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Jens2133
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:26 pm    Post subject: Really, really quick&dirty scaled neon sign build Reply with quote

Hey all!

I had several things lying around again, and it struck me that I had everything necessary to put together a very simple model of the "Origin" Kanji neon sign.


I must confess that I don't remember where I had found the sign, since that was several months ago. So, many, many thanks to the original maker for the template.






I scaled the sign to a size that would fit on a CD blank stack cover and printed it out on sticky paper. Next I put this onto a piece of semi-clear plastic (from a cannibalized DVD casing) so that it would have an even surface, and glued this into the lid.



Then I used the rest of the sticky (white) paper and put that into the container base (after removing the central column with a bit of dremelling).



I was unsure as to how I should fix the purple LED chain I had to the paper, and I used some sticky tape to hold it in place temporarily. This worked better than I had expected, so I continued to stick the LEDs in a roughly spiral shape, until I felt the lights were more or less evenly distributed.

The last step was to fix the battery box and a picture hanger to the back of the base. Gaffer tape is an amazing adhesive.






This is it, basically. I will still have to cover the sides; whether it will be with black paint or something unnecessarily more complicated remains to be seen.
It was a fun little three-hour build, and I hope you had some fun reading about it, too.

Cheers

Jens
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jens- That is incredibly cool! Such a simple idea that defies the finished look. Well done.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks cool Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple but good... Cool
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Matt
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice mate. Cool
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