Transportable Pixel Sign Construction

Discussion in 'Corrugated Plastic (Coro) & 3D Printing' started by nzlongfellow, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. nzlongfellow

    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    1220mm x 2440mm sign.


    2450 12mm holes drilled today. Now starting on frame.


    More pics to come as it progresses.
     

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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    My interest is piqued. Waiting to see more ???
     
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    Wouldn't it have been easier to use peg board ?
    It already has holes in a grid pattern
     
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    zoobmarine New Elf

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    What material did you use? Did you use a CNC for drilling?
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    1/8" (3mm) Coro flute.
    Drilled by hand - Right arm is like Popeye's lol.
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    I wanted to keep weight down
     
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    zoobmarine New Elf

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    If you are going to use nodes I suggest you use 2 sheets of coro, this will keep the node in place always, I used a pencil soldering iron to make holes was very easy, and after heating y placed the node the warm of the hole make it easier to place the node, when it got cold it fixed very good
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    I have made all my other holes for nodes with an iron just as you say and I do get a nice fit but the reheat time is slow sonot bad for 100 odd holes but not 2200. I am getting a good tight fit with the drilled holes.
     
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    zoobmarine New Elf

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    Well it is a hard work, good luck, thanks for sharing, would like to see the sign finished!
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    Well today, of all days, Ray's pixels arrived - right on time.


    10 nodes in only 2440 to go.
     

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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    your definetly commited, should look great when finished

    Im lazy as i would have used strip instead
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    My fingers agree that strip would be easy but I like the crisp definition of a node.
    600 installed last night.
    I need it completed by the end of the month as a Karaoke style board for a concert I am doing.
    Words and tunes in xLights. Should be fun.
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    Half way there. Only One thousand two hundred and twenty five to go. :D
     

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    Missed one, bottom row centre
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    You win the prize for noticing lol.
    Actually it had just popped out.
     

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