Just a quick update. We have posted a couple of new How-To's to the web site.
The first is a 2 part set showing the construction of the HolidayCoro Pixel Candy Canes we are building. Part 1 is complete and part 2 is in progress. We are waiting on the waterproof connectors from China. You can view the Candy Cane How-To Here:
The second How-To is more of a how we did it not a how you should do it description. This new How-To covers how we built the enclosures for the DMX controllers that we will use to run parts of our show. You can view the How-To on
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to ask us. We love talking about this stuff.
Well the project is rocking right along. The Chinese New Year is over and I have an update that my order for the 4-pin waterproof connectors are on the way !! David over at HolidayCoro updated the tops of my CandyCanes for me and I have those in hand. I have built/rebuilt the controller boxes for the DMX bridge and the pixel controller.
Things are going very well. As soon as the connectors arrive, I should be able to complete the project and start programming.
I have also STARTED the How-To on the Candy Cane build. Please take a look at the How-To page. I have broken the process in to two parts. I have Part 1 completed and when the connectors arrive and I start the completion I will update part 2. I also included a short video link in Part 1
The 8 HolidayCoro CoroCanes arrived and I have started putting them together. David's video are VERY helpful and I've learned a few things along the way. Such as DO NOT cut out every flute to make the top curve. It doesnt hurt anything but its not really needed AND it makes it more cumbersome to lay down. I am taking pictures of the process of putting them together and I shot a quick video showing the effects of using individually controlled pixels. IT IS AWSOME !!!!
Since I had 8 of them to put together, I decided to break out the fine toothed plywood blade on the table saw to cut out the pieces. It really helped in getting the sides all the same width (even though I do have a CoroClaw to cut with.
Anyway, I post the pics in the How-To section when I get them. In the mean time, here is a video of the first CoroCane in action!!
Bob and Sandra Moody.