i guess i never did introduce myself. i'm mark and i moved to ok from fl last january. i first found computer christmas about three years ago. i thought it would be cool and had some ideas for my light display but never pursued it. i found this site and find it much easier to navigate and find info, so i've decided to pursue some animation for next christmas. i have minimal experience with a soldering iron, even though i've always been interested in electronics. i've decided on the firegod controller and hit the sales this year to make sure i have enough for a nice starting display this year.