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My RGB Lanterns

Discussion in 'The Development Lab' started by gnarmstr, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. gnarmstr

    gnarmstr Full Time Elf

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    I have just made two RGB Lanterns to test. The one on the left is how I bought it, the one in the middle has the supplied diffuser in it and the one on the right has the diffuser replaced with white Coro.
    Lantern 1.jpg

    Below is how the original one looks pulled apart.
    Lantern 2.jpg

    Below is the RGB Coro one pulled apart.
    Lantern 3.jpg

    I think the Coro one looks the best, can't really tell in the video (the one on the right is the Coro one).

    View: https://vimeo.com/99204373


    I found them at Kmart for $2 (cant go wrong), they come as a solar powered LED unit but I just removed the circuit and battery and replaced with 40mm RGB WS2811. They are small but should look good in the garden path so may have to make a few.
     
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    ;) They look great, and as you say for $2 you can't go wrong,
    We spend hours mucking around in the shed to make something for our displays and so often miss the simple things that are right in front of us.
    well done.
     
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    Very cool!!
     
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    Very nice !

    What was the thickness of the Coro you used - 5 mm ?
     
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    gnarmstr Full Time Elf

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    Only 3mm. I have used 3mm for all my coro projects except for the back of some items as I would use white on black to make it thicker. No need for 5mm and costs a bit more.
     
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    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    Simple and effective, well done!
     
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    Bird Proud LOR user

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    Small yes ... but should be very effective.
    Nice concept.
     
  8. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Well done. I like to see items hacked for different / improved use. :)
     
  9. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    any video of them???
     
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    Bird Proud LOR user

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    You mean like the big picture of them in the first post lit up with VIEMO in the lower right corner and a play arrow in the lower left corner? No .. I guess not then. :D :eek: ::) :D
     
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    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

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    they look great
    gnarmstr
     
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    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

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    Clever idea and really effective
     
  13. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    no I would not mean that one I want a different one now Bird lol sorry I should have read from the beginning
     

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