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Driftwood Light Show

Driftwood Light Show began in 2015 with a single strand of LED lights around a door frame. We have now grown to more than 4,400 individual pixels, spread across multiple props. These props include a 16' tree, a 5 by 6 foot pixel matrix, and more. All of our lights run from a single Raspberry Pi connected to a controller and the music is transmitted via radio on 89.7 FM.

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Controller
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Universes of Data
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Pixels
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Channels

What do all those numbers mean? Each light that you see is called a pixel and each pixel has 3 LEDs, one red, one green, and one blue. These LEDs are referred to as channels. That means there are 3 channels for each pixel. Each pixel can be any combination of red, green, and blue, resulting in 16 million possible colors to choose from. A single universe of data can control up to 510 channels*, or 170 pixels. We only use one controller in our show, but the controller is actually capable of controlling 75 universes of data. That means our one controller can handle 38,400 channels of data, or 12,800 pixels!


* Technically a universe is 512 channels, but because a single pixel is 3 channels (red, green, and blue) we use 510 since it's divisible by 3.

Recent Shows

Check out some videos from recent shows!

Christmas 2020 - Mary, Did You Know

Christmas 2020 - Christmas Every Day

Christmas 2020 - Into the Unknown

Christmas 2020 - Sleigh Ride

Resources

Want to learn more about what we do?

Holiday Lighting 101

If you're interested in learning more about the components and technologies used in the holiday lighting hobby, AusChristmasLighting is the place to start. AusChristmasLighting 101 Lighting Manual.

Canispater Christmas

The Canispater Christmas channel on YouTube is a great place to watch and learn about the world of RGB lighting.

xLights Videos

Another great learning resource is the xLights videos page, which features videos from various sources such as Canispater Christmas and xEssentials presentations.

Remote FPP Control

This is a guide on how to control your local FPP from your website.

Remote Falcon

If you want to allow your viewers to control your show, but don't want to hassle with difficult setups like VPN or Port Forwarding, Remote Falcon is what you need! Best of all, it's free to use!

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