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Title : Christmas Lights to Music, Step by Step Tutorial
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I must commend you and criticize at the same time. What a truly informative and detailed instructional video.
Yet, the 5 second drone video of the completed work was so short it actually angered me. I’d have loved to see at least a minute of a full frontal shot of the house, then the drone showing above.
Please in the future consider this. You went through such a labor of love and taught so well with such concern to get your info across clearly, yet no pride in finished product ?
Thank you, the little I saw of the house it was beautifully done
I want to do an inside and outside Frozen themed birthday show in April but I want to get bubble fake snow blowers involved and blue icicles. If you can message me or something, I'd like to hire you to do this. I'll get all the necessary equipment needed. I'll make a blueprint and tell you my idea. You can message me through Google Plus
You're the man! I decided I wanted to do a light show way too late this year (Thanksgiving weekend) and figured I'd have to wait until next year to get anything done. Your video inspired me to get something done this year. After a flurry of Amazon deliveries and an assist by our local high school's auto shop teacher, I was able to emulate your eaves install. I made some minor tweaks to your designs and after pulling out some of my hair, I got it figured out! I'm running 378 pixels along my eaves using a Falcon F48 and a single receiver for now. The power injection was a piece of cake and I was able to build 4 single port power supplies thanks to your components page. I even got my RaspberryPi up and running since xScheduler isn't available for the Mac. Looking forward to putting on a full show next year Thanks again for the amazing tutorial. If you're ever in So. Cal. the first round is on me!
I'd like to echo many comments made here and say this step by step walk thru really cleared up a lot of questions I had with regard to network hardware and how everything is connected. I've been doing a lot of research this past month preparing for my first light display (for 2021 season). This is the first video I found that explains in easy to follow detail exactly what I need to do to start my planning process. Thank you! I have subscribed! I do have a few questions.
1. What spacing did you use between pixels on your eave lights? Looks like 2" or 3"? Do you like the spacing or wished you'd went shorter?
2. How is your computer setup? It looks like you have your laptop running xLights for setup and sequencing. Then you have a Raspberry Pi. Do you have the Falcon Player on the Raspberry Pi? Does xlights (on your laptop) talk to the Pi thru your router then the pi sends the sequences to the falcon controller?
3. Is there anything you would have done differently knowing what you know now Vs. When you first started out?
Thanks again and look forward to checking out your website for more great ideas! FYI: I believe you've convinced me to go 5V instead of 12V mainly because of wire size. I'll still do more research to see which way works best for me but am definitively leaning heavy on the 5V side.
Not sure what's more impressive: your system, or your concise and easy-to-follow video. :-) The front-yard walk-through... I wonder how many times you started over, LOL. Nice work and thank you. I just subjected my wife to listening to it in entirety, with various backing up and replays. Thanks for inspiring us. Seems like we're "in", albeit the first of seasonal steps. Will let you know how it goes, and any questions along the way.
I love it Nice , im new in all this can post video how control each light from the xlight and how conected to the falcon48 im looking for how programing the light how many can conect on each port and how can i do you have a realt NICE SET UP I LIKEIT
I wanna do a tree plus 6 arch to star i have falcon 48 and 6 recivers tks ... FELIZ NAVIDAD
Would you rather use 12v led lights rather than 5v to avoid all the power injection required? What would be your pros and cons on that issue? I have researched that using 12v at proper wattage and amps at 50% brightness max they can be chained to 600 to 750 nodes without degrading.
This was excellent in demystifying the layouts along with power injection. Showing the layout on the floor for just one falcon controller output and the power cable changes really cleared a lot up. I see the need for the weather proof power injection Tees and will stick with a single supplier. Sold me on the falcon controller.
Nice! This was really informative.
I like your power injection technique and the part where the whole system is put together operating in one place. That part made it really easy for me to understand.
I would be interested in more information on the components you used to build the controller box and the differential receiver box and how you assembled those boxes together.