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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. 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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      Latest: A short ambient show that repeats gracefully? Chad, Aug 19, 2019 at 9:02 PM
    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: Another Arduino pixel controller damo1271, Aug 14, 2019 at 5:57 PM
    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: Smart Power Plugs richardd, Aug 13, 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: Digital radio transmission (DAB+) bpratt, Aug 16, 2019 at 7:21 PM
    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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    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: Joining Store Bought Net Lights drakky, Jul 16, 2019
    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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    1. Power Supplies

      Information on Power Supplies and Transformers. PSU's are necessary for low voltage DC control.
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      Latest: Hanson Electronics Power Supplies AAH, Aug 14, 2019 at 9:08 AM
    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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      Latest: JDeation mounting plates bpratt, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:56 PM
    3. Handy Tools & Equipment

      All about the various tools and equipment like soldering irons that can make life easier.
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      Latest: Where to buy extension cable? bpratt, Jul 16, 2019
    4. Advatek Lighting

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

      Australian-designed boards & accessories for Christmas and Halloween shows. Contact: David_AVD
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      Latest: Fans and Vents David_AVD, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:46 PM
    6. EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems

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

      Specialising in Australian-designed DMX and Pixel-input DC dimming controller. Contact: AAH
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      Latest: rPi-mfc now available AAH, Aug 2, 2019
    8. SmartAlec Lights

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

      The free xLights (Nutcracker) multiplatform software, now led by smeighan with a team of volunteer developers.
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      Latest: 2019.41 Released keithsw1111, Aug 18, 2019 at 9:02 PM
    2. 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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      Latest: Vixen 3.6 Released ezellner, Aug 16, 2019 at 9:47 PM
    3. Software Utilities & Other Sequencers

      All the software utilities and sequencers that makes life easy in this hobby.
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    1. 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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      Latest: P10 Panel Brackets cozbert, May 13, 2019
    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: Pixels in real trees videoman3857, Jun 30, 2019
    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: Arch sizing djgra79, Aug 9, 2019
    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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      Latest: New'ish Toy kevr, Aug 16, 2019 at 10:14 PM
    5. Servos & Animatronics

      Want to animate your display then Servo's and motor control will be needed.
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      Latest: Burnt's kicking chimney Stkilda123, Jul 7, 2019
    6. Halloween

      Time to get your spook on...
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    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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      Latest: LOR to DMX Controllers William Stevens, May 23, 2019
    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 Lali & Lexi, Jul 25, 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: For Sale: Entire House Setup Madko, Aug 19, 2019 at 8:40 PM
    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 Rolls take 2 Brad Watkins, Aug 6, 2019
    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: QldKing visits the Top End OzAz, Aug 15, 2019 at 11:08 AM
    2. Backyard BBQ

      Want to let off some steam, then gather around the BBQ.
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      Latest: Tyred gofundme AAH, Jul 30, 2019
    3. Mini Christmas Expos and 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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    4. Show Off Arena

      Show off your new display addition(s), changes and final display here.
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      Latest: P10 Frames drakky, Aug 10, 2019