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11Bravo
11-14-2013, 10:52 PM
Took me a couple of weeks to get those M6 LEDs on the wire frame. Still needs a little adjustment.
http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/album.php?albumid=293

Livermore-Dad
11-14-2013, 10:54 PM
looks fantastic, would like to see it doing it's thang!

Tory

griffixdc
11-14-2013, 11:03 PM
interesting ...love to see in motion since each level is a different color ...did you use resistors to get the custom lengths or are they not custom?

CaptKirk
11-14-2013, 11:07 PM
You can build one of those for me ANY DAY!! WOW!!!

11Bravo
11-14-2013, 11:19 PM
The star frame is made from 1/8" brass rod. Was easier to use brass because you can solder the frame point connections. As I was making it, I made the large one first. Then I made the next smallest inside of the large and so on.
I placed 2x4" blocks between them to make them stand off from each other when I soldered short pieces of rod from the one on the bottom to the one setting on the blocks to hold them away from each other.

The Red star is two 50 count strings. Knock on wood it worked out that way. I didn't plan it.
The blue is one 50 count string plus 29 LEDs from a cut string.
The Green worked out just right and is one 50 count string.
The white is a 50 count cut down to 30 LED's.
I made full wave rectifiers and added resistors.

I made a 1/2" pvc frame to hang it with on the front of the chimney

11Bravo
11-14-2013, 11:54 PM
I added two photos showing what it looks like with lights turned off but can't seem to get them to display in the same album with the 3DStar.

Ok, this is later, I went back and found them in another album.

Skunberg
11-15-2013, 09:09 AM
Very nice!

Wayne J
11-15-2013, 09:56 AM
The dark picture shows all your hard work with each LED being lined up perfectly. NICE!

ukewarrior
11-15-2013, 09:57 AM
Super nicely done !

11Bravo
11-15-2013, 12:14 PM
The dark picture shows all your hard work with each LED being lined up perfectly. NICE!

Yeah that was a pain. I first used a tiny 4" ty-rap on one of the wires going into the socket to hold it on the 1/8 brass rod, then wrapped the socket with electrical tape.
Hope I can get it hung today along with the AngelBells. Got to get moving, Times A Waisting