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  1. Striker

    Striker New Elf

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    Hey everyone,

    First year decorating, and I tried to get it all together, but unfortunately all we have running this year are some solar powered stuff, and a big long string of flashies in a powerpoint.

    Using some internet-found instructions, I built a DMX wreath from bits I purchased from Holidaycoro, and while it seems nice, they don't sell a 240v power supply, like their stick-looking 110v supply. Shame, I would have liked to hang this one on the front door.

    I've also got (from Holidaycoro) some pixel icicle lights, 5 meters worth. Unfortunately I'm an idiot, and it's nowhere near long enough for the front of the house. The controller can only run the four strings that make up the five meter total, so that looks like it was a waste of money.

    With any luck I can get something together for next year. I'm pretty disappointed that nothing came together this year.

    On a recent trip to bunnings, I bought something like their tomato cages, only these were labelled 'Obelisks', and join at the top already, and have a spiral that runs down them. Perfect for mini trees for next year.

    --Striker.
     
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    scamper Senior Elf

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    Welcome to ACL. and don't be disheartened. I started my first year around December the year before and still didn't get everything done!
    Some people are a little better and manage to get it all done in no time. It is all about learning and having fun.
    Keep on going and if you have any questions, just ask.... there is no such thing as a dumb question here!
     
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    JPB Full Time Elf

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    We all started somewhere and it was the dissatisfaction with a single string of blinkies and then multiple strings blinking out of sync that put me on the slippery slope.
    The trick is to plan and build early and do it in smallish steps with your lights ready early November, then you just need to install them and relax.

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    Striker New Elf

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    You certainly are. I picked up a whole bunch of them, and now have a year to get them sorted out.
    Are those pixel strips on them? Do you have any night-time photos or video of them working?

    --Striker.
     
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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL, im sure you will have a better shot at it next year and with the help and advice from the members here then you shouldn't have to waste any money
     
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    Striker New Elf

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    I went round to RAMJET's place on christmas night, we had a long talk about his setup, my plans, etc. He gave me a power supply that I can use for testing my DMX wreath, and has offered to sell me some RGB stuff that he's not planning on using anymore.
    It should help me out quite a bit with getting lights up for next year.

    --Striker.
     
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    bjpc2716 need more lights to light up the world

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    welcome aboard to acl
     

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