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 Glen Ellyn, IL fasteddy, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:32 AM
    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: J1SYS Controllers Benschristmaslights, Jan 12, 2018
    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. The Development Lab

      An area to talk about things you are developing or want developed or just ideas
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      Latest: The Great DIY Arduino Controller Project SmartAlecLights, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:24 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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    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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      Latest: Pixels Strips on Gutters mangoat, Feb 13, 2018
    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: Addressable LED strip lights #1mate, Feb 20, 2018 at 4:30 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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    3. Strobes - LED or Others

      A board especially for the LED Strobe - and anything related to Strobes
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      Latest: Acl strobe hex files AAH, Jan 26, 2018
    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: Manuals - F48 ElSalZi, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:09 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: found this link yesterday videoman3857, Jan 19, 2018
    4. EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems

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

      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: M3 Mounting Hardware David_AVD, Feb 19, 2018 at 1:46 PM
    7. Hanson Electronics

      Specialising in Australian-designed DMX and Pixel-input DC dimming controller. Contact: AAH
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      Latest: Longer range options AAH, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:56 PM
    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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      Latest: 2018.5 xLights released QldKing(Brad), Feb 6, 2018
    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 User Survey ChristmasInKaralee, Jan 18, 2018
    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. 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: Singing Christmas trees uncledan, Jan 8, 2018
    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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      Latest: Help with PIXCON16 prontoheal, Oct 2, 2017
    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: Flat Tree design roo, Jan 26, 2018
    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 Hose kevr, Feb 18, 2018 at 4:15 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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      Latest: Grinch talking face videoman3857, Feb 11, 2018
    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: spooky tube Richie4540, Dec 26, 2017
    1. The Family Room

      General Questions, News or Gossip, just keep it clean and polite
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    2. Backyard BBQ

      Want to let off some steam, then gather around the BBQ.
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      Latest: Ideas for north poles videoman3857, Jan 24, 2018
    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: 2018 Adelaide mini - Vote for the date darylc, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:43 PM
    4. Show Off Arena

      Show off your new display addition(s), changes and final display here.
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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: Ammo Box for Enclosures ElSalZi, Feb 9, 2018
    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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      Latest: Bulk Buy The Door Decor ElSalZi, Feb 7, 2018
    3. 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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