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Matt_Edwards
04-06-2012, 03:05 AM
Ok this is my version of the 3D star inspired by Mikeh65's (http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?19409-New-Star-for-my-2012-display&p=196565#post196565).

First 2 Inners stars completed - 2 more to go.
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I am using 10x3mm Rydal. This will give a good surface to stick the RGB Strip.
I cut the steel at 108 degrees using some bolt cutters.

To speed up the assembly, I made a simple jig to weld the pointers.
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The Controller will require 4x 3 Channels. I am using my 8ch RGB dimmers to drive 2 stars.

As usual so I don't clutter DIYC.com - full details can be seen here. (http://baulkolites.com/wp/?p=653)

Traneman
04-06-2012, 08:25 AM
Nice,just wondering are you going to diffuse the light somehow or no.

Matt_Edwards
04-06-2012, 09:02 AM
Nice,just wondering are you going to diffuse the light somehow or no.
I don't think so. I needn't on my spinners, and they were great.

Skunberg
04-06-2012, 09:22 AM
Very nice Matt! Please don't consider details of construction "clutter". It's why most of us are here. As always you help drive our hobby in new directions. Using flat stock makes much more sense. I like the idea of controllers at the element. Might cost a little more but makes setup and changing layout easier. Thank you!

Brian

Traneman
04-26-2012, 06:00 PM
Matt,

Have you finished the stars yet?

Just waiting to see how it all came out?

Matt_Edwards
04-26-2012, 06:08 PM
new job & a bit of travel has prevented their progress. Total of 2 x 3d stars are made. I just need to do final assembly.
Hoping I can return to them on the weekend.

DIY Sparks
04-26-2012, 10:37 PM
Awesome. I'm getting to the point where I can see some of these intriguing displays in action in my mind.

Matt_Edwards
04-28-2012, 04:05 AM
Did some more welding today and finished the two stars.

First a mock up to see if 45mm spacing suited.
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I had been umming and ahhing over how to join the 4 stars and eventually settled for 3.2mm wire.
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Finally added 3 more sections to hould the controller box.
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Next up painting time.

Mactayl
04-28-2012, 04:21 AM
Very nice looking 3D Stars. What type of lights are you going to use on them.

Matt_Edwards
04-28-2012, 04:53 AM
Mac,
I will be using the 'dumb RBG strip free my spiral RGB trees.

smartalec
04-28-2012, 04:59 AM
them 3d stars look great, keep up the good work, cant wait to see the finished product