July 2021 Display
Plans are underway for 2021 display. A lot of repair work to rain damaged props as we could not get the tree down after last Christmas til May.
December 11th 2020 Display
I am afraid due to the current situation and another project that has taken up a lot of time I am not able to put up my full display this year. A big disappointment as I spent the first lockdown repairing and planning the 2020 display.
So all I have up at present is the tree and the re built star (more may be added if I get time). I am still collecting for Help for Heroes but fear as the footfall along our road is very low donations will not be forthcoming. I have set up a Just Giving page
March 2020 The story of my displays
2020 will be my 6th year and the plan will be to support Help for Heroes again. Although with the state of the world we might have to amend our plans.
Will see a complete re building of my mega tree no new LED's added (total 1,104) the improvement will be the alignment of the LED's. Also major work being done on my star after the total failure in week one of 2019 due to rain damage and an error in building it.
Watch these pages to see a switch on announcement. All will be welcome to come and view. Cancelled.
The 2017/2018 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 2017/2018 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 2017/2018 "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.
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 2020
Technical details 2019 display:
- Controller Falcon F16V3 pixel controller
- Raspberry Pi
- Total pixels = 5,000
- Total channels = 15,000
At times I will post links to drawings that show details of my display.
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