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    I was in New York City and saw some real interesting lights around 34th and 6th Ave. They look like falling snow flakes. It appeared they were 4-5 ft long and had LEDs on 4 sides. When they were on, the LEDs started at the top and went to the bottom with a fade trail. It looked like falling snow from a distance. Does anyone know who makes these, how to make these, or what they are?

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    Don't know who makes them, but you should be able to make a verion of it using LEDs and a PIC or two. Could use this as a basis for hacking your own version - just re-arrange the LEDs and write some code... http://www.instructables.com/id/Anim...ow_Decoration/

    BTW - Do you live in the New York Area or just visiting?
    Last edited by phenagan; 12-24-2008 at 11:33 AM.

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    Was that part of Macy's Display?

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    I was thinking of trying to create this effect with a disco mirror ball-like thingy.

    I'm thinking of a cylinder mounted horizontally, with little mirrors glued to it, spinning slowly so that light reflecting off of it goes down kinda like snow. I have no idea how it'd look, but it sounds like it'd be fun to experiment with.
    There sure as hell *are* user-serviceable parts inside!

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    It wasn't Galaxia? www.galaxialighting.com has a video showing that effect.
    "Think you might be over doing it dad?" "When was the last time I over did anything?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogginBoink View Post
    I was thinking of trying to create this effect with a disco mirror ball-like thingy.
    From the "so simple it's brilliant" files, I really like your idea. Might have a bit of an experiment myself (translation - epic fail ;) ). Keep us posted on what you come up with.
    Ugh, this year will be too busy. I'd like to buy a vowel and more time please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogginBoink View Post
    I was thinking of trying to create this effect with a disco mirror ball-like thingy.

    I'm thinking of a cylinder mounted horizontally, with little mirrors glued to it, spinning slowly so that light reflecting off of it goes down kinda like snow. I have no idea how it'd look, but it sounds like it'd be fun to experiment with.

    Like this?......http://www.smarthome.com/C0304/Light...ojector/p.aspx
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA and it's discontinued, that would be right. Although looks easy enough to set up - disco ball in a bucket turned on it's side. We could trademark the name "disco-in-a-bucket" ;). Good find, thanks for posting the link.
    Ugh, this year will be too busy. I'd like to buy a vowel and more time please.

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    ask and ye shall receive

    http://www.taylorgifts.com/prodetail...LAID=149971357

    Now you can put the bucket back in the shed ;-)

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