Category Archives: Pixels

🎄5V/12V SHOOTOUT and Power Injection Follow-up (2019)🎄

Following up from the last episode, I show more power injection and talk about the numbers a little. I also compare 5V pixels to 12V pixels at the wall. The difference is surprising!

🎄5V RGB Pixel Power Injection & Prop Build (2019) 🎄

I built a large 4’x16′ pixel matrix using Chroma Mesh from Boscoyo and 1,024 5V pixels. I show how to model this in xLights to get the wiring plan and I built is as a single string of lights using one controller connection. This requires a lot of power injection. but it’s pretty easy to do on a matrix.

🎄P10 Panel to P5 Panel Conversion (2019)🎄

I noticed problems with the P10 panels at the end of last year and decided to upgrade to P5 panels. Simple swap of the hardware, but the software on the BeagleBone Black gave me some trouble.

🎄🌴Christmas Expo – Daytona Beach, FL (2019) 🌴🎄

The Christmas Expo Conference for 2019 was held in Daytona Beach, FL. There were a bunch of lighting-related classes, a vendor area and other opportunities for learning more about the lighting hobby. We had a blast!

🥧Raspberry Pi 3B3B+ USB SATA/SSD ep2 (2019) 🥧

This is a follow up to the previous Pi USB/SATA drive video answering comments and giving you an alternative to the cable. This little board is pretty cool and the kit seems well thought out.

🎄Staff of Zarton Redux (2019) 🎄

Well, I finally got around to dealing with this prop that was still hanging around. I changed the design a little.

🥧Raspberry Pi 3B3B+ USB SATA/SSD (2019) 🥧

Steps to boot an SSD SATA hard drive w/USB adapter on a Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+ and manually resize the partition to fill the drive. Not needed for Falcon Player, but useful for write-heavy applications. The drive and adapter I used are on my Amazon Affiliate page.

Joy To The World – Go Fish – RGB Pixel Light Show (2018)

A funky version of Joy To The World that’s a neighborhood child favorite. Camera is a Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD camcorder (https://amzn.to/2Qu24CQ). Multiple camera angles mixed in Adobe Premiere.