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GE G-35 Light String Sequencing Hack, part 2

As I mentioned in my last post, this year I heard about the GE ColorEffects G-35 programmable light strings that a lot of people are hacking.  I piggy-backed on work that Robert Quattlebaum (“Darco”) and  Scott Harris have done to create … Continue reading

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Synchronized Control of GE Color Effects G-35 LED Light Strings

Jay discovered this blog entry by a fellow Christmas hacker going by “Darco” the other day and pointed me to it. We both felt the potential for hacking this thing together with an Arduino and my Light Sequencer Program, EverSequence, was … Continue reading

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Meshed Network Light Suit Technical Details (part 4)

OK, it’s finally time to talk about the hardware on this project.  I had originally planned two write one post about software and one about hardware, but I found I had a lot more to describe on the software side. … Continue reading

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As Seen on TV!

I use LED Christmas light strings on the AustinLightGuy Light Suit.  The much-lower power requirements of LED strings make them ideal for mobile applications (I want to get around to figuring out a good way to put a few strings … Continue reading

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My Other Blog

I’m now blogging on less light-oriented topics over at http://ludditefallacy.blogspot.com

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Meshed Network Light Suit Technical Details (part 3)

OK, so my last post (part 2) was basically a whole bunch of history of the evolution of my EverSequence light sequencing software. This year, I figured I would put together some hardware (getting to that in the next post) … Continue reading

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Meshed Network Light Suit Technical Details (part 2)

This is part two of a series of blog entries for the massive percentage of the myriad ALG fans who are fascinated by the technical intricacies of all the AustinLightGuy Light Suits. If you’re in the small majority of people … Continue reading

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Meshed Network Light Suit Technical Details (part 1)

I’ve been putting off posting more details on the meshed-network-controlled light suits, as promised in my last blog entry, until I made enough progress on the whole project to be confident that it’s all going to work.  Although it has … Continue reading

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Kicking It Up a Notch for XMas 2010

ALG groupies will know that every year, I try to kick the light costume up a notch. The first light suit was a meager two or three strings of normal, incandescent mini-lights pinned to some black sweats. I pulled the … Continue reading

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Great Pumpkin Progress

My Great Pumpkin is coming along nicely… I got 5mm EL Wire for the body ridges and they really look nice and thick now that they’re on the frame.  I started out taping them with transparent tape, but that really … Continue reading

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