Okay, I laughed pretty hard when I saw these – I hope you do too. I also hope that you all have a great weekend, and that you get your christmas shopping done! Exploding Dog, you guys are awesome.
Ginny from Cree just posted a video that she made with John Edmond, co-founder of Cree – they’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the commercialization of the blue LED! Ginny made a video about how things got started, and had an interview with John about the beginnings of Cree. Very cool, check it out! Also, […]blue LED, Cree, John Edmond, LED, LED Revolution
I have something that I hope will start your Friday out on a high note. If you’ve never heard of a Blendtec blender, it’s a possibility that you’ve not seen the Cadillac of blenders before. You know your little Sunbeam blender or other midstream name brand blender? Yeah, I don’t think it can take a […]blender, BlendTec, Friday morning, random, ridiculance, Will It Blend?
Everybody knows Luminair. What everybody doesn’t know is that Luminaire 2.0 is coming. I had a chance to play with the 2.0 release on Synthe FX founder Ryan Hisey’s iPhone at LDI 2009 in Orlando. The new features are pretty awesome, and it’s extra excellent for me since I’m a big WYG user. Check out […]Luminair, Luminair 2.0, Ryan Hisey, Synthe FX
I just found out in a round-about way that digital lighting and display company Barco let some more High End Systems employees go last week. And JUST in time for the holidays, too! How fantastic. You know, I am no MBA holder, nor would I know how to conduct a multi-million dollar business, so I […]BARCO, economy, High End Systems, holiday stupidity, layoffs, merger
After posting the article about Guitar Hero christmas lighting this morning, I was able to get ahold of the display’s designer to ask him some questions about how and what he did to have such a great display. The designer’s name is Ric, and he was gracious enough to answer some questions I had about […]Christmas, Christmas Lights, Guitar Hero, LED, xmas
I ran across this video where someone was making some amazing christmas lighting sequencing, and I was sitting here thinking to myself – I know that yard! Turns out that I wrote about this display a few weeks ago – and they uploaded another video. Check out this Guitar Hero spectacular! The funny thing is […]Christmas Lights, cold, displays, Guitar Hero, lighting
I have a special place in my heart for Vari*Lite fixtures. My first experiences with automated lighting was with the Vari*Lite Artisan and Mini-Artisan consoles, and the very awesome Vari*Lite VL2C and VL6 spots, and the VL5 wash. I love the VL2C – it’s like a big ol’ square truck that has great optics and […]Automated Lighting, concerts, moving lights, vari*lite, VL2C, VL5, VL6
I had the pleasure of meeting and getting a Bad Boy demo from Chris Conti, product manager at PRG this year at LDI 2009. Chris gave us the rundown on all of the features of Bad Boy – from optics and color to servos and touchscreens. I am working on another interview with Chris for […]Automated Lighting, bad boy, Chris Conti, JimOnLight.com, moving head, moving lights, PRG
Part Four: Christmas Lights Power and Safety So now that you have learned about the history of christmas lights, learned about different christmas lamp types and different form factors, there’s two things that we’ve not considered: power (electricity) and control of the christmas light display. These two things are usually taken for granted, which is understandable […]Christmas, Christmas Lights, DIY, Guides, JimOnLight.com, power