What's diychristmas.org all about?
This is a Christmas-related site for
do-it-yourself decorators -- especially those who are new to the idea of
animated Christmas lighting. But you may also find stuff here that
involves computer control for other hobbies -- animating props for
Halloween, for example. If we're lucky, maybe some good jokes, too.
We'll see what transpires but our goal is to
have fun, share information and explore the world the DIY way...
BTW, this is also one of the leading sites for
information on cutting-edge Renard controller development with
Renard Plus, and
Vixen+, the next
generation of easy-to-use light sequencing software.
DIY-U - DIY University
We're building a reference section for common
electronic parts -- how they work, how they're used in DIY lighting --
to take some of the mysticism out of the magic of computer animated
Christmas lighting. We'll also be including sections on how to home-etch
circuit boards, how to design circuit boards, etc. all explanations are
in layman's terms. Our hope is that it will encourage "out of the box"
thinking and help DIY'ers to create new things.
What else is here?
you can buy stuff that you didn't know existed! It's
THE place to
go for wireless Renard controllers and adapters!
DIGWDF is Dirknerkle's Inventorium and Generally Worthless Device Factory:
"we don't follow the rules -- we make them
up as we go along."
Oh yeah, and there's
too... not the best, not the worst, just what
it is. Dirk doesn't spend a lot of time on it -- it's more-or-less
just a place to keep "stuff" in a sort of historical sense. He says that
"some day, if I ever finish sequencing, I'll bring it up to date with