1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
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Howdy! from Austin, Texas, USA

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  1. JeffL98

    JeffL98 Canispater Christmas

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    New to the forums, but have enjoyed lighting for years now. I started with a small LOR system a few years back and finally moved to pixels last year. Added music to the display this year and a few more lights. My display runs about 2,200 pixels on a single Pi and a Falcon 16 plus a couple of SanDevices E-6804s. Network is hard-wired from the Pi in the garage to the Falcon/power box (via 23m cable) under the 1,200-pixel (4.5m) mega-tree (guess that's technically a kilo-tree) and another ~15m cable from the central box to a remote location. Running it all multicast until it becomes a problem.


    I converted to an ASAP pole for the mega-tree and added a pixel wreath this year (4 concentric circles of 72 pixels). I'm planning on trying out some P10 panels for a "tune to" sign next year. Goal is to add at least 1,000 pixels per year until it gets too hard to assemble the display - hoping that runs for quite a while!


    There's a ton of great information on this site and I finally decided to join! Thanks for all the help you've all given me so far!


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

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    Welcome to ACL, hope you find all the information you need. Always good to start with downloading the ACL101 lighting manual

    https://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,1889.0.html
     
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    JeffL98 Canispater Christmas

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    Edward,


    WOW! That is THE MOST comprehensive manual about the hobby I've seen. Very nice job!


    Wish I had seen that about 18 months ago!


    Is there one on P10 panels anywhere or in the works?
     
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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Unfortunately I haven't had any time to update this manual to include the screens as now I have a full time job and a separate business to run that consumes most of my time also I must include family duties as well
    But if someone wants to write a section on the P10/P6 screens then I would be glad to add this to the manual
     

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