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!
🇺🇸HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!! A lot of work and rain lately slowing progress, but I got the frame built!
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.
Well, I finally got around to dealing with this prop that was still hanging around. I changed the design a little.
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.
Where do you find cells for a DIY Powerwall and what do you do with them when you find them? We’ll cover this and more in this episode!
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.
I had some time this past weekend to work on one of the props bothering me a little. The new frame did what I wanted. After reaching a stopping point, I noticed something really bad.
This is the sequence I spent the most time on last year and added the new 2018 props to the mix. The music is two custom songs I created on my iPad. Also trying out the multi-camera feature of Premiere – I like it. I hope you do too! Camera is a Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD camcorder (https://amzn.to/2Qu24CQ).
If you’re new to the channel and want to learn how to do this, check out my Beginner playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFyrAfJ-kKd4ZfPdXWIt8v_bav61mW_KW
I also have a very basic online course for RGB Pixel beginners (instructor coupon included): https://bit.ly/2Kso7HO (designed to bring someone up to speed quickly – you won’t need to take this course if you’ve seen all my videos)
Links to some stuff I recommend at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PJoNY5
Hardware and software:
Falcon Pixel Controllers: www.pixelcontroller.com
Falcon Player Software: https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases
xLights sequencing software: https://xlights.org
FM Transmitter: http://ebay.to/2yx4pRi
Christmas Lighting Forums:
and finally, if you like what I’m doing here and just want to donate a little do-re-mi, I’ll gladly accept at https://www.paypal.me/JeffLacey. Thank you!
This is a short video on my 110v main layout for the display. I’m running one circuit and powering off most of the display after the show ends. The big switch is a Wemo Insight (https://amzn.to/2Q4X4VU) module from Belkin controlled from Home Assistant (https://www.home-assistant.io) or the Wemo app on my phone.