AusChristmasLighting

    1. 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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    2. Announcements

      Forum and website announcements are posted here
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    1. 101 Display Basics

      The follow on from the 101 Manual and the unanswered questions.
      Start here: AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual
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    2. 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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    3. Music, Playlists & Broadcasting

      Just finalised your song list? Questions about broadcasting? This is the section to post in!
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      Latest: Music mixing & editing djgra79, Jul 22, 2017 at 9:08 AM
    4. Incorporating video or projection in your display

      Working with video during sequencing and/or incorporating video in your display somehow? Considering partial or full house projection? This area is the place to discuss it.
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      Latest: Virtual Santa videoman3857, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:01 PM
    5. The Development Lab

      An area to talk about things you are developing or want developed or just ideas
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      Latest: ESPixelSticks danv, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:43 AM
    6. Tips and Tricks

      All the various tips and tricks that can make your life easier, from photograhy to being Santa.
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      Latest: When does everyone start hanging their lights? scamper, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:39 AM
    7. How is my display put together...

      This board is for people to post details on how they put together their overall display, helping new people understand how it plugs together.
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      Latest: Szoka Family Christmas Lights 2017 scamper, Jul 24, 2017 at 3:24 PM
    1. RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB

      Discussion on RGB pixel strings, RGB 3-channel strings, RGB strips and anything else RGB - intelligent pixels (with IC) and 3-channel 'dumb' RGB (no IC), what are the options, how to control them and the results you have. Built something fancy using RGB lights? See: Custom Creations
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      Latest: RGB Floods lytnin, Jul 22, 2017 at 4:23 PM
    2. Lights - Store Bought and Home Made

      Christmas lights bought from your favourite stores - online and offline. LED or Incandescent; Strings or ropelight. Multicolour and single colour. Also incorporating modifying store bought lights and home made lights using bare components. Built something fancy using lights? See: Custom Creations
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      Latest: Curtain LED lights control with Xlights wanderanwills, Jul 23, 2017 at 11:32 PM
    3. Strobes - LED or Others

      A board especially for the LED Strobe - and anything related to Strobes
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      Latest: 1/4 jack strobe control BoonDogs, Feb 14, 2016
    1. Power Supplies

      Information on Power Supplies and Transformers. PSU's are necessary for low voltage DC control.
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      Latest: 12v Mean Well Power Supplies Fing, Jul 13, 2017
    2. Computers, Cabling & Other Miscellaneous Hardware

      A section for some of the necessary behind the scenes equipment like show computers (e.g. Raspberry Pi and Falcon Player), data or power cabling and various cable connectors.
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      Latest: SPT1 wire Roosta, Jul 14, 2017
    3. Handy Tools & Equipment

      All about the various tools and equipment like soldering irons that can make life easier.
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      Latest: Heat shrink videoman3857, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:02 AM
    4. EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems

      Specialising in E1.31 and RGB pixel control solutions. Contact: j1sys
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      Latest: Turning down the output, or light intensity djgra79, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:16 AM
    5. Advatek Lights

      Specialising in Australian-designed RGB control products. Contact: L_Tay & Devo
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      Latest: Advatek Assistant David_AVD, May 4, 2017
    6. Hanson Electronics

      Specialising in Australian-designed DMX and Pixel-input DC dimming controller. Contact: AAH
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      Latest: 2811DC15 multiple voltages marmalade, Jun 28, 2017
    7. SmartAlec Lights

      Christmas-lighting orientated electronics & accessories. Contact: smartalec
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      Latest: Panel Controller (all types) Boof63, Jun 13, 2017
    1. Sequencers & Software Tools

      All the software that makes life easy in this hobby.
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    2. xLights (Nutcracker)

      The free xLights (Nutcracker) multiplatform software, now led by smeighan with a team of volunteer developers.
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    3. 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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    4. LightShow Pro (LSP)

      LightShow Pro is an easy to use and extremely powerful light sequencing software that creates stunning and interactive theatrical and public light performances.
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      Latest: Output problems i13, Dec 5, 2016
    5. HLS (Hinkle's Lighting Sequencer)

      Hinkle's Lighting Sequencer, more commonly known as HLS, by Joe Hinkle
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      Latest: Just 4 fun . angus40, Aug 12, 2016
    1. 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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      Latest: LOR Internal Media File Eagle, May 30, 2017
    2. LOR 240V AC

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

      Low-voltage DC controllers such as the CMB16D, CMB16D-QC and CMB24D.
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      Latest: LOR Adaptor Burning Out pilbralights, Jan 27, 2017
    4. 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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    1. Community Projects

      All your new (and old) projects that don't fit anywhere else. Active members with multiple solutions will be offered a sub-board for announcing product improvements (firmware updates, patches), or completely new ideas.
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      Latest: P10 Panel Brackets cozbert, Jul 5, 2017
    1. Mega, Mini, Spiral & Pixel Trees

      For everything related to Mega Trees, Pixel Trees, Mini Trees, Giga Trees, Z Trees and Spiral Trees. Including how to build them, sequencing techniques, storage options, just to name a few! Post your experiences or ask questions
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      Latest: Twig or bare tree models videoman3857, Jul 28, 2017 at 6:53 PM
    2. 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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      Latest: Air-seeder pipe arch. Doctor_007, May 31, 2017
    3. Cutouts, Wire Frames & Motifs

      All about cutouts or wire frame creations, how to make them or where to buy them.
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      Latest: PVC conduit star diyer, Jun 26, 2017
    4. Corrugated Plastic (Coro) & 3D Printing

      Coro is also known as Corflute, Coroplast, IntePro, Correx and Twinplast in some regions.
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      Latest: My version of coro presents. jimmeh, Jul 10, 2017
    5. Servos & Animatronics

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

      Time to get your spook on...
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      Latest: Halloween 2017 prop hunting jimmeh, Jul 26, 2017 at 7:26 PM
    1. The Family Room

      General Questions, News or Gossip, just keep it clean and polite
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      Latest: Dave talks Power, Energy and Voltage. multicast, Jul 23, 2017 at 4:30 PM
    2. Backyard BBQ

      Want to let off some steam, then gather around the BBQ.
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      Latest: so why algerdes, Jun 26, 2017
    3. Mini Christmas Expos

      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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    4. Show Off Arena

      Show off your new display addition(s), changes and final display here.
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      Latest: pixel Reindeers heathwithnoteeth, Jul 27, 2017 at 8:38 AM
    1. 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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      Latest: Cheap solar lights... @ The Reject Shop cdjazman, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:41 PM
    2. Bulk Buy - Interest Posts

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

      This board is for any active Bulk Buy threads - This is for forum members only.
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      Latest: Falcon F16v3 E1.31 pixel controller 2017 buy darylc, Jul 27, 2017 at 6:50 PM