Linux Powered Christmas Lights

I have spent many hours of learning and playing to get this [mostly] right and I am pretty happy with the final results. I put together a light show on my house for Christmas and a little write-up of why I did it and why it is important to me. This whole thing is done with Linux. The controller system runs Linux and I performed the sequencing on Linux, openSUSE to be exact. This is my first go at such a thing and I hope to improve over time.

Or on YouTube Directly if you don’t want to see my blathering about it.

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That was FREAKIN LEGIT! Great job Nate!

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Very nice!

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First - very cool job!! Looks incredible…

Second - My wife and I were just talking about this Sunday night - I’ll be checking out the article!

I predict Nate will be organizing major holiday lights shows within 5 years. I have a feeling this will be a much sought after service.

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You know, I would’t complain about that at all. I am working on my “winter” modifications to my house lights, because… why not.

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In case you all are still interested, here is my second sequence to music. Another Trans-Siberian Orchestra tune, “Christmas Eve”

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Another fantastic show. Way to go man. If I was your neighbor… first: I’d need to learn how this is done; second: we would definitely have light show battles! :smile:

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