Pathway Trees Set


The Pathway Trees are a 3D printed prop designed to accent pathways, driveways or anywhere else that could use a unique display item. They are nearly an inch wide and transmit light 360 degrees around thanks to an innovative light diffuser and faceted internal structure making this a true 3D prop. Illumination is achieved with the use of pixel strips (not included) rather than a traditional pixel string because they allow for the whole tree to glow uniformly. They are sold as a set of 5 trees and can be purchased as a single color, printed in clear filament, or multi color which is clear filament surrounded by a green accent border. With each set you can pick the type of stake assembly that fits into the base of the tree. Currently there is only one option, but more are in the works which will allow placement higher off the ground.

The design of the Pathway Trees consists of a front and back shell which fit inside one another, as well as a pixel strip diffuser and the stake option of your choice. Once assembled the front and back shells of the trees hold together securely, but can be separated in case a strip needs to be replaced. Includes 3D printed parts only. More information below including specs on the required pixel strips.

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More info will be posted here in the coming weeks including a video on the pathway props.

As previously stated these props come as a set of 5 and only include the 3D printed parts. The required pixel strips are not included as Inspire Light Shows is not a pixel vendor. While any pixel strip can be used and one can certainly make their own strips to size using a larger spool, we worked with Ray Wu to make available pixel strips that were ready made to fit inside the pathway props. The specifications on the pixel strips in the pathway props are strips that are 60 LEDs per meter and 3 LEDs per pixel. The total number of pixels on each prop is 8 which then control 24 LEDs. The overall length of the completed strip is 40 cm. It is important for the silicone end caps to be fairly close to the end of the strip since internal clearance is tight.

We prefer to use 3-4-3 Tee connectors with these strips since it streamlines the connection on each prop to one plug which has 4 pins (standard 3 wires, plus a data return). The beginning and end of each of these Tee connectors is a standard 3 wire connection, so these connect to the controller like any other 2811 pixel. For our own display we use the natural spacing of the Tee’s to place the props which is about every foot. The other advantage of using a 3-4-3 Tee connector is that they distribute power more evenly along their length as opposed every light being daisy chained to the one before. In order to facilitate the data return for the 4 pin connector on the props, at the end of the strip Ray Wu installs a return wire inside the silicone jacket that is then soldered to the data out wire on the plug. That said, you can get your strips made with standard 3 wire pigtails on either end as the props support having two pigtails.

We are hoping that Ray Wu decides to place these custom strips on his Ali Express store, but for now you’ll have to message him at in order to have these made.

The 3-4-3 Tee connectors are a standard item and a link to those can be found here. Link to connectors. 

While the 3D printed bottom stake is quite strong, it shouldn’t be treated like a metal spike. Just like many woodworking projects it’s important to predrill your holes and with these stakes it’s no different. To predrill your stake holes take a 1 foot piece of rebar and drive it into the ground with a hammer where you want to position the stake. Then wiggle the rebar out of the ground so that the hole is adequately sized and insert the 3D printed stake. Don’t put too much force onto the printed parts or side load them or you could damage them. If the ground is very hard it may be helpful to saturate with water to help soften.

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Weight 51.99 oz

Clear, Multi Color

Stake Type

Standard Stake, Tomato Cage, Rebar


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