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 information and questions about DMX512 (E1.11), Ethernet-based E1.31 (Streaming DMX) and networking, not specific to any one controller or device.
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Music, playlists & broadcasting

Finalising your song list? Questions about broadcasting? This is the place to post in!
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Incorporating video or projection in your display

Working with video during sequencing? Incorporating video or house projection in your display? This 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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Show off arena

Show off your new display addition(s), changes and final display here.
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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 with RGB lights? See: Custom creations.
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Christmas lights - LED strings, ropelight, etc

Christmas lights bought from your favourite retail stores or websites. LED strings, ropelight, etc. How to modify store-bought lights for computer-controlled shows. Built something with Christmas 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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DC & pixel controllers

DC low-voltage and rgb pixel lighting controller discussion.
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Power supplies

Information on power supplies and transformers. PSUs are necessary for low voltage DC control.
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Computers, cabling & other miscellaneous hardware

A show computer runs your show and could be a PC or a single-board computer (Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black) with Falcon Player (FPP). Cables carry power and data out to your display elements.
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Handy tools & equipment

All the tools and equipment like soldering irons that make this hobby 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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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.
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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 RGB strips/strings or traditional LED string segments, 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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Aussie Light-O-Rama discussion

Australian Light-O-Rama users of the Showtime Suite sequencing software and LOR controllers - AC, DC, Cosmic Colour Devices, Pixie and PixCon.
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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 section 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 Australian state! Mini expos are usually held annually typically around May-July and are organised by a collaboration of members.
Watch previous minis: Media category or AusChristmasLighting on YouTube
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