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Okay today we are going to have the first Christmas DIY. I will be going around the neighborhood and I see all these static Christmas lights. Today we are going to show you how to make better Christmas lights than your neighbors.
So first thing you will need is a cube block, a PLC, this is the cue block QSB 22R. You need AC-AT line. Use any computer line or—the one. And then you can get this AC light connectors from a home depot so let us see, we can make this and—and you need some wires and also we got Christmas lights here and these are cool Christmas lights. We are just going to put three but you can put up two ten, so we got ten relays.
The first thing I want to do is—next the AC line. The green one is the frame ground so you split to the—FG. Okay, and then we need to unscrew these and open it up real quick. Okay, open. Okay and then open this one or two, okay. Okay, almost done and I got this one opened. You can probably get ten of these and control ten different Christmas lights and the next thing we need to do is to the background to the where is it end or the white one, it does not matter to AC to deploy it does not matter so we would not screw them in right now but we need to common for the QSB so that the common or I said come…
And then you try this quickly, hook up that to the block where it sit in, okay. So that is screwed in and now we need the P40, P41, P42 or there is three relays on there so we are going to connect P40 to P40 and then I will connect it to one of this things and you have the side is good, explore it does not matter again so this simply connect it, screw it in real quick and then do the same thing for P41.
So ultimately, we want to have the best Christmas lights in our neighborhood stand out some that is more dynamic and P42, alright and then we got the third one, in there very quickly.
Okay and then the other three we are just going to take it off the other AT line so it will just stick do we have these one at a time with the white line here and just fit it all in there. That will be nice. AT what we have is end up with the nice Christmas lights, they have blinks, simply blinks. Very simple but there is a lot of static Christmas lights and it is more fun to build your own then go and buy this expensive Christmas light controllers so—oh yes, put it into the other end of each of the AC connectors, okay, the other one…
Okay, we are done, we are almost done so just make sure it goes to there and close it up and you can screw this end if you want to or you might want to consider using better wires, I am just going this because I am just using whatever I have around, okay and for this one.
So there it also has a nice Christmas lights he is working on. It is going to be awesome, just probably way more awesome than these lights.
This one you can do very quickly so this and there you go—I have too much coffee, the thing is giving break, I did not have any coffee so I keep shaking my hands now. But it is all ready so we will hook up the AC connectors through here and then just check that the power is on, okay, and then we will hook up the Christmas lights to each of these, hopefully I connected everything right so nothing will blow up, sometimes that happens but—okay and then we will simply connect this one just for now and you could partly put more in series just do not break your house down while you are doing this and the third one down there so we are going to make, I just need to program it real quick, make the serial cable and then a little bit program real quick and then we are done. All above our Christmas lights in 5 minutes and Garret will have more cool Christmas lights, there will be voice activated so much offer that soon, Happy Christmas or Merry Christmas.