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AZ Mini - Official Invitation - Please Respond if Attending

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    On behalf of Caroline and John Slade, I would like to invite you to the 2013 Arizona Mini to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 20th. (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 are 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 20, 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 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 2013 Facilitator....
    Gigogig (Bobby)
    Plagiarized from Lightman
     
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    2013 agenda

    I am working on the agenda for the Arizona Mini to he held on Saturday, 4/20/13. 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)
    [SIZE=78%]9:00 am[/SIZE][SIZE=78%] 1 hour or 2 half hours[/SIZE]

    10:00 am 1 hour or 2 half hours
    11:00 am 1 hour or 2 half hours
    12 Noon Lunch (Caroline Specialty)
    1:00 pm 1 hour or 2 half hours
    2:00 pm 1 hour or 2 half hours
    3:00 pm 1 hour or 2 half hours
    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


    30, Air Cannon Demo, (lightman?)
    30, Ground Fault Trips, (?)
    30, Lights comparing led types (outputs) , (?)
    30, Mini tree how-to, (?)
    30, Pic programing, (?)
    30, RGB pixel types, all about different pixel physical formats, (gigogig?)
    30, RGB power, options for power distribution between 5v 12v 24v rgb power. (gigogig?)
    30, RGB protocols, all about different pixel protocols (2801,3001,gece,etc) (gigogig?)
    30, Repairing Lights, (?)
    30, Shared neutral cables and vampire cabling, (?)
    30, Ways to make setup easier without killing your wallet,(?)
    30-60, How to lay out a display, (?)
    30-60, Lasers in displays, (?)
    30-60, Neighborhood relations/traffic and or handling media, (?)
    30-60, Power calculation, ac 110,220, dc5v, dc12v, (?)
    30-60, Servo controllers, working with and selecting, (Halstaff?)
    30-60, Servos, working with and selecting, (Halstaff?)
    30-60, Soldering how-to, (?)
    30-60, Website development, content, (?)
    30-60, ac controller choices, (gigogig?)
    30-60, coroplast building, (mmciver?)
    30-60, dc controller choices, (?)
    30-60, ways to spruce up your elements to make them look less "tacky.",(?)
    60, Animation in a Display, (Done 2012)
    60, Audacity. Working with audio, (?)
    60, DMX Primer, (done 2012)
    60, Dumb rgb pixels, (?)
    60, Fm-transmitters/ antennas/ and RDS , (?)
    60, Hacking gece, (done 2012)
    60, Hls software, (?)
    60, IR Communications with demo of IR Reindeer headsets, (lightman)
    60, Light Show Pro (LSP), possibly sequencing, setup and tricks, (Mmulveena?)
    60, Light o roma (lor) software, (Done 2012)
    60, Lightjams software, (gigogig?)
    60, PCB Board design (advanced) , (?)
    60, Projectors in shows,(gigogig?)
    60, RGB smart controlling, all about different rgb controllers, (gigogig?)
    60, Surveillance, software hardware and setup, (?)
    60, Tips and tricks dealing with flicker , (lightman?)
    60, Video Taping Light Shows, (done 2012)
    60, Vixen2.x, possibly sequencing, setup and tricks, (?)
    60, Vixen3.x, possibly sequencing, setup and tricks, (?)
    60, Wire-frame and Welding Techniques, (done 2012)
    60, Xlights setup and tricks. (ongoing on Thursdays)
    60, Yard Train, (done 2012)
    60, megatrees how to, (?)
    60, using xmas elements for Halloween, (gigogig?,halstaff?)
    60-120, ideas discussion for 2013 displays, (everyone)
    60-120, round table on problems and solutions (software,hardware,networking,anything),(everyone)
     
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    List of Participants as of 3-31-13


    So far we have 13 participants!, and a great selection of prizes from venders, were just missing what everyone would like to get out of it? also please let anyone you know is from AZ or a neighboring states that may be interested about this, as we don't want to exclude anyone that can make it.


    List of Participants as of 3-31-13
    1 2 100% slades
    3 4 100% Gigogig (bobby) and Angikins (angie)
    5 99% Halstaff
    6 99% Lightman
    7 100% scuba steve
    8 90% mlkren
    9 90% FrankAZ
    10 ??% timon
    11 100% einstein2883
    12 13 90% raplass and son


    Also raplass has offered to go over the illustrated sequencing concepts covered in http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?25055-Sequencing-round-table-anything-similar


    Sounds great, see you all there.
     
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    AZ Mini participants and agenda so far


    Just under 2 weeks away and so far we have 21 participants!, and a great selection of prizes from venders, also please let anyone you know is from AZ or a neighboring states that may be interested, the more the merrier.

    List of Participants as of 4-7-13
    1 2 100% slades
    3 4 100% Gigogig (bobby) and Angikins (angie)
    5 99% Halstaff
    6 99% Lightman
    7 100% scuba steve
    8 90% mlkren
    9 90% FrankAZ
    10 ??% timon
    11 100% einstein2883
    12 13 90% raplass and son
    14 30% olingerjccj
    15 90% circus4u
    16 90% 4Hoogies
    17 50% ArizonaLegend
    18 19 100% AZDan & Crystal
    20 50% Mike Hill
    21 100% Mike Rogers

    2013 agenda
    I am working on the agenda for the Arizona Mini to he held on Saturday, 4/20/13. The agenda is tentative and we are still looking for other presenters or presentations. 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 (Continental Breakfast)
    9:00 am 30 min [/color]Coroplast in displays by (mmciver?)
    [/color] 30min open slot?
    10:00 am 30 min using xmas elements for Halloween and vice versa by ???,
    30 min soldering by (Mike Hill?)
    11:00 am 1 hour Pixels by gigogig or joint by ???
    12 Noon Lunch (Caroline Specialty)
    1:00 pm 1 hour Projectors in shows by gigogig
    2:00 pm 1 hour illustrated sequencing By raplass
    3:00 pm 1 hour Maga trees by FrankAZ
    4:00 pm Networking and Wrap up
    5:00 pm AZ Mini Close
    5pm plus Optional Dinner plans (To be arranged during mini)

    Sounds great, see you all there.
     
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    AZ Mini participants and agenda, one week warning

    Just under 1 week away and so far we have ~22 participants! If you have any additional or corrections to your attendance likelihood please let us know, headcount helps us know how many chairs and how much food we are going to need, Thanks. Also it’s not too late to let anyone you know is from AZ or a neighboring state that may be interested about this mini, the more the merrier. And there will be a great selection of prizes from venders too, nothing wrong with winning something : ) .

    Here are the particulars....
    What:
    Arizona Mini
    When: April 20, 2013 8 am to 5 pm
    Where: Slades Residence (Near 101 and Thomas)
    Link address link
    http://freetexthost.com/yox03stedr
    Link address link
    Agenda: below
    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)

    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.
    2. Please send PM to Gigogig (Bobby) if you have special dietary needs.
    3. Let us know if you will be bringing any gear and have any special needs (other than the presenters)...respond to this thread.


    List of Participants as of 4-12-13
    1 2 100% slades
    3 4 100% Gigogig (bobby) and Angikins (angie)

    5 99% Halstaff
    6 99% Lightman
    7 100% scuba steve
    8 90% mlkren
    9 90% FrankAZ
    10 ??% timon
    11 100% einstein2883
    12 90% raplass
    13 30% olingerjccj
    14 90% circus4u
    15 100% 4Hoogies
    16 50% ArizonaLegend
    17 18 100% AZDan & Crystal
    19 50% Mike Hill
    20 100% Mike Rogers
    21 100% ritztech
    22 50% Tmcteer
    0% JoeS, Mat er daddy, mcnamara9, JCMarksafb. Sorry you couldn’t make it hopefully next year we will see you!

    2013 agenda
    The agenda is still a work in progress and we are still looking for other presenters or presentations. 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 through a PM.
    8:00 am Meet and Greet (Continental Breakfast)
    9:00 am 30 min Reindeer Headsets by lightman 30min open slot?
    10:00 am 30 min using xmas elements for Halloween and vice versa by needs volunteer,
    30 min soldering by needs volunteer
    11:00 am 1 hour Pixels by gigogig
    12 Noon Lunch (Caroline Specialty)
    1:00 pm 1 hour Projectors in shows by gigogig
    2:00 pm 1 hour illustrated sequencing By raplass
    3:00 pm 1 hour Maga trees by FrankAZ
    4:00 pm Networking and Wrap up
    5:00 pm AZ Mini Close
    5pm plus Optional Dinner plans (To be arranged during mini)

    Sounds great
    Your Friendly Facilitator....
    Gigogig (Bobby)
     
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    We have now have a presenter for the soldering presentation, AZDan has graciously offered to share his knowledge!
    Sounds great
    Your Friendly Facilitator....
    Gigogig (Bobby)
     
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    AZ Mini participants and agenda, one day warning


    AZ Mini participants and agenda, one day warning


    Just under 1 day away and so far we have ~22 participants


    Here are the particulars....
    What: Arizona Mini
    When: April 20, 2013 8 am to 5 pm
    Where: Slades Residence (Near 101 and Thomas)
    Link address link
    http://freetexthost.com/yox03stedr
    Link address link
    Agenda: below
    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)


    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.


    2. Let us know if you will be bringing any gear and have any special needs (other than the presenters)...respond to this thread.


    3. Show up :)


    List of Participants as of 4-19-13
    1 2 100% slades
    3 4 100% Gigogig (bobby) and Angikins (angie)
    5 99% Halstaff
    6 99% Lightman
    7 100% scuba steve
    8 90% mlkren
    9 90% FrankAZ
    10 ??% timon
    11 100% einstein2883
    12 90% raplass
    13 90% circus4u
    14 100% 4Hoogies
    15 50% ArizonaLegend
    16 17 100% AZDan & Crystal
    18 50% Mike Hill
    19 100% Mike Rogers
    20 100% ritztech
    21 22 100% Medinas
    0% JoeS, Mat er daddy, mcnamara9, JCMarksafb, Tmcteer, olingerjccj. Sorry you couldn’t make it hopefully next year we will see you!




    2013 agenda
    This is the agenda but it may get moved around a little.
    8:00 am Meet and Greet (Continental Breakfast Caroline Specialty)
    9:00 am 30 min Reindeer Headsets by lightman
    30 min soldering by AZDan
    10:00 am 30 min using xmas elements for Halloween and vice versa by Halstaff,
    30 min Air cannon demo by Lightman
    11:00 am 1 hour Pixels by gigogig
    12 Noon Lunch (Angies Pulled pork)
    1:00 pm 1 hour Projectors in shows by gigogig
    2:00 pm 1 hour illustrated sequencing By raplass
    3:00 pm 1 hour Maga trees by FrankAZ
    4:00 pm Networking and Wrap up
    5:00 pm AZ Mini Close
    5pm plus Optional Dinner plans (To be arranged during mini)


    Sounds great
    Your Friendly Facilitator....
    Gigogig (Bobby)
     
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    AZ Mini 2013 to 2014


    (
    AZ Mini was a huge success! Everyone had a great time
    Thanks to Bobby for facilitating the event. It does take a lot of effort to coordinate the presentors was well as run live stream video. Special thanks to John and Caroline for their generous hospitality. Great food Angie and Caroline!
    To commemorate the event I compiled this 10 min collage of video and photos. Take a look. Hope to see you there next year..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jBqywHCJow&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    Regards,
    Lightman
    )
    First lots of thanks,
    Thank you Lightman for your video of the event, thank you to the Slades for hosting us once agen, and making everything perfect, including getting such a great selection of venders. Thank you to all the presenters for sharing you knowledge with the group. Thanks to everyone who attended, without people a get-together isn’t much. And a big thanks you to all the venders that participated.
    Next year already?
    This year due to some unfortunate sequence of events we got a late start on planning and therefor a late notice to participates, presenters, and vendors. For 2014 we will try to learn from the past and we have already picked a date (4-12-14). This should help with planning and as it will be one week earlier it should also have the nice side effect of being cooler.
    Other things that we will likely change
    Less presentations (4?) and more interaction time.
    Presentations with a set time of 45 minutes each with time in-between them.
    Possibly two running rooms / presentations at a time.
    Hope to see you all back next year,
    Your Friendly 2013 Facilitator....
    Gigogig (bobby)
     

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