Tag Archives: led christmas

🎄Mini Tree Problem & Matrix Repair (2020)🎄

I had a little problem with the mini trees. I put them together backwards. I’ll show you the difference. I also had a pixel go out on my matrix so I show the repair. Thankfully, the weather cooperated.

🎄xLights Custom Models – Part 2 (2020)🎄

Thanks for 10k! I show two more ways to create xLights custom models.

David’s Video: https://youtu.be/raI4KYlPdjU
Keith’s Video: https://youtu.be/_BBPS1Kyczw

https://youtu.be/tmTJOO3EjkE

🎄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.

https://youtu.be/uyGo76NJ_bM

🎄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.

Joy To The World – Go Fish – RGB Pixel Light Show (2018)

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.

Some Good, Some Bad, Some Ugly (2018)

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.

EDM/Dubstep RGB LED Christmas Light Show (2018)

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:
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

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!