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OK this was easy for me...

I used an old posterboard that wasn't fit for demonstrations any more, it's foamcore with a few bits of velcro on the back, since this was vaguely experimental looks weren't too important...

Glue I used something called Hi-Tack Fabric Glue, which has a million uses, wood glue, hot glue, any tacky and strong glue should do, don't bother with superglue it'll melt your foam and not stick the mirror...
Good instructable. Thanks. <br> <br>I found a car door mirror once that had been run over. Because they're convex they break in an interesting way when they're flattened. They're not as big or grand like yours, but they look like an insects wing when they're cracked. They also stay in one piece as they're doublesided to plastic base. I just grouted mine and stuck it to a bit of hardboard and hung it on the wall.
Cheers, for the light reflecting idea I'd mention and got to work to some degree later I think making a lamp box to project a reflection of the mirror would be pretty cool and work better with a mirror like that I think. <br> <br>Would be cool to see a pic of it.
That's a really good idea; given I'm usually captivated by the sun reflecting off a pan lid in the kitchen onto the ceiling, I should try that.<br><br>Things like that work better if there's some movement involved. This has reminded me of something. I once tried to make a wave tank light, after seeing some little Japanese toy light which projected an image of the waves from a little water tank onto the ceiling. The toy was quite cool, but the thing that made the waves was a little spinning agitator which was way too fast; it actually became quite irritating after a short time. I dummied up a similar bigger light but never got the agitator made. Instead of an impeller, I settled on inducing a rocking motion in the cabinet for it (which was like a rocking chair with a curved bottom) by having a slowly spinning weight which would shift its balance. I was even toying with the idea of using two point light sources with coloured gels to try and get a 3D effect with suitable specs; I never tried that, though.<br><br>I'm not sure where that mirror is at the moment, but I have to move house soon and I'll keep an eye out for it and post here.<br><br>Take it easy.
Nice artistic viewpoint. Very creative.
yes indeedy! <sup></sup><br/>
Are irish people immune to bad luck? <sup>Break a mirror 7 years bad luck, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH</sup><br/><br/>so is this like, contemporary art? i shall call it: &quot;A broken mirror&quot;<br/>
That's the third mirror this year and my lucks the same as ever, good for the most part then some thing bad happens and the world is up-ended... I have notions about doing something at least visually interesting with it, even if not exactly, art.
maybe you could mount small pieces of it on a ball, and then it would be LIEK, TEH BEST DISCO BALL EVA!!!!!!!!
What did we say about old school?
uhh... that i'm not old enough, but what does that have to do with this?? i never said old school, i said LIEK TEH BEST!
Was a joke because mirror disco balls are definitely old school...
yeah, but i was thinking <em>you</em> would do it, not me...<br/><br/>It's old school to you? really?<br/><br/><sup>maybe i <em>can</em> be old school...</sup><br/>
It's kiteman old school, disco balls are old news, these days it's disco tetrahedrons
but i thoughted that the broken mirrors would make it nice.... *puts head down sadly*
everyone look over here; point; and laugh. --- nice instructable
how about everyone laugh at... uhh... YOU! DIS :P
that is not NICE !!! *then i start smashing a strawberry
u wazn't nice... soz i got u bakkkk nah, i'm just playin, i don't care...
=( hugz?<br/>
no, i will not hugz u... i will hi five you *raises five fingers*
hugs you fingers*
*punches you in the eye*
lets take this love fest somewere else!!!.... my orange board 6pm be there or be square!
Looks like a tree...
That is quite fascinating, the way the mirror breaks in ridges along the stress points.
Purty awesome, I'd love to see this thing with strobe lights...
I have one, I'll post a video...
Goody!
I've done something like this when I was a kid... but it didn't get nearly as complex a pattern as you have here. The shadows it casts are amazing! After reading this I thought that it might be possible to put the shards for a project like this shiny side down on a screen and then vacuum-form a secure "frame" for it. (To the person who mentioned luck, if you are the superstitious type: The cure for the seven years of bad luck from breaking a mirror is to find a still pool of water and to carefully place the pieces in it while matching up the breaks)
I was thinking of waiting and putting it on a table top after making the table and setting it in clear cast resin so it was visible and safe... The vacuum forming would be interesting though...
Nice! I should pick up a mirror for cheap from a yard sale and do this...
If you do post your results, I'd love to see it...
Oooh pretty Did you stand on the mirror on purpose?
Did you read the 'ible? I was getting in to bed, halfway through tidying my room, turned the light off and heard a crunch about the same tiem as searing pain from foot...
Yeah I read it but I didn't know you had the lights off at the time...
Fair nuff...
Yeah I haven't exactly been the most attentive today... And because of that I ended up running into the side of a door at school...
Oh dear, not so good... I hate it when your foot catches the door you're opening and you slam in to it...
I've actually never caught a door with my foot and ran into it. I once ran into our bathroom door once because it was dark and I couldn't tell that it was completely closed
The problem is that you're opening it and it stops against the foot further away and for some reason it's impossible not to slam in to the door...
Haha I'll try to avoid that
Coolio! Looks like something Sunny would do. :P
Thankfullly I haven't done anything like that yet :P
Cheers bumpy, I suppose it does...
really cool!
Cheers jakee...

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