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#273054 1-Aug-2020 19:33
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Hello members of GeekZone and anyone else that has stubbed across this thread.

 

 

 

I'm Mark M, a student in East Auckland.

 

I've come to this forum from reading reviews on various topics and decided it is finally time to create an account.

 

My main hobby is animated Christmas lighting. I belong to more forums on this topic as well as Facebook groups.

 

 

 

I will give lovely congratulations to the owners/admin of this site. VERY good that you have messages in place for newbies that have not posted. I especially like the 'Search before posting', I'm very annoyed of people who do not do this on other forums.

 

 

 

Aside from this;  I do apologise if i'm not active on this site. I'll keep it bookmarked and try to visit once a week.

 

 

 

Thank you.


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  #2532842 1-Aug-2020 19:33
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  #2532843 1-Aug-2020 19:33
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  #2532853 1-Aug-2020 19:49
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Animated lighting? As in animatronics or sequenced lighting?





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  #2532857 1-Aug-2020 20:02
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richms:

 

Animated lighting? As in animatronics or sequenced lighting?

 

 

Sequenced lighting.

 

Last year I just got stuck into addressable LED strings (pixels). Part of a group buy on another forum for a large controller and the pixels are from a manufacturer in China.

 

I then spend the time sequencing them to music.

 

 

 

In the display setup I have a small FM transmitter too. Adjusted to be about 30m range so cars just outside can listen to the lights.


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  #2533594 3-Aug-2020 11:02
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MarkM536:

 

richms:

 

Animated lighting? As in animatronics or sequenced lighting?

 

Sequenced lighting.

 

Last year I just got stuck into addressable LED strings (pixels). Part of a group buy on another forum for a large controller and the pixels are from a manufacturer in China.

 

I then spend the time sequencing them to music.

 

In the display setup I have a small FM transmitter too. Adjusted to be about 30m range so cars just outside can listen to the lights.

 

Welcome. Cool hobby.

 

My biggest bugbear in forums is those who quote or post with large and sometimes huge carriage returns and gaps/spaces in their post. It is highly unnecessary. And spelling but I can't complain as I am a bad speller, it was never beaten into me enough at boarding school.😀





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  #2533990 3-Aug-2020 19:42
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FineWine:

 

Welcome. Cool hobby.

 

My biggest bugbear in forums is those who quote or post with large and sometimes huge carriage returns and gaps/spaces in their post. It is highly unnecessary. And spelling but I can't complain as I am a bad speller, it was never beaten into me enough at boarding school.😀

 

 

Yeah, spelling aren't my strong point either. 

 

It's nice on other forums that the message will not quote a quote inside of the quoted message. Also described as only allowing one quote per post.

 

And nice to see that I could not post these 3 quotes in this one post lol. 😁

 

 

 

Anyway; So far I have found GeekZone forum to be nice. I will admit that it is not as intuitive as other forums I've used. But who cares because it works.


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