Check out my Balls

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  1. gnarmstr

    gnarmstr Full Time Elf

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    Well one down and at least one more to go. 2 x 50 Dumb RGB strings per Ball as I had some extras laying around.

    Ball 2.jpg Ball 3.jpg Ball 4.jpg



    View: https://vimeo.com/94489018


    Sorry about the video quality.

    I was thinking of hanging them from the eave. What do you think?
     

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    BundyRoy Senior Elf

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    Do your balls hang low
    Are they swinging to and fro.

    Never thought I'd say this but your balls look great. Can you line up the pixels so you can split the ball vertically with lights like you did horizontally in the video. Could create some great effects if you can. Another bad question. How big are your balls.
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Nice looking balls Geoff
     
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    Looks great.
     
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    Nice balls mate... :D
     
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    gnarmstr Full Time Elf

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    Thanks for the comments, I never though I would be showing off my balls online.


    I haven't joined the two halves together yet so the pixels will line up from top to bottom when I do.


    As they are dumb pixels and I have ran out of channels I only have the two channels per ball, so top and bottom half.


    The ball is around 18cm in diameter so my balls are a little smaller then I would have liked but they do look good, a lot better in the flesh so to speak.


    Cheers
     
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    Best looking balls Ive seen in a while :) You should be very proud of them !!
     
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    Just wondering how you plan on holding your balls up?
     
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    I was just going to use small wire rope through the top hole.
     
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    you should have painted the inside of your balls & not the outside, that way your balls would shine..
     
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    I should have tested that to see what my balls would have looked like or maybe use gloss paint. I actually paint inside and outside. I still have a clear UV Spray to use and may make them shine a little. I was going to only build two but now that they look so good I may have to build more, which means another controller. Damn CLAP.
     
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    gnarmstr Full Time Elf

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    I was also thinking of making some stepping stones so will remove the 4 stones I have and replace with the light stepping stones. They would be a 400x400x40mm box with dumb RGB strips that the top would be coro and then thick clear acrylic sheet so it can be stood on. The stones will be level with the ground and small white stones around then to create a path way to the front door.

    How do you cut Acrylic sheets without stuffing it up.

    Any thoughts.
     
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    Nice aggots mate.........
    I'd have to agree, as far as Jatz Crackers go, thems the best Ive seen so far :)
     
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    Where did you get your balls from. What was their original purpose in life before they became great balls of fire.
     

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