Category Archives: Pixels

Falcon Port Sharing & Bypassing Controller Power Distribution

This episode is a bit of a poo-poo platter of updates, but includes a demo of bypassing a controller’s power distribution and why you might want to plus an explanation of Falcon Port Sharing on both the F16V3 and F48.

xLights around the world video: https://bit.ly/2CexFCF

My online course for RGB Pixel beginners: https://bit.ly/2NgNJFm

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

Table of Contents:
01:51 – outage update
02:20 – new video editing tools
02:47 – ChromaTrim V3 update
03:25 – Amazon Influencer Program
04:47 – xLights Around the World
06:57 – controller power distribution bypass demo
11:43 – Falcon port sharing

RGB Pixel Power Injection and a Cable Snake (2018)

Finishing up preps on the sticks, I encountered a perfect power injection example. I also created a cable snake for the line from the controller to the first pixel.

Falcon F-Amp RGB Pixel Data Signal Booster (2018)

The Falcon F-Amp is an RGB data signal booster you can use between props or within props to boost the data signal. I’ll show you how I’m planning to use these this year. Thanks to David at PixelController, LLC for sponsoring this episode!

Dumb RGB Strings In Your Display (2018)

Smart pixels get all the attention these days, but dumb RGB strings may still have a place in your display. We look at controlling dumb strings with an Arduino Uno and a 2811DC15 from Hanson Electronics.

Hanson Electronics 2811DC15: https://bit.ly/2tHwwwy
Make: article: https://bit.ly/2lIUG5g

My online course for RGB Pixel beginners: http://bit.ly/udemy-basics-coupon-17

xLights Value Curves Example (2018)

Happy Father’s Day! This is a short tutorial about a powerful feature in xLights called Value Curves. It extends what you can do with normal effects. I used them a lot last year.

Gil’s original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ0DJfTV0l4

My online course for RGB Pixel beginners: http://bit.ly/udemy-basics-coupon-16

IT’S A COURSE, OF COURSE! AN ONLINE COURSE (2018)

I’ve been working on an online course for RGB pixels and it’s finally out! Here’s what it’s about and why I did it.

The course is hosted on Udemy.  http://bit.ly/udemy-basics-coupon

The course is designed to take someone new to pixels through everything they need to know to get a show up and running.  It covers both hardware and software.  There’s even a section on sequencing using xLights that even people running shows might want to check out.  If you take the course and like it, please leave a good review with a couple of sentences about how it helped you or why you liked it.  Reviews really help a new course get noticed.  If you see something that needs changing, please let me know that too.