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    David_AVD replied to the thread Newbie questions time :).
    I was going to make a version of my board with the ESP-07 module (external antenna), but now waiting to see what the upcoming...
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    David_AVD replied to the thread Newbie questions time :).
    I ran 3 ESP8266 based boards this year running the ESPixelStick firmware and they ran well using multicast and a Ubiqiti Nanostation AP.
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    David_AVD replied to the thread Butane Soldering Iron Advice.
    Don't bother with any of the battery ones that take AA or AAA cells. Totally useless I've found.
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    David_AVD replied to the thread Butane Soldering Iron Advice.
    I got the Lithium battery one from Altronics. Works ok, decent run time, but may be more than you want to spend.
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    David_AVD replied to the thread Wireless DMX.
    If the data is starting out as E1.31, I think there is a version of the ESPixelStick code that can do DMX output. I have a PCB that has...
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    David_AVD replied to the thread First display, and questions.
    Definitely use multicast for wireless controllers. Unicast can cause issues I've found.
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    Hi Julz. Welcome to ACL. Keep an eye out for the SA mini meet, as they are a great way to talk to others and see the technology in action.
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    David_AVD replied to the thread Hi from the Gold Coast.
    Welcome to ACL. Be sure to check out the ACL 101 manual. You may want to come along to the QLD mini meet in June. I think you'd get a...
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    In general yes, the draw on the AC side is proportional to the draw on the DC side. You need to get used to thinking in terms of power...
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    Those current draw figures are on the low voltage side, so are not what the power supply draws on the mains (AC) side. A 600W (DC side...
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    I should have dropped around to watch, then see you locked out of the house! :D
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    Hahaha... I bet your Mrs was shaking her head. :laugh:
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    David_AVD replied to the thread $10 fog machine.
    Here's an interesting video about one of the nastier (electrically) smoke machines out there. View...
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    David_AVD replied to the thread Reject Shop Solar Balls.
    Tonight I compared the original solar balls with the new wall mount type. The white dome and black base are interchangeable. The old...
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    David_AVD replied to the thread Wiring Ground to Negative?.
    Connecting the low voltage side of the power supply to mains earth is often done in appliances, although double insulated is more common...
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