Okay !   It's time to jump in with two feet. . . . . .

The programmes are written, the interface is built and tested, the opto isolator boxes/triac drivers are done, oh - the conical tree got re-built with lo-voltage lights as well. More work.

Okay, lets put it together.

 

All the rope lights were put up first . . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

Then the silhouette shapes . . . . .

 

 

 

 

Conical tree,

Coloured & Mini trees;

 

 

 

 

 

Santa,

            Snowman,

                            Tree & Penguin;

 

 

 

Merry Christmas -->

&  Happy New year.

 

 

    . . . . . and some little boxes.

 

 

 

 

 

Not forgetting of course,
the computer & interface.

 

 

 

So that kept me occupied for a few hours each evening for two weeks.

Was it all worth it?

According to my wife, family & quite a lot of our friends & neighbours;

 

Y E S !
 

Thanks to you all for your complementary comments.

 

Now to start planning for 2008 ! ! !

 

History Index

Messages from
     The Grinch (2011)
No Change
     (Dec. 2010)
Trees Grow !
     (Dec. 2009)
2008 Display
     (Dec. 2008)
Planning for 2008 !
     (Early 2008)
Here we go !
     (Nov. 2007)
The Big Change !!!
     (2007)
The Night Before
     Light-up (Dec. 2006)
The Tungsten Tree
     (Feb - Nov. 2006)
The Second move
     (Dec. 2005)
Who put that there ?
     (Aug. 2005)
Back in business
     (Dec. 2004)
Click Click Click
     (Dec. 2003)
Rope Lights
     (Dec. 2002)
The Move
     (Dec. 2001)
More Silicon Chips
     (Dec. 2000)
The Next Few Years
     & Chips
The Bug was biting
     (1993 on)
Early Married Life
     (1981 on)
A logical development
     (Dec. 1973 ish)
In the Beginning
     (Dec. 1962)