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March 7, 2017 AT 10:47 am

A Fence Lined with 665 Technicolor Pixels

It’s always nice to see completely random projects in otherwise hidden corners of the Internet, where people are just sharing for the sake of sharing. And what I really like about Tom Nelson’s ‘Fence Pixels’ project is his almost old-school approach to keeping a running date-stamp list of both accomplishments and failures within the project (like dead pixels, or puppy-chewed hardware, or upgrades – it’s all a level playing field). The project spans a few years and is currently 665 pixels that adds a nice perimeter line to his fence.

I finally have put the new strings into operation with the big difference being 10cm spacing whereas last year the spacing was 15cm increasing the total pixels to 665 over last year’s 440.

The strings have been cut to lengths that fit between the fence posts and the stock connectors have been replaced with much smaller JST JWPF waterproof connectors which you can see in use here.

The 12 volt pixel power is supplied by 25 amp buck converters mounted on each corner post which are fed from a 35 volt 14 awg lead that runs along the rail next to the pixels.

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