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Sydney/NSW Sydney Mini 2019 we are starting to plan

Discussion in 'Mini Christmas Expos and Events' started by Benslights, Dec 5, 2018.

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  1. Benslights

    Benslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator

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    Ok While everything is fresh in our heads from setup this year and sequencing lets start putting down suggestions for topics for the Sydney mini 2019.


    topics so far

    networking
    mega trees
    1. Pixel counts on controllers - advantages and disadvantages of making out each port
    2. Music and video choices - where to get them legally
    3. Basic setup (something for the new people, maybe as a breakout group). From wiring to simple basic show configuration and outputting to lights. Lets try to make this something that we have demo's on more than 1 brand of controller
    4. Repair of pixel strings (Sorry I dont do pixel strip, but maybe someone can demo that too?)
    5. Building your own props - ideas, building and use
    6. Storing all this stuff!
     
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    darylc 404 darylc not found Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    More importantly, when and where is it being held?
     
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    lithgowlights Senior Elf

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    Yep, one of the best time wasters out there... And much less frequent updates, and you know how people feel about that :D

    Seriously:
    1. Pixel counts on controllers - advantages and disadvantages of making out each port
    2. Music and video choices - where to get them legally
    3. Basic setup (something for the new people, maybe as a breakout group). From wiring to simple basic show configuration and outputting to lights. Lets try to make this something that we have demo's on more than 1 brand of controller
    4. Repair of pixel strings (Sorry I dont do pixel strip, but maybe someone can demo that too?)
    5. Building your own props - ideas, building and use
    6. Storing all this stuff!
     
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    Maybe @fasteddy can educate us about it?
     
  6. djgra79

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

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    Sounds like a great mini already! Wonder if Mrs DJ will let me travel again next year...
     
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  7. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator

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    What is Lss? o_O
     
  8. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator

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    When Xlights can export to Minleon SD card and can operate the NDB via E1.31 or ArtNet then Lss seems redundant.
    I must say I haven't even looked at Lss as Xlights does everything I want and need plus more
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Power, voltage, current and connection requirements for lighting elements.There are basics that really need to be understood.
    The use and using of tools. Crimpers, bootlace crimpers, soldering iron and multimeters.
    Much as I'd love to get to a NSW I don't see it happening.
     
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    7. Absolute must again is waterproofing, how much silicone to use... and things to check when using strip (counts you out ll, lol)
    8. Enclosure's, Central location versus controllers out in field, advantages and disadvantages of each.
    9. Power injection, PSU's, Fusing, general electrical, maybe some OHM's Law exams, advanced physics, sex education? (BensLights would benefit from this one)
     
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    Behind the scenes of xlights and how it comes together?
     
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    How can I get more people to my show
     
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    Xschedule vs FPP pros/cons, benefits of using FPP etc Configuration of remotes (Have to thank LL and Ben for the help in setting up my remote on zoom)
    Maybe a bit on the 2d/3d setup of a display from scratch
    I know there was something else I thought of before Xmas that would be good to talk about at a mini, but now escapes my memory....

    Now I remember, a live cross chat with someone like Clive or David pitts about their ideas and products etc..
     
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    MsOzAz wants to know if it's at Picton again?
     
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    how to build a megatree!
     
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