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  1. franky_888

    franky_888 Apprentice Elf

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    I'm thinking that Newcastle might be next years most improved area judging by all the newcomers posting in this forum from the Newcastle area (myself included).

    I currently live in Medowie (about 30 mins north of Newcastle) and have been lighting my house up over the last 2 years since we moved in. First year involved only icicles around the gutters, this year I added some coloured strings around the pillars / balustrades, windows and doors. Yesterday I packed up this years effort, and while I'm still in that festive mood I'm here to get a start on next year's effort, mainly due to the fact that I'll leave it too late to start next year :p

    My background is in IT, however, while I was still in school I did an introduction to Electronics as an elective, so I have a limited understanding of electrical components and how to solder etc, so hopefully that comes in handy (it definitely helped when it comes to installing car radios and repairing headphones!)

    I jumped on chat a little before Chrissy, but from what I gathered my plans may not be as straight forward as I'd hoped. I'd like to start with synchronising all of my current strings (bypassing / removing the existing controllers), then maybe after that I can move into the pixel strings that are all the rage these days. Baby steps are good for me!
     
  2. Habbosrus

    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    Awesome, another newy from Newy. We're coming out of the woodwork. Welcome to ACL. You should definitely be able to get something going with your current strings. I used one of Alan's (AAH) 2811dc15 boards to drive my BigW lights this year. You've definitely got a good start on 2014.
     
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    dale82 Senior Elf

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    Welcome to ACL, trust me you don't need any sort of background to create something spectacular. I have no background in anything at all, This Community has helped me through all my problems, so pop into chat and ask away :D
     
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  5. DeeJai

    DeeJai Is that Magic Smoke?!?

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    Im just curious if there are any houses in Newcastle that wont be dancing to music next year?

    Welcome aboard.
     
  6. greg58

    greg58 Full Time Elf

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    Welcome Franky, I'm in Thornton, not too far away. You should see if you can plan to go to the Sydney Mini this year, it's a great time to meet people and put a face to a name.
     
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    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    welcome to acl
     
  8. firebug

    firebug Senior Elf

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    Welcome to ACL fellow Newycastrian... 8)
     
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    firebug Senior Elf

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    Hello neighbor, we are from Bero... ;)
     
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    Hey Mate, small world. Will try and get together for a chat in the future.
     
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    Definitely mate. We dragged Santa around Summerset Dr on the fire truck on Chrissy eve. You may have inadvertently seen me already. ..
     

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