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Installer / Pi 3b+ issues
Replace the line in step 1 where you check out the stable branch - with master :
cd lightshowpi
git fetch && git checkout master

then continue with install

Beta testing for next release
If you want the code with the most features, here are the install instructions (step 1) :

# Clone the repository to /home/pi/lightshowpi
cd ~
git clone

# Grab the master branch
cd lightshowpi-fork1
git fetch && git checkout master

Note : it is possible to have both fork1 and release versions of the code in parallel, the key is to : export SYNCHRONIZED_LIGHTS_HOME=/home/pi/lightshowpi-fork1
before running any code

Support transition
No decision has been made yet as to replacing G+ for our community. We have lots of feedback at this point, and an announcement should be made soon about relocating.

I have a question about the configs for individual songs. I have my overrides.cfg min frequency set to 40 and the max set to 5000. On most of my mp3 files this works fine. However, on let it go from frozen it turns on many channels (I'm using 2 ssr boards for 16 channels) and leaves them on when the song really gets going. So basically it doesn't flash much.

I went in the music directory and changed the letitgo.mp3.cfg file to a min frequency of 38 and max of 6000 and it works great but when the song ends and continues on to the next song a new sync file is generated but the cfg file is rewritten to the min and max settings in overrides.cfg. What am I doing wrong?

I just got my lightshowpi with an 8-channel relay running and it's all peachy. The question I have is how do I set up the pi so that all the channels default to ON after boot?

The way I envision to have my lights work is to manually run the script from the terminal, while having the pi+relay hooked up to a timer. When the timer kicks in, I'd like the pi to run all my lights ON at boot.

I tried to manage it via crontab -e but I'm a noob and probably wasn't doing it right. What I tried was basically adding the below line to crontab.

@reboot sudo python /home/pi/lightshowpi/py/ --state=on

Thanks for any help.

What speaker to you use for the music output from pi and how do you connect it?

I finally had time to have the thing running and everything is fine but I noticed that channel 8 (GPIO07) barely turns on, I know that is working fine because is flashing on tests and in one of the samples; also, what file I need to modify to makes changes like avoiding the channels to light up before the song starts. any help would be great

I am trying to setup pianobar with lightshow pi. When I run start_music_and_lights it plays the music from pianobar and the lights on the relay turn on but they just stay on. Can help me find a fix.

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Ok True NOOB here but I have been going nuts trying to figure out what the true proper way is to connect a second power source to my Solid State Relay. I currently have everything connected all going through the PI but would like to use a second 5v power-source for the relay board. I just want to protect my PI and make sure my relay has max power. I am using Rasberry PI 3 Model B+. I have looked all over and can't find a definitive example of what goes where all your setups look great but hide this connection. Any help is appreciated.

So I have a feasibility question. In short, I've been wondering how/if it might be possible to combine the best features of LSP and xLights/Vixen/Falcon. Specifically, I'm wondering if it would be possible to have - say - two RPis, one loaded up with Falcon and a dedicated Pixel controller. This xLight/Falcon Pi would control the dedicated Falcon smart pixels/neopixels per the xLight program. It would also output audio to the 2nd RPi which would, in turn feed all the LSP light strings.

There are some really nice effects generated with xLights/Falcon and individually addressable LEDs. Those effects for the most part are not available - if I understand correctly - on LSP. On the other hand, LSP is very simple to use, is far less expensive, and requires little programming. It's easy to get started with LSP. So that's my question. Would two Pis, the xLights/Falcon Pi with an appropriate neopixel controller and outputting music to a second Pi running LPS?

Thanks for any info or thoughts on this idea.

Just got my first PI up and running with my first project being LightShow Pi. Great documentation and had very few issues. Live in less than 2 hrs. Now it is starting to play with advanced settings. Seems like a great community for future support when needed. Thank you!

Anybody integrate this with any assistants such as Alexa or Google Home? If not I would be interested in writing an interface or if there already is one I would like to help out.
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