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Offline chrisatpsu

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my freestyle project...
« on: October 06, 2011, »
I'm currently building my display device. It's to be used indoors, and will be powered by 4 - 6 freestyles.

I'm about 20% complete on it. Just wanted to give a little teaser on it for now.

I expect to be finished within 2 weeks. Once, you see it, you'll see why it's taking awhile.

I started planning this in March.

Once finished, I'll post pics, and maybe a video of it running.
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Offline tbone321

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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, »
You WILL post a video and like it!   >:D
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, »
3168 - number of electrical solder points for this thing (not even counting soldering together the 6 freestyles.)
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2011, »
update:  i have the lights part assembled, but not the structure of this.  i had to put it on hold for christmas season
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2011, »
 <np..

 :P  ;D

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Offline chrisatpsu

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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, »
well, i'll have to label this Freestyle project #2...

I re-purposed my freestyle and "light project"  if i can get time, I want to finish it to use in the display.    it's a really cool use of a Freestyle.
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, »
ok, i have a couple built, and I'm going to try to get pics up..

i used square acrylic tubing from us plastic
i used bare metal floral wire from Michaels
i used a large amount of LED's that i bought from China
i soldered the positive side of the LED's to the steel wire and the negatives of each LED, i used wire wrapping wire.
i placed the LED's about an inch apart on the steel wire.
then, i fit the whole thing into a piece of square tubing.
running cat5 cable from the conductors (including the steel wire) back to the Freestyle.
the 7 LED tub takes 2 ports on the dreestyle, the 15 LED Tube takes 4 ports.
the nice thing about this version of meteor tubes, is that each LED is directly controllable by the sequencing software.
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, »
Here's one
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2011, »
You needa better picture than hat.
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, »
an update to my project,

now that christmas season is over, i can continue working on this...
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, »
That is still not a video.  Is that string of LED's being directly driven by the Freestyle outputs?
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, »
all in due time..   i'm actively working on this again
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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, »
Nevermind my last post on the smaller thread.....stumbled on this one.....

How much longer until the video posts?

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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, »
Hes building a led sign.

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Re: my freestyle project...
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, »
nope
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