G’day from Western Sydney

Paul H

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Hi all, Paul from Penrith, Australia here. Don’t have my own setup yet but researching costs involved in setting up a half decent display with my ultimate aim to raise funds for local charities as well as cancer research.
A bit time poor arm to be really active but will be checking in every now and then.
 

OzAz

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Hi Paul, welcome to ACL, have a read thru the ACL 101 manual there's some good info in it
This can be a very time consuming and expensive hobby, but rewarding, welcome to the madness :D
 

djgra79

My name is Graham & I love flashing lights!
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Hi Paul welcome to ACL!
Plenty of info in the threads and if you have a quick question you can always jump into chat, someone is usually around.
Download and read the 101 manual: https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/auschristmaslighting-101-manual.1889/ (then read it again a few more times!)
This will help get you started covering a wide range of topics about what type of equipment is required. It's not the cheapest hobby in the world, but there are definite savings to be had by being a mostly DIY hobby.
Look forward to seeing your display progress when you get time to work on it.
Cheers, Graham
 

lithgowlights

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Welcome. There are plenty of "Locals" to help you in your research, and you are always welcome in chat too, as there are a few of us that always seem to be there
 

ross eling

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Hi all, Paul from Penrith, Australia here. Don’t have my own setup yet but researching costs involved in setting up a half decent display with my ultimate aim to raise funds for local charities as well as cancer research.
A bit time poor arm to be really active but will be checking in every now and then.
Don't aim to big. I did and you end up with nothing
Something is better than nothing outline your place with smart pixels and a cheap controller. I used a HC008 its preprogrammed and just keep adding bestest of luck
 

BOOT!

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Welcome to ACL, plenty of people here to help answer any of those questions you have, remember no question is a silly question, we all started somewhere and had our own questions.. trust me I had plenty and the guys and girls here helped out amazingly.. Good luck with it all, as Ross said, don't aim big, start with a few things to get your head into it then move on from there.
 
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