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    Default Nutcracker: How i built my megatree

    I have been asked by a few eople how i built my megatree.

    I used 3" abs plastic for the base and pole. I have 60 smart rgb nodes in the coro star on top.
    I attached my 20 x 120 flex strips to 1/2" emt pipe. I drove a 3" oak dowel into each end of the emt. On the bottom i screwed eye bolts. On the top i screwed in eye hooks.

    I recorded two videos describing the tree.

    This week we had 50 mph winds and the tree didnt move at all. We will see if i get higher winds. For now, i am happy it all came out.

    i like the fact that i can easily (less than 30 seconds) remove any segment from the tree if i have to repair any bad pixels.

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    thanks
    sean

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    Default Re: Nutcracker: How i built my megatree

    Did you use plastic or metal EMT for the smart strings? I assume plastic, for weight, but wanted to ask to make sure.

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    Default Re: Nutcracker: How i built my megatree

    Quote Originally Posted by dariansdad View Post
    Did you use plastic or metal EMT for the smart strings? I assume plastic, for weight, but wanted to ask to make sure.

    Thanks,
    Ron
    no, i used metal to get the stiffer, less flex.

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