1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
    auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/AusChristmasLighting-101

New member from Melbourne, Australia

Discussion in 'New Members Say Hello' started by leighf, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. leighf

    leighf New Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2019
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi,
    I am a nearly-retired electronics and software engineer. Each year we hang half a dozen strings of store-bought lights on the house. I started thinking about synchronising them when I discovered this site and the capabilities of these addressable LED strings.
    I think I'll be starting to build up an enhanced display over the next few years, but I doubt I will come anywhere near some of the amazing displays I've seen on this forum. I'm also getting to old to climb too high on ladders but perhaps my children can help.
    Anyway, I starting this journey and looking forward to learning lots from you all.
    Leigh
     
    Zuseleets likes this.
  2. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,238
    Likes Received:
    346
    Location:
    Eaglehawk
    Find Me On:
    Welcome to ACL Leigh
    You missed being able to attend the 2019 Melbourne mini where you could have learned plenty firsthand.
    Always great to see another Victorian and also someone with an electronics background.
    Grab a copy of the ACL101 and have a read if you haven't already.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    leighf

    leighf New Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2019
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thanks for the welcome Al.
    I have downloaded ACL101 and it has a lot of useful info in it.
    I've done a lot pf PCB designs in the past but now I prefer to buy boards which are plug-and-play so I'll definitely be getting some of your boards over the next few months.
    My in-laws are in Long Gully so I might have a look at your display this Xmas.
    Leigh
     
    AAH likes this.
  4. djgra79

    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    414
    Location:
    Cranbourne West
    Find Me On:
    HI Leigh, welcome to ACL from another VICtorian :)
    Can't go wrong with pixels over "dumb" rgb lights. Pretty much the same price but you get to control every single node. Endless sequencing possibilities.
    Cheers, Graham
     
  5. abundy

    abundy New Elf

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    10
    Welcome Leigh.
    Come December depending where you are, visit one of the other ACL members that have a setup. Intorduce yourself and ask questions. We are normally happy to talk about how we did/do things.

    Jim
     
    leighf likes this.
  6. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,238
    Likes Received:
    346
    Location:
    Eaglehawk
    Find Me On:
    If you do call past make sure you say g'day. At least a few nights a week the better half, the kids and I are out handing out candy canes. You can't quite see my lights from Long Gully but if the conditions are right you might see the glow this year ;)
     

Share This Page