This user joined on 12/18/2014.
After hibernating several years, I resurrected my light projects again with 12 strands of LED lights in a clock formation. ~50 patterns, and only about 30w total.
Built a new controller for mini-lights, using Triacs. Wrote a new program on an Apple IIc and controlled the lights with that. 10 strands this time in a circle formation. ~50 patterns
My first comp-controlled Christmas lights were in 1988. 6 strands of 25x C9 7W bulbs (1050W Total!) in a half-circle formation (top half). Comp was a SpectraVideo 328, Prog in BASIC. 10A Surplus SSRs for lights ~30 patterns, random speeds