It’s been pretty quiet, as far as our show goes. I have done a few things:
-I managed to build another Ren SS24 last weekend, which was the last unbuilt controller I had from last year’s group buys.
-I picked at my backup FM transmitter and the RDS board I bought to integrate into it. I am still debating as to whether this will be worth the effort or not. Do I want people watching their radio, or watching the lights? What percentage of people actually have RDS-capable radios? At the moment, it is on the back burner.
-I purchased a few more Ren-W snap-in boards, which will allow wireless operation of some of my controllers. I will be working to reduce the mess of cabling I had in the yard last year.
-I have been working on ideas for new display items, and expanding out into the front yard, rather than just the side yard. I have a specific series of cutouts in mind, as well as some more animated lights. People will need to come around the corner to see the balance of the display.
-I am planning a pixel based message board to allow for scrolling messages, song titles, artists, etc. Whether I get there or not for this year, we will see.
-There will be some new music this year. I am not going to give any of it away yet, but I think the changes will be good.
I guess that is about it. I will continue to post through the year, with the regularity increasing as fall approaches.