2012 Mini Brisbane - Printable Version

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Australian Brisbane Mini

Here lies the details for the 2012 Australian Brisbane Mini.

Dates and Times


When: June 16th and 17th, 2012

Costs: $20 covers both days (Lunch included)

Where: Ipswich Showground, 81 Warwick Rd Ipswich QLD (entry from intersection of Salisbury Rd & Warwick Rd)
* PDFlink

Forum discussion:,1262.0.html

Preliminary Details

Welcome to the Wiki page for the Australian Brisbane Mini.

Following the success of our first Qld Mini organization has commenced on our next event.

For those not sure what a Mini is. The Mini is an event where we all get together and learn from each other and discuss and view new types of controllers, software and lighting options.

The 2012 event will have lots of new people to meet and many controllers which are produced locally to look at and play with.
The focus of this event will cover software control as well as practical hands on displays of a range of controllers from J1sys to control your pixels to DMX controllers from our china friends and David at Audio Visual Devices as well as equipment from commercial suppliers like Light-O-Rama all controlling basic strings, ws2801 pixels and RGB lighting.
Additional workshop on basic skills required for a more DIY approach will also be available. As well as basic animation for your display.

All you need to know to set everything up from a basic first time display to a mega channel showpiece that consumes your every spare minute.

This is the one...


Did a quick look in the calendar and there is an event on in Ipswich that will fill up the local accommodation houses on the same weekend as the Mini. It's the Ipswich Cup (horse racing)
For those of you who are staying in town you might want to look into bookings.
I have done a little map and some local options for Motels. The show grounds also caters as a caravan park if anyone wants to do it that way.



  1. ѕυρєямαη (Steve)
  2. David_AVD
  3. ɟɐsʇǝppʎ
  4. Aussiephil
  5. Aussiexmas (Geoff)
  6. Bevo
  7. Joekin (Joe)
  8. danbar77
  9. HarrisonK
  10. Brownie (Ben)
  11. sparklerob (Rob)
  12. Kayden
  13. DougieB
  14. Jason Vella
  15. Beefer
  16. Driver
  17. Toodle_pipsky (Ingrid)
  18. Brettus
  19. kwiksmart (Lisa)
  20. RADLX Jesse
  21. RADLX Mick
  22. RADLX Skye
  23. dropbear_luke
  24. EricOutbackNT (Eric)
  25. miked
  26. Damien
  27. Penquineer
  28. aarondwyer
  29. Gm (Garrett)
  30. swfraserau
  31. Xccentric (Andrew)
  32. Jeffrae
  33. Kel

What's happening - Saturday

SATURDAY - 16th June
8:00 amMeet everyoneDoors Open grab a coffee
ѕυρєямαη8:30 amWelcome and Intro's
ѕυρєямαη8:45 amDemoStarting Simple - Intro to plug and play systems using Light O Rama 16ch 240v AC board and USB485 LOR dongle LOR Starter Pack
Aussiexmas9:15PresentationConsiderations in the design of your lights layout and control strategies
9:45 amMorning Tea
AussiePhil ѕυρєямαη DougieB10:00 amPresentation demo'sSoftware Options- An overview with live output software demos on all the poplar choices.HLSLOR LSP VixenLFP MadrixNut_Cracker PixelToy
12:00 pmLUNCH
ɟɐsʇǝppʎ1:00 pmIntro to E1.31Download
1:30Understanding your lighting choices China V Store bought
smeighan (Developer of Nutcracker)2:00 pmWeb cast demo of Nutcracker and new featuresNut Cracker
3:00 pmAfternoon Tea
3:30 pmConnect E1.31 controller (pixad8)to a 2400 channel pixel mega tree. Run DMX controllers using EthConGateway DR-4. Based on ѕυρєямαη's Display Download
4:00 pm
5:00 pmGet some rest. tomorrow is another big day

What's happening - Sunday

SUNDAY - 17th June
ѕυρєямαη9:00 amTutorialSetting up your display in LSP - Tips and tricks to getting the most out of your RGB Display
.Working with Coro - See how easy it is to build something and control it ɟɐsʇǝppʎ's Canes
.Working with Servo's - I'll have some of my little friends thereѕυρєямαη's Toy's
12:00 pmLUNCH
ѕυρєямαη1:00 pmNutcracker and Pixel toy demo, Using additional SoftwareNutcracker PixelToy
1:30 pm
3:00 pm
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