International Arizona Mini April 26th

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    On behalf of Caroline and John Slade, I would like to invite you to the 2014 Arizona Mini to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 26th. (also Thank you to the Slades)

    We look forward to meeting you all and discussing blinky flashy including all the elements that make up this fascinating hobby. The presentations will be geared for both the novice and experienced.... you will find something to take home and improve your show.

    Please pay attention to the Actions below. You must respond to this thread for obtaining the final headcount for food, drink, chairs, and etc.

    Here are the particulars....
    What: Arizona Mini
    When: April 26, 2013 8 am to 5 pm
    Where: Slades Residence (Near 101 and Thomas)
    Agenda: still ironing this out (volunteers and votes please)
    Optional Dinner plans (To be arranged during mini)
    Donation: $7/person to cover food and drinks; Will collect at event
    Door Prizes: Fantastic gifts from several notable vendors (have to be present to win)


    The Slades have a terrific location for our Mini. We will have plenty of room to spread out. We have lots of tables and chairs along with IT infrastructure... i.e., projector, computers. So bring your show and tell items, whatever you have someone else hasn’t probably seen it yet.

    Actions Required by You:

    1. Please respond to this thread to confirm your attendance by indicating how many will attend and first names (bringing a significant other, spouse, friend, lighting addict...?) We need final headcount. Also please let us know how likely you are, I for one am at 99% but my wife Angie is 70%.

    2. Please send a PM to Gigogig if you have special dietary needs.

    3. Please respond to this thread if you will be bringing any gear and have any special needs.

    4. Please let me know if any members from other forums (or local nabers) will be attending. Pass this notice along to them.

    Your Friendly 2014 Facilitators....
    Gigogig (Bobby) and Lightman (Brian)
     
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    Arizona Mini April 26th agenda

    We are working on the agenda for the Arizona Mini to he held on Saturday, 4/26/14. The agenda is tentative and we are still looking for other presenters. Here is what we have so far...
    If anyone has a topic they would like to share to fill the open slots, let me know either here or through a PM.
    8:00 am Meet and Greet (Continential Breakfast)
    9:00 am 45min or 2 20 min
    10:00 am 45min or 2 20 min
    11:00 am 45min or 2 20 min
    12 Noon Lunch (Caroline Specialty)
    1:00 pm 45min or 2 20 min
    2:00 pm 45min or 2 20 min
    3:00 pm 45min or 2 20 min
    4:00 pm Networking and Wrap up
    5:00 pm AZ Mini Close
    5pm plus Optional Dinner plans (To be arranged during mini)


    Here is a list of some possible topics to fill time slots that people might be interested in seeing. That being said we will need volunteers for anything to be presented so please volunteer if your confirmable doing any of these, also let us know if you have any other ideas. And vote for the sessions you’re interested in.
    Agenda votes / volunteers
    Minutes, what, possibly who


    20, Air Cannon Demo, (done 2013)
    20, Ground Fault Trips, (?)
    20, Lights comparing led types (outputs) , (?)
    20, Mini tree how-to, (?)
    20, Pic programing, (?)
    20, RGB pixel types, all about different pixel physical formats, (done 2013)
    20, RGB power, options for power distribution between 5v 12v 24v rgb power. (?)
    20, RGB protocols, all about different pixel protocols (2801,3001,gece,etc) (done 2013)
    20, Repairing Lights, (?)
    20, Shared neutral cables and vampire cabling, (?)
    20, Ways to make setup easier without killing your wallet,(?)
    20-45, How to lay out a display, (?)
    20-45, Lasers in displays, (?)
    20-45, Neighborhood relations/traffic and or handling media, (?)
    20-45, Power calculation, ac 110,220, dc5v, dc12v, (?)
    20-45, Servo controllers, working with and selecting, (Halstaff?)
    20-45, Servos, working with and selecting, (Halstaff?)
    20-45, Soldering how-to, (done 2013)
    20-45, Website development, content, (?)
    20-45, ac controller choices, (gigogig?)
    20-45, coroplast building, (mmciver?)
    20-45, dc controller choices, (?)
    20-45, ways to spruce up your elements to make them look less "tacky.",(?)
    45, Animation in a Display, (Done 2012)
    45, Audacity. Working with audio, (?)
    45, DMX Primer, (done 2012)
    45, Dumb rgb pixels, (?)
    45, illustrated sequencing (done 2013)
    45, Fm-transmitters/ antennas/ and RDS , (?)
    45, Hacking gece, (done 2012)
    45, Hls software, (?)
    45, IR Communications with demo of IR Reindeer headsets, (lightman)
    45, Light Show Pro (LSP), possibly sequencing, setup and tricks, (Mmulveena?)
    45, Light o roma (lor) software, (Done 2012)
    45, Lightjams software, (gigogig?)
    45, PCB Board design (advanced) , (?)
    45, Projectors in shows,(done 2013)
    45, RGB smart controlling, all about different rgb controllers, (gigogig?)
    45, Surveillance, software hardware and setup, (?)
    45, Tips and tricks dealing with flicker , (lightman?)
    45, Video Taping Light Shows, (done 2012)
    45, Vixen2.x, possibly sequencing, setup and tricks, (?)
    45, Vixen3.x, possibly sequencing, setup and tricks, (?)
    45, Wire-frame and Welding Techniques, (done 2012)
    45, Xlights setup and tricks. (ongoing on Thursdays)
    45, Yard Train, (done 2012)
    45, megatrees how to, (done 2013)
    45, using xmas elements for Halloween, (done 2013)
    45 - 80, ideas discussion for 2013 displays, (everyone)
    45 - 80, round table on problems and solutions (software,hardware,networking,anything),(everyone)
     
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    Arizona Mini April 26th update

    So far we have 18 participants! (Below), and a good draft agenda (also below). The timeslots were shortened with some more time in-between them as was requested in 2013. Also as requested last year the is now a time for a “Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals” where we hope that everyone can bring a picture of or some part of their displays or display plans and do small (less than 5 minits) talk about them.

    BTW here is a recap of the 2013 AZ MINI for any of you that missed it or have never had the chance to get to one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jBqywHCJow&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    ALSO please let anyone you know is from AZ or neighboring states that may be interested about this, as we don't want to exclude anyone that can make it.

    Attendees
    1 -2 Slades
    3-4 gigogig, and Angie
    5-6 Lightman, and wife
    7 mmulvenna
    8 Halstaff
    9-10 raplass and son
    11 Materdaddy
    12 Hawk / mlkren
    13 zombiesplat
    14 Popo-B-Trippin
    15-16 jcmarksafb
    17 scuba steve
    18 CopperCreekLights

    Agenda
    8:00 – 9:00am Meet and Greet (Continental Breakfast - Danish, Coffee)
    9:00 – 9:45am Pixels presented by (?)
    10:00 – 10:45am Falcon Pi Player (CopperCreekLights)
    11:00 – 11:45am working with Coroplast (mmciver)
    12 Noon Lunch (Caroline Specialty )
    1:00 - 1:45pm open full slot
    2:00 – 3:xx pm Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals
    3:15 - 3:45 open small slot
    4:00 - 4:45pm Animatronics 101 (Lightman Halstaff)
    4:45 pm Networking and Wrap up
    5:00 pm AZ Mini Close

    Your Friendly 2014 Facilitators....
    Gigogig (Bobby) and Lightman (Brian)
     
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    One month away from the AZ mini!

    One month away from the AZ mini!


    Here is a ICS to add to your calendar
    http://www.timeanddate.com/scripts/ics.php?type=utc&p1=197&iso=20140426T08&ah=9&msg=AZ%20mini


    And for those of you really excited a countdown clock
    http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=197&iso=20140426T08&msg=AZ%20mini


    Please let anyone you know is from AZ or neighboring states that may be interested about this, as we don't want to exclude anyone that can make it. To that end here is a recap of the 2013 AZ MINI for any of you that missed it or have never had the chance to get to one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jBqywHCJow

    So far we have 23 Attendees!
    1 -2 Slades, 3-4 gigogig, and Angie, 5-6 Lightman, and wife, 7 mmulvenna, 8 Halstaff, 9-10 raplass and son,
    11 Materdaddy, 12 Hawk / mlkren, 13 zombiesplat, 14 Popo-B-Trippin,15-16 jcmarksafb, 17 scuba steve,
    18 CopperCreekLights Gilrock, 19 Aaron DjVelocity Leach, 20 Frank Kostyun FrankAZ
    21 22 ritztech and wify, 23 mmciver

    Draft agenda, still looking for some volunteers please
    8:00 – 9:00am Meet and Greet (Continental Breakfast - Danish, Coffee)
    9:00 – 9:45am Pixels presented by (?)
    10:00 – 10:45am Falcon Pi Player (CopperCreekLights)
    11:00 – 11:45am working with Coroplast (mmciver)
    12 Noon Lunch (Caroline Specialty )
    1:00 - 1:45pm open full slot
    2:00 – 3:xx pm Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals. As requested last year by participants “Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals” is where we hope that everyone can bring a picture of or some part of their displays or display plans and do small (less than 5 minits) talk about them.
    3:15 - 3:45 open small slot
    4:00 - 4:45pm Animatronics 101 (Lightman Halstaff)
    4:45 pm Networking and Wrap up
    5:00 pm AZ Mini Close


    You’re Friendly 2014 Facilitators....
    Gigogig (Bobby) and Lightman (Brian)
     
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    Two weeks away from the AZ mini!

    Two weeks away from the AZ mini! Agenda is now set! And Caroline Slade has put together an A list of vender donated Door Prizes.

    Here is a ICS to add to your calendar so you don’t miss it on the 26th.
    http://www.timeanddate.com/scripts/ics.php?type=utc&p1=197&iso=20140426T08&ah=9&msg=AZ%20mini

    And for those of you really excited a countdown clock
    http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=197&iso=20140426T08&msg=AZ%20mini

    Please let anyone you know is from AZ or neighboring states that may be interested about this, as we don't want to exclude anyone that can make it. To that end here is a recap of the 2013 AZ MINI for any of you that missed it or have never had the chance to get to one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jBqywHCJow
    Here are the particulars....
    What: Arizona Mini
    When: April 26, 2013 8 am to 5 pm
    Where: Slades Residence (Near 101 and Thomas) full address will be posted one week in advance (one week from this post, and right here)
    The Slades have a terrific location for our Mini. We will have plenty of room to spread out. We have lots of tables and chairs along with IT infrastructure... i.e., projector, computers. So bring your show and tell items, whatever you have someone else hasn’t probably seen it yet.
    Agenda: Below
    Optional Dinner plans (To be arranged during mini)
    Donation: $7/person to cover Continental Breakfast, Lunch and drinks; Will collect at event
    Door Prizes: Fantastic gifts from several notable vendors (see below) (have to be present to win)


    So far we have 30 Attendees!
    1 -2 Slades, 3-4 gigogig, and Angie, 5-6 Lightman, and wife, 7 mmulvenna, 8 Halstaff, 9-10 raplass and son,
    11 Materdaddy, 12 Hawk / mlkren, 13 zombiesplat, 14-15 Popo-B-Trippin,16-17 jcmarksafb, 18 scuba steve,
    19 CopperCreekLights Gilrock, 20 Aaron DjVelocity Leach, 21 Frank Kostyun FrankAZ,
    22 23 ritztech and wify, 24 mmciver, 25 tractormike, 26 einstein2883
    27 circus4u, 28 ArizonaLegend, 29 mcnamara9, 30 David Kipp dfkipp

    Full Agenda, Hopefully no changes…
    8:00 – 9:00am Meet and Greet (Continental Breakfast - Danish, Coffee)
    9:00 – 9:45am Pixels presented by (Einstein)
    10:00 – 10:45am Falcon Pi Player (CopperCreekLights)
    11:00 – 11:45am working with Coroplast (mmciver)
    12 Noon Lunch (Caroline Specialty )
    1:00 - 1:45pm DIY projectors Repairs and customization
    2:00 – 3:59 pm Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals. As requested last year by participants “Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals” is where we hope that everyone can bring a picture of or some part of their displays or display plans and do small (less than 5 minits) talk about them. (Started by Aaron DjVelocity Leach)
    4:00 - 4:45pm Animatronics 101 (Lightman Halstaff)
    4:45 pm Networking and Wrap up
    5:00 pm AZ Mini Close

    Venders so far that have donated Door Prizes to the AZ mini
    lightorama.com sandevices.com
    christmas-leds.com creativedisplays.com
    radiant-holidays.com 3glightingcreations.com
    seasonalentertainmentllc.com
    A big thanks to all of them…

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    You’re Friendly 2014 Facilitators....
    Gigogig (Bobby) and Lightman (Brian)
     
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    One week away from the AZ mini! Address is below

    One week away from the AZ mini! Address is below, Agenda is set, And Caroline Slade has put together an A list of vender donated Door Prizes.
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    Here is a ICS to add to your calendar so you don’t miss it on the 26th.
    http://www.timeanddate.com/scripts/ics.php?type=utc&p1=197&iso=20140426T08&ah=9&msg=AZ%20mini

    And for those of you really excited a countdown clock
    http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=197&iso=20140426T08&msg=AZ%20mini

    Please let anyone you know is from AZ or neighboring states that may be interested about this, as we don't want to exclude anyone that can make it. To that end here is a recap of the 2013 AZ MINI for any of you that missed it or have never had the chance to get to one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jBqywHCJow

    Here are the particulars....
    What: Arizona Mini
    When: April 26, 2013 8 am to 5 pm

    Where: Slades Residence Address in link http://freetexthost.com/wkgt3ub3rf Address in link

    The Slades have a terrific location for our Mini. We will have plenty of room to spread out. We have lots of tables and chairs along with IT infrastructure... i.e., projector, computers. So bring your show and tell items, whatever you have someone else hasn’t probably seen it yet.
    Agenda: Below
    Optional Dinner plans (To be arranged during mini)
    Donation: $7/person to cover Continental Breakfast, Lunch (Ribs) and drinks; Will collect at event
    Door Prizes: Fantastic gifts from several notable vendors (see below) (have to be present to win)


    So far we have 32 Attendees!
    1 -2 Slades, 3-4 gigogig, and Angie, 5-6 Lightman, and wife, 7 mmulvenna, 8 Halstaff, 9-10 raplass and son,
    11 Materdaddy, 12 Hawk / mlkren, 13 zombiesplat, 14-15 Popo-B-Trippin,16-17 jcmarksafb, 18 scuba steve,
    19 CopperCreekLights Gilrock, 20 Aaron DjVelocity Leach, 21 Frank Kostyun FrankAZ,
    22 23 ritztech and wify, 24 mmciver, 25 tractormike, 26 einstein2883, 27 circus4u, 28 ArizonaLegend,
    29 mcnamara9, 30 David Kipp dfkipp, 31 JSteinwall, 32 ronp5683
    More are welcome, but please let us know if you’re planning on coming or not so that we have a final head count for refreshments and whatnot.


    Full Agenda, Hopefully no changes…
    8:00 – 9:00am Meet and Greet (Continental Breakfast - Danish, Coffee)
    9:00 – 9:45am Pixels presented by (Einstein)
    10:00 – 10:45am Falcon Pi Player (CopperCreekLights)
    11:00 – 11:45am working with Coroplast (mmciver)
    12 Noon Lunch (Caroline Specialty Ribs)
    1:00 - 1:45pm DIY projectors Repairs and customization (Gigogig)
    2:00 – 3:59 pm Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals. As requested last year by participants “Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals” is where we hope that everyone can bring a picture of or some part of their displays or display plans and do small (less than 5 minits) talk about them. (Started by Aaron DjVelocity Leach)
    4:00 - 4:45pm Animatronics 101 (Lightman Halstaff)
    4:45 pm Networking and Wrap up
    5:00 pm AZ Mini Close

    Venders so far that have donated Door Prizes to the AZ mini, more are working on shipping items now as well, and we will update the list as we receive them.
    lightorama.com sandevices.com
    christmas-leds.com creativedisplays.com
    radiant-holidays.com 3glightingcreations.com
    seasonalentertainmentllc.com wowlights.com
    christmasdonebright.com joshua1systems.com
    A big thanks to all of them…


    You’re Friendly 2014 Facilitators....
    Gigogig (Bobby) and Lightman (Brian)
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    Less than One Day away from the AZ mini! As in tomorrow Saturday the 26th

    Less than One Day away from the AZ mini! As in tomorrow Saturday the 26th
    Address is below, Agenda is set, And Caroline Slade has put together an A list of vender donated Door Prizes.
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    Here is a ICS to add to your calendar so you don’t miss it on the 26th.
    http://www.timeanddate.com/scripts/ics.php?type=utc&p1=197&iso=20140426T08&ah=9&msg=AZ%20mini
    And for those of you really excited a countdown clock
    http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=197&iso=20140426T08&msg=AZ%20mini

    Here are the particulars....
    What: Arizona Mini When: April 26, 2013 8 am to 5 pm

    Where: Slades Residence Address in link http://freetexthost.com/wkgt3ub3rf Address in link

    Bring your show and tell items, whatever you have someone else hasn’t probably seen it yet.
    Agenda: Below Optional Dinner plans (To be arranged during mini)
    Donation: $7/person to cover Continental Breakfast, Lunch (Ribs) and drinks; Will collect at event
    Door Prizes: Fantastic gifts from several notable vendors (see below) (have to be present to win)


    So far we have 33 Attendees!
    1 -2 Slades, 3-4 gigogig, and Angie, 5-6 Lightman, and wife, 7 mmulvenna, 8 Halstaff, 9-10 raplass and son, 11 Materdaddy, 12 Hawk / mlkren, 13 zombiesplat, 14-15 Popo-B-Trippin,16-17 jcmarksafb, 18 scuba steve, 19 CopperCreekLights Gilrock, 20 Aaron DjVelocity Leach, 21 Frank Kostyun FrankAZ, 22 23 ritztech and wify, 24 mmciver, 25 tractormike, 26 einstein2883, 27 circus4u, 28 ArizonaLegend, 29 mcnamara9, 30 David Kipp dfkipp, 31 JSteinwall, 32 ronp5683, 33 jasonlaurea

    Full Agenda,
    8:00 – 9:00am Meet and Greet (Continental Breakfast - Danish, Coffee)
    9:00 – 9:45am Pixels presented by (Einstein)
    10:00 – 10:45am Falcon Pi Player (CopperCreekLights)
    11:00 – 11:45am working with Coroplast (mmciver)
    12 Noon Lunch (Caroline Specialty Ribs)
    1:00 - 1:45pm DIY projectors Repairs and customization (Gigogig)
    2:00 – 3:59 pm Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals. As requested last year by participants “Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals” is where we hope that everyone can bring a picture of or some part of their displays or display plans and do small (less than 5 minits) talk about them. (Started by Aaron DjVelocity Leach)
    4:00 - 4:45pm Animatronics 101 (Lightman Halstaff)
    4:45 pm Networking and Wrap up
    5:00 pm AZ Mini Close

    Venders so far that have donated Door Prizes to the AZ mini, more are working on shipping items now as well, and we will update the list as we receive them.
    wowlights.com sandevices.com lightorama.com advateklights.com joshua1systems.com
    christmas-leds.com creativedisplays.com radiant-holidays.com 3glightingcreations.com
    christmasdonebright.com seasonalentertainmentllc.com hitechlights.com ronsholidaylights.com
    A big thanks to all of them…


    You’re Friendly 2014 Facilitators....
    Gigogig (Bobby) and Lightman (Brian)
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    2014 AZ mini recap

    2014 AZ mini recap
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    Sorry for the Delay in this post, but as promised here is some of the great content that we had to offer at the 2014 AZ mini


    This year we had 30 participants from 4 states (Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Nevada) come together in person and 20+ online to see
    Pixels presented by (Einstein)
    Falcon Pi Player by (CopperCreekLights)
    working with Coroplast by (mmciver)
    Lunch (Caroline Specialty Ribs for those that made it)
    DIY projectors Repairs and customization (Gigogig) – This guy sucked, so I will re do his presentation online on the 6th of June
    Sharing 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals. (Started by Aaron DjVelocity Leach)
    Animatronics 101 by (Lightman and Halstaff)


    Here is a “quick” 11 min Video Collage by Lightman
    [VIDEO]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQEE3sP180k[/VIDEO]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQEE3sP180k


    This is a long (9 hours) single Stream of all of the presentations:
    Some notes: it will take a while to load initially, but once its loded you can use the slider on the left to Find and click a slide to go to that time slot in the presentation
    http://198.60.123.40/playback/presentation/playback.html?meetingId=273157d5237454aec99abeb0b1e6dc07a70751c4-1398518813828&t=2h23m58s


    Here is some of the Presentation files https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3iFrVDuq3jtazgwY2x1RjRHYU0&usp=sharing

    Venders that donated Door Prizes to the AZ mini
    wowlights.com sandevices.com lightorama.com advateklights.com joshua1systems.com
    christmas-leds.com creativedisplays.com radiant-holidays.com 3glightingcreations.com
    christmasdonebright.com seasonalentertainmentllc.com hitechlights.com
    A big thanks to all of them…


    You’re Friendly 2014 Facilitators....
    Gigogig (Bobby) and Lightman (Brian)
    See you all next year (this is our tentative date April 11, 2015 in Scottsdale for the 2015 AZ mini)
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