AusChristmasLighting

New members say hello

New members are encouraged to post a little about themselves here.
New members please read: Welcome to AusChristmasLighting
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101 display basics

The follow on from the 101 Manual and the unanswered questions.
Start here: AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual
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Site announcements

Forum and website announcements from AusChristmasLighting are posted here
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DMX, E1.31 & networking

General DMX information and queries incorporating usb-based DMX512 (E1.11) and Ethernet-based E1.31 (Streaming DMX) not specific to any one controller or device.
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Music, playlists & broadcasting

Just finalised your song list? Questions about broadcasting? This is the section to post in!
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Incorporating video or projection in your display

Working with video during sequencing and/or incorporating video or house projection in your display? This area is the place to discuss it.
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Tips and tricks

All the various tips and tricks that can make your life easier, from photograhy to being Santa.
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The development lab

An area to talk about things you are developing or want developed or just ideas.
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How is your display put together...

A place for you to explain how you have put together your overall display, helping new people understand how it all plugs together.
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RGB lights - Intelligent pixels and 3-channel RGB

RGB strips, strings and anything else RGB - intelligent pixels (with IC) and 3-channel 'dumb' RGB. What are the options, how to control them and the results you have.
Built something fancy with RGB lights? See: Custom creations
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Lights - Store bought and home made

Christmas lights bought from your favourite retail stores or websites. LED or incandescent; strings or ropelight; Single or multi colour. How to modify store-bought lights for computer-controlled shows.
Built something with store-bought lights? See: Custom creations
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FX lighting - Strobes, moving heads, etc

LED strobes, moving head lights and other special fx lighting.
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Power supplies

Information on power supplies and transformers. PSUs are necessary for low voltage DC control.
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  • tommo

Computers, cabling & other miscellaneous hardware

A section for some of the necessary behind the scenes equipment like show computers including Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black and Falcon Player (FPP), data or power cabling and various cable connectors.
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Handy tools & equipment

All about the various tools and equipment like soldering irons that can make life easier.
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Advatek Lighting

Specialising in Australian-designed RGB control products. Contact: Devo & ltay13
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Audio Visual Devices (da-Share)

Australian-designed boards & accessories for Christmas and Halloween shows. Contact: David_AVD
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EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems

Specialising in E1.31 and RGB pixel control solutions. Contact: j1sys
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Hanson Electronics

Specialising in Australian-designed DMX and Pixel-input DC dimming controller. Contact: AAH
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SmartAlec Lights

Christmas-lighting orientated electronics & accessories. Contact: smartalec
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xLights (Nutcracker)

The free xLights (Nutcracker) multiplatform software, now led by smeighan with a team of volunteer developers.
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Vixen

The free Vixen software that has over the years been geared more toward the DIYer. Vixen 3 is a complete rebuild in functionality and operation (e.g. multi-element effects, groups and layers) to the earlier channel/node-based Vixen 1.x-2.x software.
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  • JPB

Software utilities & other sequencers

All the software utilities and sequencers that makes life easy in this hobby.
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Community projects

All your new (and old) projects that don't fit anywhere else. A place for members and project designers to discuss potential improvements to their existing products or completely new ideas and for project announcements (e.g. firmware updates, patches). Project designers with multiple solutions may be offered their own sub-forum.
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Mega, mini, spiral & pixel trees

For everything related to Mega Trees, Pixel Trees, Mini Trees, Giga Trees, Z Trees and Spiral Trees. E.g.: how to build them, sequencing techniques, storage options, just to name a few! Post your experiences or ask questions.
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Leaping arches, driveway arches & RGB arches

How to build leaping or driveway arches with traditional string segments, basic RGB or intelligent RGB strips including useful sequencing techniques.
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Cutouts, wire frames & motifs

All about cutouts or wire frame creations, how to make them or where to buy them.
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Corrugated plastic (coro) & 3D printing

Coro is also known as Corflute, Coroplast, IntePro, Correx and Twinplast in some regions.
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Servos & animatronics

Want to animate your display then Servo's and motor control will be needed.
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Halloween

Time to get your spook on...
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  • OzAz

LOR general discussion

A general discussion area for the Showtime Suite (LOR sequencing software) and other LOR equipment which does not fit into the AC, DC or Cosmic Colour Devices boards.
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LOR 240V AC

240V AC Controllers such as the CTB16D and CTB16PC.
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LOR DC

Low-voltage DC controllers such as the CMB16D, CMB16D-QC and CMB24D.
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Cosmic colour ribbon, bulbs, floods, PixCon, Pixie

Light-O-Rama's pixel controllers (PixCon, Pixie) and the Cosmic Colour Ribbon, Cosmic Colour Bulbs and Cosmic Colour Floods.
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Christmas light shopping bargains

Where are all the lights to buy from retail shops, etc. One thread per shop or shopping centre area. Please include the suburb/area in the topic title.
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Members trading area

Members are welcome to Sell - Buy - Trade their used or redundant equipment. Please follow forum rules.
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Bulk buys - Interest posts

Please use this for all posts regarding Interest from members for a particular Bulk Buy before commencing it
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Bulk buys - Current

This forum section is for any active Bulk Buy threads, approved by an administrator. This area is for forum members only.
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The family room

General Questions, News or Gossip, just keep it clean and polite
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Backyard BBQ

Want to let off some steam, then gather around the BBQ.
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Mini Christmas Expos & Events

A gathering of some of the craziest lighting hobbyists within your city and around Australia! Mini expos are usually held annually in several states typically around May-July and organised by a collaboration of members.
Watch previous minis: AusChristmasLighting YouTube or Media section
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Show off arena

Show off your new display addition(s), changes and final display here.
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Latest profile posts

bovonic wrote on JPB's profile.
Hey JPB
Came to see your display tonight about 9:15 like we do every year. Just an FYI that your FM broadcast wasn't working when we came past - the radio searched to the frequency implying something was sending, but it was only static playing.

Cheers
Shane
Tony.G wrote on Madko's profile.
Hi Madko

is the fm transmitter still available??
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