It's time to start ordering pixels for this year's show! I order all of our pixel strings starting now through about April. I add at least 1000 to what I feel we will need this year, and then split it up over a few months worth of orders. This gives us all the pixels we..
2020 Show Post-Mortem and 2021 Plans
Well, it's mid-January and things are still getting organized and packed up as we plan for this year's show. The roof outlines won't be coming down until the weather improves, but almost everything else is either hung up somewhere or crammed into a tote for storage. We even already got our first order of pixels..
5v vs. 12v Pixels
This is one of the most divisive arguments you will find online among folks in the Pixel hobby, perhaps more-so than where to buy your pixels and what connectors you "HAVE" to use. Here is my take on it... This is all my opinion. For some reason a lot of folks think 12v is the..
Up and Running!
Oak Hills Lights officially started on Saturday night, Nov. 28th! It's been an uphill battle the last couple of weeks, as I noted in my previous post. The problems have primarily been syncing issues, scheduler issues, and problems with our WiFi SparkleBalls. Our display is running now through Jan. 3rd. Current hours (subject to change..
UPDATE: I revised my thinking on this after realizing I was dead-wrong about xConnect connectors. See it here. This started out as a side-note for my Pixel Data Cables story. I decided it needed it's own write-up... I've seen a lot of hate for these online, usually from people who have spent a small fortune..
Pixel Data Cables
I've seen a lot of debate about this, and of course everyone does things differently. I just wanted to show what I am doing for my cables this year. So- you have a fancy new controller, like a Kulp K16A-B: Kulp K16A-B You stick it in a box with power supplies, terminal blocks, and maybe..