Hello there everyone *waves* I have been a long time guest lurker on many Christmas light forums and I have now decided to jump in. This year I am determined to have some computer controlled blinking going on. I just hope I don't bite off more than I can chew. As such I have a few questions and if people could point me to the correct places to post them, I will get to plucking the knowledge of others here. I am mostly wanting to build things myself (I really like Electronic DIY) and as such I am trying to use things I have to hand. I have done a number of small projects with the Arduino platform and would like to use it as a controller. I don't know if anyone here has any experience with this but if there is an area for such questions could you let me know. I am 3/4 of the way through building a complete off board Peggy 2.0 (if anyone knows what that is) that I am planning to use as video matrix. Apart from that I have a bunch of lights that I have acquired over time. Is there a guide as to what is usable or how they can be converted for computer use (they mostly have inline function controllers). They are different voltages and a mix of LED and incandescent. Any and all help would be gladly accepted. Thanks People.