tuppet family stars

tuppet

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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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SmartAlecLights

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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?
 

tuppet

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smartalec said:
its strange to see someone smiling while hot glueing lights.
great job, are you going to resell the stars, with a group buy?
can't you see the pile of empty cutouts leaning on the couch? that was early on in the evening :p
 

fasteddy

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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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