New display element - Santa Sign

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  1. Habbosrus

    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    Here's my latest creation. A "SANTA PLEASE STOP HERE" sign. The video looks terrible but it looks fantastic in person. I completed this over the weekend and finished off all 4 "Wagonwheels" as well.
    http://youtu.be/tXytirelQBY
     
  2. bjpc2716

    bjpc2716 need more lights to light up the world

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    a great one very cool
     
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    Nodent Apprentice Elf

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    Very creative. Nice job. :)
     
  4. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Looks good Steve.
    Any details your willing to share on how you built it. I'm assuming that there is coro and tint tubes involved.
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    Hey Alan, I was going to take photos as I went along but completely forgot about it.
    I made the pole backing out of 5mm corflute (I have cables ties inserted through the back to form a loop for ease of attachment/erection at Xmas). I partially cut through and bent the sides around to form the back and sides. I think this adds a lot of strength. I used 2.5mm black corflute to make the partitions in the pole, between the words in the sign and around the outside of the sign. The front of the pole, sign and globe at the top is 2.5mm white corflute (this is the recycled corflute I picked up last year from the local member of parliament). I used these LED modules. Each partition has one module. SANTA & PLEASE have 3 modules and STOP & HERE have 2.
    I raided my wife's scrapbooking stuff and found the letters to make the sign. I glued them lightly onto the corflute and then put 2 coats of red spray paint on it.
    I connected my male and female connectors together for power and ran a data line back through the sign to the female connector if I choose to add something after it.
     

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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    So the pole and ball actually have flat front faces?
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    Yep, that's correct. I made this very similar to the way I made my candy canes last year. Tint tube would look great for the pole. I used materials and lights I already had here as I've been out of work for the last few months. I just had to use the old noggin to try to create something. I was in a good mood after being offered a job on Friday, so put my artistic cap on over the weekend.
     
  8. DrNeutron

    DrNeutron Just starting in this crazy hobby

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    Awesome job Habbosrus! Very cool!
     
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    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

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    That looks really good. Might have to "borrow" 8) that idea for this year.
     
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    Looks great, I will have to copy it too onto my matrix, a few message of Santa Stop Here on there would be a nice between shows filler..
     
  11. Kaden

    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    Wow! it looks round in the video, does it look like that in person?
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    The crappy video probably helps to make it look like it's round. My candy canes looked round from a distance in last years show. I had a lot of people asking if they could check out the canes during my 2013 show and they were amazed when they got up close and even more so when I told them how I made them. I'm pretty happy with the way the sign turned out. I made a couple of mistakes while making it, but it's hard to tell. I impressed my teenage boys and their friends with the sign and that's not an easy task :eek:
     
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    CLAP has really taken hold of you mate... :D
     
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    That is just toooooo cute. Nicely done.
     
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    That looks very nice .. good idea and thanks for sharing
     

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