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  1. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Ok tonight in chat some of us were talking about what videos we should do on "how to"

    some that I think we should do is

    basic soldering - AVD video covers this
    using a multi metre
    fusing your controller
    wiring your psu up
    using the site to its best
    software basics
    prop building
    Heatshrink/silicone sealing of wire and strip...
    Bypassing multifunction controllers (use a common kind like Big W?)
    Power injecting 101
    videoing 101
    screen capture 101


    please post other videos you want done and also if some people can put there hand up to do a short video on any of these. please make sure they are 10 mins at max. then if you could pm me a link to your video and we will start building a library of videos here once all are edited
     
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    Heatshrink/silicone sealing of wire and strip...
     
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    ryanschristmaslights Senior Elf Administrator Generous Elf

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    Bypassing multifunction controllers (use a common kind like Big W?)
    Power injecting 101
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    A topic at the Melb mini that could be expanded on a bit if someone wants to do it is translating Aliexpress data into values that you can put into use. I was just trying to work out how to do the same thing in the ACL 101 but gave up on trying to do it with simple text with maybe a few examples.
     
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    Power injecting 101 would be good for me, sorry guys I can read it a dozen times and sometimes it just doesn't sink in, but if you show me.

    We all learn in different ways huh

    Kev
     
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    Converting Ray Wu controller to 5 volt.
     
  7. BundyRoy

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    It probably fits into one of the topics already listed but I would like to see the tricks involved with cutting strip. Do you cut the sleeve off first then cut the strip or do you just put scissors through the lot in one go. I understand the joining part just not the risks/techniques for the cutting part.
     
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    Great idea, but I think also there are already a lot of videos covering some of these topics which are in places that may not be so obvious. So maybe we could look at adding some of these to how to list as well.
     
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    how to test current draw on a set of lights.
    how to make a Ethernet cable.
     
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    +1 including crossover cables
     
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    Some of these suggestions are already well covered on youtube by others like making a cat5 cable, soldering and other general skills that go into our hobby. If good links are found to these then these should be added as well to the list.
     
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    The video below shows how simple and quick it can be to solder on extension wiring onto strip lighting:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QzYb9gWQYtc


    Instructions for stripping wire with side cutters and tinning multicore wires easily and neatly.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3EzKuNDpfc


    How To Solder - Intro/Joining Stranded Wires
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9G9gaokqvM


    How to tin strip :
    http://s126.photobucket.com/user/Toby3_photo/media/Misc/Xmas%20lighting/Videos/IMG_22051_zpsd5dd9676.mp4.html

    Strip to strip :
    http://s126.photobucket.com/user/Toby3_photo/media/Misc/Xmas%20lighting/Videos/Solderstriptostrip_zpsd287e23d.mp4.html
     
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    Good to see the apprentice has done the research.
    I too scoured the internet looking for how too's on subjects that I needed.
    this is a very good idea to pick the best and put the links into a pinned post, or wiki section or similar though.
    and then what cannot be found, or is not suitable in Oz then make it.
     

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