Falcon Christmas

Other Controllers and Hardware => General Hardware => Topic started by: Xmas! on December 27, 2018, 06:48:01 PM

Title: Piano
Post by: Xmas! on December 27, 2018, 06:48:01 PM
So Iím not sure if anyone else has thought of this or even created it but here is what I think is a fantastic idea. Why not make the Christmas lights interactive with people who come by to see them. Iím sure most of you have seen the movie ďBigĒ with Tom Hanks and if not go watch it. When they are in the store he and the big boss start playing on a huge piano pad on the floor. Imagine being able to hook that piano pad up to your lights show so that every key and key combo makes a different set of lights light up in a different color. Like the A key makes segment 1 turn green, B key makes segment 2 turn blue,  it pressing both of them makes segments 1 and 2 flash red and white. Iím sure itís a ton of work but I think it would be a wicked cool addition.
Title: Re: Piano
Post by: CaptainMurdoch on December 27, 2018, 08:45:45 PM
The latest versions of xLights can do this using a MIDI input and I have a proof of concept patch for FPP that does it as well using MIDI as well.  I bought a USB MIDI adapter last year but still need to play with the code some and then hook it up to our Yamaha so my son can play the lights. :)

Maybe this year I'll have time to get the code ready for release and get it into FPP.
Title: Re: Piano
Post by: Xmas! on December 27, 2018, 08:50:23 PM
I was hoping this was my original idea....damn lol. Oh well thatís cool that it is being worked now.