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Software Help (LightshowPi)  - 
 
Version 1.2 is now Stable. The new stable branch is now based on the old master branch. The stable branch is the new version 1.2.

Please us stable or master when downloading.

Stable will receive bug fixes. Master will receive bug fixes, new features and enhancement.

Version 1.2 and Version 1.1 repos may not receive fixes. Version 1.2 will only be updated if a major but is found. They are a reference point for the dev team to work from.

Version 1.2 branch repo may not receive updates as needed, the stable branch will receive fixes as needed for general use. All references to Version 1.2 should me made to stable. Install stable and not Version 1.2. This will allow us to better help you will any issues that may arise.

Again:
Stable = Use this, most (if not all) the bugs have been worked out, it is the best way to use lightshowpi and it will receive updates as needed
Master = Experimental, new features and enhancements are added, it should work, but you might find a problem or 2. Use this only if you are willing/able report issues to help to resolve them.
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You should have also added spectrum_analyzer with the new 1.2 lightshowpi.
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Yeah I picked a few up, for the first 1 they're 99 cents. I live 45 mins from one so I sweet talked them on Friday to let me have that deal early. After the first 1 they charge double and quadruple for up to 10 of them. It was like 99 cents for the first one, then $9.99 for 2 thru 5, then 15.99 for 5-10 or something like that...
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Found this page while I was browsing.
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3007002/mobile-wireless/using-raspberry-pi-for-holiday-light-shows.html

Some of this might look familiar. 
If you like to play with code and hardware, then you could use your upcoming long weekend to set up a Raspberry Pi to control lights, music, and even as an FM transmitter for a holiday light show.
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Well since nobody else has done so.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am looking forward to seeing this community grow and continue in 2016.
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"Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night."
"God bless us, every one"

And a special thank you to the community for their spirit of sharing and helping. 
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My 3 minute video to share with the team, and community…
https://db.tt/1Sc3DBJZ
Not the greatest arrangement, but it shares the message?! ;)
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Am I reading this right?
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor-microcontroller-development-kits/8134164/

•1 x Compute Module
•1 x I/O board
•1 x CMIO to Raspberry Pi camera adaptor board
•1 x CMIO to Raspberry Pi display adaptor board
•2 x FFC cables
•1 x power supply (5 V)
•1 x USB A to micro B data cable

All for only £36.29 and free shipping?  $54.00 US???? 
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I don't need one, but at that price?????????
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For all those that want to use digital led strips I have a version of lightshowpi that I am Alpha testing.
https://tom_slick@bitbucket.org/tom_slick/lightshowpi-led.git

From a RPI you can use WS2801, APA102, and LPD8806 right from the RPI SPI pins.

If you have and AllPixel then you can use the above plus WS2811, WS2812, WS2812B, NEOPIXEL, APA104, WS2811_400, TM1809, TM1804, TM1803, UCS1903, SM16716, LPD1886, and P9813

If you don't have an AllPixel then don't worry. Just about any Arduino will work with the included sketches and support all of the AllPixel led strips.

I have been able to run several hundred leds off the spi header and the same for serial devices (AllPixel, Arduinos). The upper level is unknown at this time. But several hundred is a good start.

For using SPI led strips look at the config for settings details and to https://github.com/ManiacalLabs/BiblioPixel/wiki for SPI setup.
For serial devices look at the README in the Arduino folder.

This branch is under active development and will receive frequent updates. Updates may or may not break features. So be warned, Alpha version of software, it will contain bugs.

+Ken B and I have been working on the software for some time now. And think you will enjoy it.

But remember this is Alpha software. It may not have all the features of lightshowPi, and may not always work as expected. Please report all bug or issues.

Have fun. And please report bugs if you find them. We can only fix this if we know there is something to fix.
https://tom_slick@bitbucket.org/tom_slick/lightshowpi-led.git
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I got AllPixel board, +Tom Enos any documentation?
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Google is messing with the Google Voice login page again.
So if your using sms and you installed lightshowpi before the date and time of this post, you will need to update pygooglevoice.
sudo pip install pygooglevoice --upgrade

version bumped to 0.5.2
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Don't know if this matters to any body here, but........
When we launched Raspberry Pi Zero last November, it’s fair to say we were blindsided by the level of demand. We immediately sold every copy of MagPi issue 40 and every Zero in stock at our distributors; and every time a new batch of Zeros came through from the factory they’d sell out in minutes. To …
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Today was January 6.  A special day for millions of people around the world.  This day is Epiphany, Three Kings Day, or The twelfth (and last) day of Christmas.  In America unless you are a devout Catholic the day just passes as another day.  Well I'm not Catholic, but my father was so I know the day does mean something.

Just before Halloween in 2000 I meet a woman, just a neighbor at first.  But by the end of December we were dating.  Christmas time came and I wanted to get her a gift, but money said no.  It turned out that she was in a similar situation.  Well I remembered Epiphany and the story my father told me.  And she and I decided that we would exchange gifts on January 6.  Throughout 2001 our relationship grew.   Christmas came again, both of our financial situations were improved, but we remembered the year before and again exchange gifts on January 6.  This became our thing, The Twelfth Day of Christmas was our Christmas.  At least until Christmas 2004.  I couldn't wait until Jan. 6 or even Dec. 25.  I proposed around the beginning of the month.  It was not a surprise, we had moved in together, she knew that I had started to make payment on a ring.  But what she didn't know was that I had made more payments on the ring then she thought and that I had saved more money then she knew and that I had already setup some of the arrangements.  So on January 6, 2005 we became man and wife.  So today and all the day of Christmas are special to us. 

Christmas is special to us, and we love to do special things for Christmas.  And decorating and putting up the lights for Christmas is a special thing that we do.  We always wanted to do a special light display, we would spend hours putting up lights, even won a few contests, but never "felt" is was what we were looking for.  I came across this project last year and we loved it from the start.  

So now it is part of us and we can't see this time of year without it.  Today we had a special dinner, we exchanged gifts, and we looked at our lights one last time before we take them down tomorrow.

My wife and I would like to that +Todd Giles, +chris usey, +Stephen Burning, +paul dunn and the rest of the dev team and the entire Community for their input and support of the project.  All of you have helped to make this an even more special time of the year for my wife and me.  Anything that we have done is nothing compared to what we have received.  I only hope that we can help you as much as you have helped us.

Thank you for your contributions and support. 

P.S.
I hope you all have a great 2016 and I hope that you don't forget that lightshowpi is not just for Christmas, it's for anything that you want to make special.  Valentines Day is coming up soon!  Mood lighting can make a special moment so much more.

Use your imagination, create something different.  For Valentines to a harvest party, to what ever you want to do, If you need help just say so, we will still be looking here all year round to help in any way we can.

I just wanted to share why I use lightshowpi and why I love it so much  before the day was out.  

Please share what, why, how, you decided that lightshowpi was for you.  I would love to hear why you choose this project and what makes it special for you.................

Please share your thoughts.
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This is my favorite thread.  I love the stories I am reading.  I love hearing the reasons my fellow users have for using this project.  All of which show me that I made the correct choice.  My contributions are no more important then anyone else.  Every one that has posted to help others has done just as much as me.  We all shared our knowledge and experience. We all make this community what it is.  I am just one person that posts here.  Just one of the devteam.  Just one of the many that test the software and report.  

I thank everyone here for make this community a true community.  Every one that had an issue getting their show up and running with software, hardware, or what ever problem came back and helped others solve the same problems or made new post describing how they overcame their issues.  

Thanks to users in this community, we have gotten lightshowpi to run on raspbian, osmc, ubuntu, and arch os's.  It has run on the beagle bone and the bananna pi as well as the raspberry pi.  It has used relay modules ranging from the common 8 channel sainsmart 5V ssr to 16 channel 12V to big and hefty fotec modules, 12v analog leds and others.  A webui that works.  Satellite boxes that move the hardware out with spi, i2c and networking.  Streaming options, light effects and performance enhancements.

As I stated before.  I have received more from this community then I have contributed.  I just wanted to share why I am here and would love the here why everyone else is here.  I love the stories of wives and children.  I understand them and can relate to them.  If it is just It made me happy to do this, then share that, that is the main reason I got into this project and I would like to here something from all the 1100+ members of this community.

Thank you all that have posted.  It make me fell good that I am a small part of this. And a special thanks to +Todd Giles, +chris usey, +paul dunn, +Stephen Burning, +Scott Driscoll, +K McWhirter, +Dranod +Mike Tomas (if I keep naming people it will be a long long long long list, just look at the post and you will see), and all the many others that made this a real community.  
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Web UI Development  - 
 
+Stephen Burning 's webui is now available here
https://bitbucket.org/tom_slick/lightshowpi/src/b169647447dfd213c2937a8d13ec4f281a5d1ce8/?at=Webui_stable

To install 
cd ~
git clone https://tom_slick@bitbucket.org/tom_slick/lightshowpi.git
cd lighshowpi
git fetch && git checkout Webui_stable
sudo ./install.sh
Add initial license file (BSD), add initial .plylintrc, begin work on cleaning up code based on pylint as well as removing use of my temp logger... started with the configuration_manager will continue to fix others next. .pydevproject. 423 B. 2013-12-26. Add initial license file (BSD), ...
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Oh +Tom Enos, no worries on the local (read:private) network, I run a VPN thru a couple firewalls if I want WAN sessions outside my LAN. The "Save Page" code as it is written will only work on the Pi that lightshowpi is running on, it chooses a file from the local drive and copies it to the music folder. I have written php before that reads in the contents of a directory, and forms arrays out of directory listings, and another array for files with graphics extensions (in this case MP3, wav, etc would be the target), listing those items with select or radio buttons on the page, and doing the copying (or creating another page as it traverses directory structure) from a system call on the back end. That way you could copy the music and create the playlist from a "remote" device like a tablet, laptop, or smart phone (still on the local network.)... You would not have to be on the Pi to get the choose files button to work. ;)
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Google has once again changed the login page for Google voice so SMS is broken again, but don't worry we got you covered.

This command should fix the problem
sudo pip install git+https://tom_slick@bitbucket.org/tom_slick/pygooglevoice.git --upgrade

Thanks to +Adam Boley for reporting the problem.
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When did you download lightshowpi and what branch is it?
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