Megatree Stats (2020)

This video covers my current megatree design and stats.

ASAP Pole info (see HowTos): http://www.magicchristmas.org

Boscoyo tree toppers: https://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_4&sort=20a&page=1

JR’s tree toppers: https://mattosdesigns.com/collections/megatree-parts/products/asap-megatree-topper-32

Ball bungees: https://amzn.to/2NLpNfe

🎄Little Drummer Boy: for King & Country (2019)🎄

Better late than never! Would have been my submission to the Christmas lights from around the world! http://xlightsaroundtheworld.com

The project is a yearly video compilation showcasing animated Christmas lighting enthusiasts. Each year, a song is announced and anyone in the world is encouraged to sequence, film, and submit their display. This year’s song selection is Little Drummer Boy – For King and Country. Visit them online at https://forkingandcountry.com @4kingandcountry

🎄Smart Differential Receivers and F16V3 Firmware Upgrade (2019)🎄

Taking a quick look at the new Smart (chain-able) differential deceivers. Also go through a Falcon F16V3 firmware upgrade to support the new boards.

🎄Concept to Lights – End-to-End Tutorial (2019) 🎄

This is a concept to working prop, end-to-end tutorial or as they say in commercials for a popular Italian, tomato-based sauce, “It’s in there.”

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Basic Kit (2GB RAM) I used in the video: https://amzn.to/2ChcVXS
SanDisk High Endurance SDCard 32GB: https://amzn.to/2PRb0kO

🎄RGB Pixel Sphere Prop Build (2019) 🎄

Troy sent me two of his spheres (thanks Troy!) and I show you how they go together.

Professional Triers Podcast: https://youtu.be/GvlIYR1LxfY

🎄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.