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Sydney/NSW Sydney Mini 2019 june 1 -2

Discussion in 'Mini Christmas Expos and Events' started by Benslights, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Benslights

    Benslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator

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    Well, I am happy to announce we have a location.
    thanks to @tonylights

    Sydney mini will be held at Bella Vista
    Woolworths building on the corner of Norwest Bvld and Lexington
    cost: ($15 each day to cover food and drinks)

    To Help make things run smoother on the Saturday and Sunday we are asking everyone to pay by Paypal.

    PayPal account is

    please make sure you pay in Australian dollars

    so for 1 day, it is $15 and for both days it is $30

    in the comments on Paypal can you please state your profile name on acl and how many you are paying for and what days, please.


    please also pay as a friend otherwise i get hit with a fee from PayPal otherwise i will have to a fee to price and i want to keep it as cheap as i can
    please let us know if you have any specific dietary or religious requirements

    times
    saturday, June 1st

    9am - 5pm
    Sunday, June 2nd
    9am - 4pm

    please register Below by pressing the Green Button and advise if coming both days

    also, can you post your real name as well just so we can have it on name tags


    more details on location to follow

    Maximum attendees: 80



    darylc - 1 - first!
    Benslights - 1 - will be going both days
    roo - 1
    Derf - 1 - Hopes to bring a shirt
    Cathelest - 2
    tomas122727 - 2 - Me And My Brother will be attending this mini i am new to the mini my name is tomas and brother chris
    Red - 2
    Trikky72 - 1 - Most likely just Saturday
    BradsXmasLights - 1
    Troy ELD - 1 - Both Days
    Daniel1973 - 1 - Both days
    OzAz - 1 - Both days. Ms OzAz may join us for Dinner on Saturday night if we are doing one
    tonylights - 1
    cdjazman - 1 - Both days
    mccar - 1 - Both Days
    Travis C - 1 - Both days
    Binny - 1 - Considering it
    BOOT! - 1 - Both Days at this stage. No booting aloud.
    Dane Wright - 1 - Both days
    Ben F - 1
    AJ240 - 1 - Both Days.
    B4IGO - 1 - Hoping both days (Saturday is 50/50)
    JPB - 1 - Hopefully both days
    darrenr - 1
    Lali & Lexi - 1 - Both Days
    billatqh - 2 - Both days for Bill and Alison
    keithsw1111 - 1
    adam masters - 1
    Lucas2655 - 1
    Noel Richards - 1
    Mjredo - 1 - Matt Redman Both days
    charltonmick - 1 - Both days
    Xmassean - 1 - Both days at this stage
    bigdeer - 2 - Both days for both of us at this stage thanks. Bigdeer = Ann-Marie + Alf
    Tonyst - 1 - Both days - Tony
    Brendanheyu - 1 - Brendan Smith - just myself! Keener than mustard!
    Stirlo - 1
    i13 - 1
    Trevor Wimmer - 1 - Will try for both days
    Fing - 1 - both days and sat night
    Beatsmushin - 1 - Alex, Saturday and most of Sunday
    JohnDe - 1 - John De Margheriti both days. New. Need Advice. Big Project.
    djgra79 - 1 - Both days :)
    fasteddy - 1 - 1 day. not sure which day at this stage
    midnight - 1 - both days
    Bernie Hunt - 1 - Both days: No accomodation
    David Hayes - 1 - Sunday
    Trog - 1 - Sat only
    burto51 - 1 - Attend saturday, Greg Burton
    Gee Family Light Show - 2 - Both days for Brenton and Emma please
    ross eling - 1 - Both days
    Woz Lit - 1 - Both days
    lithgowlights - 2 - David & Sue both coming now
    lytnin - 2 - Both days for me - Sat only for 1x guest (2nd guest had to pull out)
    roy - 1 - Def Sat, have to leave early sunday
    Ross - 1 - Both Days
    GPScreepers - 1 - Geoff. Just one day.

    Total: 65


    For those of you unable to attend the Sydney mini this weekend we will be broadcasting live on
    http://acl-mini.com
    this is a temp site on active for the 2 days of the mini.
    all videos will be uploaded to the ACL YouTube channel after the mini.
     
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    Benslights

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    ok i have started working on the run sheet for the mini

    nothing is set in concrete and is a work in progress. please suggest changes and put your hands up for presentations or i will put your hand up as you can see i have done for a few already :)

    ok here are some of the round tables so far and the presenters for these topics

    Singing faces - lithgow lights
    Understanding Pixels - Keithsw1111
    installing fpp and its features - Darylc
    dmx control (moving heads, snow machines, bubble machines, and fog machines) - Ozaz
    controller config - Keithsw1111
    soldering - Fing
    video editing - Lithgow lights
    Security of display - Bradxmaslights
    3d modeling in sketchup - Keithsw1111
    xlights setup - Benslights
    power injection - bpj1980/boot
    prop building - Lyntin
    waterproofing - TroyELD
    fm transmitting - Derf
    promoting your display -





    View: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OBEG_Dm2e2HPn_jI2q55nXrqeCIHjgqifYGlyZt3mBE/edit?usp=sharing




    So how the round tables will work is each session has 4 round tables going at the one time.
    The 4 tables will be split across the 2 rooms so we have space for everyone.

    the sessions will go for 1 hour in total but we are thinking at the 30 min mark we will repeat the topics again so that way in each session you will be able to visit 2 round tables.

    each session will be the hour before lunch and the hour after lunch on each day

    Details on location

    > refer attached map
    * From Lexington avenue turn into Woolworths way
    * Proceed to.the Roundabout ( ~ 200 meters ) and turn at the second entry ( Visitors underground Carpark )
    * Park anywhere within the Visitor Carpark , then proceed to the revolving door at the end of the Carpark.
    * Once through the Revolving door proceed up the stairs to the reception area at the top pf the stairs to the right .
    * Once in the reception area , someone will scan you through the entry and direct you to the ACL mini location
    Any issues ring Tony ( 0404829661) or Ben ( 0403007987)


    View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q9kk70ps9lu1df9/woollies.PNG?dl=0



     
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    Which hotels are people staying at near by?
     
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    Walking distance for me :)
     
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    then you better register
     
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    I had planned on travelling back home, but may change that for saturday night, so a list would be appreciated
     
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    here you go https://goo.gl/U9e5Sv

    Ms20 turns 21 on the 2nd. Looks like she's going to miss out on step dad being there. :laugh:
     
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    Initial Hotel reconnaissance:
    MINI2019_1.JPG

    Green Circle = Mini Venue
    Red Circles = 2 new Metro train stations to open 'mid 2019'. This would be very handy for those like myself travelling interstate without a car. Otherwise Kieth says it's a train ride to Seven Hills then uber the rest. Or a train to Parramatta then Bus it.
    Cyan Circles = Hotel. It looks all decent 4 star hotels for business travelers, granted the surrounding commercial prescient. I personally like to have a cafe/supermarket near by for breakfast or non-hotel-extortion-options.
    - Adina Apartment (east of venue); Walking distance to new train station & the markettown shops. No hotel dining/room-service.
    - Quest Bella Vista (south of venue); close to another set of shops; No hotel dining/room-service; and sort of not close to much else. Maybe a short 1 star uber ride or walking distance to venue.
    - Novotel Norwest (further east of venue); a "proper" Hotel with room-service & onsite restaurant options. Not too far from Train (if it opens!)

    Yellow Circle = Pub / Restaurant options. There's a pub next to the venue and some other potential restaurants near the Marketown lake.


    Hopefully the new Trains are running by then - it would be good to get back to the city @ Night to see Vivid again!
     
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    Ok Guys and girls

    this is looking like a big turnout once again.

    so we are now looking at what topics people want spoken about and also presenters for these topics. so please post here what you are after and if you would like to help with presentations.

    each topic will have a time limit of 15 mins so we can get through everything and so we do not bore you with long topics.

    also would be great to know who is a newbie and who has been doing this for years.

    we are also looking at splitting into 2 groups at different stages to cover both levels.

    look forward to hearing from you all
     
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    Can't Wait!

    Just from assisting others in zoom I've noticed a lot of the basics need to be covered. There seems to be a bit of confusion on the bare bone basics "Hardware and Software" are tied in together to get a working final result

    • Networking Configuration (Do I need a different subnet, IP Addresses, DNS, Unicast / Multicast, etc )
    • What is DMX (Introduction to Channels, Universes and Communication Protocols)
    • What plug goes where? (Different Connection Types, Different Cables, etc)
    • Where to buy items? (Different Sellers, Speaking to international Sellers and What to expect)
    • Help I'm new and I don't want to watch all the resources on ACL / Xlights ( 12v / 5v, Power supplies, Strip / Nodes, WS****/etc, Sequencing software)
    • Xlights Basic's (What is a Model, Universe, Setup page, Basic troubleshooting)
    • Controllers on the Market and What to use where.
    • Falcon Pi Player (What is it, How to set it up and why to use it, Remote, Master, etc)
    • Pre-requisites (Soldering, Voltage/Current/Wattage, Tools, Crimps, etc)
    • Use of Pre-made props (Auscoyo, etc).
    • Megatrees (Types, Construction and brightness')
    • Being Creative with prop making (Add more to your roof outline display "Wire frames / etc")
    • Enclosures (The do's and don'ts)
    • Getting Audio to your Viewers (FM Transmitters, Speakers, Consulting with neighbours)
    • Let's Talk about "Dumb things" (Using Store bought lights in your display, Dumb Strip / Nodes, etc)

    I think there should be a show and tell on how strings of lights are connected to get a working result. (Video of someone live on projector screen wiring up a controller allowing pauses for any questions that anyone wants to ask.)

    Free Floor Have open discussions / groups where people new to the lighting world ask questions about other members setups. (Like a live zoom session!).

    Maybe also an hour at lunch where someone can ask a question and a "mini-mini presentation could be addressed (no slideshow) about the questions at lunch?
     
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    I can do IP / networking talk - or anything else you think.
     
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    these topics are great so let's keep them coming we have 2 days to fill and we want to fill both days with topics you want.
     
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    how to store your lights
     
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    Aggregating previous topic suggestions ... and adding some:

    Sugested By Topic
    Derf Networking Configuration (Do I need a different subnet, IP Addresses, DNS, Unicast / Multicast, etc )
    Derf What is DMX (Introduction to Channels, Universes and Communication Protocols)
    Derf What plug goes where? (Different Connection Types, Different Cables, etc)
    Derf Where to buy items? (Different Sellers, Speaking to international Sellers and What to expect)
    Derf Help I'm new and I don't want to watch all the resources on ACL / Xlights ( 12v / 5v, Power supplies, Strip / Nodes, WS****/etc, Sequencing software)
    Derf Xlights Basic's (What is a Model, Universe, Setup page, Basic troubleshooting)
    Derf Controllers on the Market and What to use where.
    Derf Falcon Pi Player (What is it, How to set it up and why to use it, Remote, Master, etc)
    Derf Pre-requisites (Soldering, Voltage/Current/Wattage, Tools, Crimps, etc)
    Derf Use of Pre-made props (Auscoyo, etc).
    Derf Megatrees (Types, Construction and brightness')
    Derf Being Creative with prop making (Add more to your roof outline display "Wire frames / etc")
    Derf Enclosures (The do's and don'ts) - diverse views would be good
    Derf Getting Audio to your Viewers (FM Transmitters, Speakers, Consulting with neighbours)
    Derf Let's Talk about "Dumb things" (Using Store bought lights in your display, Dumb Strip / Nodes, etc)
    Roo Storing your lights
    Keith Christmas expo and other minis - is it worth it, what are they like?
    Keith Deeper understanding of ws2811, signal degradation, null pixels, signal amplifiers, terminating resistors, DMX signals
    Keith Is chat, zoom and an annual mini all we can do as a community - Aussie xEssentials, Build parties, Coffee catchups
    Keith Sequencing styles, the good, the bad and the ugly. Including how to sequence for sharing.
    Keith Moving head and other DMX props
    Keith Smart prop design - power injection, model chaining, hole jumping, connector types
    Keith xLights Advanced topics - layers, buffers, effects etc etc
    Keith xSchedule - basics or advanced
    Keith What matters and what doesn’t … avoiding unnecessary perfection
    Keith Interfacing with the real world … and integrating that with your show
     
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    do people want some time set aside for help with setup of there controllers help with prop building or anything else they bring.?
     
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