Jan 6th.

The story of this years display?

Again we will be collecting for Help the Heroes and hope to raise even more than last year. 

The 2018/19 show will be slightly bigger than last years.  The plan is to increase the number of pixels on the big tree and build another snowflake. I also hope to re-build my arches if I can find the right pipe.

2017/18 display

Two new tasks this year was the making of the two snowflakes and the lifting systems for the pixel strings on the big tree. Brought about by the fact that two of us only just managed to erect the big tree with all the pixels attached to the top last year. Much easier this year using an electric drill on the winch,


Paul standing by the collection box

The show is over

The lights were switched off on 6th Jan 2018 were be taken down on the Monday. The display has fared well in high winds, snow and rain but it appeared we did have a small fire at the top of the Big tree. The sum of money donated to Help For Heroes was £500.00 + we thank all our supporters.

Videos of this years display

As I type this the videos I have shot are being up loaded to the video page (click the button to view).

Pictures of the "out" (to use a theatrical term for taking down my lights).

Pictures we grabbed during a hard days work for Margaret and I are below. I cant thank Margaret enough for her help. Everything is back in my workshop with a list of running repairs that needs to be done before next December. And then to be stored away. And then start building new elements I am in the process of designing.

We collected for Help For Heroes last year our Just Giving page closed 20th January 2018.

Total was £500.00 (plus Gift Aid)

Pictures of the 2016/17 display

Pictures of switch on night and the finished display.


Pictures of the various elements from my display

For the technically minded below are a selection of images showing construction of the various elements. Click on each image for a description. 

Come and see Paul's Christmas lights in 2018/19


Technical details 2017 display:

  • Controller Falcon F16V3 pixel controller
  • Raspberry Pi 
  • Total pixels = 4,000
  • Total channels = 12,000
  • Multicast


At times I will post links to drawings that show details of my display.

Contact Paul

If you have any questions or comments or indeed need some help please do contact me using the form.

 
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