It's all about the blinking...
See a comparison of the hardware used to run the displays between 2007 and 2017.
This year we have 33,170 lights as part of the display. The lights are over for the year, but you can see images and video below.
A big thanks must also go to Mark Kristian for some last-minute Voiceovers for the show, and Coles Lithgow for the donation of $100 in lollies to hand out at the display.
We have implemented a Paypal donation, 100% of which will be used to cover the cost of upgrading and running the display, as well as covering the website hosting costs. See the link at the bottom of each page to donate.
This video is a bit darker than I'd like and may be replaced later in the month. You miss many of the effects in the background that are very noticeable to the naked eye.
2GB interview with Natalie Peters 18 Dec 2016 - Listen Here
ABC702 Sydney interview with Sarah MacDonald - Listen Here
ABC story on the lights by Melanie Pearce - Hyphen from iconic Kings Cross Coca-Cola sign gets new life in Christmas lights display
Coca-Cola Journey story on the repurposing of Hyphey - How the Coke Billboard Hyphen is Starring in the Best Christmas Lights of 2016
5 Rolls Natural ABS: $160
3 Rolls Transparent ABS: $90
30 P10 Panels: $750
2 BeagleBoneBlack's: $131
3 Octoscroller's: $110
Cables and Connectors: $80
Ray Wu Order 1: $190
2 Raspberry Pi V3: $130
Ray Wu Order 2: $250
Wood for framing: $250
Screen Hanging Hardware: $120
Paint & Silastic: $120