New Zealand co-developer mrpackethead finished up a ‘mega tree’ using 2,000 of the new waterproof LED nodes. It’s 6 meters high and – I’m told – absolutely stunning to experience in person.
Here’s a video clip of its maiden voyage:
Other interesting bits:
Power When fully lit, the tree draws ~ 120 A at 5.0 V DC. He is using 10 x 100W switch mode supplies. Cost per hour to run is about $0.05 NZ.
Drive Software Quartz Composer (OS X), Madrix, walker design (compatible with vixen btw)
Note that there’s been some additional discussion of the tree / controller system on the Do It Yourself Christmas forums.