Snowflakes - made in home

Gian Piero

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Guidonia (Rome) - Italy
After many hours spent hours and hours watching fantastic bright displays, plans of beautiful objects, I came across this wonderful forum where I found people always available and courteous, even when the questions were really endless .......
I would like to share with someone like me who has just started and wants to somehow enrich their Christmas display without spending a fortune .......

The first step was to realize the design of my snowflake through a CAD program. Subsequently I moved to the processing of the same with a CAD / CAM program for the generation of the utensil given in meal after my CNC pantograph.


As soon as the CNC finished cutting the plexiglass sheet, I removed the chips and passed the sandpaper in order to make the cut shape not sharp.
Subsequently I moved to mount the leds and connectors so you can put more than one in sequence.

View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HqrSTwVFnOn8ObXN2cO_iTC3OvCzK5CJ/view?usp=sharing


After about 8 hours of work, the result is the following
View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jQsNpDxyConeVzrMXR6L65MGWsXKVICW/view?usp=sharing


View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aw1Dy4mOFBd0JW4WyBCijrX_oUrds09U/view?usp=sharing


View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s7dUJMY4negY4BqWhbTNi9nBvH2NhUkK/view?usp=sharing


View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C4XeNzEeA2IeL8LklkIr1bh3gwguXNaY/view?usp=sharing


View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E81jFu0IU_SNBIQPbUm7ZZfMnisTiOa6/view?usp=sharing



I hope it can be useful to those who have now started this wonderful hobby.

Good lights to everyone!

Gian Piero
 

djgra79

My name is Graham & I love flashing lights!
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Nice work Gian! That material almost makes it look like ice, so even when not lit up during the day will look great :)
 

videoman3857

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Well done ! Congratulations in re-using/ recycling the plexiglass.
They look very effective. A beautiful effect using the plexiglass to look like ice.
I really like the shape.
 
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