Sydney/NSW 2019 Sydney Mini- June 1-2

Event details

Event date
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 Sunday, Jun 2, 2019
Registration deadline
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Maximum guests
80
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Benslights Benslights 1 Spoiler content hidden.
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Derf Derf 1 Spoiler content hidden.
Cathelest Cathelest 2
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Red Red 2
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BradsXmasLights BradsXmasLights 1
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OzAz OzAz 1 Spoiler content hidden.
T tonylights 1
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M mccar 1 Spoiler content hidden.
T Travis C 1 Spoiler content hidden.
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BOOT! BOOT! 1 Spoiler content hidden.
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Ben F Ben F 1
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J JPB 1 Spoiler content hidden.
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Lali & Lexi Lali & Lexi 1 Spoiler content hidden.
B billatqh 2 Spoiler content hidden.
keithsw1111 keithsw1111 1
A adam masters 1
Lucas2655 Lucas2655 1
Noel Richards Noel Richards 1
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C charltonmick 1 Spoiler content hidden.
X Xmassean 1 Spoiler content hidden.
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I i13 1
T Trevor Wimmer 1 Spoiler content hidden.
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Benslights

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Well, I am happy to announce we have a location.
thanks to @tonylights

Sydney Mini will be held at Bella Vista
Woolworths building on the corner of Norwest Bvld and Lexington
cost: ($15 each day to cover food and drinks)

To Help make things run smoother on the Saturday and Sunday we are asking everyone to pay by PayPal.

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please make sure you pay in Australian dollars

so for 1 day, it is $15 and for both days it is $30

in the comments on PayPal can you please state your profile name on AusChristmasLighting and how many you are paying for and what days, please.


please also pay as a friend otherwise i get hit with a fee from PayPal otherwise i will have to a fee to price and i want to keep it as cheap as i can

please let us know if you have any specific dietary or religious requirements

times
saturday, June 1st

9am - 5pm
Sunday, June 2nd
9am - 4pm

please register above by pressing the green RSVP button and advise if coming both days

also, can you post your real name as well just so we can have it on name tags


more details on location to follow

Maximum attendees: 80


For those of you unable to attend the Sydney mini this weekend we will be broadcasting live on
http://acl-mini.com
this is a temp site on active for the 2 days of the mini.
all videos will be uploaded to the AusChristmasLighting YouTube channel after the mini.
 
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Benslights

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ok i have started working on the run sheet for the mini

nothing is set in concrete and is a work in progress. please suggest changes and put your hands up for presentations or i will put your hand up as you can see i have done for a few already :)

ok here are some of the round tables so far and the presenters for these topics

Singing faces - lithgow lights
Understanding Pixels - Keithsw1111
installing fpp and its features - Darylc
dmx control (moving heads, snow machines, bubble machines, and fog machines) - Ozaz
controller config - Keithsw1111
soldering - Fing
video editing - Lithgow lights
Security of display - Bradxmaslights
3d modeling in sketchup - Keithsw1111
xlights setup - Benslights
power injection - bpj1980/boot
prop building - Lyntin
waterproofing - TroyELD
fm transmitting - Derf
promoting your display -




View: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OBEG_Dm2e2HPn_jI2q55nXrqeCIHjgqifYGlyZt3mBE/edit?usp=sharing




So how the round tables will work is each session has 4 round tables going at the one time.
The 4 tables will be split across the 2 rooms so we have space for everyone.

the sessions will go for 1 hour in total but we are thinking at the 30 min mark we will repeat the topics again so that way in each session you will be able to visit 2 round tables.

each session will be the hour before lunch and the hour after lunch on each day

Details on location

> refer attached map
* From Lexington avenue turn into Woolworths way
* Proceed to.the Roundabout ( ~ 200 meters ) and turn at the second entry ( Visitors underground Carpark )
* Park anywhere within the Visitor Carpark , then proceed to the revolving door at the end of the Carpark.
* Once through the Revolving door proceed up the stairs to the reception area at the top pf the stairs to the right .
* Once in the reception area , someone will scan you through the entry and direct you to the ACL mini location
Any issues ring Tony ( 0404829661) or Ben ( 0403007987)

View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q9kk70ps9lu1df9/woollies.PNG?dl=0



 
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BradsXmasLights

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Initial Hotel reconnaissance:
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Green Circle = Mini Venue
Red Circles = 2 new Metro train stations to open 'mid 2019'. This would be very handy for those like myself travelling interstate without a car. Otherwise Kieth says it's a train ride to Seven Hills then uber the rest. Or a train to Parramatta then Bus it.
Cyan Circles = Hotel. It looks all decent 4 star hotels for business travelers, granted the surrounding commercial prescient. I personally like to have a cafe/supermarket near by for breakfast or non-hotel-extortion-options.
- Adina Apartment (east of venue); Walking distance to new train station & the markettown shops. No hotel dining/room-service.
- Quest Bella Vista (south of venue); close to another set of shops; No hotel dining/room-service; and sort of not close to much else. Maybe a short 1 star uber ride or walking distance to venue.
- Novotel Norwest (further east of venue); a "proper" Hotel with room-service & onsite restaurant options. Not too far from Train (if it opens!)

Yellow Circle = Pub / Restaurant options. There's a pub next to the venue and some other potential restaurants near the Marketown lake.


Hopefully the new Trains are running by then - it would be good to get back to the city @ Night to see Vivid again!
 

Benslights

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Ok Guys and girls

this is looking like a big turnout once again.

so we are now looking at what topics people want spoken about and also presenters for these topics. so please post here what you are after and if you would like to help with presentations.

each topic will have a time limit of 15 mins so we can get through everything and so we do not bore you with long topics.

also would be great to know who is a newbie and who has been doing this for years.

we are also looking at splitting into 2 groups at different stages to cover both levels.

look forward to hearing from you all
 

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Can't Wait!

Just from assisting others in zoom I've noticed a lot of the basics need to be covered. There seems to be a bit of confusion on the bare bone basics "Hardware and Software" are tied in together to get a working final result

  • Networking Configuration (Do I need a different subnet, IP Addresses, DNS, Unicast / Multicast, etc )
  • What is DMX (Introduction to Channels, Universes and Communication Protocols)
  • What plug goes where? (Different Connection Types, Different Cables, etc)
  • Where to buy items? (Different Sellers, Speaking to international Sellers and What to expect)
  • Help I'm new and I don't want to watch all the resources on ACL / Xlights ( 12v / 5v, Power supplies, Strip / Nodes, WS****/etc, Sequencing software)
  • Xlights Basic's (What is a Model, Universe, Setup page, Basic troubleshooting)
  • Controllers on the Market and What to use where.
  • Falcon Pi Player (What is it, How to set it up and why to use it, Remote, Master, etc)
  • Pre-requisites (Soldering, Voltage/Current/Wattage, Tools, Crimps, etc)
  • Use of Pre-made props (Auscoyo, etc).
  • Megatrees (Types, Construction and brightness')
  • Being Creative with prop making (Add more to your roof outline display "Wire frames / etc")
  • Enclosures (The do's and don'ts)
  • Getting Audio to your Viewers (FM Transmitters, Speakers, Consulting with neighbours)
  • Let's Talk about "Dumb things" (Using Store bought lights in your display, Dumb Strip / Nodes, etc)

I think there should be a show and tell on how strings of lights are connected to get a working result. (Video of someone live on projector screen wiring up a controller allowing pauses for any questions that anyone wants to ask.)

Free Floor Have open discussions / groups where people new to the lighting world ask questions about other members setups. (Like a live zoom session!).

Maybe also an hour at lunch where someone can ask a question and a "mini-mini presentation could be addressed (no slideshow) about the questions at lunch?
 

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these topics are great so let's keep them coming we have 2 days to fill and we want to fill both days with topics you want.
 

keithsw1111

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Aggregating previous topic suggestions ... and adding some:

Sugested By Topic
Derf Networking Configuration (Do I need a different subnet, IP Addresses, DNS, Unicast / Multicast, etc )
Derf What is DMX (Introduction to Channels, Universes and Communication Protocols)
Derf What plug goes where? (Different Connection Types, Different Cables, etc)
Derf Where to buy items? (Different Sellers, Speaking to international Sellers and What to expect)
Derf Help I'm new and I don't want to watch all the resources on ACL / Xlights ( 12v / 5v, Power supplies, Strip / Nodes, WS****/etc, Sequencing software)
Derf Xlights Basic's (What is a Model, Universe, Setup page, Basic troubleshooting)
Derf Controllers on the Market and What to use where.
Derf Falcon Pi Player (What is it, How to set it up and why to use it, Remote, Master, etc)
Derf Pre-requisites (Soldering, Voltage/Current/Wattage, Tools, Crimps, etc)
Derf Use of Pre-made props (Auscoyo, etc).
Derf Megatrees (Types, Construction and brightness')
Derf Being Creative with prop making (Add more to your roof outline display "Wire frames / etc")
Derf Enclosures (The do's and don'ts) - diverse views would be good
Derf Getting Audio to your Viewers (FM Transmitters, Speakers, Consulting with neighbours)
Derf Let's Talk about "Dumb things" (Using Store bought lights in your display, Dumb Strip / Nodes, etc)
Roo Storing your lights
Keith Christmas expo and other minis - is it worth it, what are they like?
Keith Deeper understanding of ws2811, signal degradation, null pixels, signal amplifiers, terminating resistors, DMX signals
Keith Is chat, zoom and an annual mini all we can do as a community - Aussie xEssentials, Build parties, Coffee catchups
Keith Sequencing styles, the good, the bad and the ugly. Including how to sequence for sharing.
Keith Moving head and other DMX props
Keith Smart prop design - power injection, model chaining, hole jumping, connector types
Keith xLights Advanced topics - layers, buffers, effects etc etc
Keith xSchedule - basics or advanced
Keith What matters and what doesn’t … avoiding unnecessary perfection
Keith Interfacing with the real world … and integrating that with your show
 
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