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Local/AU Townsville Christmas Mini - April 28-29 2018

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  1. ComPeter

    ComPeter Apprentice Elf Generous Elf

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    Following on from the interest shown on Facebook to hold a Mini in Townsville this year, this thread is to confirm the interest shown and firm up a Venue & Dates.

    Tentative dates are 28-29 April.
    Location - TBA
     
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    I would make an effort to attend if work permits.
     
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    What dates would be best for you?
     
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    Peter, if you set a date, I'll work towards it. Works requirements change so regularly.
     
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    Ok. Keep a watch on this thread then and we will lock in a date soon enough with a little bit of luck.
     
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    Yep :)
     
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    Engaging Conversation there Dave :laugh:
     
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    Great idea but I am not sure if I able to come. but I will attend the one in Brisbane as I will stay here/ Brisbane for a while.
     
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    I'll see you there Angie.
     
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    bretheron Been bitten by the bug.

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    I will be there.
     
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    Did you want to use your workshop to hold the event at? If not I might be able to get a 2 seat conference room for the weekend at the right price.
     
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    bretheron Been bitten by the bug.

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    I only just saw the rest of the posts on the facebook page. My workshop is fine to use mate.
     
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    This is a short list of topics that I thought we could discuss at the mini. Some topics may drop off depending on the audience knowledge level.

    Thoughts please on more or other topics.


    Tools of the trade for year one enthusiast
    Where to Buy From (Links, online, local shops and AU & OS suppliers)
    Types of Lights (5v vs. 12v debate)
    Types of controllers (E31, Pixel, DMX)
    P10 Panels. How do you make them go? (Beagle Bone)
    Xlights & Vixen software
    Running your show (PC or Pi)
    FM Transmitters
    Display Models (Buy vs building your own)
     
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    I'll be there, for sure. Get ready to answer all the novice questions. Looks to be well covered in by the topics list (but what would I know). Cheers
     
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    Mushroom. This is the exact reason for the Mini's, so we can teach others and share the knowledge. You will learn lots in a very short time frame but it won't be anything that you can't refer back to at a later date. My first Mini was only last year but it was the best use of time in the whole year.

    Have you got any pixel gear yet?
     

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