So after much planning, reading, questions, answers, how-to videos, more reading, more planning, more questions I thought its time to start a thread on my display. For years I promised the kids that we would do a sequenced display after seeing one of the locals do it in Epping, Victoria (just off Hayston Boulevard - if your reading this send me a message ). But it would be put on hold due to work and relocating to Queensland. End of 2016 decided 2017 would be the year. An email to a company led me to ACL. I still remember the first time accessing chat on Boxing day 2016, and everyone was discussing electricity rates and KWh and who knows what else. Thought I was out of my depth straight away. Then it was trying to work out what I want (how do I know what I want if I dont know what I want). What controllers, what software, what lights, what layout, what power supplies, what music and it goes on. A lot of sleepless nights with the mind churning. Being not much of a handyman I decided to keep things simple. 4 x spiral trees (after reading this post https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/the-making-of-my-first-spiral-trees.8466/#post-75867), some lights across the top of the house and a mega tree (Had to have one of them). Simple and a great start. Decided on the F16V3 with a Pi. I was not keen on having a computer to run the show. Knowing my kids they would figure out a way to stop the sequence and play YouTube videos. Then the lights - I decided on strip lights. For some reason they just looked right. Then to start researching, ordering, building, sequencing, etc. Via this thread I am going to retrospectively go through my build. Hope someone gets something out of it Cheers Brad I bet someone could get really rich opening a business that untangles Christmas lights!