New easy build elements

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  1. scamper

    scamper Senior Elf

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    I recently had a couple hours to spare while waiting for my wife who had day surgery on her knee, so I wandered around town and found my way into Tintacar and asked them about tint tubes.
    They had a few there and said they would keep as many as I wanted, so 3 weeks later I had more than I knew what to do with. So a couple of beers and a bit of tinkering and this is what I came up with.

    8 x 400mm bollards
    5 x 1500mm fire sticks

    These photos show the testing of them, they are yet to be finished but both of them have pixels attached to a tube and that is attached to the inside of the tint tube. They are not 360deg viewing because of the way I built them, but they are ok for where they will be placed and it will make it easy to replace the tint tube when it yellows.
     

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    They look good. Did you use 20mm PVC pipe or similar for the pixels to attach to. And how did you attach the pipe to the tint tube? I've got to get to my local tint-a-car in midland to see if I can get some tubes as need about 17m in length.
     
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    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    Looks good. :)

    I have a bunch of 12V 60 l/m RGB strip offcuts laying about so this has prompted me to get back to making up some simple colour posts for our short fence.

    The strip is stuck down to a piece of wood (garden stake in this case) and screwed to the inside of the tube with a couple of 8 gauge screws that also hold the P-clamps in place.

    The P-clamps allow the tube to be easily zip tied to the fence palings. A 80mm pipe cap will be siliconed onto the top of the tube to keep the rain out, but the bottom of the tube will be left open.

    Thanks for the prompt as I stuck the strip to the wood about 2 years ago but never got around to doing more. :-[

    I know it would look better with pixels, but I have the dumb strip and tubes laying about so will be a zero cost item for me.
     

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    scamper Senior Elf

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    At this stage I have silicone the first ones, I will see how they go, I thought about screws, but I wanted to keep the outside as clean as possible.
    I have some 80mm pvc caps to go on the top of the firesticks and I am going to glue some large xmas baubles to the top of the bollards.
    I used pvc because I can hammer a stake into the ground and then slide the pvc over it, so I can place them wherever I need them.
    I also run the cable back down the centre of the pvc so as not to get any shadow from a stray wire.
     

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