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tuppet family stars

Discussion in 'Community Projects' started by tuppet, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. tuppet

    tuppet Apprentice Elf

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    We decided that our house was lacking some nice stars. So we decided to get some (16) cut from perspex using a friend's excessively large laser cutting machine:
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    We then hand glued 2 sets of 80 LEDs into each star with a glue gun, making 2 star shapes (the larger star is in the first photo). That's 160 LEDs per star, with 16 stars, so 2560 lights to glue individually. Took about 3/4 hour per star to complete.
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    And finally we hung them on the house using hooks from Bunnings designed for hanging pot plants and added power and dmx control.
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  2. Dave

    Dave Full Time Elf

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    Wow factor....nice work


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  3. SmartAlecLights

    SmartAlecLights Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    its strange to see someone smiling while hot glueing lights.
    great job, are you going to resell the stars, with a group buy?
     
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    tuppet Apprentice Elf

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    can't you see the pile of empty cutouts leaning on the couch? that was early on in the evening :p
     
  5. fasteddy

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

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    Very nice work, looks fantastic. I wonder if the same thing can be easily done by using corex
     

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