Interested in attending a Mini in 2020? Minis are typically held on a weekend during April-July. Watch the Mini Christmas Expos forum to receive alerts (and emails) when planning and discussion begins.
Hi Badger, a smaller display can still look great with clever prop use.
You mention house outlines inc windows and roof lines etc as well as some arches which can display some great effects.
I don't have any experience with esp8266s controllers but some have had success while others have not...
Why not a conventional plug in type soldering iron or you want something portable? I recently got a Milwaukee 12v cordless lith battery one (as I have the battery’s already) and it seems ok for a portable iron. Lots of options it seems for portable soldering irons. Ryobi also does a nice looking...
No worries we would be glad to help
What sort of hands on type of things did you have in mind
ie actuallly building things, soldering etc
or more electronics / software type hands on ie configuring pixel controller, FPP and xLights configuration for examples
Hi, I have noticed a few new members from Tas over the last few months on ACL and existing Tas members and thus asking if anyone would be interested in attending a Mini in Northern Tasmania.
My preference is in NW Tas (D'port / Burnie) and at a pinch can arrange a premise to hold a small number...
As part or our Display addition for 2019 was a Junior MegaTree (180 degree 50 nodes x 24 strands).
Here is what it looked liked (yes the compulsory MegaTree picture with butterfly effect).
I was after a alternative way to store the megatree strip this year.
I had previously rolled the strips up inside the storage boxes and used scraps pieces of cardboard between each string.
I noticed some of the commonly used Chinese vendors are now offering for sale both Resistor and Regulated types of 12V WS2811 pixels and there is a little price difference between the different types.
Wired Watts has provided some information regarding this and some pictures to help...