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After some advice on controllers for next year

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  1. cdjazman

    cdjazman Full Time Elf

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    Hello all,

    Fantatic site here and have learnt alot and got a massive amount of ideas for this year and now looking to next year.

    I have got to the point of going geek next year and running computer controlled lights.

    My problem is I have read so much information that I have now confused myself.

    My lights consist of led strings (Big W), RGB strips (as mini trees) and 6803 pixel strips. I would like to control them all (not sure if budget will allow). You can see in the video at https://vimeo.com/56010072

    Looking for guidance in what controllers would suit best. I am still a bit confused with channels and universes.

    Any possible contacts within the area of Aspendale Gardens that I can look at thier setup would be useful.

    Thanks in advance and merry christmas.

    Craig.
     
  2. Beacy

    Beacy It's so much better on the dark side

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    Welcome to our crazy world. If you want to set a range on controllers for both pixels & RGB & Big W lights and feel like a drive to Beaconsfield let me know & I'm happy to show them to you while theyre all up and running and I can explain them in a practical situation.
     
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    welcome.....


    I understand how you feel, I read heaps when I first got here and confused myself as well, I still get confused LOL


    it probably wont cost as much as you think to get it all computer controlled, the time and effort will be the bigger investment :)


    Aspendale gardens may be worth a look for me when you get it up and running, I live in Tyabb and work in Clayton, at Monash University.
     
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    Bird Proud LOR user

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    to ACL Craig

    Glad you find the site useful
    Always ask questions. There are no dumb questions here and many friendly people are glad to help you going the right direction.
     
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  6. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL, what seems very confusing now will become much clearer to you over the coming months. So there is no need to rush off buying anything yet, so instead take the time to let the overload of info absorb into your brain.
    If you havent already then download the ACL 101 lighting manual that will give you some layout diagrams and info on how it all goes together.
    You can also take a look at the J1SYS product matrix and the range of controllers and their uses.

    It appears you will need a mix between DC controllers and Pixel controllers
     
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    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    the 101 manual is worth its weight in gold. well worth reading
     

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