Dearing Dancing Tree
As you can read on the sketch I was planning on having vibrant LED colors on my dancing tree but those little LED's are VERY expensive. I guess I will have to wait a few years until the pricing comes down on those guys or until I hit the LOTTO!!! That's why I have a 200 AMP N.E.R.D.!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS - I'm also going to use five legs instead of three to make the tree look more rounded. Yep, it's ugly during the day but it dances at night!!!!!
11/8/2006 Well, so much for the plans. I realized if I wrapped the entire tree the bottom circumference would be 11 feet. At that rate I would wind up using more strings of lights than I could handle with the controllers (8 amps max). So, I did a little modification to the plans and decided to only light the front side (it's the only side visible to the public anyhow). I used four legs to make the tree look more rounded and I wound up using FAR less lights than I had originally planned which is good since I was creeping over the 200 amp total range. Anyhow, here's a couple of pics and videos of how it turned out.
It doesn't look it in the pics but it's 9 feet tall to the top of the star. Here's the videos:
Dancing Tree Video 1
Dancing Tree Video 2
Dancing Tree Video 3
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