Interested in attending a Mini in 2020? Minis are typically held on a weekend during April-July. Watch the Mini Christmas Expos forum to receive alerts (and emails) when planning and discussion begins.
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.
Christmas lights bought from your favourite retail stores or websites. LED or incandescent; strings or ropelight. How to modify store-bought lights for computer-controlled shows. Built something with store-bought lights? See: Custom creations.
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.
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.
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.
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: AusChristmasLighting YouTube or Media category
I understand from Mark_M that you have code for Arduino that allow it to revcieve xLights data in real time? I would be very interested in knowing more about that. I am building a light rack that simulates a sunrise/sunset ovre a model railroad. Part of the requirement is to raise and lower three window shades using three stepper motors.