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    Default make your own string lights?

    EDIT: The way some of the members here have desperately tried to identify my location and nationality for whatever reason they believed was needed for by asking an admin to check my profile logs and researching me by the content of my posts has been very creepy and unnecessary. So bye.
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    If you want the best of the best string lights... try these!

    http://www.adafruit.com/products/1734
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    I'm fairly sure AdaFruit have tutorials for all their products as well as sample programming for RasPi or Arduino microcontrollers... But basically, it'd be solder it yourself and experiment

    I'm playing with something similar for another client at the moement... which is taking up MUCH more of my time than I expected... but as soon as I have something working reliably, I'll let you know...

    Another, less flexible but possibly ready to go off the shelf option would be to use these http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_fr...tring&_sacat=0 with a controller from enttec http://www.shocksolutions.co.uk/sale...5-watts-detail such as this...

    More expensive, but a ready to go option
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    If you want a really impressive art project with the potential to sell them afterwards, then look at these.

    They cost a fortune to buy - $1,300 per set.

    Now if someone could come up with an equally tough good version for say $200 or less, I reckon there's money to be made from ravers:




    If you want to see what they are in detail, then they're here:

    http://lighttoys.cz/store/led-produc...ual-poi-staff/

    That is version 1. They're now on Version 3 with 80 pixel resolution.

    I am of course suggesting you do something similar that doesn't infringe copyright. There are other versions so I presume it's possible:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGibQuq82Ys
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    They're POV wands on strings... been around for 10 years or so as single colour (without the strings) for around 30 quid or so... had them as glow sticks when I used to go clubbing.

    I'm sure making them rgb using neo-pixels isn't hard to do with a bit of c+ programming and an arduino ... in fact I'm sure you could find a project if you googled it...

    Anyway, back to dream's thread about Xmas lights.
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    You could use individually addressable led strips using the pixelpusher or pixelpi ...

    http://www.heroicrobotics.com/products/pixelpusher

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