We thought we were being clever when we rigged a Guitar Hero axe through GarageBand so Silent Creative Partner could play it live during his stage show. We now realize we have embarrassingly modest technical ambitions.
Update: If you wanna play the home game…
Christmas Light Hero is using 7 light controllers from Light-O-Rama built from kits to control 21,268 lights and LEDs. Each controller has 16 outputs and 2-3 TTL level control inputs that are used by the game system to fire different programmed light sequences depending on what happens in the game. It relies on the fact that the game sequence is very consistent. If the game and the lighting sequences start together, they will stay in very good sync through the length of the song. The light program allows branching and overlays for fail, star power and “ready.” I have some ideas to automate the initial show/game sync, but for now you have to push doorbell buttons at the right moments.
Well, that’s easy. We’re sure we have some controllers and 21,268 lights in the back of the closet.