1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
    auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/AusChristmasLighting-101

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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      Latest: Hello from me! mexicom, Mar 17, 2019 at 7:57 PM
    2. Site Announcements

      Forum and website announcements from AusChristmasLighting 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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      Latest: Music Controller for E1.31 light controller algerdes, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:28 AM
    3. Music, Playlists & Broadcasting

      Just finalised your song list? Questions about broadcasting? This is the section to post in!
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    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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    5. 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: Storage ideas Mark_M, Feb 26, 2019
    6. The Development Lab

      An area to talk about things you are developing or want developed or just ideas
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      Latest: ESPixelSticks SmartAlecLights, Feb 10, 2019
    7. How is your 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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    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: WS2815 strip ShellNZ, Feb 22, 2019
    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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    3. FX Lighting - Strobes, Moving Heads, Etc

      A board especially for LED strobes, moving head lights and other special fx lighting
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      Latest: Smoke....... lithgowlights, Jan 9, 2019
    1. Power Supplies

      Information on Power Supplies and Transformers. PSU's are necessary for low voltage DC control.
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    2. 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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    3. Handy Tools & Equipment

      All about the various tools and equipment like soldering irons that can make life easier.
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      Latest: Pixel Strip Strain Relief kevr, Sep 10, 2018
    4. EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems

      Specialising in E1.31 and RGB pixel control solutions. Contact: j1sys
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    5. Advatek Lighting

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

      Australian-designed boards & accessories for Christmas and Halloween shows. Contact: David_AVD
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      Latest: CG-1500 Outdoor Enclosures David_AVD, Mar 20, 2019 at 12:31 PM
    7. Hanson Electronics

      Specialising in Australian-designed DMX and Pixel-input DC dimming controller. Contact: AAH
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      Latest: rPi-28D+ now available AAH, Mar 6, 2019
    8. SmartAlec Lights

      Christmas-lighting orientated electronics & accessories. Contact: smartalec
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    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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    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. 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 gspence, Dec 21, 2018
    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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    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: Is there anything new for leaping Arches??? Giles1, Mar 14, 2019 at 3:50 PM
    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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    4. Corrugated Plastic (Coro) & 3D Printing

      Coro is also known as Corflute, Coroplast, IntePro, Correx and Twinplast in some regions.
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    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 prop concept Goliath, Jan 17, 2019
    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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    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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    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. 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: 5v WS2811 deals andma, Mar 4, 2019
    2. Members Trading Area

      Members are welcome to Sell - Buy - Trade their used or redundant equipment. Please follow forum rules.
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      Latest: New P10 32x16 RGB Boards (indoor) Ray Sticko, Mar 18, 2019 at 2:12 AM
    3. 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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      Latest: Boscoyo Studios Continuous rolls dev8ed, Mar 19, 2019 at 2:55 PM
    4. 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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    1. The Family Room

      General Questions, News or Gossip, just keep it clean and polite
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      Latest: Sad Times Mark_M, Mar 18, 2019 at 2:31 PM
    2. Backyard BBQ

      Want to let off some steam, then gather around the BBQ.
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      Latest: You know you have CLAP when..... algerdes, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:56 AM
    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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      Latest: Qld Ipswich Christmas Mini - May 18-19 2019 videoman3857, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:31 PM
    4. Show Off Arena

      Show off your new display addition(s), changes and final display here.
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      Latest: joining tint tubes AAH, Feb 25, 2019