1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
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  1. ScooterDave

    ScooterDave New Elf

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    Howdy y'all, my Name is Dave, AKA-ScoooterDave. I want to say thanks for letting me join this Group. I am Still Quite New with all this Animated Lighting however, I have been lighting up my Place for years. Ever since I was a wee Chap, I been bitten by the Light Bug, lol. I am a Former US Navy Submariner, Although I wanted to Retire maybe after 20 or so but, I got hurt and had been Medically Retired Perm Disabled. Not the way I had planned but, I guess we just take what the man gives us and carry on. So, been into this Hobby with the Lights but, I now want to dive in to the Animated Scene. Lol. I know it's gonna take a while to get even near what most on here are at but, I think(hope)(if Medical doesn't stop me) I'm Ready to start. I have read a whole lot of info from multiple sites and forums. I know there is a lot to learn and I'm Not an Electrician nor an Engineer however, I was a Computer Tech and Not to bad with electrical wiring. With all that said, Please excuse or forgive me if I'm asking a lot of questions, lol. I do belong to multiple sites and places to purchase all the Mega Stuff that is needed to get started. Places like Alibaba, Aliexpress, adafruit. I have even been purchasing from Mr Ray Wu, which is cool. I have even spoke to TechnicolorPixel- Zack. He has given me quite a bit a Great and useful info. I'm glad I have him to maybe email or txt for some help also.
    So, if there is anything else anyone needs/wants to know about me then feel free to message me. So, Thanks again.
    Regards ScooterDave
     
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  3. Kaden

    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    Welcome to ACL ScooterDave!

    Lots of your questions will already be answered in the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual.

    After you have read that you will probably have even more questions then when you started, but that is ok because we were all new at one point and there are lots of us here happy to answer them :)

    The best advice you can get is take it slow, ask lots of questions and have fun!
     
  4. Habbosrus

    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    G'day ScooterDave, welcome to ACL mate. Don't sell yourself short. I think you'll be creating awesome displays in no time. Once CLAP takes hold there's no going back. :eek: :D :D
     
  5. bjpc2716

    bjpc2716 need more lights to light up the world

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    8) welcome aboard
     
  6. mborg10

    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Welcome to ACL scooter. I'm sure you will pick up the electrical side fine. It reads a lot more scary than it is I'm practice.
     
  7. fasteddy

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

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    Welcome to ACL, lots of great advice and help here from many helpful members, so feel free to ask any questions
     
  8. dale82

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    Welcome to ACL ScooterDave
     
  9. firebug

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    Welcome to acl dave... 8)
     
  10. greg58

    greg58 Full Time Elf

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    Welcome to ACL ScooterDave
     
  11. bluzervic

    bluzervic 65,768 Channels, 185 Universes

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    Welcome to ACL ScooterDave.
    Come jump into chat, you can get quick answers there as well as any post on the forums

    A lot of diverse back grounds here with a lot of different approaches to lighting

    -blu
     
  12. Nodent

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    SOOOOO you played in submarines aye?

    Well I hunted them in P-3's hehe. VP-46 out of Moffet field CA
    I was an Ordnancemen back in 87-92. Flew the 12 missions tracking subs and the like.

    I am also new to the animated lights and jumping into RGB lighting.

    Welcome
     
  13. bluzervic

    bluzervic 65,768 Channels, 185 Universes

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    Nodent... you were out of Moffet ? That there is my neck of the woods
    The P-3's used to fly over our house daily until they moved out of the area.



    -Blu
     
  14. Bird

    Bird Proud LOR user

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    to ACL Dave

    Have any photos of your display?

    Turning a static display into a animated / sequenced display is not as hard as you may think. Maybe more time consuming than you might think though. :D
     

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