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    Default RGB Spinners

    ( Note to MODs - I think this is the correct section if not please move)

    A fellow country man created what he called an RGB Spinner. Check out his video over at ACL.com here.

    I liked the idea concept, so started to plan my version.

    I built the first prototype on Saturday afternoon. It was more off a POC for show the bride and got the "I like it"
    I am in the middle of making the second prototype that also encloses the controller as part of the display item.
    Last edited by Matt_Edwards; 10-23-2011 at 06:42 AM.
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    Default Re: RGB Spinners

    Prototype1 used a 100mm PVC end cap. I free hand milled the top for nut clearance
    spinner1.jpg spinner4.jpg
    Hub was too small for Controller PCB.
    spinner2.jpg

    Prototype 2 uses a 150mm PVC end cap. No need to mill the front face & the controller fits real nice.
    spinner5.jpg

    (more to come)
    Last edited by Matt_Edwards; 10-10-2011 at 08:06 PM. Reason: added content

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    Default Re: RGB Spinners

    That looks a lot like Henri's Star he made a few weeks ago.. http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...ght=superstrip

    he made the same thing almost but out of Franks SuperStrips

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    Default Re: RGB Spinners

    It is probably too late in the season to add these and do them justice, but here is a quick test video.

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    Default Re: RGB Spinners

    Never too late Matt! :p

    Nice work on the controller as well. That's a pretty small footprint!

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    Very nice work Matt, im sure if you have the motivation you will add them in this year. It would make a very nice inclusion into your display.
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    There must be something wrong -- they keep changing colors!!!

    Looks great, Matt!

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    Default Re: RGB Spinners

    This looks terrific - I think I'll cobble together a few of these for 2013. What size is the PVC going into the "hub" (3/4"?) and where did you find the threaded fittings to tie them into the hub? Home Depot?

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    Default Re: RGB Spinners

    I used 20mm grey conduit
    the threaded fittings are Clipsal branded "Conduit adaptors plain to screwed" part number 263/20GY
    They look like Home depot http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-...&storeId=10051
    Last edited by Matt_Edwards; 01-09-2013 at 01:40 AM. Reason: added HD ref.
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