||Completed 3rd Buffer board
||Installed driveway lights. Installed lights
on 3 left drive trees
||Purchased and cut plywood for upper roof grid
||Put up lights around lower windows/doors.
Assembled upper roof grids. Began 3rd sub panel installation
||Put up and completed upper roof wood frame grid.
Put up lights around upper windows. Purchased snowmen rope light, etc.
||Installed PVC conduit to garage outlets
||Designed new 16-channel PC board for snowmen.
Purchased light stakes at Walmart
||Completed design of 16-channel PCB. Purchased
parts for future boards. Began wiring 3rd sub-panel
||Made 16 channel PCB and assembled.
||Bought more light stakes. Built snowmen
frames and made snowmen.
||Put lights on right maple tree. Tested
new I/O buffer board. Completed branch wiring at sub-panel 3 and
filled holes w. expandable foam.
||Completed buffer board tests/repairs. Purchased
misc. stuff. Repaired bent wood on roof (grid).
||Purchased more parts (optocouplers/triacs).
Put up all upper roof lights and tested. Setup computer in the den.
||Put lights on Locus and left maple tree.
Connected and shrink wrapped majority of control boxes. Finished
all connections on upper roof.
||Approx 20cm of snow on ground. Concluded
Canadian Tire no longer sells blue C7 Emeralds. Bought test set from
Revy. Bought (10) 3M Noma extension cords. Completed snowmen
frames, but need to complete hats and final setup. Bought (10) more
packs of light stakes from walmart.
||Bought (40) sets blue C7s from Rona and (13)
25 pack blue emerald C7s from Canadian tire. Bought wood for lower
roof and 10mm staples. Bought coloured rope light for snowmen.
Installed remainder of garden perimeter lights..(snow has melted).
Put stakes on all 40 sets of Rona C7s. Began putting framing on lower
roof. Made snowmen "hats" etc. and completed snowmen.
||Bought (28) packs Emerald blue C7 bulbs.
Assembled lower roof perimeter frame and put lights up. Changed bulbs
in C7 sets and installed left grass grid (measured spacing at 23.4" at
top and 12" at bottom). Installed remaining boxes and covered majority.
||Cut wood for addition of new buffer board.
||Printed, developed and began building 2 more
buffer board cards and 24 channel triac board. Completed grass grid
lights. Put lights up on cedar trees by living room. Assembled
main buffer board platform.
||Completed 24 channel triac board and 2 buffer
board cards. Began building charity box/display.
||Built wood frame and made "present" with rope
light (temp. display). Continued building charity box.
||Set up snowmen display. Continued building
display/charity box. Bought more cable and 3/3 wire. Measured
and cut data and power wires for grass-grid and snowmen.
||Put Tremclad primer on charity box. Made
power connections for snowmen box.
||Put 1st coat Tremclad on charity box. Completed
snowmen box and installed. Began making grass grid box. Installed
3/3 cable for 3rd sub-panel.
||Completed Grass grid box and installed.
Removed circuit boards from snowmen and grass grid channel boxes and replaced
resistors with 220ohm. Tested system and organized all channels.
Made minor repairs on Buffer boards. Put 2nd coat Tremclad on and
installed outlet and plexiglass on charity box. Installed charity
box. Completed rope light "present" display. TURNED LIGHTS
||Programmed both LED matrix signs and installed
LEDs in coin slot. Created a new Dasher program.
||Installed RG6 video cable and installed video
camera. CFTO news did helicopter shoot.
||Assembled remainder of star and attached lights.
Put star up.
||Put net lights on living room bushes.
||Citytv did a 1min 30 sec story on the display.
||Began removing lights. Pulled all grass
perimeter and grid lights out. Removed lights from doors and windows.
||Removed lights from all trees, etc. Wrapped
up and stored channel boxes (excluding roof boxes).
||Packed and stored majority of lights, except
roof lights (too snowy for access).
||Awarded winner of Town of Markham's 2002 Holiday
||Snow finally melted from upper roof. Removed
upper roof grid, smoke, and chimney outline. Removed star from tree.
Wrapped up all remaining channel boxes. Only the lower roof perimeter
lights to be removed (too much snow).