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  • I made one too, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V-6zFjs2xE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q07TiobjfbY and now it has addressable led tape too (work in progress, if only i knew where to purchase some WS2811 chips for the top leds!), its run via an STM32F1 and computer. At once stage it was time automated and audio on an SD card all run by the microcontroller but had audio buffer issues.

  • TrXing my MegaBytes

  • after I already bought the original BigTime and hacked it to have the time, day of week, date, temperature, and battery voltage and text animations…. (i downloaded the original code and modified it heavily) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYx6aEu1QAs

    damn, this would have been perfect.

  • You could try using those small xenon tubes (i have a bag full of these tubes) from disposable cameras, they still look sparkey, less noisy, and only need about 2kv to fire directly without using trigger electrodes, the current draw will limit it down to 2kv anyway. Since the voltage will be much reduced it should be much simpler to manage channel separation.

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