Brad's Xmas Lights 2014

BradsXmasLights

WiFi Interactive
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Dec 23, 2010
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Brisbane, Australia
Hello All,

After such a busy season, I'd almost forgot to post my videos up here :)

Once again I was running the interactive Wi-Fi system where by visitors could get their name on the roof. 749 different people connected & 24 of which were the same device as last year. Despite having 130K names white-listed, I was also still finding new names to add. Along with even more interesting attempts & requests. (everything is logged, so it makes for some interesting usage analytics.

This year was definitely the busiest yet. Whilst I had entered the local radio 'competition' here in Brisbane, I suspect the bulk of my visitors were actually from Facebook & associated websites/pages that'd shared my videos. Getting a good quality video up early December was the key to this success! (And it'd better be very flashy/good within <10seconds, because most won't watch it for very long!) It was only the last few busy nights before Xmas people were starting to say found me via the radio station list. Which brings me to my next point...

Facebook (and my own 1 page bradsxmaslights.com website) also had the BIG advantage of being able to tell people about my preferred parking arrangements as my dead-end street is only 2 cars wide. These facebook announcements worked quite well I found. As it got busier, the final few nights before Xmas I didn't allow any parking in the street and I suspect that some of these visitors (eg: ones looking at the competition 'list') didn't quite fully understand my traffic/parking arrangements despite the cones, signage for both keep clear & parking directions, along with myself in a fluro vest asking if they are looking for parking. So my gut feeling is -1 for being on a generic "list" and +1 for any medium where you can actually provide parking instructions.

Any how, this years specs:
* ~24,000 LED
* ~7428 channels

* Vixen 3 + FPP

I have no regrets for dumping LSP for Vixen3 either :D

Videos:

Brad's Christmas Lights 2014 - Lego Song

Brad's Christmas Lights 2014 - Jingle Bells

Brad's Christmas Lights 2014 - Frozen Song

And this one on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=916190708393733&set=vb.529362650409876&type=2&theater

And some Final Strobe style testing... too fast for the camera 25fps!
Strobe Light Special 2014 - Brad's Xmas Lights
 

lizardking

IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT
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Awesome work Brad i hope i can get some sort of coordination in mine lol 2015 will be the first year
 

nato595

Let's do this!
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Awesome! What software/hardware do you use to allow visitors to submit their name in lights?
 

dale82

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Great Job Mate, Gee I wish I had your talent! So was there many people that you had to ban this year from trying to put profanities on your matrix?
 

BradsXmasLights

WiFi Interactive
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Brisbane, Australia
gerry said:
Very nice Brad,

I saw your demo at the Sydney mini too

Are you considering commercialising your software ?

No, I'm not in a position to offer commercial support then - but I've been thinking of some sort of limited release :)
 
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