Progress Toward the 2014 Show

It’s been a time of planning, trying to get all of the display updates and changes laid out, and then procuring the necessary controllers and lights to make it all happen. I think I have everything accounted for (crossing fingers).

Recent progress includes:
-Completing three additional 8 channel controllers for some added versatility
-Completing a fourth 64 channel controller, which has been tested and will be a backup for the three of these that are already used in the show
-Ordering pieces for a new controller, affectionately dubbed the Renzilla, that in basic design is able to control 96 channels. The controller is extremely flexible, though, and with a couple of small adapter plates, I will have it running approximately 530 channels, more than last year’s entire display. This will all be used to control one new display item.
-I have purchased a number of blue led lights in order to begin switching over the longer lasting, better looking leds. I started with blue because most blue mini incans look like junk right out of the box and I hated the thought of buying any more.
– I also found a cache of new mini incans in red, green and clear, which will replace a number of faded strands, and also be used for expansion. Total lights bought so far, approx 33k.

I hope to have all the new electronics built and tested in the next couple weeks, the get my channel profile laid out and begin sequencing while finishing up new display items. Lots to do, and time will grow short quickly. Here we go 🙂


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