DIYC Beginners Info
DIYC Beginner's Guide – good starting point for all new DIYC members. Gives a general overview of what is involved in creating a computerized Christmas light display.
DIYC Wiki Index - Index to the information in the Wiki
Newbie Guide to Do It Yourself Christmas – another great starting point for all new DIYC members.
7 Steps to Selecting a Controller – a guide to assist members in determining which DIYC controller best suits their needs.
Comparison of DIYC Boards – basic comparison of DIYC controllers.
DIYC Control boards and Contacts – listing of DIYC controllers and who to contact to get them.
Things You Will Need To Get Started With Pixels - A good starting point for people who are interested in Pixels
Beginners Guide To Programming A PIC – instructions on how to program PICs used in DIYC controllers.
WayneJ's video series on PIC programming – videos showing how to program PICs used in DIYC controllers.
Curious Inventor's Soldering Basics Video tutorial that contains useful guidance on soldering, soldering tip hygene and technique.