Tag Archives: pixel christmas lights

RGB Pixel Wreath Rebuild

I had planned on replacing the pixels in the wreath prior to the season last year, but ran out of time. The wreath made that a priority this year. The video includes a power injection demo.

RGB Pixel Distance Test – HOW FAR IS TOO FAR? – UPDATED

How far can you go from controller to the first pixel? We look at some different cabling options including CAT5 to run RGB pixels then run some tests.

WARNING! Running high current through small wires poses a risk of fire. If you use Ethernet cable to power your display, make sure you do not exceed the current handling capabilities of the wire. Make sure the wires do not overheat under normal operation of your show.

This video and the information contained therein are presented for entertainment purposes only.

Raspberry Pi RGB Pixel Controller from Hanson Electronics

How to roll up light strings, the story on my wife and her progress, Hanson Electronics rPi-28D (http://www.hansonelectronics.com.au/product/rpi-28d/) pixel controller hat.

Getting HELP with RGB Pixels

Getting back to it after a rough post-Christmas season this year. Here are some helpful resources you may find useful.

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

RGB Pixel Wreath Build

I cover the steps I went through to build the large pixel wreath. It’s got 4 rings of 72 pixels per ring for a total of 288 pixels.

Illustrator File: wreathtemplate