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Talking Face Frames

Discussion in 'Cutouts, Wire Frames & Motifs' started by tuppetsdad, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. tuppetsdad

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    Working on talking faces to mount on some of our mini trees . My plan is to use 12mm x 3 mm aluminium strip bent to shape and riveted. Then fit some edge lit strip.


    Starting to make the frames
    Talking-Face-Construction.gif

    Frames are all done. Main issue is to design them so that the 50 mm cutting distance on the LED strip matches the frames.
    Talking-Face-Frames.gif

    And a close up of one
    Talking-Face-1.gif


    Next step is to finish fitting the lights and set up controllers etc. :cool:
     
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    Nice job, Love how they are all a little different, will give them character.
     
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    What he ^^^ said :)
     
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    Very nice. Simple and effective. Will you be using rgb strips or pixels?
     
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    OOH They work!!!

    Lit-Up-Faces.gif

    Now just need to configure ready for Keith's chat on Friday Night
     
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    Love them! (also that bunch of grapes made me smile)
    Can you show us what leds you are using, a close up or link would be good.
     
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    You can see edge Lit LED's

    These are SMD 355 strips IP67 120 LEDs/m

    Blue for open eye
    Edge-Lit-Eye.gif

    White for Mouth
    Edge-Lit-Mouth.gif

    Have temporarily mounted on my wire frame trees (purchased from Bunnings 2 years ago and knew they would be handy some time) which will soon have LED string or pixel outline
    Faces-on-Trees.gif


    Managed to get them talking with XLights today :cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
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    Thanks, I saw you wrote edge lit led's at the top, but have never seen them before.
    I must look out for them, They would definitely be a lot easier to mount on various props.
     
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    Very nice indeed !
     
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    Where would one find these? Do you have a link? They look awesome by the way... ;)
     
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    they would be easy to yo be made need a scolle die or solid pipe with a cut or draw it up and take it to a gate place
     
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    I just used a vice, hammer, rivet gun and my hands... 8)
     
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    I could not find the side emitting strip on that site... :(
     

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