Welcome to Lunar Den Lights

Lunar Den Lights is a technical blog primarily covering RGB "Pixel"-based holiday light shows. It provides a backstage view of our current light show: Oak Hills Lights. You will also find some 3D printing information, as we use some 3D printed components in our light show, and that is one of my other hobbies. This..

Best laid plans…

Well, I did say our layout this year is subject to change. Unfortunately prices have gone up over 70% on pixels and pretty much everything else it takes to do a show like ours. Availability of hardware like controllers and other electronics has also been limited due to ongoing chip shortages. Don't even get me..

GitHub

Since this Web site isn't working very well for posting my Arduino code and PHP scripts for FPP and xLights, I'm moving all of them to GitHub. There is a new GitHub link in the main menu. I've also pinned the official FPP and xLights projects there as-well. I'm going to move everything over there..

New Sequence: Decorations

I really love how this turned out... https://www.youtube.com/embed/udn0EwN0NiM ...so, I'm going to share it. I want to thank the xLights Singing Faces project for the lyric tracks. Everything else was just me having fun with mostly whole-display effects. I'm giving this away. As-is, no-warranty, no-support. There are lots of resources for importing sequences online, and..

When it rains, it pours…

Wow, between storms, deer, bad pixels, and software glitches- it's been a "fun" week... The big storm that blew through earlier this week took out some of our sparkleballs, and we had controllers and electrical cables literally floating in a few spots. Fortunately we were able to get everything dried out and working again fairly..

Quick Update

We've been hard at work getting things set up for our show this year. Too busy to do many build updates right now, but they will be coming. As of now we've got almost everything set up except for the new virtual matrix/video projection screen, front roof outlines, and SparkleBalls. We have all the parts,..