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mmulvenna
10-14-2010, 10:04 AM
Now That's a WireFrame

This is what I have spent the last 2 weeks building. I cannot take credit for the design and would like to thanks Bryce Kindla for allowing me to copy his coroplast design.

I opted to build a wire frame. It contains a number of separate sections for ease of storage.

Here are 2 videos
http://vimeo.com/15826793
http://vimeo.com/15826746





Stats:

over 1500 weld joints
35 feet long
over 900 feet of rope light
over 5000 zip ties
Rope light jointed by tinning spt2 and inserting it into the rope, then applied silicon and heat shrink.
2 renard 24 channel controllers using 44 channels
Red, green and clear 3/8 rope light used
Lots of the clear was painted
Rope blacked out by using split flex tubing
This was the first test and as you can see there are a number of lights to fix, and some to black out.Also need to add the Drive Belt, Santa Sleigh to receive the presents, and the tobaggon for the bow throwing bear to sit on.

ukewarrior
10-14-2010, 10:35 AM
Mike,
Can you please post this to a photo sharing site?
This link requires a membership at that site.
thanks !

mmulvenna
10-14-2010, 10:39 AM
Mike,
Can you please post this to a photo sharing site?
This link requires a membership at that site.
thanks !

Thanks, fixed in first post.

fathead45
10-14-2010, 11:33 AM
wow mike, awesome

dirknerkle
10-14-2010, 01:14 PM
HOLY COW!!!! That's really great, Mike!!!! :D

budude
10-14-2010, 01:26 PM
Awesome!

ukewarrior
10-14-2010, 03:44 PM
very creative.

wonko
10-14-2010, 04:04 PM
I'm speechless. That is amazing!

dmcole
10-14-2010, 04:41 PM
I mean this in a positive way, but if Rube Goldberg knew about rope light and wireframes, he might have built something similar.

Truly impressive.

Best of luck finishing it up.

\dmc

bmcgeeny
10-14-2010, 05:11 PM
How much do you want for it?

mmulvenna
10-14-2010, 05:21 PM
Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

I am using split flex tubing to cover the rope where I dont want the light to show thru. From the pics you can see that I cut about 1/4 in out then place it on the rope. The last pic shows the back of the rope open to allow the heat to escape.

Electrical tape does not work well with the temp difference we have. Someone may have already come up with this idea but I could not find any reference to it. If so, I apologize to the originator.

It works great as it bends to any shape and it can be installed after the light is attached.

nonner
10-14-2010, 05:22 PM
I Like it!

mmulvenna
10-14-2010, 05:31 PM
:lol:
How much do you want for it?

164 renard 24 controllers(wireless of course), 47 CCR's, 250 fireflies, and 200,000 feet of LED rope light, (any color will do). I will even pay for the shipping.:lol::lol:

Wayne J
10-14-2010, 05:48 PM
Very cool!!

lightman
10-14-2010, 09:49 PM
Outstanding! I am getting into wire framing myself. You are an inspiration.

Regards,
Lightman

kychristmas
10-14-2010, 11:19 PM
I have been in love with Kindla's stuff for a few years. I have a similar workshop designed up, but doesn't look like I'll be building it this year.

Very nice work.

olingerjccj
10-18-2010, 07:36 PM
That is super cool, kinda wish I did not see it now I want to change everything lol. Something to really look into for 2011.

John

DIY Guy
10-18-2010, 08:26 PM
Mike, I have to say that is truly inspirational. I am sure you will make Christmas a very special time for a lot of kids!

jboyles7
10-18-2010, 10:28 PM
Very nice!! Time to get the arc welder I always wanted. . . of course I think it would cost me half.





Half of everything when my wife sees it. :-)

mmulvenna
10-19-2010, 07:04 AM
Thanks to you all for your kind comments. It is now completed and ready for the show.

kevr
03-02-2012, 02:27 AM
This is the 2nd or 3rd time I've looked at this, it is fantastic!!

Love your stuff Mike.

Kev :-)

mmulvenna
03-02-2012, 05:41 PM
This is the 2nd or 3rd time I've looked at this, it is fantastic!!

Love your stuff Mike.

Kev :-)

Thanks for the kind words.

deadhead68_1999
12-30-2012, 10:55 PM
Awesome