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  1. starburster81

    starburster81 New Elf

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    Hey all,
    So I had some help yesterday from a few awesome members and thought I should introduce myself! I live in the southern outskirts of Brisbane and have dabbled in lights for probably the last 8 years or so. Just a few here and there. Last year we did a pretty big display, and this year it's even bigger. It's just us, two women in our early 30s who happen to love lights - I used to drive around and look at other peoples houses with envy. We don't synchronise to music, because we don't have that much time, but maybe one day, lol.
    I'm pretty handy as far as electronics and tools go, more than most women I know. And if I can't do something, I'm not afraid to ask. So thanks to the guys who helped me out yesterday - you've saved me buckets of time and unending stress this year, thanks!
    And thanks for being so welcoming :)
     
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    to ACL to the both of you.

    First the disclaimer
    Joining these forums and entering the chat room can give you CLAP!!! :D
    Christmas Lighting Addiction Problem

    Always friendly folks here willing to assist in growing your CLAP.
     
  3. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Welcome to the (sometimes mad) world of Christmas lights! :)

    I'm in Victoria Point by the way.
     
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    Welcome to ACL. You could still do an animated show rather than a musical one. Beauty of an animated is it is not in sync with the music just shows cool effects.
     
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    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Yeah, I have never bothered with sequencing to music. Plenty of fun to be had with animating the lights.
     
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    starburster81 New Elf

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    Animated sounds interesting... Not this year, for sure, but something I look in to early in the new year. We have a friendly rivalry with some neighbours across the street. Although their kids hate us - last year his son got up from the dinner table, walked outside and yelled "losers!" at us as we were testing the lights one night, lol. I shrugged it off but the dad brought him over, made him apologise and then took all their lights down as punishment. Thought it was a bit funny myself!
     
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    Thanks David, and thanks for all your help! We're in Marsden. Would love to come and check out your display this year :)
     
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    Nutcracker... very easy, you can hit random on the cells, play it, keep the cells you like hit random again..


    Work great for animating and not spending a ton of time, and Sean has done most of the timing for you if you use the ones out the folders it installs.
     
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    Welcome to ACL and as you are finding out there is a great bunch of members here always willing to help, so feel free to ask any questions
     
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    Welcome to ACL girls... 8)
     
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    Welcome to ACL
     
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    Welcome aboard
     
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    Welcome girls and good luck with the lights.
     
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    Jamie Lighting up the night.

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