Australian Melbourne Mini
Here lies the details for the 2011 Australian Melbourne Mini.
Dates, Times and The boring detail
Date: June 4-5, 2011
Times: 10am - 5pm Saturday, 9am - 3pm Sunday, Saturday night you can all be social-stars at your own leisure (or if you are interested the Tuppets will be happy to arrange dinner at one of our local nightlife areas or possibly a BBQ at our house which is 5 mins from the venue - may be a bit cold in June.)
LOCATION: CNC Design Pty Ltd, 1K Marine Parade ABBOTSFORD, MELBOURNE 3067 ( our hosts the tuppets ), its just out of the Melbourne CDB. Its 2km NE of Melbourne CBD ( 10 minutes by car, 15 by tram )...Note we have a weird numbering system in the street 1K is 50 m from Nicholson Street on RHS.
COSTS: $A20 per person ( coffee/tea/and all that stuff ), payable in Cash on the day
Forum Discussion: http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,407.0.html
Time Activity SATURDAY - 4th June Tuppetsdad 8:00 am Early open for set up Tuppet 9:00 am Pancake breakfast
10:00 am Meet & Greet Getting to know you Tuppet 10:30 am Presentation Introduction to Christmas lighting. LEDs, incandescents and static displays. Aussiexmas (Geoff) 11:00 am Discussion Construction products - mini trees, davidt & AussiePhil 11:30 am Presentation Introduction to computer controlled Christmas lights. Different systems, costs and challenges. DMX vs LOR, compatibility and requirements. Tuppetsdad, Mrpackethead, Ray Wu, Davidt, et al 12:00 pm Demonstration Lights from various vendors on display 12:30 pm LUNCH with ongoing lights demonstration TimW? 1:30 pm Demonstration Vixen 2.x sequencer Mrpackethead 2:00 pm Demonstration LightShow Pro Mrpackethead 2:30 pm Demonstration Madrix 3:00 pm Afternoon Tea wJohn 3:30 pm Workshop Soldering 101 (additional cost)
Discussion General chat session
4:30 pm Discussion FM Radio transmission: What you need and the legalities 5:00 pm Trade Car boot sale part 1 - old controllers, wireframes, and old led light sets (no incandesents please) DINNER (optional and at additional cost)
Time Activity SUNDAY - 5th June
9:00 am Discussion Importing lights
9:30 am Presentation Pixel strings AussiePhil 10:00 am Presentation Sequencing with large channel counts (from 1 to 10,000) 11:00 am Morning Tea Mrpackethead 11:30 am Workshop Building a Mega Tree in 30 minutes Mrpackethead 12:00 pm 12:30 pm BBQ LUNCH 1:00 pm Presentation E1.31 - what is it and what does it have to do with Christmas lights? Mrpackethead 1:45 pm Presentation From Mega Tree to Gigaforest
2:30 pm Trade Car boot sale part 2 - old controllers, wireframes, and old led light sets (no incandesents please) 3:00 pm Afternoon Tea 3:15 pm Farewell and clean up
All presenters should note: half hour sessions mean 15 minute presentations - allow time for questions, discussion and setup.
WORKSHOPS: Volunteers still needed for some sessions - see the schedule above. Presenters need to talk for about 10 minutes and be happy to answer questions/facilitate discussion, but don't panic there will be lots of people to help.
FACILITIES: Internet access, Projector, Display area, Meeting room, Kitchen etc.
BOOTSALE: One mans junk is another mans treasure.. Bring along all you unwanted un-used or mis-understood blinky flashy things that you no longer want, and trade / sell / giveaway / swap with all your good friend. Save the ebay and paypal fees!
DISPLAYS: Warehouse area has space for displays so let Tuppets know if you are want to set up anything and we can help (if it's really big we also have electricians on site and three phase).
Who is coming
up to date as of Tuesday 31 May 2011
- Artzy (Paul)
- Michael Sullivan
- Lithgowlights (Dave)
- Aussiexmas (Geoff)
- Brownie (Ben)
- AAH (Saturday only)
Being sorted out..
Stuff would be gratefully accepted for use as prizes / giveaways..
Stellascapes will put up one E16 pixel controller and 8 strings of RGB leds as a starter.
CNC Design will also have a few gifts....
Regards Andrew ( mrpackethead )