1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
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Discussion in 'New Members Say Hello' started by worksopian, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. worksopian

    worksopian New Elf

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    Just a quick hello to all,
    Coming up on my second year of Christmas light animation, 32 channels of LOR last year. Added 16 more A/C channels and 2 LOR CMB24D and a 27 channel DMX controller this year. Now just a couple of weeks ago, the wife decided we should have RGB pixel mega tree (bless her!).
    I'm now in full on panic mode!

    Look forward to getting to know you all! (or is that y'all?)

    Steve.
     
  2. DrNeutron

    DrNeutron Just starting in this crazy hobby

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    Welcome to ACL Steve!
    Great to have the CFO support this early. I had a small pixel tree last year and it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Everyone will love it.
     
  3. #1mate

    #1mate 364 Days building 1 night admiring.

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    Welcome to ACL Steve,
    Don't panic yet just enjoy the ride!
     
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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Welcome to ACL and best of luck with the display
     
  5. Habbosrus

    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    G'day Steve, welcome to ACL mate. All the best with your display and great work getting the Trouble and Strife (Wife, Mrs, etc) on board nice and early. You've come to the best place for information and inspiration. Do you have any plans/ideas for your tree yet?
     
  6. i13

    i13 Senior Elf

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    Hi worksopian and welcome to ACL

    You'll need to hurry if you want to get a pixel tree up and running in time for this year; you'll need to start learning right now and have a lot of spare time to use. The 101 manual is a good place to start: http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php?topic=1889.0

    Looking forward to hearing more about your tree plans; I'd suggest posting more information about how you want to design it e.g. strings vs strip, number of strands, height and shape (flat, half tree or full 360 degrees).
    Some background information would help too; are you good at soldering? Do you have a good knowledge of networking? Which country are you in?
    There are cheaper options than LOR hardware, especially for the pixel tree. That said, cheaper options can mean spending the same amount and getting more items, not spending less in total.

    Again, welcome and hopefully I'm not messing up your thread; it's just so critical to start ASAP if you want to build a tree in time for this year.
     
  7. Bird

    Bird Proud LOR user

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    to ACL Steve

    First the disclaimer
    Joining these forums and entering the chat room can give you CLAP!!! :D
    Christmas Lighting Addiction Problem
    With your wife on board, it will make the addiction much nicer. :D :D

    As already suggested, the new revised 2nd addition AusChristmasLighting 101 manual is a great resource for all things RGB and more. :)

    Enough questions ask in previous post for starters .. so... If you want instant answers jump into the chat room. Always lots of friendly folks willing to lend a helpful hand.
     
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    kel Dedicated Elf

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  9. bjpc2716

    bjpc2716 need more lights to light up the world

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    welcome aboard
     
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    gerry Senior Elf

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    Welcome to ACL !
     
  11. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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