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I'm getting ready to start my xmas production (mega tree setup) using a kit74 8 channel and the vixen program for light control. I'm using a 1ghz server which I got for free so it should be more than enough to do this.

Are there any haunters here that also use vixen (either halloween or xmas) and could lend a hand if I run into problems? I'm already a member on diy christmas but throwing this out there to my fellow haunters

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Hey Victor - I'm not a Vixen user YET, but I actually did just discover Vixen last week, and I've been doing some reading. I'd LOVE to incorporate a Vixen setup with my haunt, I've just gotta figure out which board I want and how to build it. Definitely interested in seeing your progress as a tutorial!!
 

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So after much though, the setup I'm currently envisioning is this: Caroling! After halloween I've been able to buy multiple pumpkin lamps from $1-$4 ea (and $4 are those big 3x3 guys!)

Here is the setup area, my living room:


There will be 8 pumpkins arranged outside, two pumpkins facing into the house per window. Since I'm not drawing a lot of power (each pumpkin will use one 40-60w lamp), I should have no problem using one (maybe two) outlets to light them up. I managed to get a 1ghz server (w/512mb ram, no less) from freecycle (you can guess how I paid for that) so with XP and vixen loaded on that I should have no problem with playback issues. I could probably hook that up to a projector as well for other considerations later. The nice thing about my setup is that I want to integrate this into a xmas setup after halloween, instead of pumpkins caroling I'm thinking of xmas stars or large snowflakes with xmas lights streaming into the yard fromt he windows to give a xmas tree effect. Since the pc will be inside I can hookup a mini 2.1 system for audio inside the living room discreetly (also from freecycle) so everyone can watch the show from in the house but hear it clearly. Wish me luck...

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