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Re: 2014 Zwiller vids
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2015, 02:29:09 PM »
The star is made of 3/8" exterior ply.  It is 2" deep with a fluorescent light diffusor front panel.  It is lit with rectangular modules.  The backlighting is comprised of rectangular modules outlining the star.  I used some scrap 1/2" pvc and hot glued (4) 4" pieces to the back for the reveal/standoffs.  The star is mounted over an octangular shaped window with a piece of coro over I added for diffusion.

Excellent! Thanks for the description. It looks like 8 modules insides, and then 4 on the back, right?

Do you know what diffusor panel you used? And what is the offset distance from the coro background?

I was going to do a double row star with ~90 pixels, but I like the look of this better - and it's much simpler. And I ordered a string of 20 rectangular modules on my pre-sale order without having a plan for them. I think I've found it! Mine will actually go right over an octagonal roof vent.

If you retrieve your build photos, I'd be happy to get more construction details.

Oh, and it's been a week. More vids???

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Re: 2014 Zwiller vids (UPDATE)
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2015, 08:51:04 AM »
Ok that was interesting... Vimeo yanked my new uploads.  So, hello YouTube! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY3PNqbCcKE&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTUpMKtSlCI
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Re: 2014 Zwiller vids (UPDATE)
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2015, 10:33:35 AM »
Ok that was interesting... Vimeo yanked my new uploads.  So, hello YouTube! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY3PNqbCcKE&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTUpMKtSlCI

You going to move your old vids over there too Sam?

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Re: 2014 Zwiller vids
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2015, 06:51:38 AM »
The star is made of 3/8" exterior ply.  It is 2" deep with a fluorescent light diffusor front panel.  It is lit with rectangular modules.  The backlighting is comprised of rectangular modules outlining the star.  I used some scrap 1/2" pvc and hot glued (4) 4" pieces to the back for the reveal/standoffs.  The star is mounted over an octangular shaped window with a piece of coro over I added for diffusion.

Excellent! Thanks for the description. It looks like 8 modules insides, and then 4 on the back, right?

Do you know what diffusor panel you used? And what is the offset distance from the coro background?

I was going to do a double row star with ~90 pixels, but I like the look of this better - and it's much simpler. And I ordered a string of 20 rectangular modules on my pre-sale order without having a plan for them. I think I've found it! Mine will actually go right over an octagonal roof vent.

If you retrieve your build photos, I'd be happy to get more construction details.

Oh, and it's been a week. More vids???

Look what I found!  I used a few more modules than you guessed...  ;D  Modules were also run around the perimeter of the rear of the star.  Something like 30ish.  Hot glue on all.  I would probably suggest using less modules overall as it is very bright.  Just keep the spacing even.   Got the cheapest diffusor panel from lowes.  It was a softer white plastic than the traditional clear diamond old school panels.  Coro would also work...  Distance was probably something like 5-6" total from the coro background when you take into account siding and glass etc.  I played around with it and would say 3" is too close and 8" works but stuck out a bit more than I wanted.  Everything I build I mock up first.  Cardboard and a tiny dab of hot glue.  It is quite surprising to see the best ideas fail and lame attempts triumph.  Heads up the modules need power injection every 40 modules.  Hope this helps. 

@Alan.  Not sure if I will move the rest over.  I will wait and see I guess.  Even thought about just keeping the vids in my dropbox account to skirt the "fair use" issue altogether. 

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Re: 2014 Zwiller vids
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2015, 09:24:36 PM »
Look what I found!  I used a few more modules than you guessed...  ;D 

Yep! It's bigger than I thought... or maybe the modules are smaller than I envisioned. This gives me some good ideas.

Thanks much for sharing!

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Re: 2014 Zwiller vids
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2015, 11:14:42 PM »
@zwiller: I thought I'd share a short video of the North Star I built. Thank you for the inspiration and instructions. Mine's a bit different than yours, but the same idea. I used 28 modules inside and 12 on the back. I think it turned out great! Feedback welcome.

The video shows my build process and a short sequence featuring the North Star.

https://youtu.be/0V1VvOKlBEE

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Re: 2014 Zwiller vids
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2015, 12:28:09 PM »
NICE JOB!  Vid production is top notch and great sequencing too.  Best to you for 2015!

 

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