Pete, I came in last night and tacked down one of the strings you soldered up (thank you very much), and made sure that the 4th connector you set up worked as well.
So I think the todo list is as follows:
For step 1 (a 10x20 grid in the current West window)
Drill the last board we have, and put in the 50 string that is ready to go onto it.
Solder up one more 50 light set, swap it with the 35 light set (or get another 4x8 sheet of luan, and mount the 50 to that, or
just decide to make do with the 35 for now)
Rehang the 4 boards in the preferred vertical configuration.
Adjust the software config to use all 4 boards.
Finalize the web site improvements so we have a bee yoo tiful control interface.
For step 2 (the full 10x30 grid):
Add 2 more female connectors to the control box (Pete has 1 mostly done already)
Switch over to using a Raspberry Pi (assuming I get my grubby paws on one)
Prep the last 2 50 string sets and mount them on boards
Hang all 6 boards behind the classroom
Get a webcam configured so we can work without walking outside
Define and publish an API/interface/process whereby folks can add their own custom
apps to the rig