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10-09-2011, 07:37 PM
( 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 (http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,1313.msg10704.html#msg10704).

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.

10-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Prototype1 used a 100mm PVC end cap. I free hand milled the top for nut clearance
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Hub was too small for Controller PCB.

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

(more to come)

10-09-2011, 07:54 PM
That looks a lot like Henri's Star he made a few weeks ago.. http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?16894-showing-off-superstrip-idea&highlight=superstrip

he made the same thing almost but out of Franks SuperStrips

10-23-2011, 04:15 AM
It is probably too late in the season to add these and do them justice, but here is a quick test video.


10-23-2011, 06:06 AM
Never too late Matt! :p

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

10-23-2011, 05:09 PM
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.

10-23-2011, 05:46 PM
There must be something wrong -- they keep changing colors!!! :lol:

Looks great, Matt!

01-08-2013, 08:36 AM
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?

01-09-2013, 01:38 AM
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-Electrical-Boxes-Conduit-Fittings-Conduit-Fittings/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbohkZ1z113es/R-202043511/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051