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Behind the Scenes of Johnson Light Show... (Great Christmas Light Fight house)

Discussion in 'How is my display put together...' started by idleup, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. idleup

    idleup New Elf

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    Okay, this is the last video that I will be posting (except for the actual 2014 light show when we are allowed) for a while. It is a behind the scenes video explaining stuff that most of you probably already know. It is more for the people who are not already in this hobby but will see my show on TV in a couple weeks and want to know more about this hobby.

    http://youtu.be/g_hXlKCt11s

    Towards the end, I go through all the technical details including the hardware, controllers, software, and networking. I have created the following index of video timestamps for specific topics within the video if you want to skip directly to what you are interested in rather than watch the whole video.

    00:00 - Introduction to Behind the Scenes Tour

    01:16 - Explanation on rails system used on hedges, brick, and roofline fascia board.

    01:52 - Leaping light arches (If you are interested in how to build them, watch my how to video here: http://youtu.be/4pjHDMx92TI?list=PLO...MVdVZSh_ALLiDf)

    02:21 - Pixel Trees: (If you are interested in how to build them, watch my how to video here: http://youtu.be/Pv11upuiqxI?list=PLO...MVdVZSh_ALLiDf)

    02:53 - Pixel Matrix, Shutters, Brows, and Outlines (If you are interested in how to build a pixel matrix, watch my how to video here: http://youtu.be/cL9Dy0RlEEw?list=PLO...MVdVZSh_ALLiDf)

    03:42 - Roofline rail system

    04:28 - Outlines and vertical rails mounted on Brick

    04:50 - FM Transmitter, Audio Mixer, Non-LED Light Controller (EDM Design w/RDS)

    06:10 - Overview of Smart RGB Pixel lights and the different types used in my show (all are 12v WS2811 based pixels)

    07:13 - Overview of Controllers (San Devices e682 pixel controllers)

    09:02 - Tour of controller installation, Power supplies, and connections to pixels

    09:56 - Overview of Show Player (Raspberry Pi running Falcon Pi Player FPP)

    10:40 - Summary of Electronics, Software (Vixen 3), Storage, etc. and how it all interconnects

    11:57 - Conclusion
     
  2. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Very nice work and a great looking display, thanks for sharing the video and how to's, very well put together.
     
  3. Bird

    Bird Proud LOR user

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    Great job on the how to's.
    Been wanting to put my CCR arches in a tube for a couple of years and this now looks very easy to accomplish what I want because of the the tube lengths available.
    Thank you very much.
     
  4. jcmarksafb

    jcmarksafb Hello from Christopher Creek Arizona

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    Thank you for all of the videos. Answers a lot of questions we all get about how to put together a show. Very well done and a great light show to boot!
    John
     
  5. bluzervic

    bluzervic 65,768 Channels, 185 Universes

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    Very nicely done, can tell you have a lot of engineering experience.


    Would like to see a how to on the house rails for the roof and sides or some PIC's


    thanks for Sharing


    -Blu
     
  6. Christmas on Clarafield

    Christmas on Clarafield Full Time Elf

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    Great work.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. dale82

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    Excellent Tutorials, Now the Planning for Next year has begun
     
  8. gerry

    gerry Senior Elf

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    Thanks for posting these videos. I have not watched all of them as yet , but will at some stage.

    Thanks again for sharing
     
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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    So if anyone finds an Australian supplier that sells the high pressure/polyethylene vacuum tubing like shown in the video for the arches. Please let me know
     
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