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Zman

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Happy New Year everyone. I know most of you still have your displays going for a few more nights or have already started to tear down, but we have already locked our date for our annual get together.

 

Saturday May 3rd.

 

Nancy Foley graciously wants to host us at her house in Olympia, WA. This has been an awesome location and event for over 10 years now, and we have gotten bigger each year. We will still have the Set Up Gathering and Pizza Meet & Greet on Friday for those in the area or staying in the area.

 

This notice is to reserve your calendars for the date, and to provide suggestions for subject matter. More to follow as the planning progresses.

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Youza! You rock Darren. Thanks for the support buddy! I think you get the "furthest" traveler award.

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Guess now we will have to come up with some pretty amazing content... Speaking of which Mark.. I would like to showcase how I built my E682/ELOR control boxes at the Mini. I think about 15 mins will be all I will need for that.
If you  have a topic that you want covered.. I would be willing to make a presentation.

I have been dabbling in Xlights for effects for LOR.

Also have worked with the ELOR's, E682's and tinypixel controller from HolidayCoro, ELL's from LOR

We are thinking of coming up Friday evening but not sure we can make it to the Pizza party.

 

On another note.. Our display is growing yet again.. Going to try for a 20ft 16 channel 3 color Mega Tree this year and expand out into at least 2 more yards this year..

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Hmm, perhaps I can make the trip down from Vancouver Island

Very cool! The more the Merrier :)

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Sorry everyone for the delay in pushing info. We are still a go for Saturday May 3rd. Sponsor listing to follow

There is the annual Pizza Feast the evening before for those who come in from out of town.

We are asking for potential subject matter you are interested in. Currently there are 5 items in our agenda so far and we are looking to fill it in with input from you.

Some suggested topics - EMT Bending

Friday May 2nd - Afternoon - Set up at the Foley's
Night Pizza Feast Meet & Greet - 5:30pm
Farrelli'sPizza & Pool Co
4870 Yelm Hwy SE
Lacey, WA
360-493-2090

Saturday May 3rd:
Nancy Foley
4842 Thompson Lane SE
Olympia, WA 9851

7:30am - 8:30am - Meet and Greet, Swap Meet, Networking, coffee, donuts
8:30am to 6:00pm - CLAP start (NOTE WE START AT 8:30am)

Current Agenda:
1. Welcome/Introductions
2. Xlights/Nutcracker
3. Display Details Roundtable (Open moderated forum)
4. Broadcasting your display (FM Transmission, set up, concerns)
5. LED Repair
6. The Art and Presentation of a Christmas Display: The Holy Grail

Give us your input look forward to seeing everyone soon.            

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:DSweet I am in......Great place and Great time

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I will give this a bit of a bump with an update:

 

To the Agends:

LED Repair - Shortening/Customizing length
Raspberry Pi - Overview and use (Turns out Captain_Murdoch is in our backyard!)

 

Our Sponsors always seem to come through for us please support them:

 

3G Lighting
Creative Displays Inc.
Reindeers
Christmas LEDs
Demented Elf
Holiday Coro
Seasonal Entertainment

 

Once I get back in the country I will work on more info and updates Hope to see you on May 3rd.

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Adding Winklebottom's to our Sponsor list, Thanks Gregg!

 

One more agenda item - 2D RGB Tree Construction

 

This is still a free event, in one of the best locations in the country. Nancy Foley graciously pops for lunch, and others spring for drinks and donuts for the morning.

 

Please RSVP and let us know if you are going to make it. We need an accurate head count. Post here, IM me, or send an email. Hope to see you all in May!

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 We are 18 days away CLAP on May 3rd! Final update to Sponsor list and agenda.

Looking for RSVP's to finalize the head count for lunch: This is a free event for all to attend, but we need to ensure we plan accordingly.

Friday May 2nd - Afternoon - Set up at the Foley's
Night Pizza Feast Meet & Greet - 5:30pm
Farrelli'sPizza & Pool Co
4870 Yelm HwySE

Lacey, WA
360-493-2090

Saturday May 3rd:
Nancy Foley
4842Thompson Lane SE
Olympia, WA 9851

7:30am - 8:30am - Meet and Greet, Swap Meet, Networking, coffee, donuts
8:30am to 6:00pm - CLAP start (NOTE WE START AT 8:30am)

Current Agenda:
1. Welcome/Introductions
2. Raspberry Pi / Xlights / Nutcracker

3. Display Details Roundtable (Open moderated forum)
4. 2D Pixel Tree Design and Execution
5. Broadcasting your display (FM Transmission, set up, concerns)
6. LED - Repair / Lengthening / Shortening
7. The Art and Presentation of a Christmas Display: The Holy Grail

Please acknowledge our generous sponsors when you interact with them:

3G Lighting
Creative Displays Inc.
Reindeers
Christmas LEDs
Demented Elf
Seasonal Entertainment
Christmas Light Show

Winklebottoms

There will be plenty of hardware and cool stuff to look at as Show & Tell as always. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. 

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Just when I thought things were settling down, BANG! 2 more sponsors for our event. Please RSVP if you are coming so we can plan lunch accordingly.

 

Thanks to:

Mclendon Hardware

DigiPointe LaserWorks

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We are ONE day away from CLAP! Looking forward to seeing everyone either this afternoon at setup/pizza or tomorrow morning.

 

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Mark,

 

It was great to see everyone, you and Kevin did a great job with the line up. The topics where great and a big thanks to the speakers.  I felt like we could have spent two days this year, lot of info.

It was good to see a lot of new people.

 

I had a great time and learned lots of new stuff, Thank you.

 

Lee

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Mark

As Lee said great event and hats off to all the speakers job well done. Now we all need to turn our thoughts toward the Expo event in July. Hope to see everyone in Biloxi.

Charlie

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I wanted to thank all our presenters who did an outstanding job with the subject matter. We always appreciate you taking time to prep and deliver great topics.

Thanks Nancy again for all your gracious generosity and allowing us to continue a tradition.

Thanks especially to everyone who attended. Your support, comments and participation continue to provide inspiration to me.

I will work with Daryl to get the materials posted to - http://nwclap.org/

and Kevin's site - http://www.christmasinkent.com/CLAP2014.htm

Many thanks again to our Sponsors above. plus Dean Davis (Falcon) of Renard PLUS, Charles Enos & Pete Peters for their added donations and support of our meeting. See you all next year!

ALSO! don't for get our sponsor who have supplied extra CLAP discounts. Reinders, 3G Lighting and Dennis Eaton with the Eaton Puck. IM me for the codes if you did not pick up a flyer.

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