1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
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Discussion in 'New Members Say Hello' started by Tomo, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Tomo

    Tomo New Elf

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    Hi all,


    I've been happily plodding along with making Christmas displays and I gave animated displays a go this year.


    This is what I was able to achieve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvo2Nvygz_4


    The rgb dumb strips were easy enough to understand. I want to expand into pixel lighting but from the little I've read I feel very overwhelmed.


    On the plus side I've got months to figure it out and hoping this site will help with the answers I need,


    For Christmas


    Tom
     
  2. dale82

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    Don't worry we all feel like this when we start, Jump into chat as there is plenty of great advice on there and ask lots of questions.
     
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    Welcome to ACL Tom... 8)
     
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    Welcome Tomo, you have come to the right place.
     
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    Other then chat where's a good place to start hunting down info on pixel lighting?
     
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    Welcome to ACL.
     
  7. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    welcome to ACL hope to see you in chat some time
     
  8. dale82

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    In your first post you say you are feeling abit overwhelmed. This is why most have said jump into chat as sometimes you can read something and it seems sooo daunting when actually it's no too bad at all.

    ACL is a great community and a lot of different knowledge about. I would start with the 101 manual. Personally as I didn't have any knowledge at all about networking and DMX and electrical knowledge I found that the 101 manual made no sense to me in the end and I felt so overwhelmed that I thought that I counldnt do it. I jumped into chat and found that there was always a friendly hand in chat that was willing to help me.
     
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    Welcome to ACL, and like others mentioned, jump into chat.


    That is where I started. You can learn a lot just by being in chat


    -Blu
     
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    Welcome to ACL !

    I was in your place a year ago , but once you start its not too bad. The folks on this forum are most welcoming even outside chat.

    Simplest way is to pick an element (eg outline or mega tree or whatever ) that you wish to build, only focus on that in the appropriate section or using search , build up the gist of what is required , then post a question with what you think. The response is very very quick. Then next element ..etc
     
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