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  1. The 'Basics' Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Important info, especially for new members!

    1. How to register, forum rules, supporting diychristmas.org and other information...

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    2. Designed for newcomers to DIY Christmas lighting. The information here will help you crystallize your thoughts and help you get started!

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      1. START HERE!

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    3. Everything you want to know about Renard Plus, Simple Renards, and the other cool stuff Mac and Dean create

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    4. If you have a survey or poll you want to conduct, please put it in this forum.

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    5. A place to post specific problems you're having, or want to get help with display ideas, or anything else blinky-flashy. A great place for newbies to ask questions about getting started in this hobby!

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  2. DIY Education Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Shortcuts, how-tos and tips to increase your skills

    1. DIY-U

      diychristmas university -- for those who want to learn more about the electronics that make blinky-flashy work!

    2. Explanations or other "how-to" information. Photos/videos are highly encouraged and helpful!

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    3. How to use various software tools to help make your show come alive.

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    4. Tips & techniques for making great sequences. Also a place to share sequences, too!

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    5. A place to post notices, rosters or photos of get-togethers, mini's, maxi's or other fun group events!

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    6. A place to show off your show, your sequences, your videos, something you built...

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    7. Anything about electricity such as wiring issues, safety, problems, power injection, power supplies, etc.

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  3. Hardware/Software Threads / Posts  Last Post

    The toys we all love to build that make our displays fun!

    1. Topics related to strings of lights, light selection, shortening, modification, etc...

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    2. Share your DIY inventions - be a Hardware or Software Developer!

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    3. Information about establishing your own low-power FM radio station including antennas, cables, etc.

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    4. General information about Renard controllers, how they work, how to fix them, how to set them up, etc.

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    5. These popular platforms deserve a home of their own!

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    6. Information about SSRs, such as the DirkCheapSSR!

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    7. LOR users are many, the equipment is sound, and we welcome them to share their experiences!

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    8. The forum for Ethernet and DMX over Ethernet information

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    9. Everything you need to know about Vixen+ sequencing software and related tools. Vixen+ is no longer under development but it is still an excellent sequencing tool and a great step-up from Vixen 2.1

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    10. Information about this extraordinarily powerful yet easy-to-use sequencing software!

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    11. This is one of those "must-have" tools if you're a pixel user or need to convert sequences for the Falcon Player!

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    12. Threads related to the awesome ESP8266 platform

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    13. Everything Komby in here -- from soup to nuts!

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    14. Other DIY Wireless

      Other wireless stuff... XBees, NRF's, general wireless topics, etc...

    15. A great place for things that don't otherwise have a home!

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    16. RGB or LED display panels, moving message displays, P-10 and other matrix displays,

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  4. DIY Displays Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Making your own display pieces - more how-tos, examples and videos!

    1. Making display elements using PVC or CoroPlast materials

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    2. Anything to do with wire frame displays, welding, brazing, etc.

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    3. Anything to do with motorized displays, animatronics, etc.

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    4. Anything to do with making artificial tree displays -- minitrees, miditrees & megatrees

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    5. Wooden cutouts, wire mesh, cardboard, painting, etc.

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    6. Suggestions/comments/problems with solving this age-old dilemma

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  5. Vendors/Commercial Products Threads / Posts  Last Post

    The good folks who help us spend our money! Please note -- any problem-related issues should be handled privately via PM with the vendor, and NOT in the forums.

    1. This is open to all vendors as a place to show off your stuff, show new product ideas, whatever... It's kind of an open-forum for vendors!

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    2. This is g2ktcf's awesome store! Renard Plus products, LEDs, enclosures, SPT wire, pirate plugs and more!

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    3. This is for Doug's fabulous Wire Frame D'Lites store!

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    4. "We believe in the magic" is the tagline -- and these good folks can help you with magic of your own!

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    5. Mean Well power supplies and other to-notch products at discounted prices

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    6. www.ronsholidaylights.com makes high-density FPGA controllers and other gear for Raspberry Pi users.

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    7. James70818's store - pixel mounting strips, coroplast display pieces, more...

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    8. From soup to nuts -- they've got you covered!

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    9. A place to show really advanced gear such as surface-mount products and equipment that comes pre-assembled. This is gear that you generally don't build yourself.

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    10. Dirknerkle's Inventorium and Generally Worthless Device Factory
      The former home of the DIGWDF Engineers since they've been released out into the wild...

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  6. Other Forums Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Here's a place to show off other things you're working on in and around the home -- gardening, playsets, furniture, home additions, etc...

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    2. A place for all of us to seek special help or just remember...

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    3. Anything that doesn't seem to belong in any of the other forums... Topics here vary from soup to nuts!

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    4. Post your jokes here -- but please, remember that this is a Christian site and proper taste is essential.

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    5. How can we make diychristmas.org better for you? Please let us know -- after all, this place is for YOU!

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