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Arnoldc

Halloween/Christmas poll lights

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I haven't seen anyone do anything like this. so I figured why not I do one..

Thanks to Orville and a few others last month, my brain started to get a flood of ideas on what to do for Halloween.. I live in a townhouse, and there are 10 of us down our corridor. We do not have garages, just garage ports, the car ports have 2 polls (at the ends) per house, so thats 20 polls.. My idea was to have everyone have a gothic style light on each poll using Orville's light flicker effect. After going door to door of all 10 neighbors and getting their approval I started making molds..
Attached is my 3d drawing of what Im about to jump into. I got my molds finished today, hopefully this weekend I can make my first prototype. I will take pics as the building begins.
And yes Im too lazy to rotate the pic, just turn your screen! :D



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Ron Amedee wrote:

Make a few extra...They look pretty neat !!!


Plan on it! the way I am making this I can crank them out pretty quick.. I will post pics of the mold later tonight.

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Attached are the plugs... I made a box and pour liquid rubber in letting them sit for 24 hours.


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t purser wrote:

what will thay do?

They will not do anything persay. They are just light fixtures. There will be a center pole where a string of lights can be wrapped of ones choice. Past that I plan on using Orvilles light flicker program with purple lights to light up my little corridor for Halloween..

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Had a change in plans on what this was going to be made of. My plan was going to use resin, which I did for the first half. I didn't calculate how much resin this would really use. So, today I ordered liquid foam, should be here by the weekend. Hopefully everything will be a go this weekend and prototype will be up and running by the end of the weekend.

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Stupid question....

Did you actually MAKE the light fixture, or did you buy one and then make the molds from it?

Fantastic job either way!!!

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That's pretty cool all your neighbors want in! We live in a community where everyone had to install a pole light when they built a home so our streets are filled with them. Last year I hooked mine to my controllers and did a flicker effect through the night. It was pretty cool to be able to dim the light out front at the start of each show. This year I plan to hook all my outside lights up to controllers and use them in the shows. I Wish I could control my neighbors pole lights like you!

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evandewindt wrote:

That's pretty cool all your neighbors want in! We live in a community where everyone had to install a pole light when they built a home so our streets are filled with them. Last year I hooked mine to my controllers and did a flicker effect through the night. It was pretty cool to be able to dim the light out front at the start of each show. This year I plan to hook all my outside lights up to controllers and use them in the shows. I Wish I could control my neighbors pole lights like you!


I'm hoping it looks half as good as my vision. However now my neighbors think I need a life now! Lol think next time I won't make the lights for free, instead charge them material cost.
All I. All I am hoping once I get all the kinks out to sell these things. I got tons of other drawings, ideas that I can make. Maybe a side gig? Hmmmmm

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Good news, the foam is at my door as we speak.. Tonight I plan on making one.. Pics to follow..

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Arnoldc wrote:

Good news, the foam is at my door as we speak.. Tonight I plan on making one.. Pics to follow..

Well...go let the foam in and get to work!!!

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jimswinder wrote:

Arnoldc wrote:
Good news, the foam is at my door as we speak.. Tonight I plan on making one.. Pics to follow..

Well...go let the foam in and get to work!!!
LOL Im at work, just not at home working.. Like you, I have a habit checking in at work..

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Arnoldc wrote:

LOL Im at work, just not at home working..

Like you, I have a habit checking in at work..

Ummmmm...I would NEVER do that!!!!

But I do check into work every now and then when I am here... :P

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And we have success! Took about 30 mins to be able to move out of mold. another 2 hours before you can really handle it. Attached is the top half.


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Very Nice!!

Can you make me some Mini Trees!?!?!!?

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jimswinder wrote:

Very Nice!!

Can you make me some Mini Trees!?!?!!?
LOL! gotta put that on the list! I still have 20 of these to make, get my wreath, 4 more songs to sequence, oh and a bday song for a coworker that doesnt know we know his bday yet..

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Cant wait for the finished product!! I really like how the lower section has a C-9 bulb look to it!! GREAT JOB Arnold!!!!

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John Slade wrote:

Cant wait for the finished product!! I really like how the lower section has a C-9 bulb look to it!! GREAT JOB Arnold!!!!

The plan is for the prototype to be completed by Friday night. Im kinda curious if the way I plan on connection the bottom and the top will be easy to pull apart to change the lights without crushing the foam. I have another idea just incase it is a little too stiff.

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