Tag Archives: falcon pi player

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.

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.

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.

Using Music in Your RGB Pixel Display (2018)

This is an update to my RGB Pixel Basics series about using music in your display. We cover FM transmitters, finding an open frequency near you and uploading a video of your display to YouTube.

RGB Pixel Computer Network Setup (2018)

RGB pixel computer networking can be confusing for new folks. This video walks through setting up a “show” network on a Raspberry Pi.

HOW TO GET STARTED with RGB Pixels (2018)

Here’s the basics for getting started using RGB Pixels for your light display.

Falcon Pixel Controllers: www.pixelcontroller.com
SanDevices Pixel Controllers: sandevices.com
Falcon Player Software: falconchristmas.com/wiki/Falcon_FPP
xLights sequencing software: xlights.org
Lighting 101 Manual: bit.ly/2FpyHMq
Christmas Expo: www.christmasexpo.com
Keith’s YouTube channel: bit.ly/2tjYhNM

Amazon Affiliate Links:
Raspberry Pi 3 (board only) amzn.to/2jtVXvt
Raspberry Pi 3 (full starter kit) amzn.to/2Ad7oli
MeanWell 12V Power Supply amzn.to/2kaWnLC
Non-MeanWell 12V Power Supply amzn.to/2oI2p5K

Christmas Lighting Forums:
AusChristmasLighting.com
DIYChristmas
DoItYourselfChristmas
FalconChristmas
xLights
PlanetChristmas

Facebook Groups:
Advanced RGB Pixels and Controllers
Official xLights Support Group
FPP, Falcon Player

RGB Pixel Light Display Walkthrough and SNOWPOCALYPSE!

Giving some details of the display at night and I cover Snowpocalypse 2017 that we experienced. Chilling video!

Song: Still Young
Music provided by Rewind Remix https://goo.gl/08ZthI
Free Download: http://myaudiograb.com/Ol9jBoZB
Artist: Speo

Christmas and You – Go Fish – RGB Pixel Light Show

Enjoy Christmas and You by Go Fish synchronized to RGB Pixel lights. This was shot with a Lumix GH5 http://amzn.to/2AlvY1x with an Olympus 12-40/2.8 lens http://amzn.to/2jxPPTe, both rented from a local camera store. The video was filmed in 4K about 15 minutes after sundown with the following camera settings: sensitivity set to 3200, shutter speed set to 60, aperture set to f11, white balance set to incandescent. I made some minor exposure and saturation changes in Final Cut Pro.

Song: Christmas and You
Performed by Go Fish
Written by Jamison J. Statema
Copyright 2010 Found Free Music (Administered by Fun Attic Music)

Recording available at www.GoFishResources.com!

This was the song I sequenced “live”, well, on video anyway. I let xLights choose random effects and edited some of them afterwards, but if you watched the earlier video, you’ve seen how the sausage was made! LOL!