Happy to be here, time to learn and join the 2014 Christmas light show

Discussion in 'New Members Say Hello' started by brettbert, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. brettbert

    brettbert New Elf

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    Hello, my name is Brett.
    I have had a small display of rope lights, string lights and motifs. My daughter was a bit disappointed with the light displays in 2013 as 3 major ones locally were not set up. So this year I thought I would step it up a little hopefully with some help from here.
    After watching the American series Christmas light fight there was a lot of things I saw that I would love to do, but I really would like to start with one item. I'd like to set up as sign with rgb changing lights to display words and pictures that scroll. I know this is not going to be a small project and maybe difficult but it must be able to be done, I saw it on tv. Actually I have seen Fasteddys display previously and I'm sure he had a face that sang like this.
    I imagine the sign would be made up of rgb strip or the like, and by having multiple drops words and pictures could be made.


    I am here for guidance and help and hopefully a meeting during the year.
    My background is as an electrician although I haven't worked in that field for a while, I do have exposure to electronics, soldering, computers and fault finding.


    I have been reading the guide book and watched some videos, even visited aliexpress.


    Looking forward to this challenge and hopefully have something special for this December.


    Thanks
    Brett
     
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    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL Brett

    hope to see you in chat some time. there is so much good information on this site aswell as a great bunch of people
     
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    brettbert New Elf

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    Thanks for the welcome.
    I thought I should let you know I am in Wollongong so not that far from Sydney.
     
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    hdracer There is no rehab for the CLAP

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    Welcome to ACL!

    Build a pixel tree or a ray tree, you can achieve tons of stuff with them
     
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    Welcome Brett. Yes I was one of those local displays that didn't do anything this year but it was good to see the Mt Warrigal display back up and running this year. I do plan to come back bigger and better for 2014.

    There is a lot of info and great members here and you only being 10 minutes up the road means that I can give you some one on one on hands guidance which will get you up to speed very quickly.

    So welcome to the addiction
     
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    Welcome to ACL Brett... 8)
     
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    Welcome to ACL. Wealth of info here... Drop into Chat as well, we are always here

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    brettbert New Elf

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    Thank you for the welcomes. Fasteddy I really appreciate your offer and will have to take you up on it for sure.
    A pixel tree sounds great and that can probably be made to display a sign very well.
    I will endeavour to visit here a few more times in the next few days.
    Brett
     
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    Welcome to ACL Brett
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    That's it! Now I want to pack up and move to Wollongong too. You're a very lucky man Brett.
     
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    Welcome to ACL Brett
     
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    to ACL Brett
    You are in close proximity to some very good help. Have fun.
     

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