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Discussion in 'Corrugated Plastic (Coro) & 3D Printing' started by nzlongfellow, Oct 4, 2014.

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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    I know it's not Coro but plastic cups don't fit in many posts options.


    Rainy day, 110 plastic drinking cups (unused preferably), hot glue gun, 24 pegs, 110 pixel bullets.


    ACL Semi Disco Ball.


    https://vimeo.com/107976008
    https://vimeo.com/107976010
     

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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Some people have too much time on their hands and are too creative. I13 showed of a similarish design at this year Adelaide mini but he just used normal 5mm leds that were part of a multifunction controlled set of fairy lights I think. From memory he'd used clear cups rather than the white ones.
    Way too creative.
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    Couldn't find clear but I like the opaque ... give a nice warm look.
     
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    OK, I understand doing a dumb cup display! But pixels?
    Geez, I am still fluffing around with simple presents!
     

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    That is way cool
    Would make a nice light in the dining room :D
     
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    Plastic cups - that is inventive. Must have taken you hours !!

    Is this object for indoor use ?


    If outdoor, what is the max distance before it doesn't work ?
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    scamper .... I love the presents. My next project. Can you tell me the size and what do you have as the light?
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    Ha Ha Bird great minds think alike. Actually I was walking around with it on my head. I need a FPP or something small and stand alone and a battery pack mmmmmm got me thinking
     
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    It did rain all day ;) . Didn't take too long. Getting sorted on a starting circle took some time but once you get going it's pretty fast. Now I have found that I can mount the pixel bullets easily by melting a hole, rather than drilling, then that part is a breeze.
    It will be out doors. I had no plans for it in my display, just made it because I could and the concept was banging around in my head.


    With power injection and 24V to 5V Buck converter it should be able to be placed anywhere.
     

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    Jamie Lighting up the night.

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    We have three of these full sparkle balls using multi function LEDs. Search you tube for instruction videos. We have used clear, red and purple cups.. Each has a different look but everyone loves them. A couple things we found useful was to use silicon to reinforce the joins between the cups as the hot glue tends to give way.. A soldering iron makes a neat hole in the bottom for the lights to go through..
     
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    I have seen them on YouTube but I can't find the cups they used. Good idea with the silicon. The glue appears to hold but I can see would fail over time.
    The clear would make them sparkle but I like the white and how it reflects the colour.
    I will make a second half then I want to fit to a post so need to look at mounting ideas.
     
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    I used RGB LED Modules as they were cheap, I bought 100 of them and (lots of other stuff) then found ways to use what I had instead of the other way around. In the small presents I put in 3, 4 in the middle sized and 5 in the larger.
    The large ones aren't that bright in the light, but when it is darker they really do look cool.
     

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    Jamie Lighting up the night.

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    Just mindful not to have it exposed to the weather....otherwise you will have to melt or drill a little hole in the bottom most part of each cup so they don't catch water.. We got all of our cups from the reject shop..
     
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    Very good point. They are cups..... thanks
     

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