Melbourne/Vic 2019 Melbourne Mini Registration - June 22-23

Event details

Event date
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 Sunday, Jun 23, 2019
Registration deadline
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019
Maximum guests
30
Username Guest count Note
djgra79 djgra79 1 Spoiler content hidden.
Red Red 2 Spoiler content hidden.
Chris_Mas Chris_Mas 1 Spoiler content hidden.
burnt burnt 1 Spoiler content hidden.
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Robbo Robbo 2 Spoiler content hidden.
keithsw1111 keithsw1111 1
abundy abundy 1 Spoiler content hidden.
Binny Binny 1 Spoiler content hidden.
Troy ELD Troy ELD 1 Spoiler content hidden.
Kotche Kotche 1
battle79 battle79 1 Spoiler content hidden.
vk3heg vk3heg 1
andrewa andrewa 1 Spoiler content hidden.
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daunce daunce 1 Spoiler content hidden.
BradsXmasLights BradsXmasLights 1 Spoiler content hidden.
tuppetsdad tuppetsdad 1 Spoiler content hidden.
Xmas_Wanders Xmas_Wanders 1 Spoiler content hidden.
tom82 tom82 1
DavidJ247 DavidJ247 1 Spoiler content hidden.
AAH AAH 1 Spoiler content hidden.
B BallaratLights 1 Spoiler content hidden.
Eizziljam Eizziljam 1 Spoiler content hidden.
C charltonmick 1 Spoiler content hidden.
B Brett Greenland 1 Spoiler content hidden.
C christophe 2 Spoiler content hidden.
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djgra79

My name is Graham & I love flashing lights!
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After a number of weeks of searching, we are pleased to announce that a venue and date for the 2019 Melbourne Mini has been locked in :)

When: Sat June 22nd & Sun June 23rd
Where: Alvie Hall, Mount Waverley (https://goo.gl/maps/fMfdSBxWSyB2)
Cost: $15 per day
Times: Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 9am - 5pm

Please RSVP above by clicking the green button and advise if you will attend Sat, Sun or both days.
Please also advise your real names so we can organise name tags for all attendees.

Want to share your experiences and knowledge? Let us know in this thread what topic(s) you would like to present.
Want to see a specific topic? Let us know below!


Update: RSVP closed due to hitting max numbers. We have hit our limit at this stage. we can not take any more members
 
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djgra79

My name is Graham & I love flashing lights!
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Suggested topics:
- Sketchup (or similar) house design for 3d xLights
-power and wiring. Wire sizes, fusing, voltage drop etc
-what universes and channels mean. Side topic of DMX start channels
-pixel basics with regard to how they work and how you control them
-channel configuring within Xlights, Falcon Player and pixel controllers. (LOR and Vixen could get covered too if anyone is using them)
-problem solving display elements. Data integrity, voltage drop and pixel configuration
-networking. What IP's connect to what. What does an IP and netmask mean when setting up
-Xlights initial setup from a blank canvas
-Configuring a F16, F48 and Pixlite 16
-Singing face setup in Xlights
-importing bought or downloaded sequences
-setting up Falcon player with channels, playlist and a schedule
-playing a video from Falcon player
-Xschedule features
- examples of elements might be interesting. Be good to see how people have approached the buidling of common and unique elements
- ESpixelsticks
 
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djgra79

My name is Graham & I love flashing lights!
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Having not stayed near there I'm not sure but a quick search on Hotels Combined shows Novotel Glen Waverley, Ibis Glen Waverley and The Waverley International as the closest, higher ranked places. All only around 4km away from the mini venue so only a quick Uber, taxi or lift ride away.

https://www.hotelscombined.com.au/Hotels/Search?destination=place:Mount_Waverley_Railway_Station&checkin=2019-06-21&checkout=2019-06-24&Rooms=1&adults_1=1&languageCode=EN&currencyCode=AUD#destination=place:Mount_Waverley_Railway_Station&radius=5km&checkin=2019-06-21&checkout=2019-06-24&Rooms=1&adults_1=1&pageSize=15&pageIndex=0&sort=Popularity-desc&showSoldOut=false&scroll=0&HotelID=&mapState=expanded=0
 

burnt

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Looking for hotel recommendations.
I'll put some into areas that we most likely go for the meetup dinner that's if we have one.

Matthew Flinders Hotel ... nice pub for a meetup dinner.
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g1006515-d599709-Reviews-Nightcap_at_Matthew_Flinders_Hotel-Chadstone_Monash_Greater_Melbourne_Victoria.html


Chadstone .. heaps of places to eat.

Chadstone Executive Motel
https://www.booking.com/hotel/au/chadstone-executive-motel.en-gb.html?aid=7344079;label=metatripad-link-dmetaau-hotel-366320_xqdz-5d5a5d57d900569c9725bf391ac96962_los-01_bw-127_dom-comau_curr-AUD_gst-02_nrm-01_clkid-XGXY2wokHnQAAM2nUN4AAABR_aud-0000_mbl-M_pd-T_sc-2_defdate-0;sid=8d23518a738d063aeaea5a223103bce7;all_sr_blocks=36632007_107161559_0_1_0;checkin=2019-06-22;checkout=2019-06-23;dest_id=-1592664;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;hapos=1;highlighted_blocks=36632007_107161559_0_1_0;hpos=1;room1=A,A;sb_price_type=total;sr_order=popularity;srepoch=1550178529;srpvid=90f994b057e3010d;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Glen Waverley heaps of places to eat and more upmarket hotels.

Ibis
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g644411-d729390-Reviews-Ibis_Melbourne_Glen_Waverley-Glen_Waverley_Monash_Greater_Melbourne_Victoria.html

Waverley International Hotel
https://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Waverley-International-Hotel/Glen-Waverley/67049?HostelNumber=67049&affiliate=tripadvisor.com&aff2=AU_HxzL7FjJ_d&DateStart=2019-06-22&NumNights=1&Guests=2&Currency=AUD&dynamicSearchFlag=1&refid=XGXayQokMo4AA@DmLOIAAACA

Novotel
https://secure.accorhotels.com/store/index.html?utm_campaign=desktop-22062019-2-1&utm_medium=partenariats&refid=XGXbIAokHnQAAPSCwYsAAAAr&utm_source=TripAdvisor&utm_content=AU-EN-AU-V5372#/en/rooms?dateIn=2019-06-22&children=&nights=1&adults=2&origin=accorhotels&hotelCode=2068&domainId=https://www.accorhotels.com


Dandenong .. super cheap with 15min drive
Ibis
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g261601-d299703-Reviews-Ibis_Budget_Dandenong-Dandenong_Greater_Melbourne_Victoria.html
 

BradsXmasLights

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It's a most probably a yes for me.

After just a quick look - the Novotel Glen Waveley looks like the best hotel bet so far.

Will get train from city to Hotel; then 2 stops back & a short walk by the looks to get to the Hall.
 

djgra79

My name is Graham & I love flashing lights!
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Hi All.
Time is fast approaching for this year's Melbourne Mini. If you are able to assist with running the event in any small way at all, be it food, setup, projector, presenting a topic, or if you have any leads of contacts or anything you'd like to donate as prizes, they would be very warmly welcomed.
Please post here or if you'd like to remain anonymous, please contact @burnt and myself.

Cheers, Graham
 

AAH

I love blinky lights :)
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I'm likely to be there. Not looked at any topics yet but happy to talk about nearly anything.
Would hope that someone will be talking about universes, channels, absolute vs FPP addressing, current and wire size and all the other things that I like to chip into posts about like heat/ventilation and safety.
 

djgra79

My name is Graham & I love flashing lights!
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Just over 3 weeks until the Melbourne Mini!!
If you're still undecided, hurry up and decide and register so we can get final numbers for catering, prizes and name tags.

Don't forget, if you've been thinking of getting some coro from Extreme Lighting Displays, now is the time to order to get free shipping, as Troy is bringing down pre-orders (and a small amount of stock to sell over the weekend) so get your orders in by no later than the 15th June. (Note: Troy is at Syd Mini this weekend so no cutting for the next few days) https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/extreme-lighting-displays-is-on-the-move.11474/

More details on topics and rough schedule coming soon but if you'd like to give a talk on any topic or have something you'd like to show off or ask for feedback, let us know here and bring it along. We'd love to see all your creations and ideas to help inspire others and to help show the newbies what can be achieved in this hobby.
 

djgra79

My name is Graham & I love flashing lights!
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Suggested topics:
- Sketchup (or similar) house design for 3d xLights
-power and wiring. Wire sizes, fusing, voltage drop etc
-what universes and channels mean. Side topic of DMX start channels
-pixel basics with regard to how they work and how you control them
-channel configuring within Xlights, Falcon Player and pixel controllers. (LOR and Vixen could get covered too if anyone is using them)
-problem solving display elements. Data integrity, voltage drop and pixel configuration
-networking. What IP's connect to what. What does an IP and netmask mean when setting up
-Xlights initial setup from a blank canvas
-Configuring a F16, F48 and Pixlite 16
-Singing face setup in Xlights
-importing bought or downloaded sequences
-setting up Falcon player with channels, playlist and a schedule
-playing a video from Falcon player
-Xschedule features
- examples of elements might be interesting. Be good to see how people have approached the buidling of common and unique elements
- ESpixelsticks
We had a number of suggestions for topics to be covered above, is anyone willing to present or talk to them? You don't need to have a flashy powerpoint presentation or any public speaking qualifications. This is an informal chat amongst people who are willing to learn and listen about the subject matter.
We can put together a rough schedule in the coming weeks but I get the feeling that it may be more beneficial to possibly break off into groups for some parts and people can mingle and swap between discussions as they like. The round table concept at this years Syd Mini has proved very successful, so basically I want to copy it :D
But we also have a number of interstate guests so this is your chance to put some faces to forum/chat names and ask them directly about their displays first hand.
 

burnt

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I do like the idea of break off groups.. but we don't have the room,
 
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