Hello from Maitland, NSW

Discussion in 'New Members Say Hello' started by JasonC, May 17, 2018.

  1. JasonC

    JasonC New Elf

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    Hi, I was put onto this website by a work colleague who has had a very impressive display for the last couple of years and has inspired me to move on from out of the box lights that have fixed patterns.

    A little about me; I'm an electrical engineer (studied at University of Newcastle). The world of LED displays is fairly new to me, but given my background, I'm a fairly quick learner. My intention is to gradually build up my display, I want to start with a matrix display for message and image display, then I will move on to outlines of the house etc. Will probably look at sequencing to audio at some point, but will not start there. I plan on using mostly smart LEDs, either APA106 or WS2812B type. I've just ordered a little mounting board for some APA106 5mm through hole LEDs to put some light around some custom cutouts.

    If anyone has any questions or concerns about the more general electrical/electronics side of things (particularly electrical safety) I will be more than happy to help or point you in the direction of the right help. Also, I will probably ask plenty of my own questions.

    I have message DarylC already regarding a Falcon F16v3, since I'm an all or nothing type guy
     
  2. OzAz

    OzAz Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    Hiya another Newie (Hunter) :thumbsup:
    Before everyone else tells you check out the 101 manual and drop into Chat if you have any Questions
     
  3. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    I go a bit nuts when it comes to safety of others. I probably added 20 or more additional safety warnings in various parts of the latest ACL101 that OzAz mentioned.
    There's a lighting mini expo in Picton NSW in a few weeks if you really want to soak up info fast.
     
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    Benslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    djgra79 Senior Elf Generous Elf

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    Hi Jason, welcome to ACL!
    Plenty of info to help you out within the forums here, or pop into chat at anytime, there's always someone about.
     
  6. roo

    roo Full Time Elf

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    Welcome! Like everyone has said, check out the manual, forums and chat. Great to have another hunter local. Morisset this way!
     
  7. kinglights

    kinglights Apprentice Elf

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    Welcome to ACL Jason.. dido check the 101 Manual out.. plenty of people to help on this site..
     
  8. fasteddy

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

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    Welcome to ACL, as already suggested you may want to take a look at the Sydney mini expo being held this weekend at Picton, this will definitely be an eye opener for you and help you fast track your understanding
     

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