This year we have been working on making it easier to install our lights at Christmas and Halloween. Have added a lot of CAT5 network cabling so we can manage our data via a central switchboard with Ethernet and DMX switches. This connects to our various distribution boxes mounted on the outside of the house. Also added external power points with one central power switch to turn everything on and off.
New features this year include:
Our Tune To sign will be replaced by a 96 x 16 Pixel Matrix Display
We have a Skulltronix animatronic skull which is attached to a new body (well skeleton)
Preparations underway for Tuppets Lights this year - maybe Halloween, but definitely Christmas. Thinking we will add some new things (big tree) and maybe a few new motifs. Then again we could bring back our Angels. Otherwise we will put more effort into the shows and music. Your music suggestions welcome!
Last year (2016) we would like to thank you for your wonderful and supportive comments, whether looking at our Facebook Page or coming along and seeing us during the Halloween and Christmas Lights seasons.
Also we would like to announce that we raised; $2,990 for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation which is a wonderful achievement and could not have possbile without your generous donations.
We would also like to take this moment to thank:
- 9 News Melbourne for coming along and Interviewing us.
- Kew For You for Advertising
- Alannah & Madeline Foundation
and to all of you for allowing us to Entertain you and Lighting up your Holiday Seasons for the past 10 years.
Unfortunately, we won't be doing Christmas Lights this year (2017) due to Home Maintenance but we will back next year in 2018 with more fun and creative things to show you.
Hope you all have a Wonderful and Safe 2017 and Look forward to seeing you again in 2018.
Time is rapidly moving along Halloween is just a few weeks away. Revamping our Control boxes. As usual just waiting for new Stellscapes parts. Re-painted them to match our new house colour. And first show written!!
So this year we will be trying out XLights to control our show. Quite a bit to learn and lots of sequencing as we will re-write our shows....hopefully we will be ready in time!
One of Henry's kids needed some surgery.....
But the good news is he should be up and about for Halloween!
Tuppet and Tuppetsdad