Hello Everyone- I am new to this forum & am extremely impressed by the amount of good information provided here. I am not new to electronics as I have been an electronic tech during much of my working career. So electronics is not a mystery. Software is-however! To me-the newest thing inteligent RGB pixels is the really exciting part of this hobby. I would not have a clue how people do those beautiful incadescent Christmas displays. I think they are done a lot by sequencing software. I just finished building the kit Sandevice El682 controller. I am going to hook it up to my computer & see what happens! Am still waiting for some 2801 rgb pixels from ray wu. Then the sky is the limit. I live in Southern Maine USA- There are 2 seasons in Maine-July & the rest of the year.