[Lab] Merry Christmas

Darcy Whyte darcy at siteware.com
Thu Dec 25 12:17:27 EST 2014

That's amazing!

Darcy Whyte

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On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 4:39 PM, Dave Hunt <dave at huntgang.com> wrote:

> Speaking of Merry Christmas... My wife has been asking for me to put up
> the Christmas lights for so many years, I think I finally found an excuse
> to do it... I have been working on syncronising my Christmas Lights to
> music.  I might not be the most artistic when it comes to the effects etc.
> But I think it is working out extremely well!  Especially considering I
> really only started November 1st.
> Some of you might have seen my Halloween "display" video
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47vxr5Er-Uc where is syncronised a couple
> of lights outside to the sound of thunder as well as a few red lights
> inside syncronised to a heartbeat which were played outside on a pair of
> speakers.
> Well I have significantly expanded on this for my Christmas display
> including WS2812B RGB LED strip along the roof line, 64 channels of
> lighting control including two "magic" signing trees, various candy canes,
> mini christmas trees, standard LED Light Strings, an inflateable Frosty and
> a couple of laser projectors.  There are three arduinos and a whole bunch
> of hand made PCB Circuit boards involved along with a Laptop as the main
> center of the show.  Thanks to Richard I even have an FM transmitter
> (running on low power) to send the music into your vehicle so people can
> stay nice and warm.  I estimate I have around 400 hours into the project
> now!
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UXhqcRRFR8
> I am continually tweaking things so what you see in the video has changed
> and it is only a couple of the songs.  I am currently running the show
> between 5:00pm and 10:00pm and am located on Argyle St in Almonte (20
> minutes from Kanata Canadian Tire Center) in case anyone wants to check out
> the rest of the show in person.
> That said, I wanted to guage the amount of interest in an "off-site" (at
> my house) presentation on how I pulled this all together.  Kind of like the
> Thursday sessions.  I say off site, so that we could actualy see the system
> in action as a complete setup and I can do some "show and tell".  I have
> not passed this idea by my wife, but if there is enough interest I will see
> what I can arange.  I want to clean up the yard January 1st (weather
> permitting) and I know the Christmas Holidays will make things difficult
> for some to find the time.  I also make no guarantees until I can setup
> some dates.  I figure we could setup some car pooling if I can pull this
> together.
> Dave
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