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G'day from the Whitsundays.

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  1. Ray Sticko

    Ray Sticko New Elf

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    G'day. Sticko here. I'm from Proserpine in the whitsundays. I toyed with doing a Christmas display with music etc a few years ago but life got in the road. This year I am doing a.simple show for starters as stated below but open to going a step further
    What I have now.
    I have a Rasberry pi that currently is connected to 2 x 8 relays to just turn on and off single colour 12v led strips with a few 240v elements. This is run through Lightshowpi which some of you may be aware of. Along with a FM transmitter.
    I would like to change my setup to be able to make my own sequences that Lightshowpi does not allow (it does it's own thing with frequencies in audio tracks).
    I have search for info to make sequences in Vixen (which I have played with a few years ago) export to FPP on the pie and incorporate my current LED strips and elements for a year before I go out to either dumb RGB or pixels.

    Cheers and look forward to be able to contribute to this community.
    Sticko
     
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  2. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass! Community Project Designer Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL Ray. Check out the ACL 101 Manual as it has a ton of info to get you up to speed.
     
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  3. OzAz

    OzAz Senior Elf Generous Elf

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    If you are going pixels go smart RGB pixels, gives you so many more options than dumb pixels and doesn't cost much difference.
    xLights is the more popular sequencing program here, so greater chance of getting assistance, and there's lots of video tutorials for it.
     
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  4. NTKing(Brad)

    NTKing(Brad) Full Time Elf

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    Welcome to ACL @Ray Sticko . Whitsundays are a beautiful part of the world.
     
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    Ray Sticko

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    That it is.
     
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    kinglights Full Time Elf

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    Welcome to ACL.. your going to love playing with RGB Pixels..You must look over the 101 manual, great deal of info in this document.
    Best of luck.
     
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    Ray Sticko

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    I have read it a heap of times. Even printed it too. Every time I read it again it I pickup something else.
     
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    kinglights Full Time Elf

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    Yeh, its like that. One thing is for certain, you never stop learning..
     
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  9. AngieHarrison

    AngieHarrison New Elf Generous Elf

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    I in AirlieBeach. Moving from LOR to XLIGHTS, I bought new Falcon controllers and want to get rid some of my LOR controllers and lights as I upgrade to pixel.
    Btw I didn’t do any display in the last couple years due to my son’s treatment in Brisbane.

    Please join us in Townsville Mini 13 & 14 April.
     
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  10. djgra79

    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL Ray.
    Hopefully you can make it to the mini and see first-hand what you can do with the hobby.
     
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    Ray Sticko

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    Bugger I won't be able to make the Townsville mini. I'll be out on site again those days.
     

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