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

Discussion in 'Mini Christmas Expos and Events' started by djgra79, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. djgra79

    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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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 below 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!



    closed due to hitting max numbers

    djgra79 - 1 - Sunday only at this stage (Graham)
    Red - 2 - Both Days, Kevin & Pamela Clay
    Chris_Mas - 1 - Chris
    burnt - 1 - both days
    gerry - 1 - Definitely Saturday . Maybe Sunday. Gerry
    Robbo - 2 - Both Days
    keithsw1111 - 1
    abundy - 1 - Both Days
    Binny - 1 - Hope mini bar is stocked
    Troy ELD - 1 - both days
    Kotche - 1
    battle79 - 1 - Both Days (Rowan)
    vk3heg - 1
    andrewa - 1 - Both Days (Andrew)
    buzzdude - 1 - Shane
    daunce - 1 - Both days
    BradsXmasLights - 1 - both days
    tuppetsdad - 1 - Probable
    Xmas_Wanders - 1 - Both Days ( Justin )
    tom82 - 1
    DavidJ247 - 1 - Both days. David.
    AAH - 1 - Hope to be there both days. Assuming I am I'll bring goodies and can talk on near anything
    BallaratLights - 1 - Robert Armitt both days
    Eizziljam - 1 - Lizzie - both days I hope! Want to learn how to begin.... the basics from what to buy and where and how to do it!!
    charltonmick - 1 - Michael Both days
    Brett Greenland - 1 - Possibly both days not sure yet
    christophe - 1 - Christophe - 2 - both
    roo - 1 - be there both days
    @cdjazman - 1 - both days

    Total: 30
    We have hit our limit at this stage. we can not take any more members
     
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    djgra79

    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    Reserved for stuff

    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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    keithsw1111 Full Time Elf

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    Looking for hotel recommendations.
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    burnt Apprentice Elf

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    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/Hote...dstone_Monash_Greater_Melbourne_Victoria.html


    Chadstone .. heaps of places to eat.

    Chadstone Executive Motel
    https://www.booking.com/hotel/au/ch...90f994b057e3010d;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

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

    Ibis
    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hote...verley_Monash_Greater_Melbourne_Victoria.html

    Waverley International Hotel
    https://www.hostelworld.com/hosteld...icSearchFlag=1&refid=XGXayQokMo4AA@DmLOIAAACA

    Novotel
    https://secure.accorhotels.com/stor...ode=2068&domainId=https://www.accorhotels.com


    Dandenong .. super cheap with 15min drive
    Ibis
    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hote...ong-Dandenong_Greater_Melbourne_Victoria.html
     
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    BradsXmasLights WiFi Interactive

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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.
     
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    tuppetsdad Funding & Tech Support

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    Tess an I are probables. Will be away until June 16th
     
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    Xmas_Wanders Melb, Vic

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    I'll bring my Projector equipment again for ya all :)
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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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
     
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    tom82 New Elf

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    happy to help with setup, can bring a few example elements in, maybe talk to some of the basics.
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    Sounds great Tom thanks
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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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.
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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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.
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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

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