Here is my front yard this year. First time with Neopixels and FastLED.

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(Alex Tatistcheff) #1

Here is my front yard this year. First time with Neopixels and FastLED. Uses 4x ESP8266 and Jason Coon’s FastLED web server. These are controlled using curl and a bash script from a Linux machine. Crude but hey, it works!

(Jason Coon) #2

Looks amazing!

(Chris Parton) #3

Love it! Really nice colours :slight_smile:

(Andrew Tuline) #4

Woohoo! An outdoor display that isn’t just blink, blink, blink.

(Dave Morris) #5

Wow That’s my dream project if my wife would let me do it.

Curious about your power distribution, especially for those long runs. Any voltage drop issue? Is your central server banging out individual REST commands to each of your controllers?

(Alex Tatistcheff) #6

@Dave_Morris The 7 hexatrees each have 6 pixels at the base for a total of 42. Powering that many from one end is not an issue when they’re all close together. In this case there is about 5 feet of wire between each tree. I used pretty heavy 16 gauge wire to make sure the resistance was as low as possible. Probably overkill but no voltage drops. On the trees with 250 pixels I’m inserting 5v at pixel 0 and also between strings 3 and 4 at pixel 150.