This was my 2013 Christmas light show. Finally decided to post it.
The show is up and running although my arches are not done. Hope to have pictures up soon.
We did win the "Most Creative Use of Lights" part of the HOA christmas decorating contest even with the missing elements.
Status of this years Christmas light show.
Still way behind on sequencing so I've decided to concentrate on Disney's Believe in Holiday Magic from their Fireworks display before any other songs. It's a long 13:29 minute song but it can standalone as the complete show until I get more songs completed. The show will play 4 times an hours on the quarter hour.
The new lights, 46lb worth, are on their way from China and should be here around Tuesday. All totaled there will be abou...t 1,400 lights with about 1,100 of those being full color individually controllable LED lights. That's more than 3,300 channels of lighting.
Well, back to programming.
No Halloween show this year as I'm working hard to get Christmas ready. Still have close to 800 RGB Pixel lights coming from China and 4 pixel arches to build. On top of that I've got to convert last years songs to RGB. Oh I am sooo behind.
One of my props for this year will also be part of the permanent landscape lighting. They were designed to change colors and used a cheap remote control. They come from Home Depot but after taking one apart I figured that I could design a much better lighting board and be able to control them from the show computer. Not only that I was able to find the manufacture, not an easy task, and work out a deal to get all of the parts in bulk so I will be making these to sell to other Lighting show hobbyists. Here is a short video of a test sequence. Not much to it but you get the idea. On the left is an original one set to white and on the right is my test going through a 7 color sequence. I receive some of the real boards in a couple of weeks