2012 Mini Adelaide

{{AustralianMini/2012}}
== Australian Adelaide Mini ==
The 2012 Adelaide Mini has since concluded. This page remains for reference purposes with links to related wiki articles and USTREAM recorded footage of the mini.

=== Dates and Times ===
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'''When:''' June 23rd, 2012

'''Costs:''' FREE (must register beforehand, method of registration to be announced)

'''Where:''' [http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Sunnybrae+Function+Centre,+Tikalara+Street,+Regency+Park&hl=en&ll=-34.87088,138.575749&spn=0.010845,0.022724&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=6 Sunnybrae Function Centre, Tikalara Street, Regency Park SA]
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'''Forum discussion:''' http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,1080.0.html

=== The Day's Rough Guide ===
''Plan is subject to change''

{| class="wikitable" width="100%"
! width="14%" |
! width="8%" | Time
! width="61%" colspan="2" |Activity
! width="16%" | Related Article/Link
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! colspan="5" | Saturday, 23rd June 2012
|-
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| 8:15 am
| Set Up
| Doors open for set up
|-
| All
| 8:30 am
| Meet & Greet
| '''Welcome to the world of Christmas lighting'''.
* This time can also be used to set things up ahead of time (controller demo's, show and tell)
|-
| Eric_outback_NT
| 9:00 am
| Blinkyflashy Demo (no specific controller/brand, no rgb)
| '''Introduction to computerised lights''' (RGB will be later in the day)
* What you'll need
** lights
** computer,
** controller(s),
** software,
** cables for data (commonly cat5) and power,
** source of power (e.g. SMPS for DC),
** fm transmitter and/or outdoor speakers so people can hear your show,
** a source of income.
| Wiki: [[AusChristmasLighting 101]]
|-
| deblen
| 9:20 am
| Hardware/Display Showcase
| Hardware: A look into '''LOR'''-based lighting control systems.
* General connectivity steps (PC to LOR dongle to controllers daisy chained, no splits)
* Dongle options and purpose
* The more popular controllers - LOR AC(CTB16PC) and LOR DC(CMB16D/QC), etc.
* Mention of cross compatibility of most LOR hardware with DMX systems (wire adapter required) (only if time; marquisite?)
|-
| AussiePhil
| 9:40 am
| PowerPoint (if available),
Show of hardware options
| Hardware: A look into '''DMX'''-based traditional lighting control systems. A general connectivity chart, additional hardware explained (USB dongles, etc).
* Inc. SM24 (DMX 24ch DC), TDMX120 (DMX 120ch DC)
|
Replay: [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/34119063 USTREAM]
|-
|
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| 10:00 am
! colspan="3"| Morning Tea/Coffee
|-
| AussiePhil
| 10:30 am
| Sequence Software Choices
via Projector
| Sequencers: '''Light-O-Rama S3''', '''LightShowPro 2''', '''Vixen 3''', '''LightFactory''', '''Nutcracker''', '''PixelToy''', '''Madrix'''
* Basic introduction to each sequencer
* Pros and cons of each choice relative to each other
| Wiki: [[Software]]
|-
| marquisite
| 12:15 pm
| Sequence Software Demo
via Projector
| Sequencer: '''Light-O-Rama S3''' - The Visualiser
* A run through of the visualiser, brand new for LOR S3
* How to use the visualiser efficiently (e.g. controller/channels first, then use LOR reference channels)
|-
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| 12:30 pm
! colspan="3"| LUNCH
|-
| Eric_outback_NT
| 1:30 pm
| PowerPoint Presentation
via Projector
| Introduction to RGB by FastEddy
* '''What is RGB'''? Colour mixing vs Colour changing
* The differences between 3-channel RGB and intelligent/digital RGB
* The form factors - strips, strings, floods.
| Wiki: [[RGB_vs_Pixels#DC-Digital]]
|-
| AussiePhil
| 2:00 pm
| PowerPoint Presentation
via Projector
| Introduction to E1.31 by FastEddy
* '''What is E1.31''' and why is it useful for RGB lighting?
| Wiki: [[E1.31]]
Replay: [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/34130465 USTREAM]
|-
| AussiePhil
| 2:30 pm
| Hardware Showcase
| A show and tell of the types of '''RGB lights and/or hardware''' - the cheaper more DIY form of RGB
* Hardware - PIXAD8, DR4, TigerPB, etc.
* Another run of a suitable sequencer (LSP2,Vixen3,LF,etc) but this time with focus intelligent RGB lighting control
|-
|
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| 3:00 pm
! colspan="3" | Afternoon Tea/Coffee
|-
| marquisite
| 3:30 pm
| PowerPoint Presentation
via Projector
| FM Radio transmission:
* The various types of transmitters available (EDM, Vastelec, Wholehouse, etc)
* All about the legalities with ACMA (maximum power, using an empty frequency) and APRA (free narrowcasting licence)
| Wiki: [[FM Transmitters]] [[FM Broadcasting]]
|-
| Grant_VK5GR
| 3:45 pm
| Camera Demo
| Tips for capturing the best of your Christmas display on video
|-
| All
| 4:00 pm
| Show & Tell
| Show off workshop (display videos, plus live demos if brought along)
|-
|
| 5:00 pm
|
| Finish
|}

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