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A Raspberry Pi will enable certain synchronised Christmas displays to be run without connecting in a desktop or laptop PC.

What you need to run your show from a Raspberry Pi


  • A Raspberry Pi (model B or B+)
  • MicroSD card for Pi operating system (At least Class 4, 8GB, but a higher class/larger capacity is recommended for improved performance - e.g. Class 10, 16GB)
    • Note: Model B has a standard SD card slot (microSD adapter required or purchase a plain SD card).
    • Model B+ (which supercedes Model B) is the one which has a microSD card slot.
  • USB 2.0 flashdrive (At least 4GB) for your converted light show sequences.
  • A Micro USB power source (Minimum 1A). You may have an old micro USB phone charger which is compatible (but check its rating)
  • Falcon Player software
  • Rasclock (link to buy) or connection to the internet
  • A set of speakers or headphones with a 3.5mm plug to hear the network IP read-out

Setting up your Raspberry Pi for the first time



Step 1: Buy the RasPi


Raspberry Pi Model B+ is preferred, Model B is also fine

Step 2: Ask superman for help


For he is the RasPi god.

Running a light show from a Raspberry Pi - LightShow Pro 2.5



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Running a light show from a Raspberry Pi - Light-O-Rama S3



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Running a light show from a Raspberry Pi - Vixen 3



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Demonstration video


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