Wednesday, August 25, 2010

When The Gloom Approaches, Follow The Light.

The light will reset you free.

Although, following a glowing winged pantalunatic in the woods is generally not seen as the best behaviour model for a Blogger, in this case it is recommended to cure all ills, bills, and spills.
My life is still being agitated in the washer/dryer of fate, and many of my current projects are left hanging, drying for my attention.

I decided on a whim to make another attempt at a CRM inspired light. This will follow his box shape design, capped by an as yet unrealised lid/dome. An original CRM design shown below, upon which my light is loosely based.

In my design, the illumination element will be white LED's, but there is no reason why red, green, blue, and white cannot be used with a few changes. The control mechanism for this light is again unrealised, although an adaption of the GORGON control system can be used.

It's looking reasonable at present, but these are vey early days. I only made these boards today.

Some pics below:

Above, one of the outward facing sides, with the apple/pear design.

Above, one of the inward facing sides, showing the layout of the LED's. There are 8 on each side giving 32 total.

Above, the four sides held together with blu-tack, giving an idea of how the finished light will look. The frames underneath the boards are A4/ letter in size, giving an idea of scale. 

Above, an idea of how the light will shine through the apple/pear shape. Coloured/colored LED's could provide many variants. 

It is very early days for this project, with much to be done. Hopefully after the next spin cycle in my life, I'll have enough enthusiasm left to continue, and won't be left drained. 


Blogger anne altman said...

LOVE it!

just went to the bank saw my balance and it did bum me out so.

this light project cheered me up!

12:38 PM  
Blogger love, jenn said...

Carol Ann, however, should stay away from the light! :) Ahhh, Poltergeist references- how I love thee!

You know what else I love? Melania! Who arrived safe and sound in my inbox and now has her own tale on my blog! Well, her beginning tale anyway! THANK YOU!!!

5:36 PM  
Blogger B said...

Love the lights! It's pretty gloomy where I live right now, so this bit of light was nice to see!

8:48 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Anne, thank you! It's progressing nicely.

Jenn, thank you! Poltergeist was too scary for me...

B, I hope it looks good when I finish it. Maybe version 2 will have Red,Green & Blue LEDs.

7:14 PM  

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