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: Chris from Bendigo vic fasteddy, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:47 PM
    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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      Latest: Falcon Controller - Reverse String keithsw1111, Sep 20, 2017 at 5:28 AM
    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: Accessing F16V3 from FPP Kitman, Aug 24, 2017
    3. Music, Playlists & Broadcasting

      Just finalised your song list? Questions about broadcasting? This is the section to post in!
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      Latest: Santa/Siri Intro Ralphyf1, Sep 13, 2017
    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. 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, Sep 20, 2017 at 9:59 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: Thank you Maurus C. Logan Superman, Sep 18, 2017 at 6:34 PM
    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: Odd How-To video algerdes, Sep 6, 2017
    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 David_AVD, Aug 20, 2017
    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. 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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    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: Wire Type bdt, Sep 10, 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: Found these on Ebay - Enclosures videoman3857, Sep 14, 2017 at 1:42 PM
    4. EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems

      Specialising in E1.31 and RGB pixel control solutions. Contact: j1sys
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      Latest: J1SYS P2 Metal Casing David_AVD, Sep 12, 2017
    5. Advatek Lights

      Specialising in Australian-designed RGB control products. Contact: L_Tay & Devo
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      Latest: Pixlite + pixlite pro julienLed, Sep 11, 2017
    6. Hanson Electronics

      Specialising in Australian-designed DMX and Pixel-input DC dimming controller. Contact: AAH
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      Latest: My boards and bits AAH, Sep 15, 2017 at 12:59 PM
    7. 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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      Latest: Extracting frames from video marmalade, Sep 17, 2017 at 9:51 PM
    2. xLights (Nutcracker)

      The free xLights (Nutcracker) multiplatform software, now led by smeighan with a team of volunteer developers.
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      Latest: Effect / layers help please Santa2, Sep 19, 2017 at 11:24 AM
    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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      Latest: Vixen 3.4 Update 1 Now Available gnarmstr, Sep 14, 2017 at 2:11 PM
    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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    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: New Mega Tree marmalade, Sep 12, 2017
    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. Ellis, Sep 9, 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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    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: Merry Christmas sign redo. Ellis, Sep 3, 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: Peekaboo tombstone djgra79, Sep 18, 2017 at 7:58 AM
    1. The Family Room

      General Questions, News or Gossip, just keep it clean and polite
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      Latest: HC-1 P10 background colour issue Kimbo3000, Sep 17, 2017 at 10:59 AM
    2. Backyard BBQ

      Want to let off some steam, then gather around the BBQ.
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      Latest: 4KQ Christmas lights Competition Pircy, Sep 20, 2017 at 12:37 PM
    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: New spinners cdjazman, Sep 20, 2017 at 8:05 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: custom made ball lights 700mm swb, Sep 20, 2017 at 1:45 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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