Category Archives: Christmas

GE G35 ColorEffects Christmas Tree (part 2)

I pretty much have the “Mini Mega Tree” and sequencer enhancements all wrapped up. I only got my hands on five 50 bulb strings of G35′s, so my tree isn’t as big as the “original” Mega Tree, but I was … Continue reading

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GE G35 ColorEffects Christmas Tree (part 1)

In a reply to a preview post, Jim pointed out this video of a cool project another guy did using G35 strings and a microcontroller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPgqNXjf-MY I’ve been kind of dreading the effort of setting pulling out the scores of strings … Continue reading

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Driving GE G-35 Light String with Digilent Uno32

Well, Christmas is approaching, so I guess it’s the time of year when I start revisiting projects that abruptly paused around Dec 26th last year. I guess the thing that has been nagging me the most has been that I … Continue reading

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Synchronized Lights using LabVIEW and Arduino

In late February, I started a new job in a development position at National Instruments. It’s been a pleasure to work at a tech company that actually has a proven business model, is large and stable, yet still has an entrepreneurial … 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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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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