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'Tis the season

Post by AntiM » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:39 am

Blinky light time! Okay, the Halloween clearance is over, but the Xmas lights are on the shelf. Sometimes you have to grab them now, they sell out. We've found LED lights at almost every big box or craft store, and all of the displays seem to run off batteries. I even found SOLAR led strings at Tar-gut, and small battery operated packs which will be great for costume embellishment or just plain lighting up.

What else is out there?

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Post by Remark » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:41 am

There are some large blow up snow globes. I am going to use one as my shelter, so I stay nice and cool in the late morning sun......

not really, sorry. I contributed nothing...

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Post by oneeyeddick » Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:26 pm

Careful sleeping inside those snow globes,
the wind chill in there could give you frostbite.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

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Post by mereth » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:00 pm

You could use the snow globe to roll around the playa in - like a hamster ball!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamster_racing

Anyway, back on topic...
Sorry for all the links, but here goes:

http://www.christmas-decorations-gifts- ... oducts.asp

http://www.littlebrightlights.com/site/ ... age/777017

and these guys are offering this year-round:

http://www.gardeners.com/Battery-Operat ... -163RS.cpd

All found by searching "Battery Powered String Lights" on Yahoo. I'm sure someone who has more time would find much much more.

Warning: Science Content! Also, this link is a good tutorial for those (like me) who are educationally-challenged when it comes to anything electrical, yet who want to have battery or non-wall-socket powered lights.

http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/d ... ights.html
Okay, so ten out of ten for style, but minus several million for good thinking, yeah?

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globe lights

Post by Ko-Shin » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:44 pm

Does anyone know where people got those amazing white globe lights that changed colors? some people had them and there was this amazing light art project in 2006 and 2007 that was this magikal blanket of shifting lights and you could look with 3d glasses. I want those lights!!!
Any info on that project too??!!!
:)
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Post by Teo del Fuego » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:37 am

try googling "Triklits." Im pretty sure thats what you saw on the Big Round Cubatron, etc. I've snagged battery powered slow changing LED strands at Home Depot during halloween. You can remove the skulls from the lights and replace with pingpong balls if you like.

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gracias

Post by Ko-Shin » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:10 am

Thanks! Now I am complete! :lol:
hmm- they dont sell them right now - what do you think I would make a hole in the ping pong balls with if I dont have a drill. hmmmmmm........
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Post by AntiM » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:35 am

You can poke holes in a pingpong with a hot soldering iron, just do NOT breathe in the fumes.

And for those of us in snowy climes: GOGGLES!!! In places like Ogden you cannot find goggles in summer unless they are swim goggles or paintball goggles. Generally, neither is satisfactory for the desert. Time to hit the sniagrabs for bargains.

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Post by Teo del Fuego » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:14 am

AntiM wrote:You can poke holes in a pingpong with a hot soldering iron, just do NOT breathe in the fumes.
I really like breathing the fumes, but soldering iron is what I used

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Post by BAS » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:09 am

...but why would you want to remove the skulls...?!!?? :?
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Do things that have never been done."
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Re: globe lights

Post by Gravity Mike » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:30 am

Ko-Shin wrote:Does anyone know where people got those amazing white globe lights that changed colors? some people had them and there was this amazing light art project in 2006 and 2007 that was this magikal blanket of shifting lights and you could look with 3d glasses. I want those lights!!!
Any info on that project too??!!!
:)
I've seen 'them' (something similar, anyway) at OSH and IKEA as Xmas tree lights.

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