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EDM/Dubstep RGB LED Christmas Light Show (2018)

This is the sequence I spent the most time on last year and added the new 2018 props to the mix. The music is two custom songs I created on my iPad. Also trying out the multi-camera feature of Premiere – I like it. I hope you do too! Camera is a Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD camcorder (https://amzn.to/2Qu24CQ).

If you’re new to the channel and want to learn how to do this, check out my Beginner playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFyrAfJ-kKd4ZfPdXWIt8v_bav61mW_KW

I also have a very basic online course for RGB Pixel beginners (instructor coupon included): https://bit.ly/2Kso7HO (designed to bring someone up to speed quickly – you won’t need to take this course if you’ve seen all my videos)

Links to some stuff I recommend at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PJoNY5

Hardware and software:
Falcon Pixel Controllers: www.pixelcontroller.com
Falcon Player Software: https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases
xLights sequencing software: https://xlights.org
FM Transmitter: http://ebay.to/2yx4pRi

Christmas Lighting Forums:
https://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/
http://diychristmas.org/vb1/index.php
http://doityourselfchristmas.com
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/
http://nutcracker123.com/forum/
http://www.planetchristmas.com

Facebook Groups:
Advanced RGB Pixels and Controllers http://bit.ly/2zEMrgX
Official xLights Support Group http://bit.ly/2zBMwnv
FPP, Falcon Player http://bit.ly/2yvc7v3

and finally, if you like what I’m doing here and just want to donate a little do-re-mi, I’ll gladly accept at https://www.paypal.me/JeffLacey. Thank you!

Power Chat – Mains Layout (2018)

This is a short video on my 110v main layout for the display. I’m running one circuit and powering off most of the display after the show ends. The big switch is a Wemo Insight (https://amzn.to/2Q4X4VU) module from Belkin controlled from Home Assistant (https://www.home-assistant.io) or the Wemo app on my phone.

Black Friday! SetUp Day (week) – Part 2 (2018)

Message to new subscribers and completed setup. Complete walkthru and some prop construction details.

Keith’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf7uLhUObAk
My beginner playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFyrAfJ-kKd4ZfPdXWIt8v_bav61mW_KW

My online course for RGB Pixel beginners: https://bit.ly/2NgNJFm (designed to bring someone up to speed quickly – you won’t need to take this course if you’ve seen all my videos)

Amazon Links: https://amzn.to/2PJoNY5

SetUp Day (week) – Part 1 – Still Fabricating (2018)

Started setting up the display this week because I have a lot to do (new stuff) and weather may not be great as we get closer to Thanksgiving. I didn’t make a ton of progress, but am set up for the weekend work.

AWESOME CHROMA-MESH CLEAR Matrix – Prop Build (2018)

Should I start selling this jig? I think it’s pretty awesome! I built it to help me assemble a 512-pixel, ChromaMesh 3″ CLEAR matrix from Boscoyo Studio.

Falcon Player 2.x Setup EP4 – Input Output (2018)

This is PART 4 in a series about the 2.x version of Falcon Player – Installation. It covers manually configuring the Input/Output Setup section. For an example, I start with xLights, configure Falcon Player and show my controller settings – an end-to-end demo.

Falcon Player 2.x Setup EP3 – Content (2018)

This is PART 3 in a series about the 2.x version of Falcon Player – Installation. It covers loading up sequences and audio to the Pi and setting up playlists and a schedule.

Falcon Player 2.x EP1 – Installation (2018)

This is PART 1 in a series about the 2.x version of Falcon Player – Installation. It covers imaging an SD card and initial configuration to get things running. If covers the Raspberry Pi and BBB installations as they are similar, but a little different.