I am mega excited to see the cube going up ... woo hoo!
I would like to conduct two load tests before hanging the actual cube:
Step 1: Hang 100 to 150 pounds of cinder blocks from the hoist and leave it there for a couple of hours.
Step 2: Hang the housing for the electronics (the black box that the LEDs hang from), but without the LED panels. Instead of the panels, I would attach a comparable weight of cinder blocks (about 50 pounds worth) to the housing, and see how the entire assembly hangs. I need to do this step to make sure the housing can endure the compressive tension of the chains. I'm 99 percent sure it can, but this will eliminate any doubt.
Step 3: Hang the cube itself.
Can we schedule this for this coming Sunday the 22nd? I can come in around 8am and be all done by early-afternoon. I can do it all myself, but would welcome anyone's presence/help.