Author Topic: Tri-State Area Christmas Light Gathering to be held on April 22, 2017  (Read 996 times)

Offline jklingert

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FYI. Just a quick reminder that the 2017 Tri State Epic Christmas Light Enthusiast gathering will be held on April 22, 2017 at Crown Plaza Hotel, 390 Forsgate Dr, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

For more info visit:

Registration is still open. Registration is $45 and includes lunch.
The event kicks off around around 9:00AM and typically goes till long after dark.
Registration site:

Many people come into town early and are staying at another local hotel. There is usually a seperate informal group dinner on Friday Night and Saturday night.
Rooms have been blocked at the Residence Inn Cranbury, 2662 Route 130, Cranbury Township, NJ 08512 for $99.00. Call the hotel at (609) 395-9447 and mention "Cranbury Christmas."

The event has been well received in the past and looks to be the same again this year. It is held inside at a local hotel and food is catered. We boast an extremely casual set up with people displaying the projects they are working on as well as many topics to be discussed including:

Tri State Christmas proposed agenda 2017
Intro to RGB
Smart vs dumb pixels
Types of pixels available whats best for your prop
What are the available controllers on the market
Differences between them
Power injection
Wire size and connectors
Use of switches
1.31 protocol
Advantages / disadvantages
Isolating your home network
Overview of types of PCBs on the market
Raspberry Pi
What is it? Overview of the unit.
Set up
Downloading files
Advantages / disadvantages
Overview of the program
How to set up your display in the program
How to incorporate an effect to a model
Importing a song and timing marks
Exporting the sequence
Projection Mapping
What type of projector is needed
Where do I get the videos
What type of program is required
Round table discussions
Song choice
Neighbor relations
New items found on the market
Show and tell
Space will be provided to show off your latest and greatest.

The room will be divided into areas for small groups to gather for the various topics listed above (and any more to be added). I would like to have the topic repeated twice, so that an attendee can go to more than one. In other words, I want to learn about WiFi and also RasPi. I would sit by one then the other. The instructors will host 2 of these sessions.
There will also be provided space for those that simply like to sit around an BS all day!

Anyone that has some knowledge of any of these topics, please bring along your hardware / software and show it off!!!

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Re: Tri-State Area Christmas Light Gathering to be held on April 22, 2017
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 08:05:39 PM »
I wish I knew about this I am going try to go wife may not be happy
I am from Boston anything like this nearby like RI or some ware in MA
Ken Canale
CanaleChristmas  7 LOR1602 , 2 pixlite 16 , 1 AlphaPix 4,     2 ECG-P2 , 4 falcon F16V3, 1 F16v4 with multi receiver boards


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