Outdoor Christmas Lights....recommendations please

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Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:25 pm
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Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:43 pm
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The boss says they look cool, even the coloured effects but I don't have enough of them!! Think that's approval to buy more!!

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Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:53 pm
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Re: WAF- my wife jumped from tasteful 3700K white to crazy conceptual artistry. Note the laser text projector blasting random Christmas phrases on our wall a la Jenny Holzer (who, apparently, is an artist).

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Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:03 am
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siclark wrote:
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Awesome where’s the pics?! :)


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Anyone know how to post videos?

My nodemcu is responding pretty fast, under a second in most cases. Is your WiFi weak outside?


Youtube I think is easiest just upload as unlisted and post the link here


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siclark wrote:
noel1983 wrote:
Awesome where’s the pics?! :)


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Anyone know how to post videos?

My nodemcu is responding pretty fast, under a second in most cases. Is your WiFi weak outside?


They respond fast they just don’t always respond


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Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:48 am
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Ah ok. That sounds more like it could be a WiFi issue. Sounds like you need an external AP!
Mine was iffy outside until I got one

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Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:17 pm
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What did you get?
My megatree is now in place and on :)
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Not the most professional but for a bit of copper pipe a patio umbrella base and a length of plastic pipe it’s alright!!

Led strips on it next year on rigid poles I’m thinking.




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Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:31 pm
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I ran my ESP8266 module under the crawlspace and placed it on a foundation pillar in the center of the house. i was having wifi issues when it was mounted outside.

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Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:53 pm
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My modules are all on the outside window sills so to be honest aren’t that far from decent Wi-Fi signal.




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Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:47 pm
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Better late than never. My attempt at joining the fun!! https://youtu.be/fmFkpnYevgw Hope the link works, first time uploading to YouTube


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Colly wrote:
Better late than never. My attempt at joining the fun!! https://youtu.be/fmFkpnYevgw Hope the link works, first time uploading to YouTube


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Nice!

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Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:24 pm
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noel1983 wrote:
siclark wrote:
noel1983 wrote:
Awesome where’s the pics?! :)


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Anyone know how to post videos?

My nodemcu is responding pretty fast, under a second in most cases. Is your WiFi weak outside?


They respond fast they just don’t always respond


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just had mine fail to respond entirely. Device unreachable despite router saying connected.
Had to restart nodemcu via mains then was ok.

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Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:27 pm
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I’ve got one problem window I think caused by moisture in my project box that’s corroded one of the pin connections.

I’ll take a different approach to waterproofing next year ( ie I’ll actually do some waterproofing of the holes in the box!)
Overall they’ve been good but far from bomb proof, random strips turning on in the middle of the night, not synching with the udp packets etc.

Still pleased with them and good fun, might be my Wi-Fi tbh


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Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:02 pm
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I'll get a photo once it stops raining of my waterproofing. Not bomb proof but IP68 boxes and each exposed soldered joint outside those double covered in heat shrink tubing.

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Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:33 am
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In case you were like me and running Wled 0.86 there is a newer version available (0.9) with a more slick interface, some more effects and ability to preview from the App.

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