Hello hello from a neighbour in South Africa

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  1. Jaaks

    Jaaks 32 channels: 12 PWM and rest on off!

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    Hi there
    I found DIY Christmas a while back and love it.
    Then I found you guys and love you lot too.
    Very nice documentation you have and will give me lots of reading to get into it all.
    First question:
    What is cheapest 5m rgb led addressable (intelligent) light strip I can get with good (hopefully free) postage to build a mega tree. Will need between 12 and 16 strips but only need 1 or two to get going.
    Oh and I do not have controllers yet either.
    Using a arduino with 32 channel at the moment. (Very nice but time to up my game alot into the pixel world!)
     
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    firebug Senior Elf

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    Welcome to ACL Jaaks... 8)
     
  3. DeeJai

    DeeJai Is that Magic Smoke?!?

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    Welcome aboard, im sure we can help you move further and further into the land of blinky
     
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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL, lots of great advice and people here so enjoy the forum

    As far as strip for a tree then these strips are commonly used.

    12vdc
    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-led-digital-strip-DC12V-input-WS2811IC-256-scale-10pcs-IC-and-30pcs-5050-SMD-RGB/701799_568458133.html

    5vdc
    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-WS2811-LED-digital-strip-60leds-m-with-30pcs-WS2811-built-in-the-5050-smd-rgb/701799_653641294.html

    As far as postage then we will email Ray with a list of parts we want so he can then combine the shipping cost and we then pay through Pay Pal
     
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  8. Charl Marais

    Charl Marais For my twins was the excuse I started with.

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    Welcome Jaaks, glad to have another South African on here. Now we are starting to gather enough locals to have our own mini :D
     
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    Even with some of the links a little dated, if you haven't found it yet, the AusChristmasLighting 101 manual is a great resource for RGB and much more.
     

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