|A light painted weeping willow, taken in complete darkness. |
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So far I have spent less than £5 on lights and bits from Poundland but I will be making a return visit soon to stock up on more lights and supplies.
|The packaging says it all.|
|Glow stick ring rotated away from the camera.|
|Glow stick ring spun on it's vertical axis.|
LED flower lights.
I bought a couple of sets of these. They are a string of 2 red, 2 yellow, 3 green and 3 blue 3mm LEDs with a silicone rubber flower shaped diffuser attached to each LED.
|LED flower lights from Poundland.|
|Handheld tool following architectural details.|
|Handheld tool again, this time waved randomly.|
The other set of lights were left as they came out of the box and are used to spin to get circular trails.
|Flower lights spun by their wires.|
My creations & hacks.
Blue galaxy tool.
My blue galaxy tool is a string of blue LEDs hooked up to a 555 based variable flasher circuit powered by a 9V pp3 battery. I quickly knocked the circuit up on some vero board with minimal components then entombed in insulation tape to protect the circuitry. I expect the string of lights to get damaged in use so I made the flasher module easily to separate from the string of lights.
|My Blue galaxy tool.|
I was hoping for more trails from the LEDs but the on time for the flasher was set just a bit too short. Next version will have adjustable on time built into the controller.
Cold cathode wand tool.
|Cold cathode wand tool.|
|Cold cathode wand tool Illuminated.|
I made this from an old PC cold cathode light kit I had knocking about. It runs off a single 9v pp3 battery and is all housed perfectly within an empty Glucagen hypo stop kit case.
Hacks I'm working on.
I have a several old bulb torches that I am retrofitting with LEDs instead of bulbs so that way I can have a range of different colour LED torches. I am also hacking an old LED torch to be a selectable colour torch.
|Torches I'm hacking|
No doubt there will be further Creations and hacks needed as I build up my 'tool kit' which I shall document in future posts.
CHeck back soon for more hacks, creations and craziness.