Greetings from Glass House Mountains, Queensland. I am a total Newbie with NO knowledge who has started off with a static Christmas light display using 82 different types of lights. In January I swooped on Bunnings and collected close to another 100 different types of lights - rope, string, white, coloured etc - all marked down to the $ 5 mark. Only to discover on this web site that they are problematic when used with controllers. You know what I mean. However, I also discovered that there are solutions being developed for these lights (Phew) and I will be up for these controllers - quite a few of them - start manufacturing boys. LOL Being a total uninformed Newb, I stumbled on LOR and purchased 3 x CMD24D cards to control 8 x RGB flood lights and 16 x RGB pixel strips. I plan a mega 5 mtr Christmas Tree for this year using up the "Bunnings Multi coloured and Bright white string lights" I can see I am going to get my self into trouble and I have trouble understanding what most of you are talking about, but I'll get there. I have downloaded the 101 pdf file and starting to read it. I have marked on my calendar the Brisbane Mini Christmas expo. I would also like to use a data projector and then eventually a pixel matrix for video , but first I need to crawl, stand up, walk, then run.