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This serves as an early planning notice.

The date has been set for this years Christmas Light Get together:

Date: Saturday May 4th

Location: The Foley's in Lacey, WA

Time: 8am to 5pm

Agenda TBD (but if you have any suggestions let us know)

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Jenn and I are so in!

This time I want to come up Friday and maybe even stay Sat night to talk to everyone...

I could talk abit about building the CoroCandy Canes and doing some interesting things with it.. We built a pretty good Tune To sign out of Coro that I am really proud of... I would love to show people how to build their own.

I might even have a prototype CoroStrip for pixels too..

And I might even have great news about the enclosed stars I sold last year. I am working with a suppiler to get better pricing and have a pixel already put in..

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Friday afternoon/evening is clean up/set up at the Foley's and Friday Night is the Pizza feast meet and greet. There are quite a few hotel/motel options in the area. I may opt to do this also this year instead of the 80 minute drive to/from my house.

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I'm in again! I'm gonna try to make it on Friday so I can be awake this year instead of leaving home at 3:30 am again. Hopefully I'll also not have to have as much coffee just to stay awake. I'll also understand more than just a few things that we'll most likely cover. And this year I'm also planning on bringing a few things for the swap meet. See you all in May

-Matt Ross

RainyOregonChristmas

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Speaking of which.. Anyone interested in C9 mutl-color incand screw in bulbs? We have quite a few that we have replaced with LED.. We will be bringing them to the swap meet if anyone would want them...

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Going to try and make it again this year to represent the So. Calif. contingent.

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Bumping the thread to the top.

 

Looking now for subject matter that you are interested in seeing, AND

 

looking for attendees interested in teaching a subject.

 

Please respond to this thread, send me a PM or email

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Subject Matter:

 

Still wanting to take the plunge into RGB and E1.31 stuff...

 

any updates or new tech stuff would be good...smart vs dumb capabilities...anything and EVERYTHING!!

 

My head STILL does not have a very good grasp of it all...  :wacko:

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Ditto on the E 1.31. Only way I know how to mix colors is to beat my head against the wall HARD. then I see multi colored stars.

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Ditto on the E 1.31. Only way I know how to mix colors is to beat my head against the wall HARD. then I see multi colored stars.

Dave, I gotta say this one made me giggle. Too funny.

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Yeah, If I beat my head on the table, only get the little birdies....gotta use the wall!

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RGB sequencing +++++++++++

(I'm dragging my Father with me this year and we have to figure out how to program his new Mega Pixel tree.)

 

As far as a topic, what about a "Show and Tell" topic where folks show us new and different elements they have created for their displays.  Seeing other peoples creativity often inspires more creativity in others.  Like seeing Frosty last year.  We could have creators just give a quick 5 minute or so explanation of their element, and maybe hand out a set of plans or pictures to everyone if they are feeling generous.

 

-RainyOregonChristmas

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Matt that is one of the subjects I am pushing for. If I can pull it off, we will have a session around Nutcraker and Madrix.

 

We sort of did the Show and Tell, 2 years ago and it worked out well. We opened with that in the morning. Limiting to new items could work a bit better.

 

Keep them ideas coming!

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Hey Z...

 

You could put me down to do a "How To" on my collapsible Mini Trees...if there is any openings and or interest...

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Man, I really want to go this year but we have a family event that I have already tried to get out of (I was better off when we did it the same weekend as mothers day)

 

--Joe

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Jim, I am on biz and vacation travel for the next week. I have a bunch of material to start forming an agenda, but i would say that is a pretty interesting topic as we are all interested in saving space for storage. if you have any other cool ideas like that incorporate them too. I can see us talking about this for sure.

 

Joe, bummer. Mothers Day weekend was not so bad for me either. Those traveling had the most conflict with Mom's Day. Maybe we can see about a Booster again after the Summer National meetings.

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Sounds good to me.  

 

It would be cool if someone could setup a camera in a corner and record the discussions.....hint..hint.

 

--Joe

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Sounds good to me.  

 

It would be cool if someone could setup a camera in a corner and record the discussions.....hint..hint.

 

--Joe

I can do that...

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Jeeze Jim, first you have a mega tree that collapses by itself and now you INTENTIONALLY collapse your mini trees?

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Jeeze Jim, first you have a mega tree that collapses by itself and now you INTENTIONALLY collapse your mini trees?

 

They were feeling left out...  :P

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Just a bump as a reminder. We are all set for May 4th. The agenda is still in flux. I have been having some pretty exciting discussions with a vendor that will play into that agenda very nicely. I will announce more as that gets firmed up.

 

Details to follow but Pizza Feast Friday Night May 3rd at 5pm

 

CLAP Saturday May 4th at 8am.

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Loading up on penicillin for CLAP!

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The agenda has been finalized for C.L.A.P. 2013, and now we are looking for RSVP's. Again, this is one of the last free local meetings left in the country. We have a special announcement with Reinder's, who is sponsoring our meeting.

If there is something special from your 2012 display you would like to bring as a show & tell, that is always welcome!

We will set up the swap meet if you want to get rid of some un-needed items.

We look forward to seeing you there


2013 CLAP Agenda:

Friday May 3rd
Noon-5pm - Set up at the Foley's
5pm - ?? Pizza Meet & Greet
Farrelli's Pizza & Pool Co
4870 Yelm Hwy SE
Lacey, WA
360-493-2090


Announcing : Reinders is now a vendor for LSP and Minleon lighting products. They will be sending Conrad Zinda to participate in our meeting, and present as part of our agenda listed below. We are very appreciative that Laurie Reinders would extend this opportunity to our group.


Saturday May 4th
The Foley's
4842 Thompson Lane SE
Olympia, WA 9851


7am - Approx 5pm
· 7:00 to 8:30am - Meet/Greet/Intro
· Implementing RGB - What should you be thinking about - Lowell Fuher
· Coro Basics - Daryl Hurd
· Video shooting/editing - Mike Ziemkowski
· Fixing LEDs/Rope - Dennis Eaton
· Collapsible Mini Trees / Foldable Stick Trees - Jim Winder/ Matt Ross
· Lunch
· Arduino - What is it and what can it do for your display - Alan Thompson
· Group Buy's, Ray Wu, Co-ops, benefits etc.... Lowell Fuher/Jim Winder
· Programming RGB (Free/Paid)
o Madrix - Darren Huffty
o Nutcracker - Lowell Fuher
o LSP/Minleon - Reinders Conrad Zinda
· DIY - Powering RGB Elements - Mark Zembruski
o Sizing Power Supplies
o Powering Controller/strings
o Injecting power at both ends
o DMX/E1.31 + Power (Cat5/6)

Sponsors: (More to follow!)
Golden Sponsor - Reinders
Creative Displays Inc
Demented Elf
Seasonal Entertainment
Mclendon's Hardware
Terry's Lighted Christmas

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We appreciate the sponsors who support our C.L.A.P. effort. Today we are adding 3 names to this years list:

Holiday Coro

Christmas-LED

Winklebottoms

Thank you all!

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Not to hack the thread, but if anyone is looking to buy a few controllers, Lowell will be bringing mine to the mini. I'm asking $175 each.  They are complete with enclosure.  Some are maybe 5 years old max.  Others are 2-3 years old.  Only the older boxes have the external cat 5 jacks. I just wanted it to be easy to plug them in. Enjoy the show....

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