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Brad's Xmas Lights 2014

Discussion in 'Show Off Arena' started by BradsXmasLights, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. BradsXmasLights

    BradsXmasLights WiFi Interactive

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    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
     
  2. lizardking

    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
     
  3. gerry

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    Great lighta Brad. Have only briefly looked at them , but will loop back !
     
  4. mborg10

    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Enjoyed the lights and seeing the facebook updates. Bring on 2015
     
  5. nato595

    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?
     
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    BradsXmasLights

    BradsXmasLights WiFi Interactive

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    Pircy Full Time Elf

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    Awesome lights again by Brad. I think I visited 3 or 4 times to steal ideas for my own display. . . . . I mean enjoy the show!
     
  8. Bird

    Bird Proud LOR user

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    Excellent job Brad.
    Jealous of your talents.
     
  9. dale82

    dale82 Senior Elf

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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?
     
  10. gerry

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    Very nice Brad,

    I saw your demo at the Sydney mini too

    Are you considering commercialising your software ?
     
  11. Onewish1

    Onewish1 New Elf

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    Pretty cool..would be awesome to be able to do that
     
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    BradsXmasLights

    BradsXmasLights WiFi Interactive

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    Quite a few, p***s was popular, and just about every possible version of that
     
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    BradsXmasLights

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    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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    pipersmall Full Time Elf

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    Awesome show Brad.
     
  15. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    nice work as always Brad
     

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