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Random thoughts and ideas. Not worth a full article. May not have pictures!

2021 July Update

It’s been a busy Summer, and we are probably getting off to a late start this year, but we have finally started getting ready for December! Well, we will actually start setting up after Halloween, so we can start our show again right after Thanksgiving. Here is what we plan […]

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What Happened?

Yes, I changed the name (and the look)… This site was initially started as joke, called It was supposed to represent a series of my cost-cutting (cheap!) and unsophisticated hobby builds, using satirical “BubbaTronic” branding. Since I first set it up- I’ve grown the site with a lot more […]

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Quick Update

We got all of the remaining lights up last weekend, including our flat-tree (which I guess we can’t really call a “mega tree” since it isn’t freestanding). I spent the week chasing down problems/bugs in xLights and FPP, along with controller, cabling, and bad pixel issues. I finally got everything […]

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New FPP (FalconPlayer) Software Released

Just in case anyone missed it- there is a new release of FPP! The official release announcement: FPP 4.3 Released! Images can be download from: Enhancements VirtualMatrix updates to allow 1:1 pixel perfect output VirtualMatrix can now display multiple matrices on one framebuffer in 1:1 mode Optimized memory usage for […]

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Really-quick if you haven’t looked at WLED in a while- give it another look. I was experimenting with ESP32 NodeMCUs and had to find an alternative to the venerable ESPixelStick firmware, which simply doesn’t run on ESP32. A few online forum members suggested WLED as an alternative. I had “played” […]

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