How to build a huge, flashing billboard


Step 2: 2. Material & Equipment

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- Four plates of 9 mm plywood (244cm x 122cm). Two plates are used as back plates and the other two to cut out the letters.
- 300 red E14 230V/10W carnaval/fair lights (I bought mine at They sell complete light sets; including case, light bulb and socket. Also different voltages and LED, if you want.)
- 100 meter 1,5 mm electric cable
- 6 switch plugs (one for each letter)
- 1 can of red paint
- 1 can of black paint 


- a jig saw
- a drill
- a Philips screwdriver
- two paint rollers
- common sense
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I LOVE these carnival lights and have used them many times to add fun to a project. In the U.S., you can obtain them from a few sources, the best probably being Action Lighting.

Your sign looks awesome! the logo lettering was especially excellent for this treatment! Great job!

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