RGB & Animation
Christmas Lighting Made Easy
What is RGB?
Red, Green, and Blue.
These Mixing of Primary Colors Can Make
11 Million Colors To Choose From!
App Controlled RGB lighting
Use your Apple device to use the Twinkly app. Here you can choose effects and customize effects with any color of your choosing!
This USB attachment can be used with a
powercube and group your devices together
to sync to music!
Videos of Twinkly Pro in action!
More In Depth Guide
We use a program called Xlights (www.xlights.org) to program each song. The software is free and you can donate to help assist with developments as a lot of time I spent on development. Each song takes over 40 working hours to program!
How it looks
This is a preview of our layout in Xlights. We generate a 3D model. Here we make sure they are connected to the right outputs and tell the software how many pixels are in each prop and exactly where each pixel is. We rendered the model in 3D to get x, y, and z axis!
Props are mostly purchased from a company called Boscoyo and Gilbert Engineering. We will be introducing this Dreamcatcher prop to our display this year from GE! They specialize in corrugated plastic and have a CNC machine that cuts the specific prop out and the holes for the pixels. We also have a 3D printer where we design and print some of the props and mounts in our display.
We run the light show off 1 Raspberry Pi! There is specific software made for this. It sends all the information out to the controllers to tell each of the outputs what color, what pixel, and what effect to display.
We use 12V WS2811 RGB bullet pixels for everything. We currently have over 15,000 pixels in our show . You can create any color you want and can control each individual pixel. Full control! Each pixel has a power, ground and data cable.
We 3D print a lot of our mounts for props. Some of the props are 3D printed along with accessories. This has made it where we can custom print an object and use it quickly! To learn more check out our 3D printing page.
We have our own lightshow that we have been working on. In season, you can request a song to play!