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    Default Spinning Peppermint w/ Pattern

    Saw this on DIYC. Very interesting.

    For more info check the post here.


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    Default Re: Spinning Peppermint w/ Pattern

    Looks cool. Only drawback is the amount of holes that need to be drilled and then putting the light in....

    But, of course, nothing's easy.
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    It would be neat as car wheels on a wireframe.

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    Saw that laswt night. 600 holes!
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    Default Re: Spinning Peppermint w/ Pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Saw that laswt night. 600 holes!

    I think you left off a number John. It's 1600 holes.

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    Gorgeous. I suppose it's about 2 feet in diameter ? Might be fairly easy to make with Coroplast ? But I am not commenting from any experience. I am not sure if Coroplast could handle this kind of density. Perhaps others with Coroplast experience could comment ? I could also see it looking pretty good even with a larger spacing of the bulbs to push it out to 3 feet (or larger) in diameter.
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    Default Re: Spinning Peppermint w/ Pattern

    You are correct Carl, one thousand six hundred holes!

    Denny, it is 30 inches in diameter as presented.
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    I have a little experience with Coroplast. I believe aluminum or phenolic would be a better choice. If you punch 1600 holes in a piece of corrugated plastic (Coroplast) it will have very little structural integrity unless you glue the LEDs into the holes. Even then the weight from the wiring and LEDs would be substantial. Phenolic or nylon would be my choice. I would not enjoy soldering 1600 LEDs.

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    Default Re: Spinning Peppermint w/ Pattern

    I have been working on a project simalar to this using RGB led sticks( 13") and servos. My test unit is using a little 12v motor and a model train transformer to spin the stick. I want to be sure it will produce the look I want before I invest too much cash on it.

    I do like the size of these compared to my project ones.
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    This might help with your spinning sticks Vic.
    http://www.mercotac.com/

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    My wife loved the pepermint until I showed her the shooting stars. She likes the starts better .. I found some of those Mercotac slip rings on eBay. Auction 270486103255 is interesting. Auction 370324364121 looks like their basic two pole <$50>.

    It appears that this Mercotac company was originally famous for their slip rings on the Hammond Leslie speaker. I used to run a pair of Leslies on stage. Then in later years we built a harness so we could put one Leslie off-stage as far away as we could get it - - with a pair of mics on it instead. I liked three BIG things about those years - - the "wine," the women and the song(s). Generally the last one would drag in the other two ! That was 55 pounds ago ...
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