Light Show 2006

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Techno Child, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Techno Child

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    Hey Guys,

    I have been working on a new project for this year - a christmas light show!
    Just wondering if any of you have had experience with sequencing lights with music. Right now everything is being planned as manual operation using micro pushbutton switches for each channel consisiting of loads around 1.5Amps = Approx 400 lights. I am planning 50-60 channels totaling 20-25k mini lights (non-LED) .

    I started working on computerized operation, however I do not have the knowledge of programming to the exact detail required in the sequence using basic or c++.

    Any knowledge you all might have on the subject would be helpful in my next few months of planning and designing.

    -tc
     
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  2. Evil Marge

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    Did you just say Christmas? It's only August for god sake,Christmas is a banned word in this house till Dec 1st :dead:
     
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  4. Techno Child

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    Well... If i go the pre-sequenced route, It may take a few months to get the bugs worked out

    Thanks for the link, I might just do that...

    I'm assuming noone tried this over here on osnn?
     
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  6. Techno Child

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    Yep, thats the video that spurred the interest in making my own... He used light-o-rama controllers though - I'm trying to make it from scratch using parallel port signals

    Here is the hardware design I found - http://computerchristmas.com/index.phtml?link=how_to&HowToId=4

    The software is what's going to kill me with automation...
     
  7. Techno Child

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    Well... In case anyone wants to know...

    ITS FINISHED! :eek:

    You can see the info here - http://lights.technochild.net , I should have videos up sometime before christmas...
     
  8. Evil Marge

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    I have no idea what it's all about as the text and colour your using makes it totally unreadable..
     
  9. falconguard

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    *waits patiently for the video...*
     
  10. Techno Child

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    #888/#000 is pretty readable, I don't know what you have your monitor calibrated to... :suprised:
     
  11. Perris Calderon

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    I can't wait to see the video

    looks like it's going to be GREAT
     
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    I agree the site could be a little bit easier to read.

    Quite frankly, didn't want to stay too long as it would have taken too much effort/energy to read the text :p
     
  14. Evil Marge

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    [​IMG]
     
  15. Techno Child

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    Well. Maybe I'll change it to #999/#000... I have been viewing it on a laptop LCD and it looked pretty good contrast wise, on my desktop's CRT it looks kinda dim.

    Any Ideas on how I can modify my JVC camcorder to not autofocus? It is creating a blur when the lights flash. I am probably just going to get another camcorder that can manually focus. So far my 4.1mp digital camera has better video footage of the display :eek:
     
  16. Techno Child

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    Ok, here you guys go... All nice and compressed and submitted to YouTube to save on bandwidth - http://lights.technochild.net/media.php

    The first one works now, and the last one should come up shortly - YouTube is processing it... Enjoy!
     
  17. Perris Calderon

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    HOLY FUHRIGGIN JEHUZ CUHRIST!!!!

    very very nice indeed, you will be famous this time next year
     
  18. VenomXt

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    Holy Crap man. Nice.
     
  19. NetRyder

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    Wow! That's really cool! :D
    I bet it took quite a bit of time and effort to get it all done. Hats off to you. :)
     
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    Reps! Brought a smile to my face :)

    Somebody put this on Digg...I guarantee the site will be dugg to hell :p
     
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