My Arduino based WS2811 RGB Christmas light show setup.

I’m working on a full write up of my Christmas light show from 2018, my second year doing Christmas lights.
You can find the article in our forums.

Christmas Light setup – 2018

I’ve also provided the Arduino source code I used in my setup, for both Relay control as well as WS2811 RGB LED control.
This software interfaces with Vixen 3 running on a computer in my garage and allows Vixen to talk to the Arduinos and control my display.

Home Automation – My Custom Control Panel

A few years back, I wrote a some custom web code to tie my home automation systems all together into 1 easy to use control panel.
I’ve set several HP Stream 7 Tablets (Windows based) around my house and utilize this web app to control the house and monitor events.
It also ties in Amazon’s Alexa service as well as HomeSeer’s built in voice recognition services to control my lights, A/C, doors, camera system and every TV in the house.

Expect a more indepth write up coming soon!

Creality releases the Ender 3 Pro

For a few extra bux, around $60-$100 or so depending on where you purchase it, you can get the Creality Ender 3 Pro.

Some of the major changes between the Ender 3 and the Ender 3 Pro include;
Magnetic Build Bed
40mmx40mm extrusion for the Y axis base
MK10 Extruder
Relocated controller fan at the bottom of the case.

Is the upgrade worth it to you?

Creality Ender 3 Pro – Specs on Creality’s website
Creality Ender 3 Pro – On Amazon