Animated Musical Holiday Light Show - Version 2.0

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    Steve

    After stepping through the code the software does recognize that my phidget is attached however the table on the new sequence form does not populate with my phidget info. Please advise.

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    Chris

    Where Can i find the phidget Board In america because all the places that have them are outside of north america

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    Steve

    I seem to have a problem with the code. After stepping through the code I can decipher it enough to tell that it does recognize that my phidget is attached. However, no device shows up on the new sequence form and I get a channels index out of range error at the first if statement of the Timer_Tick event in the record form. Your assistance with this matter would be appreciated.

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    Clint

    @Chris, you can get them at Trossen Robotics, the link at the top of the page is actually linking to them.

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    tony

    it is very good. i think if it can combine with our LED cherry tree light, it will be perfect. www.bothwinchina.com

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    Dan Henne

    Latest phidget libraries (including the necessary .net libraries) can be found at:

    http://www.phidgets.com/downloads.php?os_id=1

    Just need the Phidget21.msi

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    aj

    what web site to computeriz your lights

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    Tressa

    Do you khow if they have any programs to make light shows that are MAC compatable? I am a true PC user but my PC is way older than my MAC and cannot support the program. I am really enthusiastic about trying to build a light show but I havent found a program for MAC. Thanks!

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    Denis Bittencourt Muniz

    Great!! .Net Merry Christmas!

    Yeah!

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    chrwei

    Tressa:  phidgets has libraries for Mac OSX, but you'd need to roll your own program.

    Brain, in your notes about amperages, you have a minor error.  the 10A rating at at 240V, so for a 120V application you actually have a 20A limit, but you are correct that you will need to watch that you don't overload the house circuit.  Also some houses have outdoor and garage circuits rated for up to 25A, so if you are lucky you can run a hell of a lot on this.

    And as far as the 0/16/16 board, you would need relays for 120VAC lights, but not if you found some 12VDC lights.  However, a 0/16/16 board and a handful of relays is much cheaper than 4 0/0/4 boards if you don't mind the extra wiring and the extra DC power source to power the relays, plus you'd be able to tap into the digital inputs and do fun things like trigger the sequence from motion detection.

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    Jeff30161

    Is the source code still available?

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    BrianPeek.​com

    Here is a list of my current Coding4Fun articles: WiiEarthVR Animated Musical Holiday Light Show - Version

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    Clint

    @Jeff30161 The source is at the top of the paged under the "Download" link

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    BGW

    Can i apply the same wiring method with LED lights?

    I tried 2 LED strings (35 light each) & caused a power down.

    then i bypassed the controller connected the 2 strings (by sharing the same extend cord) still black down.

    i did sth wrong?

    thanks

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    CDAWG

    Here's an example of what you can do. It's pretty cool for the money...around $140 plus lights.

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2222506/wizards_in_winter_2008_by_transiberian_orchestra/

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    Gerard

    Wonderful work, I have some year 13 students working on this as a project, we have all the equipemnt, one thing that we are finding is that the program stops every so often, especially if you turn the lights on and off quickly.

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    Jeff

    I know this was posted a while ago, but the MIDI files aren't filling.  It looks like it has something to do with the length of the song that being calculated when the MIDI is loaded.  Anyone else have this issue, or a solution?

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    Clint

    @Jeff I contacted Brian but we've run into the issue of a large sum of time has past since we released this.

    From Brian:

    I know some MIDI’s just aren’t really supported by my code…there are a handful of different of formats inside the format itself…perhaps he’s playing one of the weird ones that I didn’t code for.

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    Clint

    @Don There was only ever one, Brian asked for people to submit them, and received 0 over the past…4 (?) years.

    www.brianpeek.com/.../default.aspx is the link to the one and only.

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    Don

    Are there any sample .seq files anywhere for download?

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    Don

    Total Bummer!

    I noticed that the one he posted could not be edited, so I tried to copy and paste into the new format and it runs at a different time sequence.  I think I try recoding it from scratch and past the one minute mark.

    Wish me luck.

    Awesome stuff by the way!  Many props!

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    Clint

    @Don That is AWESOME!  Email me clint.rutkas@microsoft.com and I'll upload it to the c4f CDN so others can check it out.

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    Don

    Ok, I did a seq file for Linus and Lucy from the "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" album (had to use the mp3 from Walmart, an Amazon mp3 gave me issues).  

    Where can I upload the seq file for others?  

    You can see my grainy video here: www.youtube.com/watch

    I also changed the code a bit to have labels at the bottom of the form that light up with the relays.  This helped me do day time coding of the seq file.

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    Clint

    @PleasantDemise that looks sweet!

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    Pleasant​Demise

    Modified the code to support other (cheaper? Smiley hardware:

    www.youtube.com/watch

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    Don

    Hi all,

    Please share you sequence files with everyone. It will make a much better experience for all of us!

    PleasantDemise, would you be willing to share your sequence file/code?

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