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Anyone got any Vixen sequences they'd be willing to share? I finally got my LSC hack off the ground have have 6 channels right now, soon to be 17 (when I can get and assemble the parts). I've started the sequencing process, but am still new at it and it's taking a while...
 

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Oh boy, it takes a LONG while. I've spent countless hours on 5 different song sequences and hope to have them done in time. I don't have anything ready to share yet, but there may be some on DIYchristmas.com in the Halloween section.
 

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I presume you are referring to singing pumpkins? Msg me your email address.
 

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Actually, I was thinking of something more along the lines of
. This one was done, apparently, using LOR (Light-O-Rama) which is not compatible with what I'm doing.

I just spent the last 4 hours or so getting my Pumpkin face to do Grim Grinning Ghosts. I will post the sequence once I got it a little more polished.
 

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Check the vixen forums. I found a bunch over there. I look to see if I have any. Some I have downloaded to check out and if I couldn't use them I deleted.
 

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I've created a test-board to see how well my Halloween lightshow will work. This is a smaller version of the singing Halloween face that will be put up on the side of the house, and will sing, using a program called Vixen along with some hardware. This is similar to the shows you typically see around Christmas with the big light shows set to music.

Here is a link to the first sequence:
It's just 6 channels singing Grim Grinning Ghosts


My light show small scale platform, used for the singing Halloween face.


Halloween face with the lights out.

I discovered after I filmed this that one tooth on the top part of the mouth was longer than the other. Turned out I put lights into holes for a different (as of yet unused) channel. DOH! I was wondering why I needed 2 extra lights for that one...
 

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Its great. One tweak though- (don't hate me) there is a faster version (I think it's Thurl Ravenscroft) online. This ones a bit slow.
 

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What bulbs are you using for the face?

I was wondering if I could make it easy by using pegboard and LEDs (which push in nicely into pegboard)
 

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I just used old sets of twinkle (Christmas) lights I found in the basement. For the full scale version, I will be buying new light sets, as I don't want to be diagnosing a bad string come Halloween night.
 

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This is going to look so cool when you have it up on your house.
 

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That is looking cool. I've been thinking about doing a pumpkin choir, but haven't had the focus this year. BTW, what type of controller are you using?
 

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I hacked a Mr. Christmas Lights and Sounds of Christmas box to take data from a parallel cable. I have 6 channels this way, working on expanding to 12.

On another note, I found a program that will convert Light-O-Rama sequences to Vixen. Seems to work pretty well, so my well of source material just expanded. I will be making these sequences available once I got some one. Right now I got Grim Grinning Ghosts and Addams Family done, working on Thriller and Ghost Riders in the Sky ATM
 
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