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    Sparkfun.com has 74HC595 Break-out-Boards for very reasonable price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TazChaLet View Post
    wish I could afford all that kinda hard off 1 ssd check and 2 people too support but doing what I can
    I doubt anyone on this hobby just jumped up and started a 1000 channel system. Most have built for years and years, growing and expanding each winter. Buying unsold lights just before Xmas helps keep costs down too. And most don't pull out old stuff when they add new tech and new gear. At least I do not so so till I'm sick of working so hard with the old device.

    This hobby requires tech skill, artistic skill, patience, ability to plan, patience, troubleshooting, patience... ;). And a pretty hefty dose of gumption because getting started takes a lot of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockwave View Post
    I doubt anyone on this hobby just jumped up and started a 1000 channel system. Most have built for years and years, growing and expanding each winter. Buying unsold lights just before Xmas helps keep costs down too. And most don't pull out old stuff when they add new tech and new gear. At least I do not so so till I'm sick of working so hard with the old device.

    This hobby requires tech skill, artistic skill, patience, ability to plan, patience, troubleshooting, patience... ;). And a pretty hefty dose of gumption because getting started takes a lot of work.
    and Patience.

    2017 adding 2 more candy canes, 7 Mid trees and a Halloween show. Removing most 2812 strips and replacing them with bullet pixel mounting strips. Replacing many buck converter waterproof bags with printed boxes.

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of lighting madness.
    I used an arduino based system last being my first went reasonably well.
    I recommend the ren 48 lsd v3c if your using strips.
    Works a treat and easy to setup if you do it right.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterful View Post
    Welcome to the wonderful world of lighting madness.
    I used an arduino based system last being my first went reasonably well.
    I recommend the ren 48 lsd v3c if your using strips.
    Works a treat and easy to setup if you do it right.
    Good luck.
    That should say last year being first year.

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    Warning Will Robinson, Warning!

    Welcome!

    As I sit here typing this I'm watching 100 Pixabulbs chasing across my front porch in a test. Spent more on them and their controllers then I did in a typical year with my static display. But I'm dreaming as I watch them chase of what I can do with MORE!

    You have been warned!

    [And did I say it? WELCOME!]
    "Never Give Up. Never Surrender!"
    Capt Tagert - Galaxy Quest.
    Al Gerdes - Christmas Lighting Nut!

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    wish I could afford all that kinda hard off 1 ssd check and 2 people too support but doing what I can

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