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  1. Wadey_68

    Wadey_68 New Elf

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    Hi from Deni NSW, Im a sparky by trade and I have been promising my kids for years that I would do a Christmas
    light display for them and if I don't get onto it they will be all grown up. I live in a cul-de-sac so there is limited space to work with. With 4 kids the xmas lighting budget is pretty tight but with a bit of building, modifying and imagination i'm hoping that I can come up with a display a little different to the static displays on show here. I've been using Vixen 3 to control 2 Arduino Mega's but i'm thinking I will have to upgrade 1 to a Teensy to drive my WS2811 Strings. After looking at the ACL site I think there is far more that I don't know about lighting displays so hopefully I may be able to help people with some electrical problems and they can help me with setup problems.
    Cheers, Ian
     
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    Welcome Ian! :) there is a lot of help and friendly people on here so i bet you can come up with an awesome display to amaze the kids and neighbors! maybe give the AusChristmaslighting 101 a read here https://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/AusChristmasLighting-101 im sure this will help with a few of your first questions and get a better understanding of displays and controllers and such and you can always jump in to chat and have a chin wag with the guys there is so much info and advice and knowledge on this site its crazy! so have fun and don't be shy mate :)

    Jason
     
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    Thanks Jason :)
     
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    Your best place to start would be to join the zoom chat ... it typcially starts 7-8pm ish Sydney time on a Friday night and finishes up around midnight. Any and all questions welcome. https://zoom.us/j/175801909
     
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    Welcome to ACL, you already have a great head start on most as being an electrician does help a lot. Feel free to ask any questions and im sure you will get the answers you need.
     
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    TByrne Apprentice Elf

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    Welcome :thumbsup:
     
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    Wadey, Welcome. I am too in the Riverina area. Mate, you have a wealth of knowledge on this forum and I have found that its the best forum to have your questions answered... No one will treat your questions as dumb or stupid. There is a heap of great videos on Youtube under this forum name. Welcome and enjoy. If you post a photo of your work or idea, you will get great feedback. Again welcome to the forums.
     
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