[Blabber] xmas lights -> 2d LED array, hacked Xmas lights

Robert Diamond rmd6502 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 17:15:31 EST 2012


They've gotten a bit more expensive since the article, at least on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KKHO8G/ref=s9_simh_gw_p86_d0_g86_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=15KS57EZ0TSAE7G5NCNW&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM,  <fractal at maui.net> wrote:
> regarding
> http://www.deepdarc.com/2010/11/27/hacking-christmas-lights/
>
>
> Please keep me posted on this thing!
> I'm going to try my own from scratch, just buying the LED's and resistors;
> Your main advantage is that you have pre-manufactured holders for all
> the lights; That's where the Hack Manhattan project comes in; it would be
> a one or two-piece plastic fitting where you can stick the LED in there with
> a couple of contacts (for neighboring units) and you're done.  Then the
> holders could have plastic hooks/couplings on all four sides (two sides
> for starters?) to make creating an array easier.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Dave Scruton
> fractal at maui.net
>
>
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