January to December

See a comparison of the hardware used to run the displays between 2007 and 2018.


Now the first of the Ray Wu orders have been sent, I have ordered the second one, which is a few more strips and 2000 5V Pixels.

The Strips are for the remainder of the new arches, and the pixels are for singing faces, 3 new window outlines, as well as some other items I plan on building. I will need to order another 2000 pixels through the year, but that can wait a bit longer.


First of 2 Ray Wu orders sent off today. 30 replacement P10 panels and some 12V strip.

The P10's are to replace the ones in the P10 panel on the front of the house, as they were damaged by heat last year. The Strips are for the new arches, but I have yet to get the seeder tube.


The large 12 pointed star is complete, with some images below. 1.8kg of plastic, 12 parts, with 12 internal adapters, 60 LED's and 20 internal joiners all came together to create another unique item for 2018.

A comparison of the original 12 point stars and the new one. 250% increase in size

The completed star running a test sequence


A video of the star in action.

At this time it was printing the last of the pieces to go into the base of the light.


Lights are mostly down, and we have started working on whats needed for 2018. A few tentative plans have been made, and orders begun, for the replacement of the singing faces, plus the addition of about 2000+ Pixels into the display.

Other 2018 pages

2018 Build Page

Total of 2018's spend

Boscoyo Order: $200
Ray Wu Order 1: $800
Ray Wu Order 2: $270
Filament: $120

Total: $1,390

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