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Join us this Friday at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time as we continue our holiday display video how to presentations.
The first 9 weeks covered lighting primarily used in Christmas displays but this will be the first presentation that focuses on Halloween techniques. I'll be going over the basics of animating a holiday display with examples of some of the systems we use to provide movement to our props using motors, servos, pneumatics and projections as well as some info on adding audio to your display.
I'll also go over the basics of controllers used to run the animated props with special emphasis on building, programming and using the Picaxe as an inexpensive alternative to purchased controllers.
During the presentation, people may ask questions using the text chat window and when the presentation is complete, we'll open up the video chat to further discuss and brainstorm on how to take your display up a notch.
The link to the site is http://abcholidays.serveblog.net/ Just type in your name and hit join and then follow the directions to log in.
Hope to see you there!
 

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Undertaker, the plan is to have the videos available but that's not ready yet. Forum member Gigogig, who is the creator of this project, is working on it.
 

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I'd love to see it! I tried the websire and it wouldn't let me join for some reason! :(
The site won't be up until about 15 minutes before the presentation begins.
Just come a little early to get logged in. It's not hard but can be a little confusing but we'll be on to help.
 

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Thank you so much for the presentation last night! I learned a bunch! I would love to do a 3 axis skull sometime! Are they hard to do? I guess I better do something with a wiper motor first since I've never built a prop with a motor before! Anyway, thanks again! :D
 

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I also enjoyed it very much. Thanks so much for putting it together. I learned alot too.
I would love to see a list of up coming topics.
 

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Thanks to all who came by and took part in my animating your display presentation last Friday night.
It was requested that I post the power point slide show so I've put it on DropBox and the link is https://www.dropbox.com/s/j994c2bxp4...SENTATION.pptx
You can view most of the videos from the presentation on my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/halstaff?feature=mhee You can subscribe if you'd like to be notified when new videos are posted.
Feel free to ask if I didn't answer a question you may have.
Steve
 
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