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Offline BigRedNole

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Where to get started?
« on: December 03, 2016, 05:03:54 AM »
I have looked at starting an XMas display for years and all that time was looking at LOR. Now that I am in a more permanent house, I started thinking about it again for XMas 2017. After doing research lots of information pointed towards pixels and going with Falcon F16v2. LOR was intriguing because it all came together. Falcon comes with assembly, wiring, and work. That is not a big deal because I have done soldering, wiring, and minor board repairs at work.


The meat of the post is whether there is link/site to get started. F16v2 is simply the board. From there, you need a power supply, wiring, and a few other things to get going. Does a link like this exist somewhere?

Offline ChristmasBug

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Re: Where to get started?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 08:29:16 AM »
If your good with excel you can make something like this


Going for it...

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Re: Where to get started?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 08:31:24 AM »
Thanks for the info, but I am at a much earlier stage than that. I am looking for something like this...


Falcon F16V2 board
xxxW PSU from here
These cables from here

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Re: Where to get started?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 09:36:38 AM »
Take a look hope it help

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Re: Where to get started?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 09:58:50 AM »
Thanks for the info, but I am at a much earlier stage than that. I am looking for something like this...


Falcon F16V2 board
xxxW PSU from here
These cables from here
Join Aussie Christmas and read the 101 manual


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Offline algerdes

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Re: Where to get started?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 02:10:23 PM »

Step #1 -
Join Aussie Christmas and read the 101 manual
Step #2 - Check out the wiki on each of the sites.
Step #3 - Evaluate what it is you want to do, knowing what you learn at steps 1 & 2.
Step #4 - Ask questions here and the other sites.

Offline esolo

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Re: Where to get started?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 07:18:15 PM »
In addition to the advice above, join all the forums like DIYChristmas, Xlights nutcracker, etc and read. Also watch the Christmas light fights on ABC right now to get inspiration and random ideas. It takes a lot of reading and learning. I was in your shoes exactly 1 year ago and made a post just like yours on the LOR forum. Its been one year and its taken me that long to wrap my head around this stuff. Im no dummy and I am somewhat skilled with my hands. Be ready to read a lot and watch a lot of youtube videos. But once you understand the concept its so much fun!

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Re: Where to get started?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2016, 07:27:10 AM »
Update you profile to include your location. I have found it very helpful to meet with others in my area.

 

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