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ikabod
12-14-2007, 06:07 PM
I created a Basic Diagram of Computer Controlled Christmas Lights to give newbies (like me) an idea of how things work.

shocker
12-14-2007, 06:33 PM
it seem good except there some controler that work with serial

zoommedic
12-15-2007, 02:56 AM
exactly. this is what every nub needs

Macrosill
12-15-2007, 09:57 AM
As shocker noted some controllers utilize either the serial port or a usb port. If I was you I would add a pic and description of a serial cable and/or usb-serial converter. Or you could just eliminate the controllers from the diagram that utilize the other ports. Then you would need to add some notes that this is just a basic example and there are other ways.

Otherwise it is nice and you did an excellent job. Thanks for it.

Just my opinion.

Eggslap
12-16-2007, 08:02 AM
Don't change it. It's simple, it's informative, it cuts through all the fog and it is just what a noobie like me was looking for :)

Richard

ben
12-16-2007, 10:55 AM
As shocker noted some controllers utilize either the serial port or a usb port. If I was you I would add a pic and description of a serial cable and/or usb-serial converter. Or you could just eliminate the controllers from the diagram that utilize the other ports. Then you would need to add some notes that this is just a basic example and there are other ways.

Otherwise it is nice and you did an excellent job. Thanks for it.

Just my opinion.

Brian, I agree that there are other controllers but this is just what they need (n00bs) is a simple A to B to C diagram. once they get that then they can read more into it on the forum.

Ben

JetMech
12-16-2007, 06:44 PM
Now can you create an image map so that when you click on an item it takes you to the appropriate page in the wiki? :twisted:

John

Wombat
12-16-2007, 07:53 PM
Looks good to me Ikabod,

Explains it pretty good I think.

Wombat

ikabod
12-17-2007, 02:21 PM
Ok, I just added some notes, thanks for all your suggestions. Hope it will give noobs some clear direction.

mkoehler01
12-19-2007, 04:51 PM
Thanks for posting this. Just what I was looking for. Registered just to see the image.

ikabod
12-19-2007, 05:11 PM
Thanks for posting this. Just what I was looking for. Registered just to see the image.

Good to know that it helps you understand the basic. Don't hesitate to ask question/s people here are friendly and helpful you will get yourself hooked up pretty soon.

mccontre
01-01-2008, 12:31 PM
Newbie here. Thanks for the diagram. I plan on diving into the controlled lights for 2008. This is helping me visualize my task at hand, and I better get started now.

badblood70
01-02-2008, 01:18 AM
Newbie here also, and this diagram is incredibly helpful.